Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chhattisgarh Government

The organisationa structure of Chhattisgarh Government starting from top is -

Chief Minister
Cabinet Ministers
Ministers of State
Chief Secretary
Principal Secretaries

The incumbency on 01 November 2008 is -

Governor------------------- H.E. Shri E.S.L. Narsimhan

Chief Minister------------- Dr. Raman Singh

Cabinet Ministers----------

Dr.Raman Singh GAD, Public Grievances, Energy, Public Relations, Aviation, Mining, Finance, Planning & Statistics, Information Technology & Bio Technology

Shri Brij Mohan Agarwal Forest, Revenue and Rehabilitation, Law & Legal Affairs, Culture & Tourism, Sports & Youth Welfare, Religious Trusts and Endowments

Shri Amar Agrawal Urban Administration, Health and Family Welfare, Health Education, Commercial Tax

Shri Ajay Chandrakar Panchyat & Rural Development, Parliamentary Affairs, School Education

Shri RamVichar Netam Home, Jail, Co-Operative

Shri Ganesh Ram Bhagat Housing and Environment, Food, Civil supplies & Consumer Protection

Shri Megharam Sahu Agriculture, Animal Husbandary, Fishries

Shri HemChand Yadav Water Resource, Ayacut , Transport, Labour

Ministers of State

Shri Rajesh Munat [Independent Charge] Public Works Department, Commerce & Industries, Public Undertakings

Dr.Krishna Murthy Bandhi [Independent Charge] Higher Education, Science & Technology, Technical Education & Manpower Planning

Shri Kedar Kashyap [Independent Charge] Public Health Engineering, Rural Industries

Smt. Lata Usendi [Independent Charge] Women & Child Welfare, Social Welfare, 20 Points Implementation

Shri Satyanand Rathia [Independent Charge] Schedule Tribal, Schedule Caste, Backward and Minority welfare

Chief Secretary------------- Shri Parampath Joy Oommen

Fixed Pay Scale------------- Shri B. K. S. Ray, Director General, Academy of Administration & Chairman, Board of Secondary Education & Chairman, Professional Examination Board

Additional Chief Secretary-- Shri Serjius Minz, APC & Ex-officio, Addl. Chief Secy., D/o Agriculture & D/o Forest & D/o Co-operative

Chief Minister - The second - Dr Raman Singh

Dr Raman Singh is the second chief minister of Chhattisgarh. He created history by becoming the first elected chief minister of Chhattisgarh.

Born on October 15, 1952, in the family of a farmer, Dr. Raman Singh was destined to be the first elected Chief Minister of the newly born State of Chhattisgarh. Dr. Raman Singh's schooling took place in Chhuyikhadan, Kawardha and Rajnandgaon. In 1971-72, he studied at the Government Science College, Bemetara, for his Bachelor of Science degree.

On December 7, 2003 Chhattisgarh Governor Lt-Gen (Retd) Krishna Mohan Seth administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dr Raman Singh at the Police Ground, Raipur in presence of huge crowd. He was Lok Sabha member from Rajnandgaon at that time.

Happy Birth Day Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Happy Birth Day To You
This day come again and again
You live for lacs of years
And every year has lacs of days

The 9th Birth Day Of Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh is now 8 years old

Chhatisgarh - The 26th State of India

Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh on November 1st, 2000. Chhattisgarh is situated between North Latitude 17 to 23.7 degrees and East Longitude 8.40 to 83.38.

Chhattisgarh abounds in hilly regions and plains with thick forest. It receives an annual average rainfall of 60 inches. Rice is the principal crop of the State.

The adjoining states Uttar Pradesh to the north, Jharkhand to the north- east, Orissa to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the south-east and south, Maharashtra to the south-west and Madhya Pradesh to the west and north-west are forming its boundaries.

A predominantly tribal State endowed with rich mineral and forest wealth, Chhattisgarh has about 35 big and small tribes inhabiting the State.The climate of Chhattisgarh is mainly tropical, humid and sub-humid.

The climate is hot because of its position on the tropic of cancer. May is the hottest month and December-January are the coldest ones. The State is completely dependent on the monsoons for rains. It has huge potential of ground water to be tapped

The Mahanadi is the principal river of the State. The other major rivers are - Sheonath, Hadeo, Mand, Eeb, Pairi, Jonk, Kelo Udanti, Indrawati, Arpa and Maniyari.

Chhattisgarh Governor - The third - HE Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan

Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan was sworn in as Governor of Chhattisgarh at Darbar hall of Raj Bhavan, Raipur on January 25, 2007. Acting Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court, Justice L.C.Bhadu administered oath to Shri Narasimhan.

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Speaker of State Assembly Shri Prem Prakash Pandey, Deputy Speaker of State Assembly Shri Badridhar Diwan, Leader of Opposition Shri Mahendra Karma, former Chief Minister and Member of Parliament Shri Ajit Jogi, Members of the State Cabinet Shri Brijmohan Agrawal, Shri Ajay Chandrakar, Shri Rajesh Munat, Ms. Lata Usendi, MLAs, Mayor Shri Sunil Soni, Commissioner Election Commission Dr. Sushil Trivedi, Chairman of Electricity Regulatory Commission Shri S.K.Mishra, Chairman of Human Rights Commission Shri L.J.Singh, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Shri Rajindarpal Singh Bhatia, Chairman of State Women Commission Ms. Sudha Verma, Chairman of Youth Commission Shri Ranvijay Singh, Vice Chancellors Dr. Lakshman Chaturvedi, Dr. Chitranjan Hazara, Dr. Sachidanand Joshi, Shri Sthapak, Chairman of Red Cross Society Dr. A.R. Dalla, Additional Chief Secretaries Shri B.K.S.Ray and Shivraj Singh, Director General of Police Shri O.P.Rathor, Secretary to Governor Shri P.C.Dalai, representatives of political parties senior officers, distinguished guests, were present in the swearing ceremony. Programme was anchored by Chief Secretary Shri R.P.Bagai.

After swearing ceremony Governor Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan took salute of guard of honour.

Wife of Governor Smt. Vimla Narasimhan, Son Shri Dwaraknath and Niece Smt. Shobha were also present in the programme.

Chhattisgarh Governor The second - HE Lt. Gen. K. M. Seth

Lt. Gen. K.M. Seth,PVSM,AVSM (Retd) the second Governor of Chhattisgarh. He succeded Shri Dinesh Nandan Sahay

On 17 June 2000, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Shri K.M. Seth was appointed as the new Governor of Tripura. Lt. General (Retired) K. M. Seth was sworn in as the Governor of Tripura on 23rd June,2000 at 4 PM in the lawns of the Raj Bhawan in Agartala. The swearing in ceremony was conducted by Shri V. Thulasidas, Chief Secretary and the oath was given by Justice Mr. N. C.Jain of Guwahati High Court.
Chhattisgarh Governor HE Lt Gen K M Seth on May 2, 2004, sworn in as the acting Governor of Madhya Pradesh in addition to his own duties. HE Shri Seth was administered the oath of office by the officiating Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Rajiv Gupta at a ceremony in Raj Bhawan.
Mr Narasimhan’s predecessor Lt Gen (retd) Krishna Mohan Seth had completed his tenure as Governor in June 2005 but he was asked to continue till the appointment of a new Governor.


1. Name - Lt. Gen. Krishna Mohan Seth PVSM, AVSM (Retd.)
2. Date of Birth - 19 December, 1939
3. Place of Birth Allahabad
4. Married to Mrs. Veena Seth
two sons : (a) Lt. Col. Dhiraj Seth (b)Lt. Cdr. Ravnish Seth
5. State of Domicile Uttar Pradesh
6. Parent’s Name - Late Shri Trilok Dass Seth
7. Mother tongue - Hindi
8. Other Languages which he can read, write and speak - English
9. Educational Background - MBA (SIMS, Pune), M.Sc. (Madras University), M.Sc (JNU, Delhi), Graduate (Frunzey Academy,

Moscow), Graduate (Staff College, Camberley, U.K.)
10. Field of work - A distinguished Army Officer, who has been Positions held with decorated with PVSM & AVSM for
details distinguished service of Exceptional Order, Who retired from Army on 31 December 1997.

He was instrumental in bringing peace in UKHRUL District of MANIPUR as Brigade Commander from 1983 to 1986.

He was instrumental in suppressing militancy in Nagaland in 1994-95 and providing the opportunity for current peace talks

with NSCN (IM) as Corps Commander at Dimapur.

He was also responsible for counter insurgency operations in MANIPUR, Southern ASSAM, MIZORAM and TRIPURA.

Before retiring held the appointment of Adjutant General of Indian Army.

Significant contributions were:

(a) As Chairman, Army Group Insurance monitored and provided direction for management and deployment of private funds to the

tune of 3500 crores.
(b) As Chairman, Army Welfare Housing Organisation, planned and provided directional support for development and execution of

integrated Housing Projects in 23 towns including Mumbai,Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta and Secunderabad.
(c) Planning and Budgeting of Pay Allowances of the whole Army (cash flow 8000 crores).
(d) Formulated and piloted the 5-th Pay Commission till the final award.
(e) Responsible for forecasting, selection and enrolment of 2000 officers and 60,000 soldiers every year.
(f) Responsible for the discipline and vigilance against corruption of the entire Army.
(g) Responsible for maintaining cordial labor relations among 3 lakh Defence Civilian employees.
(h) Responsible for morale and welfare measures of the Indian Army.
(i) Human resource development through Army public schools (104 schools) and vocational training Institutes.

11. Distinctions/Honors Awarded Param vishist Seva Received Medal received (with (PVSM) in 1996 for distinguished service of
details) Exceptional order for the overall contributions to the Army and for countering Insurgency in Nagaland, Manipur.

Mizoram and Tripura. Awarded Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) In 1985 for his singular contribution in combating Insurgency in

Manipur (Ukhrul Dist.) and dedication towards Service.

12. Publications - Has written several Military Papers on Military Affairs.
13. Hobbies - Reading, Writing, Paratrooping.
14. A Paratrooper who has commanded an Infantry Brigade deployed in Manipur. Thereafter, took over command of a Corps
employed in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. An expert on Counter Insurgency in the North-East.

Chief Minister - The First - Shri Ajit Jogi

Shri Ajit Jogi has created history of being the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh and took the oath of office as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on 01 November 2000.

Shri Ajit Jogi has very dynamic and vast ranging career some of incumbancies are :
1986-87 Member, All India Congress Committee (AICC) on welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
1986-1998 Member, Rajya Sabha (2 terms)
1987-1989 General secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, Madhya Pradesh Also, member of committees on Public Undertakings, Industries and Railways.
1989 Central Observer of the Indian National Congress for elections to Lok Sabha from constituencies in Manipur.
1995 Central Observer of the Indian National Congress for elections to Sikkim Assembly.
1995-96 Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology and Environment and Forests
1996 Member, Core group, AICC Parliamentary elections (Lok Sabha)
1997 Observer, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Elections. Member, AICC. Member of committees on Transport and Tourism, Rural and Urban Development, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Energy, Public Accounts Committee, Convenor, Sub-Committee on Indirect Taxes, Panel of Vice-Chairpersons, Rajya Sabha
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-2000 Spokesman, AICC, Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party, Working President, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee
1998-99 Member, Committee on Human Resouce Development and its Sub-Committee-II on Medical Education, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal
2000-2003 The First Chief minister of Chattisgarh
2004- Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
2004- Member, Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Home Affairs
2004- Member, Congress Working Committee (CWC)
2005 Chairman, AICC Central Election Committee for Arunachal Pradesh VS election
2006 Co-chairman, AICC Central Election Committee for West Bengal VS election
2006- Chairman, ST Department, AICC

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