Administration in Jharkhand

The newly formed state of Jharkhand is known for its rich mineral reserves and tribal culture. Situated
Quick Facts on Jharkhand
Established: 15 November 2000
Capital: Ranchi
Largest city: Jamshedpur
No of Districts: 24
Legislature: Unicameral (81 seats) Parliamentary constituency: 14
High Court: Jharkhand High Court
Official Language: Hindi
Area: 79,714 km2 (30,778 sq mi)
Area rank: 15th
Population (2011): 32,988,134
Time zone: IST (UTC+05:30)
between 21°58'10" to 25°18' N Latitude and 83°22' to 87°57' E Longitude it forms part of the Chotanagpur plateau. As the name of the state suggests, it enjoys wide forest coverage. It was carved out of Bihar and came into existence on 15 November 2000. The state with an area of of 79,710 km2 shares border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east. Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand while Dumka is its sub capital. Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Dhanbad are major industrial cities of the state. Governance in Jharkhand is on same lines as that of other parts of India. Like other States of the Indian Union, Jharkhand is headed by a Governor, who is appointed by the President of India. However, the real executive power rests with the Chief Minister and his Cabinet. Jharkhand State follows a unicameral legislature. It has only one House of Parliament - 'Vidhan Sabha' or the Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly consists of 81 members. Jharkhand State has 14 seats in Lok Sabha - the Lower House of Parliament. The political party or the coalition of political parties having majority in the Legislative Assembly forms the Government. The administrative head of the State is Chief Secretary, under whose jurisdiction a hierarchy of officials drawn from the Indian Administrative Service/ State Civil Services function.

Governor of Jharkhand

Governor of Jharkhand
Smt.Droupadi Murmu
Present Address: Raj Bhavan, Ranchi - 834001, Jharkhand.
Phone: 0651 - 2283465 / 66 / 67
Fax: 0651 - 2201101
Email - [email protected]
Email of ADC- [email protected]
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Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Shri Hemant Soren
Office Address: 1st Floor, Project Building, Dhurwa, Ranchi, CMO, Kanke Rd, Jharkhand
Phone +91-651-2281400,2281500, 2280886,2280717
Fax +91-651-2205100
Phone Fax +91-651-2280717

Chief Secretary Govt. of Jharkhand

Dr. Devendra Kumar Tiwari
Office Address: 1st Floor, Project Building, Dhurwa, Ranchi- 834004
Residence Address: Kanke Road, Ranchi- 834004
Phone Numbers: 0651-2400240, 2400250 (O)
Fax: 0651-2400255
Email: [email protected]

Jharkhand factsRanchi is the capital of Jharkhand State.
Shri Prabhat Kumar (15th Nov’2000 to 3rd Feb’2002) was the first Governor of Jharkhand.
Babulal Marandi (15 November 2000 – 17 March 2003) became the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Shibu Soren (2 March 2005 – 12 March 2005), the 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand had shortest tenure of 5 days.
Arjun Munda was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Smt.Droupadi Murmu is the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.
Gyan Sudha Mishra (13 July 2008–29 April 2010) was the first woman Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court.

Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha

Jharkhand has a Unicameral Legislature. The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha or the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly comprises of 81 Members and is loacted in Ranchi. The Chief Minister of Jharkhand is the leader of the house. Bhartiya Janta Party, Indian National Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Janta Dal (United), Communist Party of India(M), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, All Jharkhand Students Union are major political parties of the state.

Chairman, Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha
Office: 0651-2440400
Residence: 0651-2281884
Fax: 0651-2441712
Mob: 09431158079

List of Ministers in Jharkhand

Shri Hemant Soren , Hon'ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Department of Home, Jail & Disaster Management (Jail)
Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms & Rajbhasha
Department of Home, Jail & Disaster Management (Home)
Department of Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance
All departments which has not been assigned to others.

Shri Alamgir Aalam
Department of Rural Development

Shri Rameshwar Oraon
Department of Planning Cum Finance
Department of Commercial Taxes
Department of Food, Public Distribution & Consumer Affairs

Shri Satyanand Bhokta
Department of Labour, Employment & Training

Shri Champai Soren

Department of Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste, Minority and Backward Class Welfare
Department of Transport

Haji Hussain Ansari
Department of Revenue, Registration & Land Reforms (Registration)

Shri Jagarnath Mahato
Department of School Education & Literacy Development (School Education & Literacy Department)
Department of Excise

Smt. Joba Majhi
Department of Women, Child Development & Social Security

Shri Banna Gupta
Department of Health, Medical Education & Family Welfare
Department of Home, Jail & Disaster Management (Disaster Management)

Shri Badal Patralekh

Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Co-operative

Shri Mithilesh Kumar Thakur
Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation

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Parliamentary Constituencies in Jharkhand

Jharkhand has 14 parliamentary constituencies represented by leaders of various political parties. Once elected for five year term, they are expected to highlight and raise issues affecting their constituencies. In short welfare programs are foremost in their agenda as they represent aspiration of the people at large.

Parliamentary Constituencies in Jharkhand
  • Chatra
  • Dhanbad
  • Dumka (ST)
  • Giridih
  • Godda
  • Hazaribagh
  • Jamshedpur (ST)
  • Khunti (ST)
  • Kodarma
  • Lohardaga (ST)
  • Palamu (SC)
  • Rajmahal (ST)
  • Ranchi
  • Singhbhum (ST)

Members of Parliament in Jharkhand

As mentioned earlier jaharkhand has 14 parliamentaey constituencies in total. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Bhartiya Janta Party, Indian National Congress, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, CPI(ML), All Jharkhand Student Union, are major political parties that field their candidates for contesting elections. Since its formation in 2000, Jharkhand has seen three parliamentary elections.

Name of elected M.P.: Sunil Kumar Singh
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Chatra

Name of elected M.P.: Pashupati Nath Singh
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Dhanbad

Name of elected M.P.: Sunil Soren
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Dumka

Name of elected M.P.: Chandra Prakash Choudhary
Party affiliation: AJSU
Constituency: Giridih

Name of elected M.P.: Nishikant Dubey
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Godda

Name of elected M.P.: Jayant Sinha
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Hazaribagh

Name of elected M.P.: Bidyut Baran Mahato
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Jamshedpur
Name of elected M.P.: Arjun Munda
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Khunti

Name of elected M.P.: Annpurna Devi
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Kodarma

Name of elected M.P.: Sudarshan Bhagat
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Lohardaga

Name of elected M.P.: Vishnu Dayal Ram
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Palamau

Name of elected M.P.: Vijay Kumar Hansdak
Party affiliation: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
Constituency: Rajmahal

Name of elected M.P.: Sanjay Seth
Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: Ranchi

Name of elected M.P.: Geeta Kora
Party affiliation: Indian National Congress
Constituency: Singhbhum

Assembly Constituencies in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha or the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly comprises 81 Members of Legislative Assembly, directly elected from single-seat constituencies. One additional member is nominated by Governor (81 directly elected, 1 nominated). Since its formation in 2000, Jharkhand has faced three assembly elections. 

  • Rajmahal
  • Dhanwar
  • Manoharpur
  • Borio
  • Bagodar
  • Chakradharpur
  • Barhait
  • Jamua
  • Kharsawan
  • Litipara
  • Gandey
  • Tamar
  • Pakaur
  • Giridih
  • Torpa
  • Maheshpur
  • Dumri
  • Khunti
  • Sikaripara
  • Gomia
  • Silli
  • Nala
  • Bermo
  • Khijri
  • Jamtara
  • Bokaro
  • Ranchi
  • Dumka
  • Chandankiyari
  • Hatia
  • Jama
  • Sindri
  • Kanke
  • Jarmundi
  • Simaria
  • Majhgaon
  • Garhwa
  • Chatra
  • Jaganathpur
  • Bhawanathpur
  • Chaibasa
  • Nirsa
  • Mandar
  • Madhupur
  • Dhanbad
  • Sisai
  • Sarath
  • Jharia
  • Gumla
  • Deoghar
  • Tundi
  • Bishunpur
  • Poreyahat
  • Baghmara
  • Simdega
  • Godda
  • Baharagora
  • Kolebira
  • Mahagama
  • Ghatshila
  • Lohardaga
  • Kodarma
  • Potka
  • Manika
  • Barkatha
  • Jugsalai
  • Latehar
  • Barhi
  • Jamshedpur East
  • Panki
  • Barkagaon
  • Jamshedpur West
  • Daltonganj
  • Ramgarh
  • Ichagarh
  • Bishrampur
  • Mandu
  • Saraikela
  • Chhatarpur
  • Hazaribagh
  • Hussainabad

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    Judiciary in Jharkhand

    The Judiciary is headed by a Chief Justice. The High Court of Jharkhand is located in Ranchi and was established on 15th November, 2000 under Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000 (when Jharkhand was carved out of State of Bihar). Its territorial jurisdiction extends to whole of Jharkhand. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir was serving Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court when elevated as 39th Chief Justice of India on September 29, 2012. Hon'ble Chief Justice at present is Shri Virender Singh who took oath on 01st November 2014. Apart from High court there are various district courts across Jharkhand. All together they ensure fair probe and speedy trial of both civil and criminal cases.

    Judiciary in Jharkhand
    Jharkhand High Court
    Jharkhand High Court
    e-mail: [email protected]
    Phone: (0651-2480307, 2481308)
    Fax: (0651-2481380)

    Sitting Judges of High Court of Jharkhand

    Hon'ble The Chief Justice Virender Singh

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Prashant Kumar
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.P. Bhatt
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Harish Chandra Mishra
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dhrub Narayan Upadhyay
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.Chandrashekhar
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Amitav Kumar Gupta
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rongon Mukhopadhyay
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ravi Nath Verma

    Other Important Links
    Ministry of Law & Justice:
    Law Commission of India:
    Supreme Court of India:
    Judicial Academy Jharkhand:
    Civil Courts, Ranchi:
    Indian Courts:

    Lokayukta of Jharkhand

    The first Lokayukta of Jharkhand was Justice Laxman Oraon. At present, Justice Amareshwar Sahay, former Judge of High Court of Jharkhand, is functioning as Lokayukta Jharkhand. The goal behind the establishment of institution of Lokayukta is to provide transparent and accountable government for the common man. It is a quasi-judicial body. It acts as a watch dog and helps in improving the efficiency of the government.

    Office of the Lokayukta Jharkhand
    Old Jail Road, Ranchi-834001
    Ph: (O) - 0651- 2563056
    Email-id: [email protected]

    Government Departments in Jharkhand

    Information & Public Relations Department
    Suchna Bhawan, Mayer's Road,
    Ranchi, Jharkhand
    0651-2285037, 0651-2281522
    Email: [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],

    Department of Finance
    Principal Secretary, Finance
    Tel:0651-2400224 IP No:11197
    Mobile No.9431100090

    Department of Industries
    Nepal House, Doranda
    Ranchi - 834002, Jharkhand
    Phone: 0651 - 2491844
    Fax: 0651 - 2491884
    Email: [email protected]

    Department of Commercial Taxes
    E-mail Address: [email protected]
    Urban Development Department
    Project Building, 4th floor,
    Dhurwa, Ranchi-834004
    Email - secy[at]gmail[dot]com
    Phone-0651 – 2400962
    Fax – 0651 – 2400966

    Water Resources Department
    Nepal House, Doranda
    Ranchi 834002
    Additional Chief Secretary
    [email protected]
    Chief Engineer, Monitoring:[email protected]

    Department of Forest & Environment
    Van Bhawan,
    Doranda, Ranchi - 834002

    Department of Police
    Director General of Police
    Contacts: 06512400737 (O)
    06512280799 (R)
    Fax: 06512400738(O)
    Email: [email protected]

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    Jharkhand is one of the thirteen States in which Naxalite rebels have a considerable influence. Operation Eagle, Operation X, Operation Shikhar, Operation Black Thunder, Operation Hill Top have been launched by police from time to time. The government is working in this direction with the motive to curb unrest and bring the naxalites back into the main stream society.

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