List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (1952-2021)- First Female CM of Tamil Nadu, First Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Rajagopalachari was the first chief minister of Tamil Nadu served from 10th April 1952 to 13th April 1954. J. Jayalalithaa was the first female chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Let’s uncover the list of all chief ministers of Tamil Nadu starting from 1952 to 2021.

K. Stalin took the oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 16th Assembly (2021-26) on May 7, 2021 We are listing below all chief ministers of Tamil Nadu starting from 1952 to 2021.

List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (1952-2021)

Check below the list of all CM of Tamil Nadu for the period 1952-2021:

SL. No Name of CM Period Party
1. C. Rajagopalachari 10 April 1952 to 13 April 1954 Indian National Congress
2. K. Kamaraj 13 April 1954 to 12 April 1957 Indian National Congress
13 April 1957 to14 March 1962
15 March 1962 to 2 October 1963
3. M. Bhakthavatsalam 2 October 1963 to 5 March 1967 Indian National Congress
4. C. N. Annadurai 6 March 1967 to 13 February 1969 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
14 January 1969 to 3 February 1969
5. V. R. Nedunchezhiyan 3 February 1969 to 10 February 1969 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
6. M. Karunanidhi 10 February 1969 to 14 March 1971 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
15 March 1971 to 31 January 1976
7. M. G. Ramachandran 30 June 1977 to 17 February 1980 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
9 June 1980 to 9 February 1985
10 February 1985 to 24 December 1987
8. V. R. Nedunchezhiyan 24 December 1987 to 7 January 1988 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
9. V. N. Janaki Ramachandran 7 January 1988 to 30 January 1988 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
10. M. Karunanidhi 27 January 1989 to 30 January 1991 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
11. J. Jayalalithaa 24 June 1991 to 12 May 1996 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
12. M. Karunanidhi 13 May 1996 to 13 May 2001 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
13. J. Jayalalithaa 14 May 2001 to 21 September 2001 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
14. O. Panneerselvam 21 September 2001 to 2 March 2002 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
15. J. Jayalalithaa 2 March 2002 to 12 May 2006 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
16. M. Karunanidhi 13 May 2006 to 15 May 2011 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
17. J. Jayalalithaa 16 May 2011 to 27 September 2014 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
18. O. Panneerselvam 28 September 2014 to 23 May 2015 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
19. J. Jayalalithaa 23 May 2015 to 22 May 2016 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
23 May 2016 to 5 December 2016
20. O. Panneerselvam 5 December 2016 to 15 February 2017 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
21. Edappadi K. Palaniswami 16 February 2017 to 6 May 2021 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
22. M. K. Stalin 7 May 2021 to Incumbent Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

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GK Questions on Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu

Question 1: Who was the first chief minister of Tamil Nadu?

Answer: C. Rajagopalachari

Question 2: Who was the first female chief minister of Tamil Nadu?

Answer: J. Jayalalithaa

Question 3: Who is current chief minister of Tamil Nadu?

Answer: M. K. Stalin from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Question 6: How many members are there in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly?

Answer: 234

Question 7: Who is the speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly?

Answer: M. Appavu, DMK

Question 8: Who is the Governor of Tamil Nadu?

Answer: Banwarilal Purohit

Current Cabinet Ministers of Tamil Nadu

M. K. Stalin Chief Minister

Public

Home

Police

General Administration

Indian Administrative Service

Indian Police Service

All India Service

District Revenue Officers

Special Initiatives

Special Programme Implementation

Welfare of Differently abled persons.

Durai Murugan Minister for Water Resources

Irrigation Projects including small Irrigation

Legislative Assembly

Governor and Ministry

Elections and Passports

Minerals and Mines.

K. N. Nehru Minister for Municipal

Administration

Municipal Administration

Urban

Water Supply.

I. Periyasamy Minister for Co-operation

Co-operation

Statistics

Ex-Servicemen Welfare

K. Ponmudy Minister for Higher Education

Higher Education

Technical Education

Electronics

Science and Technology

E. V. Velu Minister for Public Works

Public Works

Buildings

Highways

Minor Ports

M. R. K. Panneerselvam Minister for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare

Agriculture

Agricultural Engineering

Agro Service Co-operatives

Horticulture

Sugarcane Excise

Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development

K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management

Revenue

District Revenue Establishment

Deputy Collectors

Disaster Management

Thangam Thennarasu Minister for Industries

Industries

Tamil Official Language

Tamil Culture

Archeology.

S. Regupathy Minister for Law

Law

Courts

Prisons

Prevention of Corruption

S. Muthusamy Minister for Housing and Urban Development

Housing

Rural Housing

Town Planning projects

Housing Development

Accommodation Control

Town Planning

Urban Development

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.

K. R. Periyakaruppan Minister for Rural Development

Rural Development

Panchayats

Panchayat Unions

Poverty Alleviation Programmes

Rural Indebtedness

T. M. Anbarasan Minister for Rural Industries

Rural Industries

including cottage industries

Small Industries

Slum Clearance Board.

M. P. Saminathan Minister for Information & Publicity

Information & Publicity

Film Technology and Cinematograph Act

Newsprint Control Stationery

Printing Government Press.

P. Geetha Jeevan Minister for Social Welfare & Women Empowerment

Women and Children Welfare including Social Welfare

Orphanages and Correctional Administration

Integrated Child Development Scheme

Beggar Homes and Social Reforms & Nutritious Meal Programme

Anitha R. Radhakrishnan Minister for Fisheries – Fishermen Welfare and Animal Husbandry

Fisheries

Fisheries Development Corporation

Animal Husbandry

R. S. Raja Kannappan Minister for Transport

Transport

Nationalised Transport

Motor Vehicles Act

K. Ramachandran Minister of Environment and Forests Department

Forests

R. Sakkarapani Minister for Food and Civil Supplies

Food and Civil Supplies

Consumer Protection

Price Control

V. Senthil Balaji Minister for Electricity, Prohibition & Excise

Electricity

Non Conventional Energy Development

Prohibition and Excise

Molasses

R. Gandhi Minister for Handlooms and Textiles

Handlooms and Textiles

Khadi

Village Industries Board

Boodhan and Gramadhan.

M. Subramaniam Minister for Medical and Family Welfare

Health

Medical Education

Family Welfare

P. Moorthy Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration

Commercial Taxes

Registration and Stamp Act

Weights and Measures

Debt Relief including legislation on Money lending

Chits and Registration of Companies

S. S. Sivasankar Minister for Backward Classes Welfare

Backward Classes Welfare

Most Backward Classes Welfare

Denofied Communities Welfare

P. K. Sekar Babu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments

Hindu Religious

Charitable Endowments

Palanivel Thiagarajan Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management

Finance

Planning

Personnel and Administrative Reforms

Pensions and Pension allowances.

S.M. Nasar Minister for Milk & Dairy

Development Milk and Diary Development

K. S. Masthan Minister for Minorities Welfare and Non Resident Tamils Welfare

Minorities Welfare Non Resident Tamils Welfare

Refugees & Evacuees

Wakf Board

Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi Minister for School Education

School Education

Siva. V. Meyyanathan Minister for Environment – Climate Change and Youth Welfare and Sports Development

Environment and Pollution Control

Youth Welfare

Sports Development

C.V. Ganesan Minister for Labour Welfare and Skill Development

Labour Welfare

Population

Employment and Training

Census

Urban and Rural Employment

Mano Thangaraj Minister for Information Technology

Information Technology

M. Mathiventhan Minister for Tourism

Tourism

Tourism Development Corporation

N. Kayalvizhi Selvaraj Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare

Adi Dravidar Welfare

Hill Tribes

Bonded Labour Welfare.

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