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 2023.
M. 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 2023. Knowing the names of Chief Ministers is very helpful in case you are preparing for Tamil Nadu Gk Quiz competition and any other government job exam in the state.
List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (1952-2023)
Check below the list of all CM of Tamil Nadu for the period 1952-2023:
|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?
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: R.N. Ravi
Current Cabinet Ministers of Tamil Nadu
|M. K. Stalin||Chief Minister
Indian Administrative Service
Indian Police Service
All India Service
District Revenue Officers
Special Programme Implementation
Welfare of Differently abled persons.
|Durai Murugan||Minister for Water Resources
Irrigation Projects including small Irrigation
Governor and Ministry
Elections and Passports
Minerals and Mines.
|K. N. Nehru||Minister for Municipal AdministrationMunicipal Administration
|I. Periyasamy||Minister for Rural Development
|K. Ponmudy||Minister for Higher Education
Science and Technology
|E. V. Velu||Minister for Public Works
|M. R. K. Panneerselvam||Minister for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare
Agro Service Co-operatives
Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development
|K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran||Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management
District Revenue Establishment
|Thangam Thennarasu||Minister for Industries
Tamil Official Language
|S. Regupathy||Minister for Law
Prevention of Corruption
|S. Muthusamy||Minister for Housing and Urban Development
Town Planning projects
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.
|K. R. Periyakaruppan||Minister for Co-Operation
|T. M. Anbarasan||Minister for AlandurRural Industries including cottage industries
Urban Habitat Development 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 Development Corporation
|R. S. Raja Kannappan||Minister for Backward Classes Welfare
Backward Classes Welfare
|K. Ramachandran||Minister of Tourism
|R. Sakkarapani||Minister for Food and Civil Supplies
Food and Civil Supplies
|V. Senthil Balaji||Minister for Electricity, Prohibition & Excise
Non Conventional Energy Development
Prohibition and Excise
|R. Gandhi||Minister for Handlooms and Textiles
Handlooms and Textiles
Boodhan and Gramadhan.
|M. Subramaniam||Minister for Medical and Family Welfare
|P. Moorthy||Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration
Registration and Stamp Act
Weights and Measures
Debt Relief including legislation on Money lending
Chits and Registration of Companies
|S. S. Sivasankar||Minister for TransportTransport
Motor Vehicles Act
|P. K. Sekar Babu||Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable EndowmentsHindu Religious
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (Additional charge)
|Palanivel Thiagarajan||Minister for Finance and Human Resources ManagementFinance
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
|Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi||Minister for School EducationSchool Education|
|Siva. V. Meyyanathan||Minister for Environment – Climate Change and Youth Welfare and Sports DevelopmentEnvironment and Pollution Control
|C.V. Ganesan||Minister for Labour Welfare and Skill DevelopmentLabour Welfare
Employment and Training
Urban and Rural Employment
|Mano Thangaraj||Minister for Information TechnologyInformation Technology and Digital Service|
|M. Mathiventhan||Minister for Forests
|N. Kayalvizhi Selvaraj||Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare
Adi Dravidar Welfare
Bonded Labour Welfare.
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