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Administration in Gujarat

Administrative set up in GujaratGujarat is not only the vibrant nerve of India but it is also the political contributor to the country. Many great politicians and legends of Indian history were born in this state. Though, in the pre independence era, Gujarat was one of the districts in vast state of Bombay formed by British government.

Later, during 1960, it was separated from the former state. This was the origin of Gujarat and its administrative journey to become an exemplary state for the entire world. For administrative purposes, Gandhinagar is the capital and political epicenter of Gujarat. The state has 26 districts in total, which includes the newly constituted district of Tapi.

Legislation of Gujarat

Like any other state in India, Gujarat is also run by the Legislative Assembly constituted by 182 members, called as, Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA). It is the unicameral legislature of Gujarat. Out of this number of MLSs, 13 seats are reserved for scheduled caste and 26 seats for scheduled tribes. Gujarat Legislative Assembly has the tenure of 5 years and it is led by the Chief Minister of state. Also, the speaker is elected by the assembly to preside over the meetings taking place. The High court of Gujarat is located in Ahmedabad, which is also the commercial capital of this state.

Governor: Shri Om Prakash Kohli
Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly:
Shri Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava


Legislative set up in Gujarat

Council of Ministers in Gujarat

In the council of Gujarat government, there are 24 ministers including the Chief Minister of State. Out of these, there are 7 cabinet ministers and 16 state ministers in Gujarat. The present Council of Ministers in Gujarat includes the following:

Shri Vijaybhai R. RupaniChief Minister of Gujarat

He became the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7th August 2016. He succeeded Anandiben Patel. He holds the important portfolios of state government. They include General Administration, Industries, Home, Ports, Information Technology, Revenue, Disaster Management, Urban Development, Climate Change, etc. Vijay Rupani has a rich experience as MLA. He represents Rajkot West and was also state president of the party.

Office Address: 3rd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23232611, 23232619, 23250073, 23250074

Cabinet Ministers in 

GujaratShri Nitinbhai Patel

He is deputy chief minister of Gujarat and holds the important portfolio for Health, Family Welfare, Medical Education, Capital Projects, Road & Building, and Transport.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar- 382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250106

Shri Ramanlal VoraImportant Ministers in Council of Gujarat

He is the cabinet minister holding significant portfolio of Social Justice and Empowerment. It includes the matters related to welfare of SC/ST, and socially weaker sections of society.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250101

Ministers in the 

Council of GujaratShri Bhupendra Singh Manubhai Chudasma

As cabinet minister, he looks after the departments like Education (primary to higher and technical), Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Food, and Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250116

Shri Saurabh Bhai PatelGujarat Minister

He is the Cabinet Minister for Energy & Petrochemicals, Mines, Minerals, Cottage, and Salt Industries. He also holds position as Minister of Finance, Planning, Tourism, Civil Aviation, Printing & Stationery.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250211

Ministers in Gujarat 

GovernmentShri Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel

He is the Cabinet Minister of Tribal Development, Forest and Environment.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250111

Shri Babubhai B. BokhiriyaCabinet Minister of Agriculture Gujarat

He holds position as Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Water Supply, Fisheries, Cow Breeding, and Water Resources.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250131

Shri Dilipkumar Viraji Thakore Minister of State for labour and employment Gujarat

He is the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Welfare of educationally and socially weaker classes.

Office Address: 4th Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250194

State Minister of 

higher education  GujaratSmt. Vasuben Narendrabhai Trivedi

She is the State Minister of Higher and Technical Education. Also, she holds independent charge for Child and Women Welfare.

Office Address: 3rd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250161

Shri Shankarbhai Lagdhirbhai ChaudharyState Minister of Transport Gujarat

He is the Minister of State for Transport, Health, and Family Welfare departments. He also has independent charge for Urban Housing.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250193

State Minister of 

Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs GujaratShri Pradeepsinh Bhagwatsinh Jadeja

He is the Minister of State for Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs. He also has independent charge for Pilgrimage development, NRI Gujarati Division, Law and Justice, Protocol, and Devsthan.

Office Address: 3rd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250266

Shri Chhatrasinh Punjabhai MoriMinister of state for Consumer Affairs Gujarat

He is the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food, and Civil Supplies.

Office Address: 3rd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar- 382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250197

Minister of State in 

GujaratShri Tarachand Jagshibhai Chheda

He is the Minister of State with portfolios like Salt Industry, Cottage Industry, and Cow Breeding in Gujarat.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23251958

Shri Jaydrathsinhji Chandrasinhji ParmarMinister of state for Capital Projects Gujarat

He is the Minister of State for Capital Projects, Roads and Buildings.

Office Address: 3rd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar- 382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250166

Minister of State for 

HomeShri Rajnikant Somabhai Patel

This Minister of State has department like Home, Civil Defense, Police Housing, Home Guards, Prison, Excise, Border Security, and Gram Rakshak Dal.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250231

Shri Govindbhai PatelGujarat Minister of State for Technology

He is the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Energy and Petrochemicals.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250271

Minister of State for 

Education and Water Resources in GujaratShri Nanubhai Bhagwanbhai Vanani

He is the  Minister of State for Education and Water Resources (excluding Kalpasar). He also holds independent charge for Sports, Youth, and Cultural Activities.

Office Address:
2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250181

Shri Jayantibhai Ramjibhai KavadiyaMinister of State for Cooperation in Gujarat

He holds independent charge for many departments including Panchayat, Rural Housing, and Rural Development. He is Minister of State for Cooperation in Gujarat.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar- 382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23251941

Minister of 

State for Tourism and Water Supply in GujaratShri Jayeshkumar Vitthalbhai Radadiya

He is the Minister of State for Tourism and Water Supply.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250225

Shri Bachubhai Maganbhai KhabadMinister of State for Environment

As the Minister of State, he controls the departments like Fisheries, Forest and Environment.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar- 382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23251946

Minister of State for 

Tribal Development in GujaratShri Kantibhai Reshmabhai Gamit

He is the Minister of State for Tribal Development.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23257012

Shri Purshottambhai Odhavjibhai SolankiMinister of State for Animal Husbandry in Gujarat

He is the Minister of State for Animal Husbandry.

Office Address: 4th Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250141

Minister of State 

for Agriculture and Civil Aviation

Shri Jasabhai Bhanabhai Barad

He is the Minister of State for Agriculture and Civil Aviation.

Office Address: 2nd Floor, Swarnim Sankul-1
New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar-382010
Phone No.: 079 - 23250151

Administrative Departments in Gujarat

For better and efficient administration of entire state, Gujarat government has formed many departments that work under and in liaison with the state government. These departments are governed by the ministers and state ministers of Gujarat. They have focus on overall development of this state. In fact, during the past few years, with advent of e- governance, Gujarat has become one of the first states of India to follow this line of administration. The main departments under Gujarat government are:

Agriculture and Cooperation Department

All the matters related to agriculture are addressed and looked after this department. In Gujarat, this department runs four agricultural universities and one Horticulture Department. This department is headed by a Principal Secretary assisted by the Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries. Many corporations are also functioning under this department. There are HODs like Horticulture, Directorate of Animal Husbandry, Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Director of Sugar, Commissioner of Fisheries, Director of Agricultural Marketing and Rural Finance, State Seeds Certification, State Warehousing Corporation, GUSHEEL, Livestock Development Board, State Agriculture Marketing Board.

Administrative Departments in Gujarat

Department Link: http://agri.gujarat.gov.in/

Energy and Petro Chemicals Department

This department under state government of Gujarat works for regulation of oil and natural gas, taxation of mineral oil and natural gas fields, enforcement of acts related to state electricity, supply, and special powers. It also looks after the matters related to appointments of employees and officers, matters related to alternate sources of energy, and regulation of essential commodities Act in accordance with production, sale, and distribution of electric devices and equipments. It also formulates policies related to power generation, solar power, wind power, etc. The department is headed by Principal Secretary assisted by 3 deputy secretaries, and five under secretaries.

Department Link: http://guj-epd.gov.in/

Finance Department

For good governance, this department provides sound economic and finance policies to the government. It is entrusted with matters related to taxation, finance, government budget, and regulation of financial institutions run by Gujarat government. It maintains fiscal stability in the state through better fiscal management and optimum usage of available resources. The department is headed by one additional Chief Secretary of Finance, two Principal Secretaries, and one Commissioner & Ex-Officio Secretary. It has HODs that include Commercial Tax, Directorate of Pension & Provident Fund, Directorate of Accounts & Treasuries, Directorate of Insurance, and Registrar of Sales Tax.

Department Link: http://financedepartment.gujarat.gov.in/

Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department

This department was established in the year 1965. Since then, it is working for the areas that lead towards food security and consumer protection. It runs the activities like Essential Commodities under TDPS, Targeted Public Distribution System, Food Help Line, Model Fair Price shop, Godown Storage Capacity, Village Grain Bank, Annapurna Scheme, LPG, Food Procurement, Modernization of Public Distribution System, and Annan Braham scheme. For consumer protection, it has set up district forums, CAPAG, consumer clubs, state consumer welfare fund, consumer advice centre, and Voluntary consumer organization.

Departments under administration of Gujarat

Department Link: http://www.fcsca.gujarat.gov.in/

Forests and Environment Department

This department works for conservation of state forests and wildlife. Gujarat has 4 National Parks, 1 reserve, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. They are maintained by the Forests Department. The state has cover of more than 18900 sq km. It also makes all the policies related to the forests and environment. It is also required to implement the objectives laid down in National Forest Policy of 1988. The department has four executive wings that are Gujarat Ecology Commission, Gujarat Environment Management Institute, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, and Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology. It is headed by Additional Chief Secretary who is assisted by 3 Deputy Secretaries along with joint and under secretaries.

Department Link: http://www.envforguj.in/

General Administration Department

This is one of the most significant departments under state government of Gujarat. It is headed by the chief Minister of state. For better functioning and executive purposes, the department is divided into five divisions viz, Personal Division, Planning Division, NRI Division, Election Division, and Administrative Reforms & Training Division. Each of these divisions has its set of functions and has separate HODs as specified by the government.

Department Link: http://gad.gujarat.gov.in/

Health and Family Welfare DepartmentAdministrative set up of Gujarat

This department offers its services to ensure better medical care and infrastructure to people of Gujarat. It provides primary, tertiary, as well as secondary health services to the people living below poverty line, and other weaker sections of society residing in the state. It also works for strengthening the medical and paramedical work force of Gujarat through proper education and training.

The sub departments or HODs working under this department are Food and Drug Control Authority, Gujarat Medical Services Corporation, AYUSH, Employees State Insurance Schemes, and Commissioner of Health, Medical services, Medical Education and Research.

Department Link: http://www.gujhealth.gov.in/

Industries and Mines Department

This department works for setting the pace of industrial growth of this state. It helps the upcoming entrepreneurs to achieve the desired results and profits through better management of resources. It has 7 main heads and 25 DIC (District Industrial Commissionerates) along with several industrial boards and corporations. There are 18 offices and 19 branches under this department. Its primary functions include development of cottage industries, development of trade policies, promotion of industrial goods, establishment of sugar factories and other industrial units, etc.

Department Link: http://www.imd-gujarat.gov.in/

Information Department

This department works as a bridge between state government and public. It takes government policies and welfare schemes to the people of state. It uses modern and traditional means of communication to reach to the public. It has 8 branches viz, news and media relations, electronic media, advertisement, film production, technical, publication, and research.

Department Link: http://www.gujaratinformation.net/

Labour and Employment Department

This department looks after the welfare of skilled and unskilled work force of the state. It is divided into two wings separate for labour and employment. Labour wing is entrusted with provisions of labour laws for industrial growth. Employment wing, on the other hand, is entrusted with registration, training, and sponsoring of candidates along with training, welfare and empowerment of work force. It has implemented policies like Shramik Suraksha Accident Group Insurance Scheme and welfare schemes for salt workers. It has 6 HODs and is headed by Additional chief Secretary of state government.

Department Link:
http://labour.gujarat.gov.in/

Departments of Gujarat 

GovernmentLegal Department

It works for better legal infrastructure within the state of Gujarat. The department offers legal advice to state government, renders free aid and justice to people, provides infrastructural facilities to legal institutions, and promotes use of IT in justice delivery system.

It works for legal education, legal reforms, and orientation programs, establishment of courts, e- governance, and legal aid. It is headed by functionaries that include Secretary, Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, and Under Secretaries.

Department Link: http://www.gujlegal.gov.in/

Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department

It was promoted as an independent department in the year 1993. It performs the functions related to legislation and parliamentary affairs, both of which were earlier entrusted with Legal Department. Under Legislative functions, it prepares draft proposals, legal drafts, Acts, Ordinances, subordinate legislation, etc. Parliamentary functions of this department include summoning the sessions of Assembly, convening the business therein, coordination of actions taken by state government, emoluments of members and officers, etc. It is headed by a joint secretary.

Department Link: http://lpd.gujarat.gov.in/

Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply and Kalpsar Department (NWRWS)

This department works to exploit the water resources, preservation, use of underground water, salinity access, preservation of water quota, and utilization of water for public. It keeps data bank for information like water resources, rivers, dams, canals, reservoir water application, and flood control. It runs carious schemes that include Flood Protection Scheme, Coastal Area Protection Scheme, Sujlam Suflam Scheme, Vanbandhu Yojana, Water Conservation, Sauni Yojana, Sagar Khedu Yojna, and Participatory Irrigation Management. It has five secretary level officials undertaking the functions assigned to them.

Department Link: http://guj-nwrws.gujarat.gov.in/

Panchayats and Rural Housing Department

This department came into being after recommendations presented by Balwant Ray Mehta Committee in 1963. Later in 1994, the former Gujarat Panchayats Act, 1961 was revoked and new Gujarat Panchayats Act of 1993 was implemented. It formulates and implements important schemes for rural development of state. These include Sardar Patel Awas Yojana, Samras Yojana, Tirth Gram Yojana, Nirmal Gujarat Yojana, and Panchvati Yojana. It has many branches working for attainment of its objectives.

Department Link: http://panchayat.gujarat.gov.in/

Road and Buildings Department

It is the department that works for development of roads and government owned buildings in the state. Apart from National Highways, all other roads running within state boundaries are maintained by this department. All public buildings including hospitals, schools, government offices, and residential blocks come under it. It is headed by Secretary and senior officials, basically the Chief Engineers. State roads, highways, panchayat highways, capital projects, expressways, and quality control are the projects handled by these officials. The department has an in-house design unit and Architecture and Town Planning unit. These units are further divided into circles, divisions as well as sub divisions for better administration.

Development of Roads in Gujarat

Department Link: http://rnbgujarat.org/

Ports and Transport Department:

This department is entrusted with development of pots and better transport infrastructure in state. It regulates State Road Transport Corporation, development of highways, Motor Vehicles Act. Etc. it has three sub departments viz, Gujarat Maritime Board, Commissioner Transport, and Gujarat state Road Transport development Corporation.

Department Link: http://pnt.gujarat.gov.in/

Revenue Department

It is also a primary department of Gujarat government. It works to reinvent the revenue administration of this state making it more centric to general public. It also provides transparent administration, policy framing, improving delivery system, and implement proper management and documentation of lands. The department has 40 branches having their separate functions. These functions are managed and controlled by Principal Secretary and other deputy and joint secretaries. At district level, there are Collectorate offices to act as bridge between their respective districts and state government.

Department Link:
http://revenuedepartment.gujarat.gov.in/

Science and Technology Department

This department was formed by General Administration Department G.R. No. DST/2002/398/ITD, 21 June, 2002. The operations commenced in 2003. Since then, this department is working for advancement of technology in this state. The key areas focused upon by it are information technology, biotechnology, science & technology, seismology, and remote sensing & space application. It is headed by Secretary and assisted by joint secretaries. It has six significant organizations working under it.

Department Link: http://dst.gujarat.gov.in/

Social Justice and Empowerment Department

This department works with the vision of empowering backward and socially weaker sections of society through various schemes and their implementation. It formulates educational, economic, social, health care schemes like Scheduled Caste Sub Plans and Reservation Policy. It has HODs that include Director of Scheduled Caste Welfare, Developing Caste Welfare, Social defense, State Child Protection Society, Backward Caste Development Corporation, etc. It is headed by Additional Chief Secretary, 4 Deputy Secretaries and one Joint Secretary.

Department Link: http://www.sje.gujarat.gov.in/

Sports, Youth, and Cultural Activities Department

This department was formed in the year 1990 to promote the sports and cultural activities in the state. It has give assistance and support to many upcoming sportspersons till date. The department also organizes Khel Mahakumbh in which sportsmen from all parts of state participate and hone their sporting talents. It has 12 HODs for promotion of sports and cultural activities in state. These include Sports Authority of Gujarat and other sub departments related to Museums, Archeology, Archives, Sangeet Natak Academy, Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, etc.

Department Link: http://www.sycd.gujarat.gov.in/

Urban Development and Urban Housing Department

This department aims at holistic development of urban areas of Gujarat. It works towards organized planning and growth of cities. The mega projects run by this department are Sabarmati Riverfront Project, Bus Rapid Transit System, Metro Project, Nirmal Gujarat, Mission Magalam, Gareeb Samruddhi Yojana, and Urban Housing Project. It makes schemes for slum development, regulation of hospitals, hotels and residential townships in the state. There are ten institutions working under this department headed by the additional Chief Secretary.

Urban Development of Gujarat

Department Link: http://udd.gujarat.gov.in/

Women and Child Development Department

This department works for improving health conditions of children in the age group of 0-6 years. Also, it aims at providing nutrition to these children, protect the interests of women from weaker sections, empower these women, ensure gender equality, and work for their uplift. It is headed by the Secretary. It has two deputy secretaries and two under secretaries. It has five HODs viz, ICDS, Commissionerate of WCD, GSCW, GWEDC, GRC, and State Social Welfare Board. This department also runs Anganwadi Centers across the state.

Department Link: http://www.wcd.gujarat.gov.in/

Municipal Corporations in Gujarat

Gujarat is a large state with major cities that represent the vibrant Gujarati culture on one hand and its impending growth on the other. The state has 8 municipal corporations to look after civic administration of this state. These municipal corporations are the executive bodies working for the development of their respective cities in all spheres. The main Municipal Corporations in Gujarat are:

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Ahmedabad is the commercial capital and the most populated city of Gujarat state. It has 64 election wards and 192 municipal councilors. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation was established in the year 1950 with area of 52.49 sq. km. The main functions performed by this corporation are sewerage, water supply, primary education, public transport, medical services, street lighting, fire services, public transport, etc.

Address: Mahanagar Seva Sadan,
Sardar Patel Bhavan, Danapith
Ahmedabad - 380001
Phone No: 91-79-25391811 to 25391830
Website Link: http://www.egovamc.com/

Surat Municipal Corporation

As local self government body, Surat Municipal Corporation came into existence in 1949 under Bombay Provincial Municipal Act. As such, it performs all the functions and duties specified under this act. Its discretionary powers are divided into three separate authorities, viz, General Board, Municipal Commissioner, and Standing Committee. The corporation is entrusted with all the functions as a facilitator and provider to Surat city.

Municipal Corporations of Gujarat

Address: Surat Municipal Corporation,
Mugalisara, Surat - 395003
Phone No.: Tel.: +91 - 261 - 2423751-6
Website Link: http://www.suratmunicipal.gov. in/

Vadodara Municipal Corporation

Vadodara Municipal Corporation came into being on 1st April 1951. It works under the provisions of BPMC Act, 1951. Currently, the corporation has 10 administrative and 26 election wards. It has 78 councilors elected every 5 years. Municipal commissioner is the administrative head while Mayor is the head of elected body. There are ward officers presiding over the functions of each administrative ward.

Address: Vadodara Municipal Corporation,
Khanderav Market Building, Vadodara- 390001
Phone No.: +91-265-2433344
Website Link: https://vmc.gov.in/

Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation

Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation offers civic amenities to the people of this city. For performing its functions, the corporation has various departments that include revenue, city engineer, health, disaster management, computer cell, UCD, and ICDS.

Address: Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation,
Mangalsinhji Road, Opp. Galaxy Theater,
Bhavnagar - 364001
Phone No.: 0278 – 2511600, 2429492
Website Link: http://www.bmcgujarat.com/

Junagadh Municipal Corporation

Junagadh was a municipality till the year 2002. On 15th September, 2002, it was converted into Junagadh Mahanagar Seva Sadan with municipal limit of 57.16 sq km. For better civic administration, the city is divided into 20 wards managed by three administrative authorities. They are Municipal Commissioner, General Board, and Standing Committee. The corporation has 60 councilors.

Address: Junagadh Municipal Corporation
“Sauvad Complex”, Beside Red Cross Building,
M.G. Road, Junagadh - 362001
Phone No.: 0285-2650452
Website Link: http://www.junagadhmunicipal.org/

Rajkot Municipal Corporation

This Corporation was set up in the year 1973 for providing better civic services to people of this city. Rajkot has 23 administrative wards and 3 zones for administration. The municipal corporation is divided into two wings viz, administrative wing and political wing to manage the area of 104.56 sq km. The political wing is headed by the Mayor of city and administrative wing by Municipal Commissioner of Rajkot. Also, it has 5 City Civic Centers in Rajkot for convenience of people.

Municipal Corporations in Gujarat

Address: Rajkot Municipal Corporation,
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan, Dhebarbhai Road, Rajkot- 360001
Phone No.: +91-281-2239973
Website Link: http://www.rmc.gov.in/

Jamnagar Municipal Corporation

Before its establishment as Municipal Corporation, Municipality of Jamnagar was formed in 1949. Later, in the year 1981, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation came into being. It manages the area of approx. 26.40 sq km. and performs all the duties specified in BPMC Act 1949. The city has 19 wards headed by 57 elected councilors having term of 5 years each.

Address: Jamnagar Municipal Corporation,
Jubilee Garden, Jamnagar- 361001
Phone No.: +91-288-2554596, +91-9879126262
Website Link: http://www.mcjamnagar.com/

Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation

Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation was set up in the year 2010. Before its establishment, it was the only capital city in India without its own elected municipal body. The council of this corporation has 33 seats from its various wards. Being a new corporation, GMC has limited functions. It has the same pattern of administration like other municipal corporations of Gujarat.

Address: Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation,
Bahumali Makan, Besides Pathikashram, Gandhinagar
Phone no.: +91-9824699999

Police in Gujarat

As a law enforcement unit, Gujarat Police is entrusted with maintenance of law and order in the state. It has its head quarters at Gandhinagar, the state capital. Gujarat Police was formed in 1960, when this state was separated from The Great Bombay state. The force is headed by Director General of Police. In four cities of state, there are Police Commissionerate, viz, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot.

Police Administration in Gujarat

For better functioning of police, Gujarat has 26 police districts. It has seven police ranges in Gandhinagar, Surat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Border Range, and Junagadh. It is committed to maintain internal security, prevention of crimes, public orders, and sustaining legal system in the state.

For special tasks, the department has several branches that include Anti Terror Squad (ATS), Intelligence Wing, Crime Wing, Human Rights Wing, Armed Unit, Railways Wing, and Training Wing. Mr. PC Thakur (IPS) is the present DGP of Gujarat.

Address: Office of Director General and Inspector General of Police
1st Floor, Police Bhawan, Sector 18, Gandhinagar- 382018
Website Link: http://police.gujarat.gov.in/

Prisons in Gujarat

In Gujarat state, prisons are managed by Prison Department that comes under Home Department of Gujarat government. DGP of the state serves as Additional DGP of Prisons as well. The state has 26 jails, including 4 central Jails in the cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot. These jails were selected to serve as central jails according to the classifications made by state government in Gujarat.

Prisons of Gujarat

In this state, government has specified that jails having capacity for more than 750 inmates are classified as central prisons while those with capacity between 240 and 750 are under category of District Prisons. The jails having capacity below 240 prisoners are specified as sub prisons in Gujarat. Also there are some special prisons for those having committed serious offense. Interestingly, the state has occupancy rate of 93.02% in its jails which leaves more space for every inmate thereof. The Central Jail of Surat is also the second largest prison of the country. It has capacity for 3000 prisoners. This multi storeyed jail includes large playgrounds, 400 CCTV cameras, 40-bedded hospital, and many other facilities.

The Prison Department of state has taken many initiatives to improve the life and post term employment opportunities for the inmates. Many NGOs are also working with jail authorities for this purpose. For their mental transformation, spiritual sessions are also organized in the jails.

ADGP Prisons, Gujarat - 079 27557792, 27557793

Courts in Gujarat

Judicial administration of Gujarat is well managed by the courts established in the state. The apex court is the Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat having its seat at Ahmedabad. The state has 25 district courts in all the districts excluding the newly formed district of Tapi. The High Court of Gujarat was formed on 1st May, 1960 when Gujarat was separated from State of Bombay. The court was started in a building near Akashvani in Ahmedabad. Later on, it was shifted to a new building in Sola area of this city in 1999. It has sanctioned strength of 42 judges, appointed by Presidential composition method. Justice V.M. Sahai is the current Acting Chief Justice of Gujarat.

Courts in Gujarat

Other judicial institutions in this state include Lokayukta, Gujarat state Judicial Academy, and Gujarat State Legal Service Authority. For ensuring justice at subordinate levels, the state has City Courts, and Civil Courts in all the parts of Gujarat.

MPs of Gujarat

In the state of Gujarat, there are total 26 Members of Parliament (MPs). They represent their state in the Parliament of country. Here is given the list of MPs in Gujarat.

Constituency: Ahmedabad East
Paresh Rawal

Constituency: Ahmedabad West
Dr. Kirit P Solanki

Constituency: Amreli
Kachhadiya Naranbhai Bhikhabhai

Constituency: Anand
Dilip Patel

Constituency: Banaskantha
Chaudhary Haribhai Parthibhai

Constituency: Bardoli
Vasava Parbhubhai Nagarbhai

Constituency: Bharuch
Vasava Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai

Constituency: Bhavnagar
Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal

Constituency: Chhota Udaipur
Ramsinh Rathwa

Constituency: Dahod
Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor

Constituency: Gandhinagar
L. K. Advani

Constituency: Jamnagar
Poonamben Hematbhai Maadam

Constituency: Junagadh
Chudasama Rajeshbhai Naranbhai

Constituency: Kachchh
Chavda Vinod Lakhamashi

Constituency: Kheda
Chauhan Devusinh Jesingbhai (chauhan Devusinh)

Constituency: Mahesana
Patel Jayshreeben Kanubhai

Constituency: Navsari
C. R. Patil

Constituency: Panchmahal
Chauhan Prabhatsinh Pratapsinh

Constituency: Patan
Liladharbhai Khodaji Vaghela

Constituency: Porbandar
Radadiya Vithalbhai Hansrajbhai

Constituency: Rajkot
Kundariya Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai

Constituency:
Sabarkantha
Rathod Dipsinh Shankarsinh

Constituency: Surat
Darshana Vikram Jardosh

Constituency:Surendranagar
Fatepara Devajibhai Govindbhai

Constituency:
Vadodara
Narendra Modi

Constituency: Valsad
Dr. K.C.Patel

List of MLAs in Gujarat

The state has 182 elected members of State Legislative assembly. They have won from their respective constituencies. This is the list of MLAs in Gujarat:

Constituency: Abdasa
Shaktisinh Gohil (INC)

Constituency: Mandvi
Tarachand Chheda (BJP)

Constituency: Bhuj
Dr Nimaben Aacharya (BJP)

Constituency: Anjar
Vasanbhai Ahir (BJP)

Constituency: Gandhidham
Maheshwari Ramesh Vachchhraj (BJP)

Constituency: Rapar
Pankaj Mehta (BJP)

Constituency: Vav
Shankarbhai Lagdhirbhai Chaudhary (BJP)

Constituency: Tharad
Parbat Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Dhanera
Patel Joitabhai Kasnabhai (INC)

Constituency: Danta
Kharadi Kantibhai Kalabhai (INC)

Constituency: Vadgam
Manilal Jethabhai Vaghela (INC)

Constituency: Palanpur
Patel Maheshkumar Amrutlal (INC)

Constituency: Deesa
Rabari Govabhai (INC)

Constituency: Deodar
Chauhan Keshaji Shivaji (BJP)

Constituency: Kankrej
Khanpura Dharshibhai Lakhabhai (INC)

Constituency: Radhanpur
Thakor Nagarji Harchandji (BJP)

Constituency: Chanasma
Dilipkumar Virajibhai Thakor (BJP)

Constituency:
Patan
Desai Ranchhodbhai Mahijibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Sidhpur
Balvantsinh Chandansinh Rajput (INC)

Constituency: Kheralu
Bharatsinhji Dabhi (BJP)

Constituency: Unjha
Patel Narayanbhai Lalludas (BJP)

Constituency: Visnagar
Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Becharaji
Patel Rajanikant Somabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Kadi
Chavada Rameshbhai Maganbhai (INC)

Constituency: Mehsana
Nitin bhai Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Vijapur
Patel Prahladbhai Ishvarbhai (INC)

Constituency: Himmatnagar
Rajubhai Chavda (BJP)

Constituency: Idar
Ramanlal Vora (BJP)

Constituency: Khedbrahma
Ashvin Kotwal (INC)

Constituency: Bhiloda
Anil Joshiyara (INC)

Constituency: Modasa
Thakor Rajendrasinh Shivsinh (INC)

Constituency: Bayad
Vaghela Mahendrasinh Shankersinh (INC)

Constituency: Prantij
Baraiya Mahendrasinh Kacharsinh (INC)

Constituency: Dehgam
Kaminiba Rathod (INC)

Constituency: Gandhinagar South
Thakor Shambhuji Chelaji (BJP)

Constituency: Gandhinagar North
Patel Ashokkumar Ranchhodbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Mansa
Chaudhari Amitbhai Harisingbhai (INC)

Constituency: Kalol
Thakor Baldevji Chanduji (INC)

Constituency: Viramgam
Tejeshree Patel (INC)

Constituency: Sanand
Karamsibhai Virjibhai Patel (INC)

Constituency: Ghatlodiya
Anandiben Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Vejalpur
Chauhan Kishorsinh Babulal (BJP)

Constituency: Vatva
Pradipsinh Bhagwatsinh Jadeja (BJP)

Constituency:
Ellisbridge
Rakesh Shah (BJP)

Constituency: Naranpura
Amit Shah (BJP)

Constituency: Nikol
Panchal Jagdish Ishwarbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Naroda
Wadhwani Nirmalaben Sunilbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Thakkar Bapanagar
Kakadiya Vallabhbhai Gobarbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Bapunagar
Rajput Jagrupsinh Girdansinh (BJP)

Constituency: Amraiwadi
Patel Hasmukhbhai Somabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Dariyapur
Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shekh (INC)

Constituency: Jamalpur-Khadia
Bhushan Bhatt (BJP)

Constituency: Maninagar
Patel Sureshbhai Dhanjibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Danilimda
Shailesh Manubhai Parmar (INC)

Constituency: Sabarmati
Arvindkumar Gandalal Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Asarwa
Rajanikant Mohanlal Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Daskroi
Patel Babubhai Jamnadas (BJP)

Constituency: Dholka
Chudasama Bhupendrasinh Manubha (BJP)

Constituency: Dhandhuka
Kolipatel Laljibhai Chaturbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Dasada
Makwana Punambhai Kalabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Limbdi
Kiritsinh Rana (BJP)

Constituency: Wadhwan
Doshi Varshaben Narendrabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Chotila
Shamjibhai Bhimjibhai Chauhan (BJP)

Constituency: Dhrangadhra
Kavadiya Jayantibhai Ramjibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Morbi
Amrutiya Kantilal Shivlal (BJP)

Constituency: Tankara
Metaliya Bavanjibhai Hansrajbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Wankaner
Pirzada Mahamad Javid Abdulmutalib (INC)

Constituency: Rajkot East
Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai (INC)

Constituency: Rajkot West
Vijay Rupani (BJP)

Constituency: Rajkot South
Govind Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Rajkot Rural
Bhanuben Manoharbhai Babariya (BJP)

Constituency: Jasdan
Gohel Bholabhai Bhikhabhai (INC)

Constituency: Gondal
Jadeja Jayrajsinh Temubha (BJP)

Constituency: Jetpur
Radadia Jayesh Vitthalbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Dhoraji
Pravin Mankadiya (BJP)

Constituency: Kalavad
Chavda Meghjibhai Amarabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Jamnagar Rural
Raghavji Hansraj Patel (INC)

Constituency: Jamnagar North
Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha (INC)

Constituency: Jamnagar South
Trivedi Vasuben Narendrabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Jam Jodhpur
Shapriya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Khambhalia
Ahir Meraman (INC)

Constituency: Dwarka
Pabubha Virambha Manek (BJP)

Constituency: Porbandar
Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokhiria (BJP)

Constituency: Kutiyana
Kandhal Sarmanbhai Jadeja (NCP)

Constituency: Manavadar
Chavda Jawaharbhai Pethalajibhai (INC)

Constituency: Junagadh
Mashru Mahendrabhai Liladharbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Visavadar
Ribadiya Harshadkumar Madhavjibhai (INC)

Constituency: Keshod
Arvindbhai Keshavbhai Ladani (BJP)

Constituency: Mangrol
Vaja Babubhai (INC)

Constituency: Somnath
Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad (BJP)

Constituency: Talala
Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad (INC)
Constituency: Gariadhar
Keshubhai Hirjibhai Nakran (BJP)

Constituency: Bhavnagar Rural
Parshottam Solanki (BJP)

Constituency: Bhavnagar East
Vibhavari Dave (BJP)

Constituency: Bhavnagar West
Jitu Vaghani (BJP)

Constituency: Gadhada
Atmaram Makanbhai Parmar (BJP)

Constituency: Botad
Dr. Thakarshibhai Maniya (BJP)

Constituency: Khambhat
Patel Sanjaykumar Ramanbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Borsad
Parmar Rajendrasinh Dhirsinh (INC)

Constituency: Anklav
Amit Chavda (INC)

Constituency: Umreth
Jayantbhai Ramanbhai Patel (NCP)

Constituency: Anand
Patel Rohitbhai Jashubhai (BJP)

Constituency: Petlad
Niranjan Patel (INC)

Constituency: Sojitra
Parmar Punambhai Madhabhai (INC)

Constituency: Matar
Kesrisinh Jesangbhai Solanki (BJP)

Constituency: Nadiad
Desai Pankaj Vinubhai (BJP)

Constituency: Mahemdabad
Gautambhai Ravjibhai Chauhan (INC)

Constituency: Mahudha
Thakor Natvarsinh Fulsinh (INC)

Constituency: Thasra
Parmar Ramsinh Prabhatsinh (INC)

Constituency: Kapadvanj
Shankersinh Vaghela (INC)

Constituency: Balasinor
Chauhan Mansinh Kohyabhai (INC)

Constituency: Lunawada
Patel Hirabhai (INC)

Constituency: Santrampur
Damor Gendalbhai Motibhai (INC)

Constituency: Shehra
Ahir Jethabhai Ghelabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Morva Hadaf
Nimisha Suthar (BJP)

Constituency:
Godhra
C. K. Raul (INC)

Constituency:
Kalol
Rathod Arvindsinh Damsinh (BJP)

Constituency: Halol
Parmar Jaydrathsinh Chandrasinh (BJP)

Constituency: Fatepura
Katara Rameshbhai Bhurabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Jhalod
Garasiya Miteshbhai Kalabhai (INC)

Constituency: Limkheda
Bhuriya Vichhiyabhai Jokhnabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Dahod
Panada Vajesingbhai Parsingbhai (INC)

Constituency: Garbada
Bariya Chandrikaben Chhaganbhai (INC)

Constituency: Devgadh Baria
Bachu Khabad (BJP)

Constituency: Savli
Inamdar Ketanbhai Mahendrabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Vaghodia
Shrivastav Madhubhai Babubhai (BJP)

Constituency: Chhota Udaipur
Rathwa Mohansinh Chhotubhai (INC)

Constituency: Pavi Jetpur
Rathava Jayantibhai Savjibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Sankheda
Bhil Dhirubhai Chunilal (INC)

Constituency: Dabhoi
Balkrishna Patel (BJP)

Constituency: 
Vadodara City
Vakil Manisha Rajivbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Sayajigunj
Sukhadiya Jitendra Ratilal (BJP)

Constituency: Akota
Saurabh Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Raopura
Rajendra Trivedi (BJP)

Constituency: Manjalpur
Yogesh Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Padra
Patel Dineshbhai Balubhai (BJP)

Constituency: Karjan
Satish Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Nandod
Tadvi Shabdasharan Bhailalbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Dediapada
Motilal Vasava (BJP)

Constituency: Jambusar
Chhatrasinhji Pujabhai Mori (BJP)

Constituency: Vagra
Arunsinh Ajitsinh Rana (BJP)

Constituency: Zaghadia
Vasava Chhotubhai Amarsinh (JDU)

Constituency:
Bharuch
Dushyantbhai Rajnikant Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Ankleshwar
Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Olpad
Patel Mukeshbhai Zinabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Mangrol,
Surat
Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava (BJP)

Constituency: Mandvi
Anandbhai Chaudhari (INC)

Constituency: Kamrej
Pansheriya Prafulbhai Chhaganbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Surat East
Gilitwala Ranjitbhai Mangubhai (BJP)

Constituency: Surat North
Choksi Ajaykumar Jashvantlal (BJP)

Constituency: Varachha Road
Kanani Kishorbhai Shivabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Karanj
Kachhadiya Janakbhai Manjibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Limbayat
Patil Sangitaben Rajendrabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Udhna
Narottambhai Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Majura
Sanghvi Harsh Rameshkumar (Harsh sanghavi) (BJP)

Constituency: Katargam
Vanani Nanubhai Bhagavanbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Surat West
Purnesh Modi (BJP)

Constituency: Choryasi
Patel Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai (BJP)

Constituency: Bardoli
Parmar Ishwarbhai Alias Anilbhai Ramanbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Mahuva
Dhodiya Mohanbhai Dhanjibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Vyara
Punabhai Dhedabhai Gamit (INC)

Constituency: Nizar
Gamit Kantilalbhai Reshmabhai (BJP)

Constituency: Dang
Gavit Mangalbhai
Gangajibhai (INC)

Constituency: Jalalpore
R C Patel (BJP)

Constituency:
Navsari
Desai Piyushbhai Dinkarbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Gandevi
Mangubhai Chhaganbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Vansda
Chaudhari Chhanabhai Kolubhai (INC)

Constituency: Dharampur
Patel Ishwarbhai Dhedabhai (INC)

Constituency:
Valsad
Bharatbhai Kikubhai Patel (BJP)

Constituency: Pardi
Kanubhai Mohanlal Desai (BJP)

Constituency: Kaprada
Chaudhari Jitubhai Harajibhai (INC)

Constituency: Umbergaon
Ramanlal Nanubhai Patkar (BJP)

Constituency: Lathi
Bavkubhai Undhad (BJP)

Constituency: Savarkundla
Vaghasiya Vallabhbhai Vasharambhai (BJP)

Constituency: Rajula
Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai (BJP)

Constituency: Mahuva
Makwana Bhavanaben Raghvbhai (BJP)

Constituency: Talaja
Gohil Shivabhai Jerambhai (BJP)

Constituency: Una
Vansh Punjabhai Bhimabhai (INC)

Constituency: Dhari
Nalin Kotadiya (BJP)

Constituency:
Amreli
Paresh Dhanani (INC)


Constituency: Kodinar
Solanki Jethabhai Danabhai (BJP)



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