Administration in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is located in the north-western part of the country with Pakistan serving as the west and northwest boundary, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to the east and south-east  respectively. Gujarat is also close to the southeast border of Rajasthan. The total area of state is 132,140 square miles (342,239 square kilometers).

Rajasthan Government

Rajasthan is a diverse state with an eclectic mix of people of varied customs, culture, cuisines, and  costumes.  The state is blessed with enchanting forts and palaces, and havelis. It is the place where romance and bravery flow in conjunction.  The combing of erstwhile princely states of Rajputana, after Independence in 1947, took place in different stages. The first stage involved the merging of the princely states of Karauli Bhratpur, Dholpur, and Alwar forming the Matsya Union on March 17th, 1948. The second stage of union was completed on March 25th, 1948, with the merging of princely states of Banswara, Tonk, Dungarpur, Bundi, Jhalawar, Shahpura, Kishangarh, Pratapgarh, and Kota. With the merging of of Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Jodhpur the union of Rajasthan was finally completed and on March 30, 1949, the state of Rajasthan was formed as a separate state of Union of India.

The Government of Rajasthan which is the supreme governing authority of Rajasthan including  its 33 districts consists of an Executive, led by the Governor of Rajasthan, a Judiciary and a Legislative like all other states of India.

The Governor is appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Central government. The Chief Minister leads the legislature and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the Secretariat. The Rajasthan High Court is having its main seat and is situated in Jodhpur. It has a bench at Jaipur which looks after the jurisdiction of the  neighbouring districts of Rajasthan. The present Legislature of Rajasthan is unicameral which consists of 200 MLAs at present the term of which is 5 years, unless dissolved earlier. The main parties involved in the politics of Rajasthan are BJP and Indian National Congress.

Who’s Who in Rajasthan

Get the details of the Governor and cabinet ministers in the Rajasthan Government:

Governor of RajasthanGovernor of Rajasthan
Sh. Kalraj Mishra

Brief Biography of the Governor
Date of Birth: 1 July 1941
Place of Birth: Saidpur, United Provinces, British India

Born in 1941 in Ghazipur District of Uttar Pradesh, Kalraj Mishra is a veteran political leader from the state. Previously he has served as a Cabinet Minister in UP government holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education, and Tourism. He has been an MLA for several terms and a member of the Rajya Sabha. He won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Deoria constituency.

He resigned from the Narendra Modi-led government as Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in 2017. Then after he was sworn in as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. At present, he is serving as governor of the Rajasthan.

Chief Minister of RajasthanChief Minister of Rajasthan
Sh. Ashok Gehlot

Brief Biography of the Chief Minister
Born on 3 May 1951 in Jodhpur, Ashok Gehlot is the current Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Son of Jadugar Babu Laxman Singh Gehlot,  Ashok Gehlot is a science and law graduate and also holds an MA degree in economics. A is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) part, he has served as Chief Minister of the state previously between 1998–2003 and 2008–13. Currently, Gehlot is serving his third term as Chief Minister of Rajasthan since December 2018.

Party : Indian National Congress (INC)
Present Address: 13, Civil Lines, Jaipur - 302 006
Phone: 2220320, 2224400 (R)

Previous Chief Ministers of Rajasthan

  • Smt. Vasundhara Raje 13-12-2013 / 16-12-2018
  • Shri Ashok Gehlot  13-12-2008 / 13-12-2013
  • Smt. Vasundhara Raje 08-12-2003 / 13-12-2008
  • Shri Ashok Gehlot 01-12-1998 / 08-12-2003
  • Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 04-12-1993 / 01-12-1998
  • President's Rule 15-12-1992 / 03-12-1993
  • Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 04-03-1990 / 15-12-1992
  • Shri Hari Dev Joshi 04-12-1989 / 04-03-1990
  • Shri Shiv Charan Mathur 20-01-1988 / 04-12-1989
  • Shri Hari Dev Joshi 10-03-1985 / 20-01-1988
  • Shri Hira Lal Devpura 23-02-1985 / 10-03-1985
  • Shri Shiv Charan Mathur 14-07-1981 / 23-02-1985
  • Shri Jagannath Pahadia    06-06-1980 / 13-07-1981
  • President's Rule 17-02-1980 / 05-06-1980
  • Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 22-06-1977 / 16-02-1980
  • President's Rule 30-04-1977 / 21-06-1977
  • Shri Hari Dev Joshi 11-10-1973 / 29-04-1977
  • Shri Barkatullah Khan    09-07-1971 / 11-10-1973
  • Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia 26-04-1967 / 09-07-1971
  • Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia 12-03-1962 / 13-03-1967
  • Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia 11-04-1957 / 11-03-1962
  • Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia 13-11-1954 / 11-04-1957
  • Shri Jai Narayan Vyas 01-11-1952 / 12-11-1954
  • Shri Tika Ram Paliwal 03-03-1952 / 31-10-1952
  • Shri Jai Narayan Vyas 26-04-1951 / 03-03-1952
  • Shri C S Venkatachari 06-01-1951 / 25-04-1951
  • Shri Heera Lal Shastri 07-04-1949 / 05-01-1951

Chief Secretary of Rajasthan
Sh. Rajeeva Swarup

Cabinet Ministers of Rajasthan

Sh. Ashok Gehlot (Hon'ble Chief Minister)   
Finance, Excise, Planning, Policy Planning, Personnel, General Administration, Raj. State Investigation Bureau, Information Technology & Communication, Home Affairs & Justice

Address:  13, Civil Lines, Jaipur-302006
Phone: +91 (141)2227656 +91 (141)2227647 +91 (141)2227687
Fax: +91(141)2229900 +91(141)2224400

Sh. Sachin Pilot (Deputy CM)
Public Works, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Science & Technology, Statistics
Address:  11, Civil Lines, Jaipur
Phone: +91(141)2227533

Sh. Bulaki Das Kalla
Energy, Public Health & Engineering, Ground Water, Art, Literature, Culture & Archeology

Sh. Shanti Kumar Dhariwal
Local Self Government, Urban Development & Housing, Law & Legal Affairs and Legal Consultancy Office, Parliamentary Affairs
Address: 4, Hospial Marg, Jaipur.
Ph: 0141-2227384

Sh. Parsadi Lal
Industry, State Enterprise
Ph: 0141-2227418

Master Bhanwarlal Meghwal
Social Justice and Empowerment, Disaster Management & Relief
Address: 382, Civil Lines, Jaipur.
Ph: 0141-2227328

Sh. Lalchand Katariya
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries
Ph: 0141-2227125

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Courts of Rajasthan

There are 33 courts of District & Sessions Judges and 108 Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judges. The High Court of Rajasthan is the highest judiciary body and the seat of the court is at Jodhpur with a current strength of 40 judges. The Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan is Sunil Ambwani


Also Read: Courts in Jaipur | Courts and Prisons of Jodhpur

MPs from Rajastan

Members of Lok Sabha
    • Sanwar Lal Jat
    • Dr. Karan Singh Yadav
    • Manshankar Ninama
    • Col. Sona Ram     M
    • Bahadur Singh Koli
    • Subhash Baheria
    • Arjun Ram Meghwal
    • Chandra Prakash Joshi
    • Churu     Rahul Kaswan
    • Harish Chandra Meena
    • Nihalchand
    • Ramcharan Bohara
    • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
    • Devji Patel
    • Dushyant Singh
    • Santosh Ahlawat
    • Gajendrasingh Shekhawat
    • Manoj Rajoriya
    • Om Birla
    • C R Choudhary
    • P P Chaudhary
    • Hariom Singh Rathore
    • Sumedhanand Saraswati
    • Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria
    • Arjunlal Meena

    Members of Rajya Sabha

    • Sh. Ashk Ali Tak
    • Sh. Anand Sharma
    • Sh. Ram Jethmalani
    • Sh. Vijayendra Pal Singh
    • Sh. Abhishek Manu Singhvi
    • Sh. Narendra Budania
    • Sh. Bhupender Yadav
    • Sh. Ram Narain Dudi
    • Sh. Vijay Goel
    • Sh. Narayan Lal Panchariya

    Government Departments of Rajasthan

    The principle objective of every government is to give satisfactory amenities to its citizens. To achieve this objective separate government departments endeavour to provide necessary help and support. Following is the list of various government departments operating under the administration of government of Rajasthan.


    Pant Krishi Bhawan,
    Janpath C-Scheme
    Nodal Officers -Shri Atar Singh Meena, Dy.Director Agriculture (Information)- Agriculture Department
    Dr. SMS Parmar, ASCO - RSSOPCA

    Directorate of Horticulture, Room no. 364, Third floor, Panth Kaishi Bhawan, Jaipur
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Nodal Officers: S.K. Vijayvargia, Dy. Director, Horticulture (Statistics)
    Land line No: 0141-2227365/357, Mobile No: 9461303053

    Information Technology and Communication
    Nodal Officer :Smt. Deepshikha Saxena, OIC (Website)
    Ph.No : 141-5153222-21124 Email [email protected]

    Darbar  School  Campus
    Gopinath Marg, New Colony
    Phone No.(o)0141-2373675,2368850
    Fax: 0141-2362661
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Social Justice and Empowerment

    Address-G-3/1, Ambedkar Bhawan, Rajmahal Residency Area,Jaipur-302005
    [email protected], [email protected]

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    Administration in Jaipur
    Administration in Bikaner
    Administration in Jaisalmer
    Administration in Jodhpur
    Administration of Kota
    Administration in Udaipur

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