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Jayalalithaa sworn in for 6th term as Tamil Nadu chief minister

Jayalalithaa sworn in for 6th term as Tamil Nadu chief minister
23 May 2016 Current Affairs: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 23 May 2016. Governor Dr K Rosaiah administered the oath of office and secrecy for her at the Centenary Auditorium, Madras University.

This is Jayalalithaa’s second consecutive term as Chief Minister of the state and sixth overall.

The governor also administered the pledge for the 28 ministers also. Ministers were administered swearing in pledge in batches.

Her party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) stomped to victory in the state elections, landing 134 of the 232 seats in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election.

About Jayalalithaa : She served the state as its Chief Minister

  1. First term: June 1991-May 1996

  2. Second term: May-September 2001

  3.  Third term: March 2002-May 2006

  4. Fourth term: May 2011-September 2014

  5. Fifth term: May 2015 to May 2016


During her second term, she was out of office for six months as the Supreme Court disqualified her in the TANSI (Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation) land acquisition case. She was re-sworn in March 2002.

During her fourth term, she was out of the office after being disqualified as a legislator and consequently lost Chief Ministership following her conviction in a graft case by a trial court in Bengaluru which was later set aside by Karnataka High Court.

Decisions taken post Swearing-in ceremony : After the swearing in she went to the Secretariat and signed in important files including


  1. Cancellation of loans to micro small and medium farmers who acquired loan through cooperative units

  2. Closing down of State owned liquor outlets in phases beginning with closing down of 500 shops

  3. Giving 100 units of electricity for free of charge


 Increase from four to eight grams of gold for wedlock for brides who have completed degree and diplomas in addition to financial assistance.

The list of ministers : 


  1. Jayalalithaa - chief minister; minister in charge for public, IAS, IPS, IFS, general administration, district revenue officers, police and home

  2. O Panneerselvam - finance, personnel and administrative reforms

  3.  Edappadi K Palaniswami - highways, public works, and minor ports

  4. Sellur K Raju - cooperation and labour

  5. Thangamani - electricity, prohibition and excise

  6. S Valarmathi - backward classes and minority welfare

  7. V M Rajalakshmi - adi dravidar and tribal welfare

  8. M Manikandan - information and technology

  9.  MR Vijayabhaskar - transport

  10. VP Velumani - municipal administration, rural development and implementation of special programme

  11. OS Manian - handlooms and textiles

  12. Udumalai Radhakrishnan - housing and urban development

  13. C Vijayabhaskar - health and family welfare

  14.  SP Shanmuganathan - milk and dairy development

  15. D Jayakumar - fisheries

  16. Dindigul Srinivasan - forest

  17. Kadambur Raju - information and publicity

  18. R B Udayakumar - revenue

  19. P Benjamin - school education, sports and youth welfare

  20. Vellamandi N Natarajan - tourism

  21. CV Shanmugam - law, courts and prisons

  22.  KT Rajenthra Bhalaji - rural industries

  23.  K C Veeramani - commercial taxes

  24. K P Anbazhagan - higher education

  25. Dr V Saroja - social welfare, nutritious noon meal programme

  26. KC Karuppannan - environment

  27. MC Sampath - industries

  28.  R Kamaraj - food, civil supplies and HR&CE

  29.  R Duraikannu - agriculture and animal husbandry




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