Governance

Since its creation, the BJP and Congress have ruled the unicameral legislature here. The Vidhan Sabha comprises 90 members, of which 10 are reserved for SCs and 34 for STs. The state’s legislative assembly supports 11 constituencies, which include Bastar, Mahasamund, Bilaspur, Durg, Kanker, Raigarh, Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Korba, Janjgir and Sarguja.

The decentralization of the govt has helped in the proper governance of the state. ESL Narsimhan is the Governor of the state while Dr Raman Singh has become the Chief Minister second time in a row.

The Chhattisgarh High Court is situated in Bilaspur. Chhattisgarh’s legislation on Panchayati Raj was amended in 1997 to incorporate special provisions to the Gram Sabhas, which have been empowered to manage natural resources including land, water and forest resources within their areas. Gram Sabhas are empowered to exercise control over officials or institutions in social sectors.

Chhattisgarh’s proper governance has helped it get nationwide recognition for remarkable work in the field of Information Technology. The state emerged victorious in three out of four categories at the yearly CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards. It was selected as the best e-Governed State, best e-Governed Department & best e-Governance project in India.