Administration of Manipur

The government in Manipur is formed on the same lines as in other states of the country. Manipur has 2 seats in the Lok Sabha and 1 seat in Rajya Sabha. Like all other states of India, the head of the state is the Governor, appointed by the President of India. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is headed by a group of ministers with independent power. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. Manipur has an unicameral legislative structure. The Manipur Legislative Assembly consists of 60 members. The members are elected for five years period. The Legislative Assembly is presided over by the Speaker. There is Leader of Opposition, Deputy Speaker, Secretary and MLA in the Assembly.

Mnaipur Government

Government of Manipur

The Governor is the ceremonial head of the state of Manipur and the Chief Minister is the headed by his council of ministers.

Governor of Manipur

Dr. Najma Heptulla

Cabinet of Ministers of Manipur

N Biren Singh:
Chief Minister
Home, Transport, General Administration, Sericuluture, Tourism, IT, Vigilance and other departments not specifically allocated.

Y. Joykumar of the NPP: 
Finance, Excise, Taxation, Science and Technology, Economics and Statistics and Civil Aviation

T. Radheshyam:
Education, Labour and Employment

Nemcha Haokip:
Social Welfare and Cooperation

V. Hangkhalian:

Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry

L Jayanta Kumar:
Health, Family Welfare, Law and Legislative, Art and Culture

MPS and MLAs of Manipur

Major Political parties in Manipur includes Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Federal Party of Manipur, Manipur Peoples Party, Nikhil Manipuri Mahasabha and Maoist Communist Party of Manipur. Presently, there are 60 MLAs from Manipur and 3 MPs in the Parliament.

MPs from Manipur

  • Meinya Dr. Thokchom (Indian National Congress)
  • Baite Shri Thangso (Indian National Congress)
  • Haji Abdul Salam (RS) (Indian National Congress)

MLAs from Manipur

  • Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Shri Konthoujam Govindas (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri St. Nunghlung Victor (Nagaland Peoples Front)
  • Shri M.K. Preshow (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Phungzathang Tonsing (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri N. Biren (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Moirangthem Okendro (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri T.Manga Vaiphei (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Maibam Kunjo (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Shri Thoudam Debendra Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Yengkhom Surchandra Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Smt. Nemcha Kipgen (Manipur State Congress Party)
  • Shri Dr. V. Alexander Pao (Nagaland Peoples Front)
  • Shri Karam Thamarjit Singh (Manipur State Congress Party)
  • Shri. L. Ibomcha Singh (Nationalist Congress Party)
  • Smt. Okram Landhoni Devi (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Thokchom Lokeshwar Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Dr. Ng. Bijoy Singh Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Konthoujam Sharat Singh (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Md. Amin Shah (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Sanasam Bira Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Kshetrimayum Biren Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Wangkheimayum Brajabidhu Singh     (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Karam Shyam (Lok Janshakti Party)
  • Shri Md. Abdul Nasir (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Dikho (Nagaland Peoples Front)
  • Shri Khumujam Ratankumar Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Mairembam Prithviraj Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Shri Nameirakpam Loken Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri R.K. Anand     (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Gaikhangam (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Irengbam Ibohalbi Singh (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Smt. Akoijam Mirabai Devi (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Victor Keishing (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Rajkumar Imo Singh (Manipur State Congress Party)
  • Shri T.N. Haokip (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Yamthong Haokip (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Ngamthang Haokip     (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Khwairakpam Devendro Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Ginsuanhau (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Irengbam Hemochandra Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Kangujam Ranjit Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Francis Ngajokpa (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Z.Kikhonbou Newmai (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Janghemlung Panmei (Manipur State Congress Party)
  • Shri D. Korungthang (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Tongbram Mangibabu (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Khumukcham Joykisan Singh (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Shri Vungzagin Valte (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Shri Okram Ibobi Singh ( Indian National Congress)
  • Dr. Chaltonlien Amo (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Samuel Risom (Nagaland Peoples Front)
  • Shri L. Nandakumar Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Md. Fajur Rahim (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Paonam Brojen (Manipur State Congress Party)
  • Shri Yumkham Erabot Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Keisham Meghachandra Singh (Indian National Congress)
  • Shri Oinam Lukhoi Singh (All India Trinamool Congress)
  • Shri Elangbam Chand Singh (Indian National Congress)

Manipur High Court

Manipur Court

The High Court of Manipur is situated in Imphal. Hon’ble Justice Shri Abhay Manohar Sapre was appointed as the first Chief Justice of the Manipur High court on 23rd March 2013. The Manipur High court was formally inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Shri Altamas Kabir on 25th March 2013.

Chief Justice and Judges of Manipur High Court

Hon’ble Mr.Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra
Chief Justice, Manipur High court
Phone no: 0385-2423324 (O), 0385-2452961 (R)

Justice N. Kotiswar Singh
Judge, Manipur High court
Phone no: 0385-2423326 (O), 0385-2410763 (R)

Contact Address of Manipur High court
High Court of Manipur,
Imphal Mantripukhri– 795002,
Phone no: 0385-2423021
Fax: 0385-2423014
Email id: [email protected]
Web address:

Important Web links regarding District Courts of Manipur

Municipal Councils of Manipur

The Municipal Councils of Manipur are responsible for the overall development of the state. The Municipal councils of the state take several measures to achieve a balanced development of the state. Following are the Municipal Councils of Manipur.

Districts in Manipur

Manipur Government

Manipur literally means ‘a jeweled land’. It is situated in the Northeastern part of India. The capital of the state is Imphal. It is one of the most beautiful states of India situated within lush greenery and natural beauty.

The total number of districts in Manipur is 9. A district of Manipur is headed by a Deputy Commissioner who is over all in-charge of the administration in the particular district. He has to perform triple functions as he holds three positions: at once he is the Deputy Commissioner, the district Magistrate and the Collector. As a Deputy Commissioner he is the executive head of the district with multifarious responsibilities. As the District Magistrate he is responsible for maintaining the law and order situation in the district. As the Collector he is the Chief Revenue Officer of the district, responsible for revenue collection and recovery. The Police administration in the district is under the control of Superintendent of Police (SP).

To decentralize the authority in administrative set up a district is divided into one or more subdivisions, further divided into tehsils and blocks. Mentiod below are the names of 9 districts of Manipur:


Bishnupur is one of the nine administrative districts of Manipur with its headquarters located at Bishnupur town. The district is bounded on the North by Imphal West District, on the South by Churachandpur District, on the East by Imphal and Thoubal Districts.The original name of Bishnupur was Lumlangdong (now Lamangdong). Bishnupur is popularly known as the ‘land of dancing deer’.

Tourist Attractions in Bishnupur

  • Keibul Lamjao National Park
  • Loktak Lake
  • NA Memorial
  • Phuballa Resort
  • Loukoipat
  • Ecological Park

Quick  Facts

  • Date of Formation: 25-05-1983
  • Area: 530 sq. km
  • Latitude: 24.18 º N and 24.44 º N
  • Longitude: 93.43 º E and 93.53 º E
  • Altitude    : 828.18 Metre (Above MSL)
  • Population (1991):1, 80,773
  • Males: 91,125
  • Females: 89,648
  • Population density: 364 per sq. km
  • Sex Ratio: 984 females per 1000 males
  • Literacy Rate: 45%
  • No. of Sub-Division: 03
  • No. of Blocks: 02
  • No. of Villages: 64
  • Postal Code: 795146
  • STD Code: 03879


Chandel is an administrative district of Manipur with its headquarters located at Chandel town. The District is situated in the south-eastern part of Manipur. It shares common borders with Myanmar (erstwhile Burma) on the south, Ukhrul district on the east, Churachandpur district on the south and west, and Thoubal district on the north. The District is inhabited by some 20 different tribes. Prominent among them are Anal, Lamkang, Kukis, Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Thadou, Paite, and Maring. The Moreh town, the international trade center of the state lies on the southernmost part of the district.

Quick Facts

  • Date of Formation: 13-5-1974
  • Area: 3,313 sq. km
  • Population (1991):71,014
  • Males: 37,118
  • Females: 33,896
  • Population density: 21 per sq. km
  • Literacy Rate: 46.68%
  • STD Code: 03872


Churachandpur is one of the 9 districts of Manipur with its headquarters located at Churachandpur. This is one of the hill districts of the northeastern region and is fast becoming a hill town. The district is located in the southwestern corner of the state bordered by states of Assam and Mizoram and international border with Myanmar.

Tourist Attractions in Churachandpur

  • Khuga Dam
  • Ngaloi,
  • Tribal museum
  • Tonglon Cave

Quick Facts

  • Area: 4570 sq. km
  • Latitude: 230 55' to 240 30' North
  • Longitude: 920 59' to 930 50' East
  • Population (2001): 2, 23,866
  • Population density: 39 per sq. km
  • Sex Ratio: 1034 females per 1000 males
  • Literacy Rate: 64.38%
  • No. of Sub-Division: 05
  • No. of Blocks: 06
  • No. of Villages: 612
  • Average rainfall    : 3080 mm
  • Temperature: Max.: 37° C; Min.: 10° C

Imphal East

Imphal East district as its name signifies is situated in the eastern part of the state of Manipur with headquarters at Porompat. The district came into existence on 18th June 1997. This is a hilly district that occupies an area of 469.44 sq. km with a total population of 394876 according to 2001 census. The district has rich flora and fauna. The hills are the homes of many valuable trees. A wide variety of medicinal plant is also grown in both plain and hilly areas.

Tourist Attractions in Imphal East

  • Kaina
  • Jiribam
  • Poirou Pat
  • Shree-Shree Govindajee Temple
  • Hanuman Temple

Quick Facts

  • Date of Formation: 18-06-1997
  • Area: 469.44 sq. km
  • Population (2001): 394876
  • Males: 198371
  • Females: 196505
  • Literacy Rate: 68.05%
  • No. of Sub-Division: 04
  • No. of Blocks: 03
  • No. of Villages: 237
  • Temperature: Max.: 46°C; Min.: 0.6°C
  • STD Code: 0385

Imphal West

Imphal West district is one of the nine administrative districts of Manipur with its headquarters located at Lamphelpat. The district surrounds Senapati District on the north, Imphal East district on the east, Thoubal district on the south and Senapati and Bishnupur Districts on the west.

The Imphal West District comes under the Manipur valley region. It is a tiny plain at the centre of Manipur surrounded by Plains of other districts. Imphal City, the state capital is the centre of all-important activities of Manipur.

Tourist Attractions in Imphal West

  • Shree Shree Govindajee Temple
  • Women's market or Ima keithel
  • War Cemeteries
  • Manipur Zoological Gardens
  • Manipur State Museum
  • Shaheed Minar
  • Lanthabal
  • Khongampat Orchidarium
  • Nupi-lal Memorial
  • Kangla

Quick Facts

  • Area: 558 sq. km
  • Latitude: 24.300 N to 25.000 N
  • Longitude: 93.450 E to 94.150 E
  • Population (2001): 4, 39,532
  • Males: 2, 18,947
  • Females: 2, 20,585
  • Population density: 847 per sq. km
  • Sex Ratio: 1007 females per 1000 males
  • Literacy Rate: 80.61%
  • No. of Sub-Division: 03
  • No. of Blocks: 02
  • No. of Towns: 10
  • No. of Villages: 117
  • Average rainfall: 1467.5 mm
  • Postal Code: 795004
  • STD Code: 0385


Senapati is an administrative district of Manipur with its headquarters located at Senapati town. The district is bounded on the south by Imphal District, on the East by Ukhrul District, on the west by Tamenglong District and on the north by the state of Nagaland. The district is home to a variety of tribes. Their main occupation is cultivation. Shifting cultivation is being practiced since ancient time. The major rivers of this district are Iril, Imphal, Barak, Ithai and Irang.

Tourists Attractions in Senapati

  • Mao
  • Makhel
  • Maram Khullen
  • Yangkhullen
  • Liyai
  • Dzukou valley
  • Purul
  • Kaubru Mountain
  • Kaubru Leikha

Quick Facts

  • Area: 3271.00 sq. km
  • Latitude: 24.37° -25.37° N
  • Longitude: 93.29° - 94.15° E
  • Population (1991): 2, 08,406
  • Males: 1, 07,310
  • Females: 1, 01,096
  • Population density: 64 per sq. km
  • Literacy Rate: 46.04%
  • No. of Villages: 619
  • Average rainfall: 671 mm to 1454 mm
  • Temperature: Max.: 34.14° C; Min.: 3.36° C
  • STD Code: 03878


Tamenglong is an administrative district of the state of Manipur. The place is endowed with hills, ranges, narrow valleys and forests with rich variety of flora and fauna. The district is located along the western boundary of the state.Its administrative seat is situated at Tamenglong town which is also the centre of all commercial activities in the district. The hilltops and valley sides are dotted with small hamlets which are inhabited by majority Zeliangrong Naga tribe (comprising of Rongmei,Liangmei, Zemei and Pumei) and Kukis, besides minority Hmars, Chirus and Khasis.

Tourist Attractions in Tamenglong

  • Tharon cave
  • Barak River seven waterfalls
  • Zeilad Lake at Makoi
  • Buning (N-piulong)

Quick Facts

  • Year of Formation: 1969
  • Area: 4,391 sq. km
  • Latitude: 24° 28 N - 25° 32'N
  • Longitude: 93° 10'E - 93° 45'E
  • Altitude    : 1260 m (MSL)
  • Population (2001): 1, 11493
  • Literacy Rate: 50.16%
  • No. of Sub-Division: 04
  • No. of Villages: 242
  • Average rainfall    : 3135 mm
  • Temperature: Max.: 31°C; Min.: 4°C
  • Postal Code: 795141
  • STD Code: 03877


Thoubal district is one of the nine administrative districts of Manipur with its headquarters located at Thoubal town. The district occupies the bigger portion of the eastern half of the Manipur Valley and takes the shape of an irregular triangle. It is bounded on the north by Imphal district, on the east by Ukhrul and Chandel districts, on the south by Chandel and Churachandpur districts and on the west by the districts of Imphal and Bishnupur.

Tourist Attractions in Thoubal

  • Khongjom
  • Sugnu
  • Waithou
  • Kakching
  • Thoubal
  • Pallel

Quick Facts

  • Year of Formation: 1983
  • Area: 514 sq. km
  • Latitude: 23° 45' N and 24°45' N
  • Longitude: 93°45' E and 94°15' E
  • Population (2001): 3, 66,341
  • No. of Sub-Division: 02
  • No. of Blocks: 02
  • No. of Towns: 09
  • Average rainfall: 1318.39mm
  • Temperature: Max.: 35°C; Min.: 4°C
  • Postal Code: 795138
  • STD Code: 03848


Ukhrul is an administrative district of Manipur with district headquarter at Ukhrul town. The district shares international border with Myanmar in the East and is bounded by Chandel District in the South, Imphal East and Senapati Districts in the West and Nagaland state in the North. The topography of the district is hilly all through with the highest point of 3114 m at Khayang Peak. The Ukhrul district can be said to be the highest hill station of Manipur. A sizeable population of the district constitutes Tangkhul Nagas. A small percentage of Kukis, Nepalese and other Non-tribals also live in the district. The Tangkhuls have fair complexion and are more similar to the Mongolians in facial appearance.

Tourist Attractions in Ukhrul

  • Shirui Kashung (Shiroi Peak), the floral garden of Shirui Lily
  • Khankhui Cave
  • Hundung Mangva Cave
  • Dilily Water Fall near Khayang Phungtha
  • Azoa Jenephiu Magi Lake near Kachouphung
  • Cold Water Fishery Project near zero point Phangrei, Shirui
  • Saline Springs at Rajai Kl and Kn., Marem,Maramphung, Kalhang, Luireishimphung
  • Longpi Pottery at Longpi
  • Khayang Peak
  • Chingjui Matza
  • Phangrei Picnic Spot
  • Nillai Tea Estate on the way to Tolloi
  • MATA Industrial Complex, Lungpha

Quick Facts

  • Area: 4544 sq. km
  • Latitude: 24N - 25.41 N
  • Longitude: 94 E - 94.47 E
  • Altitude: 913 m - 3114m
  • Population (1991): 1, 09,275
  • Males: 56,997
  • Females: 51,278
  • Population density: 24 per sq. km
  • Literacy Rate: 62.54%
  • No. of Sub-Division: 05
  • No. of Villages: 230
  • Average rainfall: 1,763.7 mm
  • Temperature: Max.: 33°C; Min.: 3°C
  • Postal Code: 795142
  • STD Code: 03870

Government Departments in Manipur

There are several departments for smooth running of the Government of Manipur. Mentioned below is the address of Government Offices of Manipur.

Department of Information Technology
New Secretariat, North-Block
Imphal-West, Manipur-795001
Phone No.: 9206040398
Email address: [email protected]

Directorate of Employment Exchange
Smt Th. Bhanu Devi, AEO
Employment Exchange Complex,
Lamphelpat, Imphal - 795001
Phone: 0385-2414462

Department of Election
Chief Electoral officer,
Government of Manipur
Imphal - 795001
Phone: +91-385-2221158

Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation
Sanjenthong, Imphal
Telephone: 0385-2449765
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 0385-2451089

Public Works Department
Chief Engineer, PWD
Government of Manipur
Khuyathong, Imphal-795001
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