The State has two Divisions and 13 Districts, further sub-divided into 49 Tehsils and 95 Blocks. There are 31 Nagar Palika Parishads, and 32 Municipalities. There is only one Nagar Nigam in the state. There is a three-tier Panchayat system in place.
The three tiers are—
Zilla Panchayat (District Panchayat)
Kshetra Panchayat (Block Panchayat)
Gram Panchayat (Village Panchayat)
There are a total of 13 Zilla Panchayats, 95 Kshetra Panchayats and 7,227 Gram Panchayats, elections to all of which have been held in 2008.