N. Rangasamy was the Chief Minister of Puducherry for 7 years ( May 2001 – September 2008 ) and this period is considered to be the golden era in the history of Puducherry. During his government, he implemented many new schemes for the welfare of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe & Yanam people. He had been awarded as a BEST CHIEF MINISTER for continuous 3 years by a National Newspaper (India Today). He followed Simplicity, Fairness and Transparency through out his Government and in general his government was called People’s Government.
Some of the highlights of his achievement during his Government are listed below

   Establishment of Government Medical College

   Government Women and Children’s Hospital

   Government Eye Hospital in Karaikal

   Government Nursing College from Nursing School.

   Started B.Ed and D.T.Ed courses in Pondicherry State Co-operative Union

   Combined court complex

   Perunthaliavar Kamaraj Centenary Education Complex

   High Level bridge between Ariyankuppam and Murugapakkam and another
      bridge in Sanakaraabarani River at Sellipet and another bridge across Pambai River.

   Another bridge across Arasalar river in Karaikal

   A modern new prison in kalapet

   Rs 4.5 Crores has been made as State Share for Electrification of
      Villupuram – Pondicherry Railway line

   Port in Karaikal was initiated with private investment for the overall economic
      development and prosperity of the region.

   Established Milk Chilling plant and Modern Rice Mill in Karaikal.

   Special Economic Zone at Sedarapet

   MRI Scan facility in GH

   Enhancement of MLA area development fund from Rs. 40 lakhs to Rs. 1 Crore.

   Power connections to huts under One Hut One Bulbs Scheme

   Free distribution of 10 Kgs rice to all families every month

   Launched Rajiv Gandhi Break Fast Scheme first of its kind in India from
      pre-primary to 12th Std.

   Mid-day Meals was extended from Pre-Primary to 12th Std.

   Introduction of evening snacks and biscuits

   60% subsidy of tuition fees for the CENTAC sponsored students in Medical,
      Engineering and Professional Courses.

   Free distribution of Text books, Stationary items, bicycles and raincoats and
      Chapels to students

   Making of Tamil compulsory upto 8th std.

   Conversion of all Thatched school buildings into concrete buildings

   House construction subsidy for all poor people

   Free distribution of a set of baby dress, towels, soaps to all babies born in
      Government maternity hospital.

   Free distribution as well as Subsidy for cattle’s and cattle feeds

   Enhancement in Old Age, freedom fighter & weavers Pension and Free
      Blankets and chapels to Senior Citizens

   Financial assistance for carrying out funeral rites of freedom fighers and it is
      extended to theirs wives too

   For Disabled persons age limit relaxed upto 10 years and 3% reservation
      in employment and education. Payment of financial assistance varies from
      Rs. 500 to Rs.1000 p.m. Free distribution of Motorised and Non-Motorised Tricycles

   Group insurance for agricultural labours and its first time in India

   Cash compensation for the crops damaged during natural calamities and the
      certificate is also issued to claim the full insurance amount for the full loss incurred.

   Pondicherry Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board were
      established for the welfare of the Building and Other construction workers.

   Many subsidy was introduced for mechanized fishing boats, country crafts and
      tackles, 50% subsidy for the fishing boat insurance, Payment of Rs. 100/-
      and 100 KG of rice issued to each fishermen family during Ban periods.

   Introduction for new pension scheme for fishermen who attained 60 years.

   50% reduction of stamp duty on registration of immovable properties registered in the
      name of women

   Many financial assistance for performance of girl Childs, marriage of poor girls, and
      daughters of widows and destitute.

   Subsidy for MANGALYAM for the marriage of Poor Bride.

   Financial assistances to poor parents who have only girl child studying from 8th to 10th Std
      for their career development.

   Rs. 50 lakhs has been given to Police welfare Society in order to extend Police personnel welfare.

   Hut less Pondicherry were introduced Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Centenary Housing Scheme where
      subsidy is given to eliminate huts

   Subsidy for MANGALYAM for the marriage of Poor Bride.

   Slum up gradation programme.

   Night shelter has been constructed in front of Maternity Hospital

   Financial Assistance for Oru Kala Pooja was enhanced

   Financial Assistance to Waku Board for renovation of Mosque

   Introduction of Group Insurance to temple employees

   Renovated the three main temple cars, fully from Government funds.

   Investment subsidy was provided for the development Tourism in Pondicherry to the tune of 25%
      of total investment and maximum of 1 Crore

   Saneeswar Temple, Karaikal is to be developed as Temple Town

   Establishment of Artificial beach along the seashore

     On request made by
Hon’ble Chief Minister
Thiru. N. Rangasamy and the steps taken by Hon’ble Union Minister for Finance
Thiru. P. Chidambaram,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
Dr. Manmohan Singh, released the Commemorative Coin In memory of Veteran Leader Perunthalaivar Kamarajar, while Annal Sonia Gandhi, receiving the same.

(27-10-2004, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.)

Grant for setting up of Dairy Farm.

Promoting Small Savings among the public through Govt.Departments

Introduction of 24 hour Garbage Removal Scheme for enwuring Puducherry as a clean city.

Launching of Rajiv Gandhi Break Fast Scheme first of its king in the country

Establish a Bigger Port in Puducherry.

Distribution of rice at subsidised price to the BPL Families

Distribution of Two Wheelers for all Police Stations for Strengthening the Police force.

Financial Assistance for Oru Kala Pooja was enhanced and financial assistance for renuation of mosque was enhanced

New rehabilitation schemes for fishermen after Tsunami

Grant of monthly pension to the aged Handicrafts Artisans

Launching of pleasure Boating Service in Oussudu Lake for Attracting Tourists

Enhancement of Marriage Assistance for Disabled Persons

Financial aid fro Self-Help Group and Mathar Sangams in order to uplift the Rural Economic Status.

Constitution of Construction Workers Welfare Board for protecting the Welfare of Construction Workers