Palanivel Thiagarajan is an Indian politician and the current Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services in the Tamil Nadu Government. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election in 2016 and 2021 from Madurai Central. He began his career in 1990 as an independent consultant in Operations and Systems Improvement. His political career lightens up in 2016 when he elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Madurai Central Assembly constituency. He has released a White Paper on Tamil Nadu`s finances after a long time.