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Current Chief Ministers of India 2024, State Wise

The Indian Constitution, through Article 164, outlines the process of appointing Chief Ministers for states and Union Territories (UTs). The Governor, serving as the appointing authority, is entrusted with the responsibility of selecting the Chief Minister. Additionally, Article 167 defines the Chief Minister’s pivotal role as a bridge between the Governor and the state council of ministers.

Current Chief Ministers of India

Current Chief Ministers of India, each state and union territory has a chief minister, who serves as the head of government. Though appointed by the governor, the chief minister must maintain the confidence of the majority in the state legislative assembly. The governor, appointed by the President of India, acts as the constitutional head of the state/territory and wields powers like dissolving the legislative assembly and appointing the chief minister. Here’s a concise list of India’s current state/territory heads in 2023: Chief Minister and Governor.

States Chief Minister Governor
Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu S. Abdul Nazeer
Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik
Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma Gulab Chand Kataria
Bihar Nitish Kumar Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
Chhattisgarh Vishnu Deo Sai Justice (Retd) Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
Goa Pramod Sawant P.S. Sgreedharan
Gujarat Bhupendra Patel Acharaya Devvrat
Haryana Nayab Singh Saini Bandaru Dattatraya
Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu Shiv Pratap Shukla
Jharkhand Champai Soren C.P. Radhakrishnan
Karnataka Siddaramaiah Thawar Chand Gehlot
Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan Arif Mohammed Khan
Madhya Pradesh Mohan Yadav Mangubhai Chaganbhai Patel
Maharashtra Eknath Shinde Ramesh Bais
Manipur N. Biren Singh Anusuiya Uikye
Meghalaya Conrad Kongkal Sangma Phagu Chauhan
Mizoram Lalduhoma Dr. Kambhampati Haribabu
Nagaland Neiphiu Rio Shri La. Ganesan
Odisha Raghubar Das
Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann
Rajasthan Bhajan Lal Sharma Kalraj Mishra
Sikkim PS Golay Lakshman Prasad Acharya
Tamil Nadu M.K Stalin R.N. Ravi
Telangana Anumula Revanth Reddy Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
Tripura Dr. Manik Saha Indra Sena Reddy Nallu
Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Anandiben Patel
Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami Gurmit Singh
West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Dr CV Ananda Bose

Union Territory States-wise Governors of India List

Union Territory Governor Capital
Andaman & Nicobar  Shri. Devendra Kumar Joshi (Lieutenant Governor)  Port Blair
Chandigarh Shri Banwarilal Purohit (Administrator)  Chandigarh
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu  Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)  Daman
Delhi Vinal Kumar Saxena (Lieutenant Governor)  New Delhi
 Jammu and Kashmir  Shri Manoj Sinha (Lieutenant Governor)  Srinagar
Lakshadweep  Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)  Kavaratti
Puducherry  Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan  Puducherry
Ladakh Brig (Dr) B D Mishra (Retd)  Leh

Governor of India Selection and Powers 

The governor in India is appointed by the president. The central government is responsible for the nomination of the government for each state. There is no indirect or direct election for the appointment of governor unlike the elections for president. The office of a governor is an independent constitutional office the governor doesn’t serve the union government.

The governor only needs to meet two qualifications one he should be an Indian citizen and the other he should be 35 years old or more. There are two conventions that the government follows to nominate a governor that is the person who is going to be appointed as the governor must not belong to the state, he shall be an outsider with having no relations with the state.

The other one is the consultation of the chief minister is taken before the appointment of a governor by the president. He is the executive head of the state he is appointed to. All the executive actions that are performed in the state are in the name of the governor.

Chief Minister of India Selection and Powers 

There is no specific procedure for the selection and appointment of the chief minister of a state as per the constitution of India. According to article 164, the Government of a state appoints the chief minister. There are a few qualifications that a person needs to become a chief minister of India. The person must be a citizen of India, he must have completed 25 years of age, and must be a member of any house either the legislative assembly or the legislative council.

A citizen of India who is not a member of the legislative assembly or legislative council has to get himself elected within 6 months from the date of their appointment, if the person fails the procedure, he would not be considered the chief minister.

The powers given to the chief minister are that he can allocate and reshuffle the portfolios among ministers, if the chief minister resigns the full cabinet has to resign with him, guides controls and direct activities of all the ministers, if there is any difference of opinion, he can ask the minister to resign, he advises the government to appoint any person as a minister.

Chief Ministers of India in Constitution

  • Article 163: The governor is advised by the Chief Mister, head of council of ministers.
  • Article 164: The Constitution appoints the Chief Minister by the governor.
  • Article 167: The Constitution, the Chief Minister acts as a link between the Governor and state council of ministers.

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