Government of Assam

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The Government of Assam is the governing authority of Assam, a state of India. It consists of the Governor nominated by the Government of India as the head of the state, currently Jagdish Mukhi.[1] The head of government is the Chief Minister, currently Sarbananda Sonowal,[2] who is the leader of the group that commands a majority in the unicameral Assam Legislative Assembly. The Assam Assembly is elected by universal adult suffrage for a period of five years. The Chief Minister is assisted by a Council of Ministers that he nominates, the size of which is restricted.

Government of Assam
Seal of Assam.svg
Seat of governmentDispur
GovernorJagdish Mukhi[1]
Chief ministerSarbananda Sonowal[2]
SpeakerHitendra Nath Goswami [3]
Deputy SpeakerDilip Kumar Paul [4]
Members in Assembly126
High CourtGauhati High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Ajai Lamba

In 2016, the National Democratic Alliance won a majority of seats in the legislature, with 86 seats, followed by Congress with 26 seats and AIUDF with 13.


Ministers sworn on 24 May 2016:[5]

Minister Ministry Constituency District Party
1 Sarbananda Sonowal Chief Minister of Assam, GAD, SAD, Personnel, Administrative Reform and Training ( Assam Administrative Staff College ) , Border Area Development, Social Welfare, I&PR, Revenue, Disaster management, Power, Implementation of Assam Accord Majuli Majuli BJP
2 Himanta Biswa Sarma Finance, Planning and Development,PWD, Health and Family Welfare, Jalukbari Kamrup Metropolitan BJP
3 Atul Bora Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Urban Development, Town and Country Planning Bokakhat Golaghat AGP
4 Pramila Rani Brahma Environment and Forests, Soil Conservation and Mines and Mineral departments Kokrajhar East Kokrajhar BPF
5 Ranjit Dutta Irrigation, Handloom and Textiles Behali Sonitpur BJP
6 Parimal Suklabaidya , Fisheries and Excise Dholai Cachar BJP
7 Keshab Mahanta Water resource, Science and Technology, Information & Technology Departments Kaliabor Nagaon AGP
8 Pallab Lochan Das Labour and Employment and Tea Tribes Welfare Rangapara Lakhimpur BJP
9 Chandra Mohan Patowary Commerce and Industry, Transport and Parliamentary Affairs Dharmapur Nalbari BJP
10 Rihon Daimary Public Health Engineering, Food and Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Udalguri Udalguri BPF
11 Naba Kumar Doley MoS(I/C) Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Youth Welfare and Cultural Affairs Dhakuakhana Lakhimpur BJP
12 Siddhartha Bhattacharya Moss(I/C) Education Gauhati East Kamrup Metropolitan BJP


The following are the departments of the Government of Assam[6]

  • Admin Reforms & Training
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary
  • Assam Accord
  • Border Protection And Development
  • Chief Electoral Officer
  • CM's Secretariat
  • Chief Secretary'S Office
  • Co-Operation Department
  • Cultural Affairs
  • Elementary Education
  • Excise Department
  • Forest And Environment
  • Finance
  • Fishery
  • Food And Civil Supplies
  • General Administration Department
  • Guwahati Development Department
  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Higher Education Department
  • Handloom Textiles & Sericulture
  • Hill Areas Department
  • Home & Political
  • Horticulture Department
  • Information Technology
  • Information & Public Relations
  • Industries & Commerce
  • Irrigation
  • Judicial Department
  • Labour & Employment
  • Legislative
  • Mines And Minerals Department
  • Panchayat & Rural Development
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Passport
  • Pension & Public Grievances Department
  • Personnel
  • Transformation & Development Department
  • Pollution Control Department
  • Power
  • Public Enterprises
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Public Works Building & Nh
  • Public Works Roads
  • Printing And Stationary Department
  • Revenue & Disaster Mgmt
  • Science And Technology
  • Secondary Education Department
  • Secretariat Administration
  • Social Welfare
  • Soil Conservation
  • Sports & Youth Welfare
  • Transport
  • Tea Tribes
  • Tourism Department
  • Urban Development Department
  • Water Resource
  • Welfare Of Minorities Department
  • Welfare Of Plain Tribes & Backward Classes Department


  1. ^ a b "Jagdish Mukhi: Few facts about Assam's new Governor". The New Indian Express. 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Assam Legislative Assembly - Chief Ministers since 1937".
  3. ^ "List of Speakers since 1937".
  4. ^ "List of Deputy Speakers since 1937".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Departments of the Government of Assam".

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