Government of Assam

The Government of Assam or Assam Government abbreviated as GoAS, is the state government of the Indian state of Assam. It consists of the Governor appointed by the President of India as the head of the state, currently Gulab Chand Kataria.[3] The head of government is the Chief Minister, currently Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma,[4] 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 GovernmentGuwahati
Legislative branch
SpeakerBiswajit Daimary[1]
Deputy SpeakerNumal Momin[2]
Members in Assembly126
Executive branch
GovernorGulab Chand Kataria[3]
Chief MinisterHimanta Biswa Sarma[4]
Chief SecretaryPaban Kumar Borthakur, IAS[5]
High CourtGauhati High Court
Chief JusticeSandeep Mehta

In 2021, the National Democratic Alliance won a majority of seats in the legislature, with 75 seats, followed by Congress with 29 seats and AIUDF with 16.

Cabinet MinistersEdit

Ministers sworn on 10 May 2021:[6]

Minister Ministry Constituency District Party
1 Chief Minister of Assam, Home, Personnel, Public Works Department (PWD) & any other Department not allotted to any other Minister. Jalukbari Kamrup Metropolitan BJP
2 Ranjit Kumar Das Panchayat & Rural Development, Food & Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, General Administration, and Judicial Patacharkuchi Bajali BJP
3 Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Border Area Development, Implementation of Assam Accord, Cooperation. Bokakhat Golaghat AGP
4 Urkhao Gwra Brahma Handloom & Textile, Soil Conservation, Welfare of Bodoland Chapaguri Kokrajhar UPPL
5 Ashok Singhal (politician) Guwahati Development, Urban Development, Irrigation. Dhekiajuli Sonitpur BJP
6 Parimal Suklabaidya Transport, Fisheries, Excise. Dholai Cachar BJP
7 Health & Family Welfare, Medical education & Research, Science & Technology, Information Technology. Kaliabor Nagaon AGP
8 Finance, Woman & Child development Golaghat Golaghat BJP
9 Chandra Mohan Patowary Environment & Forest, Act East Policy Affairs, Welfare of Minorities Dharmapur Nalbari BJP
10 Ranoj Pegu Education, Welfare of Plain Tribe & Backward Classes (non-BTC). Dhemaji Dhemaji BJP
11 Sanjoy Kishan Welfare of Tea Tribes, Labour & Employment. Tinsukia Tinsukia BJP
12 Pijush Hazarika Water Resources, Information & Public Relations, Parliamentary Affairs, Social Justice & Empowerment Jagiroad Marigaon BJP
13 Jogen Mohan Revenue & Disaster Management, Hills Area Development Mahmara Charaideo BJP
14 Bimal Bora Industries & Commerce and Public Enterprice, Sports & Youth Welfare, Cultural Affairs, Tourism Tingkhong Dibrugarh BJP
15 Nandita Gorlosa Power, Cooperation, Mineral & Mines, Indigenous & Tribal Faith and Culture


House Leader Portrait Since
Constitutional Posts
Governor Jagdish Mukhi   10 October 2017
Speaker Biswajit Daimary   21 May 2021
Deputy Speaker Numal Momin   21 May 2021
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma 10 May 2021
Political Posts
Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Himanta Biswa Sarma 10 May 2021
Leader of Indian National Congress

Leader of the Opposition

Debabrata Saikia   20 May 2021
Leader of Asom Gana Parishad Atul Bora   15 July 2014
Leader of United People's Party Liberal Urkhao Gwra Brahma 2 May 2021


  1. ^ "List of Speakers since 1937".
  2. ^ "List of Deputy Speakers since 1937".
  3. ^ a b "The Governor of Assam, Assam gov portal".
  4. ^ a b "Assam Legislative Assembly – Chief Ministers since 1937".
  5. ^ PTI (1 September 2022). "New Assam chief secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur takes charge". ThePrint. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Assam Cabinet Minister List 2021: Check full list of ministers and their portfolios in Himanta Biswa Sarma govt". Retrieved 8 July 2021.

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