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The Government of Goa is the provincial government created by Constitution of India as executive, legislative and judicial authority of state of Goa. It is located in Panaji, Goa.

Government of Goa
Governor Mridula Sinha
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
Speaker Pramod Sawant
Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo
Members in Assembly 40
High Court Bombay High Court



The governor's role is largely ceremonial, but plays a crucial role when it comes to deciding who should form the next government or in suspending the legislature as has happened in the recent past. After having stable governance for nearly thirty years up to 1990, Goa is now notorious for its political instability having seen fourteen governments in the span of the fifteen years between 1990 and 2005.[1] In March 2005 the assembly was dissolved by the governor and President's Rule was declared, which suspended the legislature. A by-election in June 2005 saw the Congress coming back to power after winning three of the five seats that went to polls. The Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are the two largest parties in the state. In the assembly pole of 2007, Congress-led coalition won and started ruling the state.[2] Other parties include the United Goans Democratic Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.[3]

In the 2012 election the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the Indian National Congress government in Goa, led by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. The election was won by the BJP-Maharashtrawadi Gomantak alliance which won 24 seats in the 40-seat assembly. The Bharatiya Janata Party won 21 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won 3 seats. Manohar Parrikar, leader of the BJP, was sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa on 9 March 2012.

Council of MinistersEdit

In March 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party formed a coalition government with its 14 MLAs, 3 Goa Forward Party MLAs, 3 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLAs, and 3 Independents MLAs.

Minister Portfolio Party
Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister

  1. Finance
  2. General Administration
  3. Home
  4. Personnel
  5. Vigilance
Bharatiya Janata Party
Sudin Dhavalikar
  1. Public Works
  2. Transport
  3. River Navigation
  4. Museum
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Vijai Sardesai
  1. Town and Country Planning
  2. Agriculture
  3. Archives and Archeology
  4. Factories and Boilers
Goa Forward Party
Francis D'Souza
  1. Urban Development
  2. Law and Judiciary
  3. Legislature Affairs
  4. Provedoria
Bharatiya Janata Party
Manohar Ajgaonkar
  1. Tourism
  2. Sports and Youth Affairs
  3. Printing and Stationery
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Rohan Khaunte
  1. Revenue
  2. Information Technology
  3. Labour and Employment
Pandurang Madkaikar
  1. Power including State Electrical Inspectorate
  2. Social Welfare
  3. Non Conventional Energy
Bharatiya Janata Party
Govind Gaude
  1. Art and Culture
  2. Tribal Welfare
  3. Civil Supplies and Price Control
Vinoda Paliencar
  1. Water Resources
  2. Fisheries
  3. Legal Metrology
Goa Forward Party
Jayesh Salgaonkar
  1. Housing with Housing Board
  2. Rural Development
  3. Ports
Goa Forward Party
Mauvin Godinho
  1. Panchayati Raj and Community Development
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services
  3. Protocol
Bharatiya Janata Party
Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane
  1. Health
  2. Craftsmen Training
  3. Women and Child Development
Bharatiya Janata Party

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Odds stacked against Parrikar, Anil Sastry, The Hindu, 2005-01-31, verified 2005-04-02
  2. ^ Banerjee, Sanjay (6 June 2007). "Congress set to rule Goa again". Times Internet Limited. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
  3. ^ North Goa District Website, Panaji Goa