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The Government of Meghalaya also known as the State Government of Meghalaya, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Meghalaya and its 11 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Meghalaya, a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Government of Meghalaya
Seal of Meghalaya.svg
Seat of governmentShillong
Executive
GovernorTathagata Roy
Chief ministerConrad Sangma
Chief SecretaryAndrew Simons, IAS
Legislature
Assembly
SpeakerDonkupar Roy
Deputy SpeakerTimothy Shira
Members in Assembly60
Judiciary
High CourtMeghalaya High Court
Chief JusticeAjay Kumar Mittal

Like other states in India, the head of state of Meghalaya is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Union Government. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the Secretariat. The Meghalaya High Court, located in Shillong, Meghalaya, exercises the jurisdiction and powers in respect of cases arising in the State of Meghalaya.

The present Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is unicameral, consisting of 60 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meghalaya Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  • Government and politics in Meghalaya, by R. S. Lyngdoh. Sanchar Pub. House, 1996. ISBN 81-7203-029-0.

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