Government of Punjab, India
The Government of Punjab, also known as the State Government of Punjab or locally as the State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Punjab and its 22 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Punjab, a judiciary and a legislative branch.
Like other states in India, the head of state of Punjab is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Central 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. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. Chandigarh also serves as the capital of Haryana, and is a union territory of India. The Punjab & Haryana High Court, located in Chandigarh, has jurisdiction over the whole state.
Cabinet Ministers after Assembly Election 2017Edit
This section needs to be updated.April 2018)(
Following is a list of the cabinet ministers in present government along with their portfolios. The list includes the 9 new ministers inducted in April 2018 and the department allocated to them.
|Amarinder Singh||Patiala Urban||Indian National Congress||Chief Minister, Administrative Reforms, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Horticulture, Conservation of Land and Water, Excise & Taxation, General Administration, Home Affairs & Justice, Legal & Legislative Affairs, Vigilance, Personnel, Civil Aviation, Defence Services Welfare, Hospitality, Investment Promotion, Information & Public Relations, Environment, Wildlife, NRI Affairs|
|Charanjit Singh Channi||Chamkaur Sahib Assembly Constituency||Indian National Congress||Local Government, Tourism & Cultural Affairs|
|Brahm Mohindra||Patiala Rural||Indian National Congress||Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research, Parliamentary Affairs, Elections, Removal of Grievances|
|Manpreet Singh Badal||Bathinda Urban||Indian National Congress||Finance, Planning, Programme Implementation, Governance Reforms|
|Charanjit Singh Channi||Chamkaur Sahib||Indian National Congress||Technical Education & Industrial Training Institutes, Employment Generation|
|Sadhu Singh Dharamsot||Nabha||Indian National Congress||Forests and Wild Life, Printing and Stationary, Welfare of SCs and BCs|
|Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa||Fatehgarh Churian||Indian National Congress||Rural Development & Panchayats, Housing & Urban Development|
|Aruna Chaudhary||Dinanagar||Indian National Congress||Social Security, Women & Child Development, Transport|
|Razia Sultana||Malerkotla||Indian National Congress||Water Supply & Sanitation (Public Health), Higher Education|
|Balbir Singh Sidhu||S.A.S. Nagar||Indian National Congress||Animal Husbandary & Dairy Development, Labour|
|Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria||Raja Sansi||Indian National Congress||Revenue, Rahabilitation & Disaster Management, Water Resources|
|Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa||Dera Baba Nanak||Indian National Congress||Cooperation, Jails|
|Vijay Inder Singla||Sangrur||Indian National Congress||Public Works, Information Technology, Education|
|Bharat Bhushan Ashu||Ludhiana West||Indian National Congress||Food & Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs|
|Sunder Sham Arora||Hoshiarpur||Indian National Congress||Industries & Commerce|
|Om Parkash Soni||Amritsar Central||Indian National Congress||School Education, Freedom Fighters|
|Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi||GuruHarSahai||Indian National Congress||Sports & Youth Affairs|
|Gurpreet Singh Kangar||Rampura Phul||Indian National Congress||Power, New & Renewable Energy Sources|
Current Opposition in assemblyEdit
In Punjab Legislative Assembly the Main Opposition party is Aam Aadmi Party and Leader of opposition is Harpal Singh Cheema and Saravjit Kaur Manuke is deputy leader of opposition. It won 20 seats in 2017 assembly election and currently it has 16 members and 4 are vacant due to resignations.
The other parties which are in opposition are-
|Party||Members||Leader in assembly|
|Shiromani Akali Dal||13||Sukhbir Singh Badal|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||2||Dinesh Singh|
|Lok Insaaf Party||2||Simarjit Singh Bains|
Departments and agenciesEdit
- "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
- "Punjab Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
- New Cabinet Ministers of Punjab
- "AAP removes Khaira, appoints Harpal Cheema as leader of opposition". The Tribune. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "AAP's new leaders after election".
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