Government of Punjab, India

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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.

Government of Punjab, India
Seat of GovernmentChandigarh
GovernorV.P. Singh Badnore
Chief MinisterAmarinder Singh
SpeakerRana Kanwar Pal Singh
Deputy SpeakerAjaib Singh Bhatti
Members in Assembly117
High CourtPunjab & Haryana High Court
Chief JusticeRavi Shankar Jha

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.[1]

The present Legislative Assembly of Punjab is unicameral, consisting of 117 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

Cabinet Ministers after Assembly Election 2017Edit

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.[3]

Name Age Constituency. Party Portfolios
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[4] and Saravjit Kaur Manuke[5] 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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Punjab Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  3. ^ New Cabinet Ministers of Punjab
  4. ^ "AAP removes Khaira, appoints Harpal Cheema as leader of opposition". The Tribune. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ "AAP's new leaders after election".

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