Government of Uttar Pradesh
The Government of Uttar Pradesh is a democratically elected State Government in India with the Governor as its appointed constitutional Head of the State by the President of India. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh is appointed for a period of five years and appoints the Chief Minister and his council of ministers, who are vested with legislative powers as well as executive powers of the State. The Governor remains a ceremonial head of the state, while the Chief Minister and his council are responsible for day-to-day government functions. The state of Uttar Pradesh' influence on Indian Politics is paramount as it sends the largest number of Members of Parliament to both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
|Seat of Government||Lucknow|
|Governor||Ram Naik |
|Chief Minister||Yogi Adityanath (BJP)|
|Deputy Chief Minister||Keshav Prasad Maurya (BJP)
Dinesh Sharma (BJP)
|Chief Secretary||Rajive Kumar, IAS|
|Speaker||Hriday Narayan Dikshit (BJP)|
|Members in Assembly||404 (403 elected + 1 nominated)|
|Council||Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council|
|Chairman||Ramesh Yadav (SP)|
|Members in Council||100|
|High Court||Allahabad High Court|
|Chief Justice||Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale|
The state is governed by a parliamentary system of representative democracy. Uttar Pradesh is one of the seven states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council). The Legislative Assembly consists of 404 members who are elected for five-year terms. The Legislative Council is a permanent body of 100 members with one-third (33 members) retiring every two years. Since Uttar Pradesh sends the largest number of legislators to the national Parliament, it is often considered to be one of the most important states with respect to Indian politics. The state contributes 80 seats to the lower house of the Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha and 31 seats to the upper house of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
The government is headed by the Governor who appoints the Chief Minister and his council of ministers. The Governor is appointed for a period of five years and acts as the constitutional head of the State. The Governor remains the ceremonial head of the state, the day-to-day running of the government is taken care of by the Chief Minister and his council of ministers in whom a great deal of legislative powers is vested.
The council of ministers consists of Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State (MoS). The Secretariat headed by the Chief Secretary assists the council of ministers. The Chief Secretary is also the administrative head of the government.
Each government department is headed by a Minister, who is assisted by an Additional Chief Secretary or a Principal Secretary, who usually is an officer of Indian Administrative Service, the Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary serves as the administrative head of the department they are assigned to. Each department also has officers of the rank of Secretary, Special Secretary, Joint Secretary etc. assisting the Minister and the Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary.
Council of Ministers (CoM)Edit
|S.No.||Name of Minister||Rank||Portfolio|
|1.||Yogi Adityanath||Chief Minister||Appointment and Personnel, Home and Confidential, Housing and Urban Planning, Revenue, Food and logistics, Civil Supplies, Food Safety and Drug Administration, Economics and Statistics, Mining and Minerals, Flood Control, Tax Registration, Jail, General Administration, Secretariat Administration, Vigilance, Information, Electoral, Institutional Finance, Planning, State Property, Town Land, Uttar Pradesh Restructuring Coordination, Administrative Reform, Program Implementation, National Integration, Infrastructure, Language, External Aided Project, Scarcity, Relief and Rehabilitation, Public Service Management, Rent Control, Consumer Protection and Weights and Measures|
|2.||Keshav Prasad Maurya||Deputy Chief Minister||Public Works, Food Processing, Entertainment Tax and Public Enterprise|
|3.||Dinesh Sharma||Deputy Chief Minister||Secondary Education, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Electronics and IT|
|4.||Rita Bahuguna Joshi||Cabinet Minister||Women Welfare, Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Welfare and Tourism|
|5.||Siddharth Nath Singh||Cabinet Minister||Health|
|6.||Chetan Chauhan||Cabinet Minister||Sports and Youth Affairs|
|7.||Shrikant Sharma||Cabinet Minister||Power|
|8.||Swami Prasad Maurya||Cabinet Minister||Labour, Service planning, Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation|
|9.||Satish Mahana||Cabinet Minister||Industrial development|
|10.||Suresh Khanna||Cabinet Minister||Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development|
|11.||Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary||Cabinet Minister||Dairy Development, Religious Works and Culture and Minority Welfare|
|12.||SP Singh Baghel||Cabinet Minister||Livestock, Minor Irrigation and Fishery|
|13.||Rajesh Agrawal||Cabinet Minister||Finance|
|14.||Dharmpal Singh||Cabinet Minister||Irrigation and Irrigation (Mechanical)|
|15.||Ashutosh Tandon||Cabinet Minister||Basic Education and Medical Education|
|16.||Brijesh Pathak||Cabinet Minister||Law and Justice, Additional Energy Resources and Political Pension|
|17.||Mukut Bihari Verma||Cabinet Minister||Cooperative|
|18.||Ramapati Shastri||Cabinet Minister||Social Welfare|
|19.||Satyadev Pachauri||Cabinet Minister||Khadi, Rural industry, Textiles, Small and medium enterprises and exports|
|20.||Jai Pratap Singh||Cabinet Minister||Excise and Liquor prohibition|
|21.||Surya Pratap Shahi||Cabinet Minister||Agriculture|
|22.||Dara Singh Chauhan||Cabinet Minister||Forest and Environment and Zoo|
|23.||Rajendra Pratap Singh||Cabinet Minister||Rural Electricity Service|
|24.||Nand Kumar Nandi||Cabinet Minister||Stamp and Court rates and Civil Aviation|
|25.||Om Prakash Rajbhar||Cabinet Minister||Backward Classes Welfare and Disabled People development|
|Ministers of State (MoS) (Independent Charge)|
|26.||Anupma Jaiswal||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Basic Education, Child Development and Neutrition, Revenue (MoS) and Finance (MoS)|
|27.||Suresh Rana||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Sugarcane Development, Sugar Mills and Industrial Development (MoS)|
|28.||Upendra Tiwari||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Water Supply, Land Development and Water Resources, Waste Land Development, Forest, Environment, Zoological Garden, Horticulture and Cooperative (MoS)|
|29.||Mahendra Singh||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Rural Development, Overall Village Development and Medical and Health (MoS)|
|30.||Swatantradev Singh||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Transport, Protocol, Energy (MoS)|
|31.||Bhupendra Singh Choudhary||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Panchayati Raj and Public Works Department (MoS)|
|32.||Dharam Singh Saini||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Ayush, Scarcity and Relief and Rehabilitation (MoS)|
|33.||Anil Rajbhar||State Minister (Independent Charge)||Sainik Welfare, Food Processing (MoS), Home Guards, PRD and Civil Protection|
|34.||Swati Singh||State Minister (Independent Charge)||N.R.I., Flood Control, Agricultural Exports, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Foreign Trade, Women's Welfare, Family Welfare and Mother and Child Welfare (MoS)|
|Ministers of State (MoS)|
|35.||Gulabo Devi||State Minister||Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Welfare|
|36.||Jai Prakash Nishad||State Minister||Animal Husbandry and Fishery, State Property and Urban land|
|37,||Archana Pandey||State Minister||Mining and Minerals, Excise and Prohibition|
|38.||Jai Kumar Singh Jaiki||State Minister||Jail and Public Service Management|
|39.||Atul Garg||State Minister||Food and Logistics, Civil Supplies, Rent Control, Consumer Protection, Weights and Measures and Food Safety and Drug Administration|
|40.||Ranvendra Pratap Singh (Dhunni Singh)||State Minister||Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Agriculture Research|
|41.||Neelkanth Tiwari||State Minister||Legislative and Justice, Information and Sports and Youth Welfare|
|42.||Mohsin Raza||State Minister||Science and Technology, Electronics, Information Technology, Muslim Waqf and Haj|
|43.||Girish Chandra Yadav||State Minister||Urban Development, Scarcity and Relief and rehabilitation|
|44.||Baldev Aulakh||State Minister||Minority Welfare, Irrigation and Irrigation (Mechanical)|
|45.||Manoharlal Mannu Kori||State Minister||Labour and Employment|
|46.||Sandeep Singh||State Minister||Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Technical Education and Medical Education|
|47.||Suresh Passi||State Minister||Housing and Urban Planning, Vocational Education and Skilled Development|
The judiciary in the state consists of the Allahabad High Court in Allahabad, the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court, district courts and session courts in each district or Sessions Division, and lower courts at the tehsil level. The President of India appoints the chief justice of the High Court of the Uttar Pradesh judiciary on the advice of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India as well as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Other judges are appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Chief Justice of the High Court. Subordinate Judicial Service, categorized into two divisions viz. Uttar Pradesh civil judicial services and Uttar Pradesh higher judicial service is another vital part of the judiciary of Uttar Pradesh. While the Uttar Pradesh civil judicial services comprise the Civil Judges (Junior Division)/Judicial Magistrates and civil judges (Senior Division)/Chief Judicial Magistrate, the Uttar Pradesh higher judicial service comprises civil and sessions judges. The Subordinate judicial service (viz. The district court of Etawah and the district court of Kanpur Dehat) of the judiciary at Uttar Pradesh is controlled by the District Judge.
The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is made up of 75 administrative districts, that are grouped into 18 divisions. Each division consists of 3-7 districts. A Divisional Commissioner, an officer of Indian Administrative Service is responsible for heading the administration of a division, the Divisional Commissioner is also responsible for the collection of revenue and maintenance of law and order in his division.
There are also 8 Police zones and 18 Police ranges in the state. Each zone consists of 2-3 ranges and is headed by an Additional Director General ranked officer of Indian Police Service. Whereas a range consists of 3-4 districts and is headed by an Inspector General ranked or a Deputy Inspector General ranked officer of Indian Police Service.
A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a District Magistrate (DM), an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The District Magistrate is responsible for coordinating the work between various departments in the district, is responsible for law and order in the district and is also given the power of an executive magistrate. The District Magistrate is assisted by a number of officers belonging to PCS and other state services.
A Senior Superintendent of Police/Superintendent of Police (SSP/SP), an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Uttar Pradesh Police Service like and other Uttar Pradesh Police officials.
A District Forest Officer, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service, in the rank of Deputy Conservator of Forests, is responsible for managing the forests, the environment, and wildlife-related issues of the district with the assistance of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Service.
Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as PWD, Health, Education, Agriculture, animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to the various State Services. These officers have to report to the District Magistrate of the district.
Uttar Pradesh politics is dominated by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as the third major party. The Bharatiya Janata Party occupies the current government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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