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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. Government of UP's influence on Indian Politics is paramount as it send the largest number of Lok Sabha seats to Indian Parliament.

Government of Uttar Pradesh
उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार
Official seal of Government of Uttar Pradesh
India Uttar Pradesh location map.svg
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
Region Awadh, Braj, Bundelkhand, Purvanchal, RohilKhand
High Court Allahabad High Court
District Courts India undefined
Uttar Pradesh 14 November 18342
Capital Lucknow
 • Governor Ram Naik [1]
 • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (BJP)
 • Deputy CMs 1. Keshav Prasad Maurya
2. Dinesh Sharma
 • Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar, IAS[2][3][4]
 • Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh, IPS[5][6][7]
 • Total 243,286 km2 (93,933 sq mi)
Area rank 5th
Population [8]
 • Total 193,977,000
 • Rank 1st
 • Density 792/km2 (2,050/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-UP
Vehicle registration


Largest metro Kanpur
Sex ratio 111.4 /
HDI Increase
HDI Rank 25th
HDI Year 2005
HDI Category low
Climate Cfa (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature 31 °C (88 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 46 °C (115 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 6 °C (43 °F)
Website Official Website

1 The decision to possibly create additional districts is pending.
- 14 November 1834 : Presidency of Agra.
- 1 January 1836 : North-Western Provinces.
- 3 April 1858 : Oudh taken under British control, Delhi taken away from NWP & merged into Punjab.
- 1 April 1871 : Ajmer, Merwara & Kekri made separate commissionership.
- 15 February 1877 : Oudh added to North-Western Provinces.
- 22 March 1902 : Renamed United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
- 3 January 1921 : Renamed United Provinces of British India.
- 1 April 1937 : Renamed United Provinces
- 1 April 1946 : Self rule granted.
- 15 August 1947 : Part of independent India.
- 26 January 1950 : Renamed Uttar Pradesh

- 9 November 2000 : Uttaranchal, now known as Uttarakhand, state created from part of Uttar Pradesh.



Uttar Pradesh is one of only seven states in India with a bicameral legislature—i.e., has two houses, the Vidhan Sabha, a legislative assembly, and the Vidhan Parishad, a legislative council. There are 403 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and 100 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.


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. Even though 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 or the Principal secretary serve as the administrative head of the department they are assigned to. Each department also has officers of rank of Secretary, Special Secretary, Joint Secretary etc. assisting the Minister and the Additional Chief Secretary or Principal Secretary.

Council of Ministers (CoM)Edit


S.No. Name of minister Rank Departments Assigned
1. Yogi Adityanath Chief Minister Home and Confidential, Appointment and Personnel, Housing and Urban Planning, Revenue, Food and logistics, Civil Supplies, Food Safety and Drug Administration, Economics and Statistics, Mining and Minarals, 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
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 Cooprative (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)
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 state High Court is in Allahabad but also has a bench in Lucknow. There are District courts in every district of the state, and each District court is headed by a District Judge.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is made up of 75 administrative districts, that are grouped into 18 divisions. Each division consists of 3-4 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 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.

District administrationEdit

A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a District Magistrate, 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 Uttar Pradesh Civil Service and other state services.

A Senior Superintendent of Police or a Superintendent of Police, 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 Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service 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. Indian author and political activist, Shantanu Gupta has even wrote the book - Uttar Pradesh - Vikas Ki Prateeksha Mein describing the misgovernance and corruption by the two regional parties in Uttar Pradesh from 2002-2017.[15]


Free laptop distribution schemeEdit

The Free laptop distribution scheme of Uttar Pradesh Government was the scheme of the Government of Uttar Pradesh headed by Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party.[16] 1.5 million laptops were distributed via the scheme.[17] If up government educate student about computer knowledge then laptop will be useful.

Lucknow MetroEdit

The Lucknow Metro (Hindi: लखनऊ मेट्रो; Urdu: لکھنؤ میٹرو‎) is an under construction rapid transit system in the city of Lucknow, India. Construction on the first phase began on 27 September 2014. Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited (LMRC) is responsible to build and operate this network.[18] The metro project will be the most expensive public transport system in the state of Uttar Pradesh, costing 12,500 crore (US$2 billion). It will provide speedy mass transport and help in reduce traffic congestion on city roads.

The proposed metro rail network was planned to consist of two corridors: North-South and East-West one from Amausi to Munshi Pulia and other from Vasant Kunj to Charbagh Railway Station. Both lines will intersect at Charbagh. An extension line from Indira Nagar – Gomti Nagar – Polytechnic Crossing will extend it to Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar.[19] The difference between arrival time of trains at each station is expected to be 7 minutes. This would be reduced to 5 minutes and then to 3 minutes in phases.

Greater Noida Metro SystemEdit

A new metro rail network will shortly be developed between Noida and Greater Noida. Measuring 29.707 km, it will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 5,064 crore. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) has already been prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.[20]

According to the DPR, 22 stations are proposed, of which 13 will be constructed on ground while seven stations will be elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion.

Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will lead towards Greater Noida via stations in Sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, on the Dadri road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 and Sector 149 in Noida.

It will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traverse Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, before terminating at Depot station proposed near recreational green, Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. The entire Metro alignment is proposed to be elevated.

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) would be formed for the development, operation and maintenance of the metro rail. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved the Project and forwarded the DPR to Government of India in October 2013.

The Government of India and UP will each bear 20% of the costs and loans from external agencies would be taken to fund the rest 60% of the project. Twenty per cent funding from UP will be shared by Noida and Greater Noida Authorities, based on the length of track that passes through the two areas.

The metro link is expected to be commissioned by 2017.

Expansion of Metro Rail Project (second phase)Edit

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet gave its approval to the proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Delhi Metro and Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) for the project. With the expansion of the metro rail service from Delhi to Ghaziabad, commuting up to Delhi railway station and other important places would become easy for the people.

Ban on polytheneEdit

On 18 December 2015 the Government following earlier Allahabad High Court orders,[21][22] banned usage of polythene in any form, failure to which it would attract penalty up to 5 lakh (US$7,800) fine and six months jail,[23][24][25] in accordance with Environment Protection Act, 1986.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Governor of Uttar Pradesh". Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly . Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rajiv Kumar appointed new Chief Secretary of UP". Business Standard. June 29, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rajiv Kumar appointed as new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh". Firstpost. June 29, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ [Rajiv Kumar takes over as UP chief secretary "Rajiv Kumar takes over as UP chief secretary"] Check |url= value (help). Times of India. June 29, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sulkhan Singh assumes charge as new UP DGP, vows action against cow vigilantes". Indian Express. April 22, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sulkhan Singh new DGP, Javeed Ahmed sent to PAC". Times of India. April 22, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ Goswami, Dev, ed. (April 22, 2017). "Sulkhan Singh takes charge as new UP DGP, promises zero tolerance against cow vigilantism, 'gundagardi'". India Times. The Times Group. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Population estimate". 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  9. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Provinces of British India". Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  10. ^ "Governors of Uttar Pradesh". Archived from the original on 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  11. ^ Ben Cahoon. "Indian states since 1947". Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  12. ^ "Cabinet Ministers". Uttar Pradesh CMO. Uttar Pradesh Government. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Ministers Of State (Independent Charge)". Uttar Pradesh CMO. Uttar Pradesh Government. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "State Ministers". Uttar Pradesh CMO. Uttar Pradesh Government. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Vikas Ki Prateeksha Mein". bloomsbury. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  16. ^ Laptop Tablet Distribution Scheme
  17. ^ Laptop distribution comes to an end in UP
  18. ^ "Work on Metro project initiated". The Times of India. 6 March 2008. 
  19. ^ "Lucknow gets projects worth Rs 2400cr". The Times of India. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  20. ^ Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority
  21. ^ "HC asks govt to impose ban on plastic bags across UP". The Indian Express. 14 December 2012. 
  22. ^ "सरकार हर हाल में पालि‍थीन बैग बैन की अधिसूचना जारी करे: हाईकोर्ट". Dainik Bhaskar. 18 November 2015.  zero width joiner character in |title= at position 22 (help)
  23. ^ "बड़ी खबर: यूपी में पॉलीथीन के इस्तेमाल पर रोक". Amar Ujala. 18 December 2015. 
  24. ^ "UP govt bans use of plastic bags across the state". Network 18. 18 December 2015. 
  25. ^ "UP govt bans use of polythene bags in state". Hindustan Times. 19 December 2015. 

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