List of chief ministers of Uttarakhand
The chief minister of the state of Uttarakhand, is the head of the Government of Uttarakhand. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, the governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
|Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
|Style||The Honourable (formal)|
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
|Status||Head of government|
|Residence||Mukhyamantri Awas, New Cantt Road, Dehradun|
|Appointer||Governor of Uttarakhand|
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Assembly
|Term length||At the pleasure of the governor|
Assembly term is 5 years unless dissolved sooner
No term limits specified
|Inaugural holder||Nityanand Swami (2000–2001)|
|Formation||9 November 2000|
|Website||Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
Uttarakhand was formed on November 9, 2000, when it was carved out from the himalayan districts of Uttar Pradesh. Eight people have served as the state's chief minister, across five assembly terms; five of those belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party including the current incumbent Trivendra Singh Rawat and the inaugural office holder Nityanand Swami, while the remaining three belong to the Indian National Congress.
The Constitution of India sets the principle qualifications one must meet to be eligible to the office of the chief minister. A chief minister must be:
- a citizen of India.
- should be a member of the state legislature. If a person is elected chief minister who is not a member of the legislature, then he/she must take sign from governor.
- of 25 years of age or more
An individual who is not a member of the legislature can be considered as the chief minister provided he/she gets himself/herself elected to the State Legislature within six months from the date of their appointment. Failing which, he/she would cease to be the chief minister.
List of the Chief Ministers of UttarakhandEdit
Following is the list of the Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand since its inception on 9 November 2000:
|Colour key for parties|
- This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government (s)he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
- Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Uttarakhand as well.
- Constitution of India, Article 173
- Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.