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The Uttarakhand Council of Ministers is the executive wing of Government of Uttarakhand and headed by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, who is the head of government and leader of the state cabinet. The term of every executive wing is for 5 years. The council of ministers are assisted by department secretaries attached to each ministry who are from IAS Uttarakhand Cadre. The chief executive officer responsible for issuing orders on behalf of government is Chief Secretary to the state government. The current Chief Secretary is Utpal Kumar Singh who took charge from outgoing S. Ramaswamy on 25 October, 2017.[1]

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Constitutional requirementEdit

For the Council of Ministers to aid and advise GovernorEdit

According to Article 163 of the Indian Constitution,

This means that the Ministers serve under the pleasure of the Governor and he/she may remove them, on the advice of the Chief Minister, whenever they want.

For other provisions as to MinistersEdit

According to Article 164 of the Indian Constitution,

Chief MinisterEdit

Like any Indian state, Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand is the real head of the government and responsible for state administration. He is the leader of the parliamentary party in the legislature and heads the state cabinet. The current Chief Minister is Trivendra Singh Rawat.

State CabinetEdit

As per Indian Constitution, all portfolios of state government is vested in Chief Minister, who distribute various portfolio to individual ministers whom he nominates to the State Governor. The state governor appoints individual ministers for various portfolios and departments as per advice of Chief Minister and together form the State Cabinet. As the original portfolios are vested with CM, who delegates to others upon his/her wish, actions of individual ministers are part of collective responsibility of the state cabinet and Chief Minister is responsible for actions of each minister. The state cabinet along with Chief Minister, prepares General policy and individual department policy, which will be guiding policy for day-to-day administration of each minister.

Current CabinetEdit

This is the current Cabinet of Uttarakhand headed by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat:[2][3][4]

Colour key for parties
Name
Portfolio
(Constituency)
Departments & Works Allotted (Ministries) Age Party
1 Trivendra Singh Rawat
Chief Minister
(Doiwala)
  • Home
  • Intelligence
  • Personnel and Establishment of All India Services Thematic Working
  • Vigilance [1]
  • Law and Justice
  • State Government Judicial/Legal Field Nominations/Appointments
  • Secretariat Administration
  • General Administration
  • Good Governance, Corruption Eradication and Civil Services
  • Public Grievances
  • State Assets
  • Public Works [2]
  • Rural Development
  • Information
  • Rural Works
  • Rural Roads and Drainage
  • Civil Aviation
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Medical Services [3]
  • Medical Education
  • Family Welfare
  • Disaster Management
  • Revenue and Land Management [4]
  • Veterans Welfare
  • Paramilitary Welfare
  • Technical Education [5]
  • Planning [6]
  • External Aided Programmes
  • Prisons
  • Civil Defence and Homeguards
  • Consolidation in Hills Villages
  • Industrial Development
  • Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
  • Khadi and Village Industries
  • Food and Civil Supplies [7]
  • Food Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology
  • Bio Technology
Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Satpal Maharaj
Cabinet Minister
(Chaubattakhal)
  • Irrigation [8]
  • Flood Control
  • Minor Irrigation
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Water Management
  • India–Nepal–Uttarakhand River Projects
  • Tourism [9]
  • Pilgrimage and Religious Fairs
  • Culture
Bharatiya Janata Party
3 Vacant
  • Parliamantary Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Languages
  • Finance
  • Commercial Tax [10]
  • Stamp and Registration [11]
  • Entertainment Tax [12]
  • Excise
  • Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Sugarcane Development and Sugar Industries [13]
N/A
4 Harak Singh Rawat
Cabinet Minister
(Kotdwar)
  • Forests and Wildlife [14]
  • Environmental and Solid Waste Management
  • Labour [15]
  • Employment [16]
  • Industrial Training
  • Ayush
  • Ayush Education
Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Madan Kaushik
Cabinet Minister
(Haridwar)
  • Urban Development [17]
  • Housing
  • Rajiv Gandhi Urban Housing Scheme
  • Census
  • Reorganisation
  • Elections [18]
Bharatiya Janata Party
6 Yashpal Arya
Cabinet Minister
(Bajpur)
  • Transportation [19]
  • Social Welfare [20]
  • Minority Welfare
  • Students Welfare
  • Rural Water Reservoirs Development
  • Remote Areas Development
  • Sub-Divisional Development and Management
  • Backward Areas Development
Bharatiya Janata Party
7 Arvind Pandey
Cabinet Minister
(Gadarpur)
  • School Education [21]
  • Adult Education
  • Sanskrit Education
  • Sports [22]
  • Youth Welfare
  • Panchayati Raj
Bharatiya Janata Party
8 Subodh Uniyal
Cabinet Minister
(Narendranagar)
  • Agriculture [23]
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Processing
  • Agricultural Education
  • Plantation and Horticulture
  • Silk Development
Bharatiya Janata Party
9 Rekha Arya
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
(Someshwar)
  • Womens Welfare and Child Development [24]
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Sheep and Goat Husbandry
  • Fodder and Meadows Development
  • Fisheries [25]
Bharatiya Janata Party
10 Dhan Singh Rawat
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
(Srinagar)
  • Co-operatives
  • Higher Education [26]
  • Dairy Development [27]
  • Protocol
Bharatiya Janata Party

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Utpal Kumar Singh takes charge as Uttarakhand chief secretary". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ Cabinet of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/trivendra-singh-rawat-sworn-in-as-uttarakhand-cm/
  4. ^ http://www.uttara.gov.in/upload/announcements/Announcement-256.pdf (PDF)