Government of West Bengal state government in Indian state of West Bengal

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Government of West Bengal
Emblem of West Bengal.svg
Seat of GovernmentKolkata
Executive
GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar[1]
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
Deputy Chief MinisterVacant since November 2000
Legislature
Assembly
SpeakerBiman Banerjee
Deputy SpeakerVacant since 29 October 2020
Members in Assembly295
Judiciary
High CourtCalcutta High Court
Chief JusticeThottathil B. Radhakrishnan
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The Government of West Bengal also known as the State Government of West Bengal, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the state of West Bengal in India.[2] It consists of an executive, a judiciary and a legislative.

Like other states in India, the head of state of West Bengal 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. Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, houses the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. The temporary secretariat is located in the Nabanna building in the district of Howrah, adjacent to the state capital. The Calcutta High Court is located in Kolkata, which has jurisdiction over the whole of West Bengal and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The present Legislative Assembly of West Bengal is unicameral, consisting of 294 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A)[3] including one nominated from the Anglo-Indian community. Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.

The current chief minister is Mamata Banerjee, who took office on 20 May 2011.She is the founder and leader of the All India Trinamool Congress party, which won 184 seats (out of 294) in the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election and subsequently 211 seats (out of 294) in the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election.

History

On 18 January 1862, under the Indian Councils Act of 1861, a 12-member Legislative Council for Bengal was founded by the Governor-General of India with the Lt Governor of Bengal and some nominated members.. The strength of this council was gradually increased by subsequent acts. Under the Indian Councils Act of 1892, the maximum strength of the council was increased to 20 members out of which seven members were to be elected. After the Indian Councils Act of 1909 the number raised to 50 members.[3]

Organization

  • The West Bengal government is divided into different ministries.

Council of Ministers

  • The West Bengal government[a]headed by Mamata Banerjee has 41 ministers, including 17 new faces. Among them, 5 are Ministers of State holding independent charge, and 8 are junior ministers.[4]
  1. ^ The current government running is Second Mamata Banerjee ministry since 27 May 2016. Some are changed .

Cabinet Ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chief Minister of West Bengal
Also in-charge of:
All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister.
 Mamata Banerjee27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Finance

Minister of Commerce & Industries
Minister of Excise
Minister of Industrial Reconstruction, Public Enterprise
Minister of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises

Minister of Information Technology and Electronics & e-Governance
 Amit Mitra27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of School and Higher Education
 Partha Chatterjee27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Ministry of Non-Conventional and Renewable Energy Sources
Ministry Panchayat and Rural Development
 Subrata Mukherjee27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Power & Non-Conventional Energy Sources Sovandeb Chattopadhyay27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Ministry of Tourism Goutam Deb27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Correctional Administration Ujjal Biswas2020IncumbentAITC
Minister of Science and Technology and Bio-Technology Bratya Basu27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Abdur Razzak Molla27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Food & Supplies Jyotipriyo Mollick27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of PWD
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs
 Aroop Biswas27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Disaster Management and Civil Defence Javed Ahmed Khan27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Ministry of Labour
Minister of Law & Judicial Services
 Moloy Ghatak27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Agriculture Asish Banerjee27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Co-operation Arup Roy27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Forest Affairs Rajib Banerjee27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Fisheres Chandranath Singha27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Agriculture Marketing Tapan Dasgupta27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Environment
Minister of Public Health Engineering
 Somen Mahapatra27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Tribal Development
Minister of Backward classes Welfare
 Binay Krishna Barman27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of North Bengal Development Rabindra Nath Ghosh27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Consumer Affairs
Minister of Self Employement & Help Group
 Sadhan Pande27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of Paschimanchal Unnayan Santiram Mahato27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Reference: Official Government of West Bengal website, 28 May 2016

Minister of State (Independent Charge)

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Animal Resources Development Swapan Debnath27 May 2016(sworn in as MoS(I/C))IncumbentAITC
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Fire and Emergency services Sujit Bose27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development & Social Welfare Shashi Panja27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sundarban Affairs Manturam Pakhira27 May 2016(sworn in as MoS(I/C))IncumbentAITC
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing Chandrima Bhattacharya27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Mass Education Extension and Library Services Siddiqullah Chowdhury27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning, Statistics & Programme Monitoring Tapas Roy27 May 2016(sworn in as MoS(I/C))IncumbentAITC
Reference: Official Government of West Bengal website, 28 May 2016

Minister of State

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Minister of State for Backward Classes Welfare Sandha Rani Tudu27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
 Ashima Patra27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Fisheres
 Ashima Patra27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Forest Sujit Bose27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare

Minister of State for Land and Land Reforms
Minister of State for Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation

Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development
 Chandrima Bhattacharya27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs
Minister of State for Tourism
 Indranil Sen27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Giasuddin Mollah27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for North Bengal Development Bachchu Hansda27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Labour Zakir Hossain27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
 Nirmal MajiIncumbentAITC
 Md. Ghulam RabbaniIncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Shyamal SantraIncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Siddiqullah Chowdhury
Tapas Roy
27 May 2016IncumbentAITC
Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles Ratna Ghosh (Kar)
Swapan Debnath
IncumbentAITC
Reference: Official Government of West Bengal website, 28 May 2016

References

Citations

  1. ^ "West Bengal Assembly". West Bengal Government. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. ^ "West Bengal (state)". Indian Government. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "The Parliament of West Bengal, India". cpahq.org. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  4. ^ "List of Current Ministers in Mamata's second cabinet". wb.gov.in.

Sources

External links

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