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Chief Minister of Union Territory of Puducherry
Seal of Puducherry.svg
N Rangaswamy.jpg
Incumbent
N. Rangaswamy

since 7 May 2021 (2021-05-07)
Chief Minister's Office
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationCM
Member of
Reports to
SeatChief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry, White Town, Puducherry - 605001
AppointerLieutenant Governor of Puducherry
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly
Term length5 years, unless dissolved sooner. No term limits specified.[1]
Inaugural holderEdouard Goubert (1963–64)
Formation1 July 1963
(57 years ago)
 (1963-07-01)

The Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry is the Chief Minister of the Indian union territory of Puducherry. He is elected by the people of the union territory, appointed by the President of India[2] and sworn-in by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. The longest serving chief minister and current incumbent of Puducherry is N. Rangasamy of over 12 years period from 2001 to 2008 (Indian National Congress) and from 2011 to 2016 (All India N.R. Congress) and from 2021

The Pondicherry Representative Assembly was converted into the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry on 1 July 1963 as per Section 54(3) of The Union Territories Act, 1963[3] and its members (who got elected in 1959) were deemed to have been elected to the Legislative Assembly. The elections for the Puducherry Vidhan Sabha held since 1964.[4]:966

Chief Ministers of Puducherry

Color keys of Chief Minister's Party

S. No. Name Constituency Image Term Party[a] Election Ref
1 Edouard Goubert Mannadipet Puducherry Edouard Goubert-statue.JPG 1 July 1963 24 August 1964 1 year, 54 days Indian National Congress 1959 [4]:977
2 V. Venkatasubha Reddiar Nettapacom V Venkatasubha Reddiar 2011 stamp of India.jpg 11 September 1964 9 April 1967 2 years, 228 days 1964 [5]
3 M. O. H. Farook Karaikal North 9 April 1967 6 March 1968 332 days
(2) V. Venkatasubha Reddiar Nettapacom V Venkatasubha Reddiar 2011 stamp of India.jpg 6 March 1968 18 September 1968 196 days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 18 September 1968 17 March 1969 180 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook Calapeth 17 March 1969 3 January 1974 4 years, 292 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1969 [7]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 3 January 1974 6 March 1974 62 days N/A
4 Subramanyan Ramaswamy Karaikal South 6 March 1974 28 March 1974 22 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1974 [8]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 28 March 1974 2 July 1977 3 years, 96 days N/A
(4) Subramanyan Ramaswamy Karaikal South 2 July 1977 12 November 1978 1 year, 133 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1977 [9]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 12 November 1978 16 January 1980 1 year, 65 days N/A
5 M. D. R. Ramachandran Mannadipet 16 January 1980 24 June 1983 3 years, 159 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1980 [10]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 24 June 1983 16 March 1985 1 year, 265 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook Lawspet 16 March 1985 4 March 1990 4 years, 353 days Indian National Congress 1985 [11]
(5) M. D. R. Ramachandran Mannadipet 8 March 1990 3 March 1991 364 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1990 [12]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 3 March 1991 4 July 1991 123 days N/A
6 V. Vaithilingam Nettapakkam Vaithilingam.jpg 4 July 1991 13 May 1996 4 years, 314 days Indian National Congress 1991 [13]
7 R. V. Janakiraman Nellithope R.V.JANAKIRAMAN.jpg 26 May 1996 21 March 2000 3 years, 313 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1996 [14]
8 P. Shanmugam Yanam 22 March 2000 15 May 2001 1 year, 55 days Indian National Congress
24 May 2001 26 October 2001 164 days 2001 [15]
9 N. Rangaswamy Thattanchavady N Rangaswamy.jpg 27 October 2001 12 May 2006 4 years, 198 days
13 May 2006 4 September 2008 2 years, 115 days 2006 [16]
(6) V. Vaithilingam Nettapakkam Vaithilingam.jpg 4 September 2008 16 May 2011 2 years, 252 days
(9) N. Rangaswamy Kadirkamam N Rangaswamy.jpg 16 May 2011 6 June 2016 5 years, 20 days All India N.R. Congress 2011 [17]
10 V. Narayanasamy Nellithope VNarayanasamy.jpg 6 June 2016 22 February 2021 4 years, 261 days Indian National Congress 2016 [18]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 23 February 2021 07 May 2021 73 days N/A
(9) N. Rangaswamy Thattanchavady N Rangaswamy.jpg 07 May 2021 Incumbent 0 days All India N.R. Congress 2021

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Notes

Footnotes
  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[6]
References
  1. ^ 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 Odisha as well.
  2. ^ "Indian Kanoon.org". Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ "The Government of Union Territories Act, 1963" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b Cabinet Responsibility to Legislature. G. C. Malhotra. Lok Sabha Secretariat. 2004. ISBN 9788120004009.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1964, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  6. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  7. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1974, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1980, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1985, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1990, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  16. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  18. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2016, to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 24 February 2021.

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