|Chief Minister of Telangana|
|Member of||Telangana Legislative Assembly|
|Residence||Pragathi Bhavan, Greenlands Road, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana-500082|
|Appointer||Governor of Telangana|
|Term length||At the confidence of the assembly|
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
|Inaugural holder||K. Chandrashekar Rao|
|Formation||2 June 2014|
The Chief Minister of Telangana is the chief executive of the Indian state of Telangana. In accordance with the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Telangana Legislative Assembly, the state's 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.
|Elected Constituency||Political Party[a]||Term of office||Appointed by||Assembly (Election)|
|1||K. Chandrasekhar Rao
|Gajwel||Telangana Rashtra Samithi||2 June 2014||12 December 2018||6 years, 349 days||E. S. L. Narasimhan||1st|
|13 December 2018||Incumbent||2nd|
- 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.
- Tata, Madhavi (24 November 2016). "Telangana CM Moves Into Bullet-Proof Residence Twice The Size Of A Football Field". Outlook. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- 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 Telangana as well.
- Shankar, Kunal (26 June 2015). "A mixed bag". Frontline. Archived from the original on 2 February 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
- The ordinal number of the term being served by the person specified in the row in the corresponding period