|Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
|Government of Uttarakhand|
|Style||The Honourable (formal)|
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
|Status||Head of government|
|Nominator||Members of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|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|
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
|Inaugural holder||Nityanand Swami (2000–2001)|
|Formation||9 November 2000|
|Website||Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
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State of Uttarakhand|
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is the chief executive of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. 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 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 the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
Nine people have served as the state's chief minister since its formation on 9 November 2000. Six of them, including the inaugural officeholder Nityanand Swami and the incumbent Tirath Singh Rawat represented the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while the rest represented the Indian National Congress.
Chief ministers of Uttarakhand
|Colour key for parties|
||Bharatiya Janata Party||MLC for Garhwal–Kumaon Graduates||9 November 2000||29 October 2001||354 days||Interim Assembly||Surjit Singh Barnala|||
|2||Bhagat Singh Koshyari
||MLC||30 October 2001||1 March 2002||122 days|||
|3||Narayan Datt Tiwari
||Indian National Congress||Ramnagar||2 March 2002||7 March 2007||5 years, 5 days||1st Assembly
|4||Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
||Bharatiya Janata Party||Dhumakot||7 March 2007||26 June 2009||2 years, 111 days||2nd Assembly
||Thalisain||27 June 2009||10 September 2011||2 years, 75 days||Banwari Lal Joshi|||
|(4)||Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
||Dhumakot||11 September 2011||13 March 2012||184 days
(total 2 years, 295 days)
||Indian National Congress||Sitarganj||13 March 2012||31 January 2014||1 year, 324 days||3rd Assembly
||Dharchula||1 February 2014||27 March 2016||2 years, 55 days||Aziz Qureshi|||
|N/A||N/A||27 March 2016||21 April 2016||25 days||N/A|||
||Indian National Congress||Dharchula||21 April 2016||22 April 2016||1 day||Krishan Kant Paul|||
|N/A||N/A||22 April 2016||11 May 2016||19 days
(total 44 days)
||Indian National Congress||Dharchula||11 May 2016||18 March 2017||311 days
(total 3 years, 2 days)
|Krishan Kant Paul|||
|8||Trivendra Singh Rawat
||Bharatiya Janata Party||Doiwala||18 March 2017||10 March 2021||3 years, 357 days||4th Assembly
|9||Tirath Singh Rawat
||MP - Garhwal||10 March 2021||Incumbent||68 days||Baby Rani Maurya|||
- Government of Uttarakhand
- Governor of Uttarakhand
- Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- Speaker of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- Leader of the Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- Cabinet of Uttarakhand
- Chief Justice of Uttarakhand
- List of current Indian chief ministers
- List of prime ministers of India
- A number in parentheses indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
- 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.
- President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.
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