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Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
..Uttarakhand Flag(INDIA).png
Shri Tirath Singh Rawat official portrait, 2019.jpg
Incumbent
Tirath Singh Rawat

since 10 March 2021
Government of Uttarakhand
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
StatusHead of government
AbbreviationCM
Member of
Reports to
Residence
NominatorMembers of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
AppointerGovernor of Uttarakhand
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Assembly
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the governor
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]
Inaugural holderNityanand Swami (2000–2001)
Formation9 November 2000
(20 years ago)
 (2000-11-09)
WebsiteChief Minister 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.[2]

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
No.[a] Name
Portrait Party[b] Elected constituency Term[3]
Assembly
(Election)
Appointed by
(Governor)
Ref.
1 Nityanand Swami
Bharatiya Janata Party MLC for Garhwal–Kumaon Graduates 9 November 2000 29 October 2001 354 days Interim Assembly Surjit Singh Barnala [4][5]
2 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Bhagatsinghkoshyari.jpg MLC 30 October 2001 1 March 2002 122 days [6]
3 Narayan Datt Tiwari
Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg Indian National Congress Ramnagar 2 March 2002 7 March 2007 5 years, 5 days 1st Assembly
(2002)
[7]
4 Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Major General (Retd.) B. C. Khanduri meeting with the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Murli Deora, in New Delhi on December 07, 2007.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party Dhumakot 7 March 2007 26 June 2009 2 years, 111 days 2nd Assembly
(2007)
Sudarshan Agarwal [8]
5 Ramesh Pokhriyal
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', 2020.jpg Thalisain 27 June 2009 10 September 2011 2 years, 75 days Banwari Lal Joshi [9]
(4) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Major General (Retd.) B. C. Khanduri meeting with the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Murli Deora, in New Delhi on December 07, 2007.jpg Dhumakot 11 September 2011 13 March 2012 184 days
(total 2 years, 295 days)
Margaret Alva [10]
6 Vijay Bahuguna
Vijay Bahuguna.jpg Indian National Congress Sitarganj 13 March 2012 31 January 2014 1 year, 324 days 3rd Assembly
(2012)
[11]
7 Harish Rawat
HarishRawat.jpg Dharchula 1 February 2014 27 March 2016 2 years, 55 days Aziz Qureshi [12]
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)[14]
Emblem of India.svg N/A N/A 27 March 2016 21 April 2016 25 days N/A [15]
(7) Harish Rawat
HarishRawat.jpg Indian National Congress Dharchula 21 April 2016 22 April 2016 1 day Krishan Kant Paul [16]
Vacant
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg N/A N/A 22 April 2016 11 May 2016 19 days
(total 44 days)
N/A [16]
(7) Harish Rawat
HarishRawat.jpg Indian National Congress Dharchula 11 May 2016 18 March 2017 311 days
(total 3 years, 2 days)
Krishan Kant Paul [17]
8 Trivendra Singh Rawat
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party Doiwala 18 March 2017 10 March 2021 3 years, 357 days 4th Assembly
(2017)
[18][19]
9 Tirath Singh Rawat
Shri Tirath Singh Rawat official portrait, 2019.jpg MP - Garhwal 10 March 2021 Incumbent 68 days Baby Rani Maurya [20]
Timeline
Tirath Singh RawatTrivendra Singh RawatHarish RawatHarish RawatHarish RawatVijay BahugunaB. C. KhanduriRamesh PokhriyalB. C. KhanduriN. D. TiwariBhagat Singh KoshyariNityanand Swami (politician)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ A number in parentheses indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.[13]

References

  1. ^ Kumar, Yogesh (30 March 2017). "Trivendra Singh Rawat moves into 'jinxed' CM bungalow". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b 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 Uttar Pradesh as well.
  3. ^ Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ Singh, Onkar (10 November 2000). "Uttaranchal's hilly politics threatens new CM Swami". Rediff. Archived from the original on 19 June 2001. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Uttarakhand's first CM Nityanand Swami passes away". India TV. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  6. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (23 November 2001). "Leadership change in Uttaranchal". Frontline. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  7. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (29 March 2002). "A veteran for 'Uttarakhand'". Frontline. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  8. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (23 March 2007). "Tumble in the hills". Frontline. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  9. ^ Kazmi, SMA (28 June 2009). "'Nishank', 3 others sworn in". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  10. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (7 October 2011). "Uphill task". Frontline. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  11. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (6 April 2012). "In a cleft stick". Frontline. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  12. ^ Upadhyay, Kavita (1 February 2014). "Harish Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand's 8th Chief Minister". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  13. ^ Diwanji, Amberish K. (15 March 2005). "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Raj Bhawan, Dehradun, 27thMarch, 2016" (PDF). Rajbhawan Uttarakhand-Information Wing. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Uttarakhand high court sets aside proclamation of President's rule in state". The Economic Times. 22 April 2016. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Devendra Fadnavis' three-day stint as Chief Minister one of the shortest". The Hindu. 26 November 2019. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  17. ^ Rajagopal, Krishnadas (11 May 2016). "President's Rule lifted, Rawat to be CM again". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  18. ^ Ramakrishnan, Venkitesh (14 April 2017). "March of Hindutva". Frontline. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Resigns". NDTV.com. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Tirath Singh Rawat takes oath as Uttarakhand chief minister, PM Modi sends congratulations". India Today. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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