List of Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand

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Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
उत्तराखण्ड के मुख्यमन्त्री
Harish Rawat

since 1 February 2014
Appointer Governor of Uttarakhand
Inaugural holder Nityanand Swami
Formation 9 November 2000
Website Chief Minister Uttarakhand

The Chief Minister of the State of Uttarakhand, is the head of the Government of Uttarakhand. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, the 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.[1]

Uttarakhand was created on November 9, 2000, when it was carved out from the hilly districts of Uttar Pradesh. Seven people have served as the state's chief minister, across four assembly terms. Four belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, including the inaugural office holder Nityanand Swami. The remaining three belong to the Indian National Congress, including current incumbent Harish Rawat, who has served since 1 February 2014.

List of Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand[edit]

Colour key for parties
S No. Name
Term[2] Party[a] Tenure Assembly
1 Nityanand Swami
Garhwal Division (Legislative Council)
9 November 2000 29 October 2001 Bharatiya Janata Party 354 days Not yet created
2 B. S. Koshyari
Kumaon Division (Legislative Council)
30 October 2001 1 March 2002 123 days
3 N. D. Tiwari
2 March 2002 7 March 2007 Indian National Congress

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1832 days First Assembly (2002–07)
(2002 election)
4 B. C. Khanduri
8 March 2007 23 June 2009 Bharatiya Janata Party 839 Days Second Assembly (2007–12)
(2007 election)
5 Ramesh Pokhriyal
24 June 2009 10 September 2011 808 Days
(4) B. C. Khanduri
11 September 2011 13 March 2012 185 Days
[Total 1024 Days]
6 Vijay Bahuguna
13 March 2012 31 January 2014 Indian National Congress

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690 Days Third Assembly (2012–17)
(2012 election)
7 Harish Rawat
1 February 2014 Incumbent 395 Days

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Notes and References[edit]

  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.
  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 Uttarakhand as well.
  2. ^ Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.

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