Government of Haryana

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Government of Haryana
Government of Haryana seal.jpg
Executive
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Legislature
Assembly
Judiciary
High Court Punjab and Haryana High Court
Chief Justice Ashutosh Mohunta (acting)

The Government of Haryana, also known as the State Government of Haryana, or locally as the State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Haryana and its 21 districts. It consists of an executive (ceremonially led by the Governor of Haryana and actually led by the Chief Minister), a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Branches of government[edit]

Executive[edit]

As with other Indian states, the head of state of Haryana is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the central government. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers to run the 21 districts of Haryana across its four divisions.

Legislative[edit]

Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and houses the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The city also serves as the capital of Punjab, and is a union territory of India.

The present Legislative Assembly of Haryana is unicameral, consisting of 90 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs). Its term is five years, unless dissolved earlier.[1]

Judicial[edit]

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, located in Chandigarh, has jurisdiction over the whole state.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haryana Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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