Government of Madhya Pradesh

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Government of Madhya Pradesh
Seat of Government Bhopal
Executive
Governor Ram Naresh Yadav
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Legislature
Assembly
Speaker Sitasharan Sharma
Judiciary
High Court Madhya Pradesh High Court
Chief Justice Ajay Manik Rao Khanwilkar

The Government of Madhya Pradesh also known as the State Government of Madhya Pradesh, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and its 51 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Madhya Pradesh 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. Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, and houses the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Madhya Pradesh High Court, located in Jabalpur, has jurisdiction over the whole state.[1]

The present legislature of Madhya Pradesh is unicameral. The legislative house, Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha consists 230 Members of Legislative Assembly (M.L.A) elected directly from single-seat constituencies and one nominated member. Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

References[edit]

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