Government of Maharashtra

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Government of Maharashtra
Seat of Government Mumbai
Governor C Vidyasagar Rao
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar
Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil
Deputy Speaker Madhukarrao Chavan
Members in Assembly 288
Council Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad
Chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh
Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare
Members in Council 78
High Court Bombay High Court
Chief Justice Justice Mohit Shah

The Government of Maharashtra is the government for the state of Maharashtra in Western India. It is an elected government with 288 MLAs elected to the legislative assembly for a 5-year term. Maharashtra has a bicameral legislature i.e. it consists of two houses—Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad.


[1] As of 2013, the government of Maharashtra consists of 27 cabinet ministers and 10 ministers of state.

Department Minister
Chief Minister, General Administration also Minister for Information and Public Relations Urban Development, Transport and Mines, Marathi Language Prithviraj Chavan
Deputy Chief Minister and Finance& Planning and Energy Ajit Pawar
Industries, Ports, Employment & Self-employment Narayan Rane
Public Works [excluding Public Undertakings) and Tourism Chhagan Bhujbal
Home Affairs R R Patil
Forests, Rehabilitation & Relief Works, Earthquake Rehabilitation Dr. Patangrao Kadam
Social Justice, Welfare of Nomadic, De-Notified Tribes & Other Backward Classes and De-addiction Activities. Shivajirao Moghe
Agriculture and Marketing Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil
Rural Development Jayant Rajaram Patil
Cooperation and Parliamentary Affairs Harshwardhan Patil
State Excise and Non-conventional Energy Ganesh Naik
Revenue and Khar Lands Balasaheb Thorat
Water Supply and Sanitations Dilip Sopal
Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Anil Deshmukh
Public Works [public undertakings] Jaydatt Kshirsagar
Food & Drugs Administration Manohar Naik
Medical Education and Horticulture Dr.Jitendra Awhad
Water Resources [excluding Krishna Valley Irrigation Corporation] Sunil Tatkare
Water Resources [Krishna Valley Irrigation Corporation] Shashikant Shinde
Tribal Development Madhukarrao Pichad
Higher & Technical Education Rajesh Tope
School Education Rajendra Darda
Textiles, Minorities Development Naseem Khan
Public Health & Family Welfare and Protocol Suresh Shetty
Labour and Special Assistance Hassan Musharif
Employment Guarantee Scheme and Water Conservation Dr.Nitin Kashinath Raut
Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Madhukar Chavan
Women and Child Development Smt.Varsha Gaikwad
Environment and Cultural Affairs Sanjay Devtale


Department Minister
Water Supply & Sanitation, Food & Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection, Tourism and Public Works Ranjit Kamble
Urban Development, Forests, Ports, Khar Lands, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports & Youth Welfare, Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare and Law & Judiciary Uday Samant
Revenue, Rehabilitation & Relief Work, Earthquake Rehabilitation, Co-operation, Marketing and Textiles Prakash Solanke
Housing, Slum Improvement, Repairs & Reconstruction, Urban Land Ceiling, Industries, Mines, Social Justice, De-addiction Activities, Environment, Welfare of Nomadic, Transport Minister, De-notified Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Sachin Ahir
General Administration, Information & Public Relations, Cultural Affairs, Protocol, School Education, Women & Child Development, Public Health & Family Welfare, Minorities Development (including AUKAF) Smt.Fouzia Khan
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries, Water Conservation, Employment Guarantee Scheme, Employment & Self-Employment and Transport Gulabrao Deokar
Home (Urban), Home (Rural), Rural Development, Food & Drugs Administration Satej Patil
Finance, Energy, Planning, Water Resources, Parliamentary Affairs and State Excise Rajendra Mulak
Tribal Development, Labour, Command Area Development and Horticulture Rajendra Gavit
Medical Education, Higher & Technical Education, Special Assistance and Non-Conventional Energy. Jitendra Awhad

NCP has decided to drop the scam-tainted Maharashtra Minister for Urban Transport, Gulabrao Deokar from its party ranks after the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court rejected, on 6 August 2012, his bail application in 15-year-old Jalgaon housing scam case.[3]

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  1. ^ Government of Maharashtra, Council of Ministers
  2. ^ Government of Maharashtra, Ministers of State
  3. ^ "NCP ousts scam-tainted Maharashtra Minister". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 07-08-2012.