Government of Meghalaya

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Government of Meghalaya
Seal of Meghalaya.svg
Seat of Government Shillong
Executive
Governor Krishan Kant Paul
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma
Deputy Chief Minister Rowel Lyngdoh
Legislature
Assembly
  • Vidhan Sabha
Speaker A T Mondal
Judiciary
High Court Shilong Bench, Meghalaya High Court
Chief Justice P C Pant

The Government of Meghalaya also known as the State Government of Meghalaya, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Meghalaya and its 11 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Meghalaya, a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Meghalaya 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. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Guwahati High Court, located in Guwahati, Assam has a Shilong Bench that exercises the jurisdiction and powers in respect of cases arising in the State of Meghalaya.[1]

The present Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is unicameral, consisting of 60 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). 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. ^ "Meghalaya Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  • Government and politics in Meghalaya, by R. S. Lyngdoh. Sanchar Pub. House, 1996. ISBN 81-7203-029-0.

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