Government of Punjab, India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Government of Punjab (India))
Jump to: navigation, search
Government of Punjab
Seal of Punjab.gif
Seat of Government Chandigarh
Governor Shivraj Patil
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal
Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal
Deputy Speaker Dinesh Thakur
Members in Assembly 117
High Court Punjab & Haryana High Court
Chief Justice Justice Ashutosh Mohunta

The Government of Punjab also known as the State Government of Punjab , or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Punjab and its 22 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Punjab, a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Punjab 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. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. Chandigarh also serves as the capital of Haryana, and is a union territory of India. The Punjab & Haryana High Court, located in Chandigarh, has jurisdiction over the whole state.[1]

The present Legislative Assembly of Punjab is unicameral, consisting of 117 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Following is a list of the cabineT ministers in present government along with their portfolios.[3]

Portfolios Name Portrait Age Constituency. Party
Science Technology and Environment Parkash Singh Badal 87 Lambi Shiromani Akali Dal
General Administration
Employment Generation
Home Sukhbir Singh Badal 52 Jalalabad Shiromani Akali Dal
Governance Reforms
Excise and Taxation
Investment Promotion
Sports and Youth Services Welfare
Civil Aviation
Finance and Planning Parminder Singh Dhindsa 39 Sunam Shiromani Akali Dal
Institutional Finance and Banking
Programme Implementation
Jails, Tourism, Cultural Affairs Sohan Singh Thandal Chabbewal Shiromani Akali Dal
Culture Affairs
Archives & Museums
Printing & Stationery
Food and Civil Supplies Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon 53 Patti Shiromani Akali Dal
Transport Ajit Singh Kohar 72 Shahkot Shiromani Akali Dal
Legal & Legislative Affairs
Animal Husbandry & Fisheries Gulzar Singh Ranike 55 Attari Shiromani Akali Dal
Dairy Development
Welfare of SC & BC
Irrigation Sharanjit Singh Dhillon 69 Sahnewal Shiromani Akali Dal
Agriculture Tota Singh 71 Dharamkot Shiromani Akali Dal
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation l Shiromani Akali Dal
Defence Services Welfare
Removal of Grievances and Welfare of Pensioners
Revenue & Rehablitation Bikram Singh Majithia 38 Majitha Shiromani Akali Dal
Information & Public Relations
Non Conventional Energy
NRI Affairs
Education Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema Roopnagar Shiromani Akali Dal
Higher Education & Languages
Rural Development & Panchayat Surjit Singh Rakhra 62 Samana Shiromani Akali Dal
PWD Janmeja Singh Sekhon 59 Maur Shiromani Akali Dal
Local Government Chuni Lal Bhagat 82 Jalandhar West Bharatiya Janta Party
Medical Education & Research
Parliamentary Affairs Madan Mohan Mittal 73 Anandpur Sahib Bharatiya Janta Party
Social Security & Development of Women & Children
Forest & Wildlife Surjit Kumar Jyani 57 Fazilka Bharatiya Janta Party
Health & Family Welfare[4]
Industry & Commerce Anil Joshi 48 Amritsar North Bharatiya Janta Party
Technical Training & Industrial Training

Departments and agencies[edit]


  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Punjab Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ Punjab Cabinet Ministers Portfolios 2012
  4. ^ "Punjab bars government doctors from private practice". New Indian Express. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  • [www.web cid.govt of india/web cid official govment of india]