Government of Delhi

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Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Seat of Government Delhi
Governor Lt. Governor Anil baijal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Members in Assembly 70
High Court Delhi High Court
Chief Justice G. Rohini

The Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is the governing authority of the Indian national capital territory of Delhi and its 11 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a judiciary and a legislative. The present Legislative Assembly of Delhi is unicameral, consisting of 70 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).


The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) handles civic administration for the city as part of the Panchayati Raj Act. New Delhi, an urban area in Delhi, is the seat of both the State Government of Delhi and the Government of India. The National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) has three local municipal corporations namely, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Delhi Cantonment Board.

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is appointed by the President of India , as agent of President and not head of state like governor, on the advice of the Central government.

The Delhi High Court has jurisdiction over Delhi, which also has two lower courts: the Small Causes Court for civil cases, and the Sessions Court for criminal cases. Unlike other states in India, the Delhi Police reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and not the state government. Headed by the Police Commissioner, it is one of the largest metropolitan police forces in the world.[1] The headquarters of Delhi Police are located at ITO.


The Legislative Assembly of Delhi was first constituted on 17 March 1952 under the Government of Part C States Act, 1951, but it was abolished on 1 October 1956. Its legislative assembly was re-established in the year of 1993, after the Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991 came into force, followed by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Constitution of India, declared the Union Territory of Delhi to be formally known as National Capital Territory of Delhi.[2]

The first Chief minister of Delhi was Ch. Braham Prakash (INC) and the first women CM was Sushma Swaraj of BJP. Comrade Guru Radha Kishan (CPI) had the rare distinction of representing his constituency in MCD (DMC initially) for most years continuously by an individual and Ch. Prem Singh (INC) has won the maximum elections for different civic bodies in Delhi.

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

As per article 239AA of Indian Constitution, number of Cabinet Ministers cannot exceed ten percent of Delhi assembly seats. Therefore, there can be a maximum of 7 Cabinet Ministers(10% of 70 Delhi assembly seats)[3]

# From To Name Position Comments
01 14 February 2015 Incumbent Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister
02 14 February 2015 Incumbent Manish Sisodia Deputy Chief Minister, Education, Finance, Planning, Urban Development, Land & Building, Revenue, Vigilance, Services, Administrative Reforms, Information Technology And all other Departments not specifically allotted to any Minister
03 14 February 2015 Incumbent Gopal Rai Employment, Development, Labour, Transport, General Administration Department, Irrigation and Flood Control
04 14 February 2015 Incumbent Kapil Mishra Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs, Tourism Art, Culture & Languages, Gurudwara Elections, Water
05 Women and Child, Social Welfare, Language, SC & ST
06 14 February 2015 Incumbent Imran Hussain[4] Food & Supply, Environment and Forest, Election Brother accused of Molestation.
07 14 February 2015 Incumbent Satyendar Jain Health, Industries, Home, Public Work Department, Power


See also[edit]



  1. ^ "History of Delhi Police". Delhi Police Headquarters, New Delhi, India. 
  2. ^ THE CONSTITUTION (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991
  3. ^ "Special provisions with respect to Delhi". 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Six Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. Retrieved Feb 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Feb 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ ["MCD Election : Delhi may have Early Municipal Polls 2016"], India , June 2015.

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