Government of Assam

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Government of Assam
Seal of Assam.svg
Seat of Government Dispur
Governor Jagdish Mukhi[1]
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal[2]
Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami [3]
Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul [4]
Members in Assembly 126
High Court Gauhati High Court
Chief Justice Shri Ajit Singh

The Government of Assam is the provincial governing authority of Assam, a state of India. It consists of the Governor nominated by the Government of India as the head of the state, currently Jagdish Mukhi.[1] The head of government is the Chief Minister, currently Sarbananda Sonowal,[2] who is the leader of the group that commands a majority in the 126-membered unicameral Assam Legislative Assembly. The Assam Assembly is elected by universal adult suffrage for a period of five years. The Chief Minister is assisted by a Council of Ministers that he nominates, the size of which is restricted.

In 2016, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won a majority of seats in the legislature, with 86 seats, followed by Congress with 26 seats and AIUDF with 13.


Ministers sworn on 24 May 2016:[5]

Minister Ministry Constituency District Party
1 Sarbananda Sonowal Chief Minister of Assam, GAD, SAD, Personnel, Administrative Reform and Training ( Assam Administrative Staff College ) , Border Area Development, Social Welfare, I&PR, Revenue, Disaster management, Power, Implementation of Assam Accord Majuli Jorhat BJP
2 Himanta Biswa Sarma Finance, Planning and Development, Health and Family Welfare, Jalukbari Kamrup Metropolitan BJP
3 Atul Bora Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Urban Development, Town and Country Planning Bokakhat Golaghat AGP
4 Pramila Rani Brahma Environment and Forests, Soil Conservation and Mines and Mineral departments Kokrajhar East Kokrajhar BPF
5 Ranjit Dutta Irrigation, Handloom and Textiles Behali Sonitpur BJP
6 Parimal Suklabaidya PWD, Fisheries and Excise Dholai Cachar BJP
7 Keshab Mahanta Water resource, Science and Technology, Information & Technology Departments Kaliabor Nagaon AGP
8 Pallab Lochan Das Labour and Employment and Tea Tribes Welfare Rangapara Lakhimpur BJP
9 Chandra Mohan Patowary Commerce and Industry, Transport and Parliamentary Affairs Dharmapur Nalbari BJP
10 Rihon Daimary Public Health Engineering, Food and Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Udalguri Udalguri BPF
11 Naba Kumar Doley MoS(I/C) Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Youth Welfare and Cultural Affairs Dhakuakhana Lakhimpur BJP


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