Government of Bihar

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Government of Bihar
Seal of Bihar.svg
Seat of GovernmentPatna
GovernorPhagu Chauhan
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Deputy Chief Minister
SpeakerVijay Kumar Sinha
CouncilBihar Legislative Council
High CourtPatna High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Sanjay Karol

The Government of Bihar, known locally as the State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Bihar and its 9 divisions which consist of 38 districts . It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Bihar, a judiciary and legislative branches.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Bihar 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. Patna is the capital of Bihar.

The Patna High Court, located in Patna, has jurisdiction over the whole state.

The present legislative structure of Bihar is bicameral. The Legislative houses are the Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Bihar Legislative Assembly) and Bihar Vidhan Parishad (Bihar Legislative Council). Their normal term is five years, unless dissolved earlier.

First Government[edit]

1946:First Cabinet of Bihar formed; consisting[1] of two members, Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha as first Chief Minister of Bihar and Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha[2] as Bihar's first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance[3] Minister (also in charge of Labour, Health, Agriculture and Irrigation). Other ministers were inducted later. The cabinet served as the first Bihar Government after independence in 1947.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ S Shankar. "The Sri Babu-Anugrah babu government". website. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2005-04-08.
  2. ^ Kamat. "Anugrah Narayan Sinha". Kamat's archive. Archived from the original on 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  3. ^ Dr. Rajendra Prasad's Letters to Anugrah Narayan Sinha (1984). First Finance cum Labour Minister. Rajendra Prasad's archive. ISBN 9788170230021. Retrieved 2007-06-25.

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