Government of Gujarat

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Government of Gujarat
Government Of Gujarat Seal In All Languages.svg
Seat of GovernmentGandhinagar
Legislative branch
SpeakerNimaben Acharya
Members in Assembly182
Executive branch
GovernorAcharya Devvrat
Chief MinisterBhupendrabhai Patel
Deputy Chief MinisterVacant
Chief SecretaryPankaj Kumar, IAS
High CourtGujarat High Court
Chief JusticeAravind Kumar

The Government of Gujarat, also known as the State Government of Gujarat, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Gujarat and its 33 districts. It consists of an executive of the legislators appointed by the Governor of Gujarat, a judiciary and of a publicly elected legislative body.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Gujarat is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Central (Union) government. His or her post is largely ceremonial, but considers the legislative composition and appoints the Chief Minister, who is the main head of government, as chair of the Council of Ministers of Gujarat and is vested, in some instances alone but as to most executive powers by Council consensus with virtually all of the executive powers.

Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, houses the relevant Vidhan Sabha (also known as the Gujarat Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Gujarat High Court in Ahmedabad, has jurisdiction over the state as to state laws.[1]

The present legislative assembly is unicameral, consisting of 182 Members of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.As). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  2. ^ "Gujarat Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  3. ^ "Conversation with the living legend of law — Fali Sam Nariman". Bar and Bench.

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