Government of Nagaland

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Government of Nagaland
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Seat of governmentKohima
Executive
GovernorR N Ravi
Chief ministerNeiphiu Rio
Deputy Chief MinisterY. Patton
Legislature
Assembly
SpeakerVikho-o Yhoshu
Deputy SpeakerSharingain Longkumer
Members in Assembly60
Judiciary
High CourtKohima Bench, Gauhati High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Ajai Lamba

The Government of Nagaland also known as the State Government of Nagaland, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the India state of Nagaland and its 11 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Nagaland, a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Nagaland 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. Kohima is the capital of Nagaland, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Guwahati High Court, located in Guwahati, Assam has a Kohima Bench that exercises the jurisdiction and powers in respect of cases arising in the State of Nagaland. The Nagaland State Government declared the year, 2016 as the 'Year of the Construction Workers'.[1]

The present Nagaland Legislative Assembly is unicameral, consisting of 60 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

District administration[edit]

Each of the eleven districts of Nagaland has a deputy commissioner. Districts may be further divided into "sub-divisions", each of which has an additional deputy commissioner in charge of administration. Larger sub-division may also require a number of sub-divisional officers or extra assistant commissioners responsible for administrative circles within the sub-division.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Nagaland Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  3. ^ "District Administration". Government of Nagaland - Official Portal. 7 January 2013.