Government of Punjab, India

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Government of Punjab, India
Seat of Government Chandigarh
Governor Vijayendrapal Singh
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
Members in Assembly 117
High Court Punjab & Haryana High Court
Chief Justice Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar (Acting Chief Justice)

The Government of Punjab also known as the State Government of Punjab , or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Punjab and its 22 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Punjab, a judiciary and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Punjab 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. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. Chandigarh also serves as the capital of Haryana, and is a union territory of India. The Punjab & Haryana High Court, located in Chandigarh, has jurisdiction over the whole state.[1]

The present Legislative Assembly of Punjab is unicameral, consisting of 117 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

Cabinet Ministers after Assembly Election 2017[edit]

Following is a list of the cabinet ministers in present government along with their portfolios.[3]

Name Age Constituency. Party Portfolios
Amarinder Singh Patiala Urban Indian National Congress Chief Minister, Home, General Administration, Personnel, Home Affairs, Justice, Vigilance and remaining
Navjot Singh Sidhu Amritsar (East) Indian National Congress Local bodies and Urban development, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Archives & Museums
Brahm Mohindra Patiala Rural Indian National Congress Health and Family Welfare, Research and Medical Education, Parliamentary Affairs
Manpreet Singh Badal Bathinda Indian National Congress Finance,Planning & Employment Generation
Charanjit Singh Channi Indian National Congress Technical Education and Industrial Training
Sadhu Singh Dharamsot Nabha Indian National Congress Forests, Printing & Stationery, Welfare of SCs and BCs
Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa Indian National Congress Rural Development, Panchayats, Water Supply and Sanitation
Rana Gurjeet Singh Indian National Congress Irrigation and Power
Aruna Chaudhary Indian National Congress Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Higher Education and School Education
Razia Sultana Malerkotla Indian National Congress Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Public Works Department, Social Security, Development of Women and Children

Departments and agencies[edit]


  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Punjab Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ Punjab Cabinet Ministers Portfolios 2012 Archived 2014-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.

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