Government of Punjab, India

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Government of Punjab
Seal of Punjab.gif
Seat of Government Chandigarh
Executive
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal
Legislature
Assembly
Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal
Deputy Speaker Dinesh Thakur
Members in Assembly 117
Judiciary
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[edit]

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

Name Age Constituency. Party Portfolios
Parkash Singh Badal 87 Lambi Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Science Technology and Environment
  • Personnel
  • Power
  • General Administration
  • Cooperation
  • Vigilance
  • Employment Generation
Sukhbir Singh Badal 53 Jalalabad Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Home
  • Governance Reforms
  • Housing
  • Excise and Taxation
  • Investment Promotion
  • Sports and Youth Services Welfare
  • Civil Aviation
Parminder Singh Dhindsa Sunam Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Finance and Planning
  • Institutional Finance and Banking
  • Programme Implementation
Sohan Singh Thandal Chabbewal Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Jails, Tourism, Cultural Affairs
  • Tourism
  • Culture Affairs
  • Archives & Museums
  • Printing & Stationery
Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon Patti Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Food and Civil Supplies
  • IT
Ajit Singh Kohar Shahkot Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Transport
  • Legal & Legislative Affairs
  • Elections
Gulzar Singh Ranike Attari Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Animal Husbandry & Fisheries
  • Dairy Development
  • Welfare of SC & BC
Sharanjit Singh Dhillon Sahnewal Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Irrigation
Tota Singh Dharamkot Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Agriculture
Bibi Jagir Kaur
  • Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
  • Defence Services Welfare
  • Removal of Grievances and Welfare of Pensioners
Bikram Singh Majithia 38 Majitha Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Revenue & Rehablitation
  • Information & Public Relations
  • Non Conventional Energy
  • NRI Affairs
Daljit Singh Cheema Roopnagar Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Education
  • Higher Education & Languages
Surjit Singh Rakhra Samana Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Rural Development & Panchayat
Janmeja Singh Sekhon Maur Shiromani Akali Dal
  • PWD
Chuni Lal Bhagat Jalandhar West Bharatiya Janta Party
  • Local Government
  • Medical Education & Research
Madan Mohan Mittal Anandpur Sahib Bharatiya Janta Party
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Social Security & Development of Women & Children
Surjit Kumar Jyani Fazilka Bharatiya Janta Party
  • Forest & Wildlife
  • Labour
  • Health & Family Welfare[4]
Anil Joshi Amritsar North Bharatiya Janta Party
  • Technical Training & Industrial Training
  • Industry & Commerce

Departments and agencies[edit]

References[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
  4. ^ "Punjab bars government doctors from private practice". New Indian Express. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

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