Government of Uttar Pradesh

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Government of Uttar Pradesh
Seal of Uttar Pradesh.svg
Seat of GovernmentLucknow
Legislative branch
Assembly
SpeakerHriday Narayan Dikshit (BJP)
Members in Assembly404 (403 elected + 1 nominated)
CouncilUttar Pradesh Legislative Council
ChairmanRamesh Yadav (SP)
Members in Council100
Executive branch
GovernorAnandiben Patel[1]
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath (BJP)
Deputy Chief MinisterKeshav Prasad Maurya (BJP)
Dr. Dinesh Sharma (BJP)
Chief SecretaryRajendra Kumar Tiwari, IAS[2]
Judiciary
High CourtAllahabad High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Munishwar Nath Bhandari (Acting)

The Government of Uttar Pradesh is a democratically elected state government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with the governor as its appointed constitutional head of the state by the President of India.[3] The Governor of Uttar Pradesh is appointed for a period of five years and appoints the chief minister and his or her council of ministers, who are vested with the executive powers of the state. The governor remains a ceremonial head of the state, while the chief minister and his or her council are responsible for day-to-day government functions. The state of Uttar Pradesh's influence on Indian politics is important, and often paramount and/or a bellwether, as it sends the most members of parliament to both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, the state's population being more than 200 million; approximately double that of the next-most populous state.

Legislature[edit]

The state is governed by a parliamentary system of representative democracy. Uttar Pradesh is one of the seven states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) and the Vidhan Parishad (legislative council).[4][5] The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly consists of 404 members who are elected for five-year terms. The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council is a permanent body of 100 members with one-third (33 members) retiring every two years. Since Uttar Pradesh sends the most legislators to the national Parliament, it is often considered to be one of the most important states with respect to Indian politics.[6] The state contributes 80 seats to the lower house of the Parliament of India, the Lok Sabha and 31 seats to the upper house, the Rajya Sabha.[7][8][9][10]

Executive[edit]

The government is headed by the governor who appoints the chief minister and his or her council of ministers. The governor is appointed for a period of five years and acts as the constitutional head of the state. The governor remains the ceremonial head of the state with the day-to-day running of the government is taken care of by the chief minister and his or her council of ministers in whom a great deal of legislative powers is vested.

The council of ministers consists of cabinet ministers and ministers of state. The Secretariat headed by the chief secretary assists the council of ministers.[11][12] The chief secretary is also the administrative head of the government.[11][12]

Each government department is headed by a Minister, who is assisted by an additional chief secretary or a principal secretary, who usually is an officer of Indian Administrative Service, the additional chief secretary or principal secretary serves as the administrative head of the department they are assigned to.[11][12] Each department also has officers of the rank of secretary, special secretary, joint secretary etc. assisting the minister and the additional chief secretary or principal secretary.[11][12]

Council of ministers[edit]

[13][14][15][16][17][18]

Council of ministers of the Government of Uttar Pradesh[13][14][15][16][18]
S.No. Name of Minister Rank Portfolio
Cabinet ministers[13][14]
1. Yogi Adityanath Chief minister Home, Housing and Urban Planning, Revenue, Food and Civil Supplies, Food Safety and Drug Administration, Economics and Statistics, Geology and Mining, Tax Registration, Jail, General Administration, Secretariat Administration, Confidential, Vigilance, Appointment, Personnel, Information, Election, Institutional Finance, Planning, State Property, Town Land, Uttar Pradesh Restructuring Coordination, Administrative Reform, Program Implementation, National Integration, Infrastructure, Language, External Aided Project, Scarcity, Relief and Rehabilitation, Public service Management , Rent Control, Consumer Protection, Weights and Measures, Protocol, Technical Education, Sainik Welfare, Home Guard, P.R.D, Civil Defence
2. Keshav Prasad Maurya Deputy chief minister Public Works Department, Food Processing,Entertainment Tax, Public Enterprises
3. Dinesh Sharma Deputy chief minister Secondary Education and Higher Education, Science and Technology, Electronics, Information Technology
4. Shri Surya Pratap Shahi Cabinet minister Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Research
5. Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna Health
6. Shri Swami Prasad Maurya Labour, Employment, Coordination
7. Shri Satish Mahana Industrial Development
8. Shri Dara Singh Chauhan Forest, Environment, Zoological Garden
9. Shri Ramapati Shastri Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Welfare
10. Shri Jai Pratap Singh Medical and Health, Family Welfare, Mother and Child Welfare
11. Shri Brijesh Pathak Legislative, Justice, Rural Engineering Service
12. Shri Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries
13. Shri Shrikant Sharma Energy, Additional Sources Of Energy
14. Shri Rajendra Pratap Singh (Moti Singh) Rural Development, Overall Village Development
15. Shri SidharthNath Singh Khadi and Villages Industries, Sericulture Industries, Handloom and Textile, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Export Promotion, NRI, Investment Promotion
16. Shri Mukut Bihari Verma Cooperative
17. Shri Ashutosh Tandon Urban Development, Overall Urban Development, Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation
18. Shri Nand Gopal Gupta "Nandi" Civil Aviation, Political Pension, Minority Welfare, Muslim Waqf and Haj
19. Dr. Mahendra Singh Jal Shakti, Flood Control
20. Shri Suresh Rana Excise and Liquor prohibition
21. Shri Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary Panchayati Raj
22. Shri Anil Rajbhar Backward Class Welfare, Divyangjan Empowerment
23. Shri Shriram Naresh Agnihotri Excise, Prohibition
Ministers of state[17][18]
24. Shri. Upendra Tiwari State minister Sports, Youth Welfare, Panchayati Raj(MOS)
25. Shri Dharam Singh Saini AYUSH, Food Security and Drug Administration(MOS)
26, Smt. Swati Singh Women's Welfare, Child Development & Nutrition(MOS)
27. Dr. Neelkanth Tiwari Tourism, Culture, Religious Affairs, Protocol(MOS)
28. Shri Kapil Dev Agarwal Vocational Education, Skill Development
29. Shri. Satish Chandra Dwivedi Basic Education
30. Shri. Ashok Kataria Transport, Parliamentary Affairs(MOS)
31. Sri Sriram Chauhan Horticulture, Agricultural Exports, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Foreign Trade
32. Shri Ravindra Jaiswal Stamp and Court Fee, Registration

Judiciary[edit]

The judiciary in the state consists of the Allahabad High Court in Allahabad, the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court, district courts and session courts in each district or Sessions Division, and lower courts at the tehsil level.[11][19] The President of India appoints the chief justice of the High Court of the Uttar Pradesh judiciary on the advice of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India as well as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.[11][20] Other judges are appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Chief Justice of the High Court.[11][19] Subordinate Judicial Service, categorized into two divisions viz. Uttar Pradesh civil judicial services and Uttar Pradesh higher judicial service is another vital part of the judiciary of Uttar Pradesh.[11][20] While the Uttar Pradesh civil judicial services comprise the Civil Judges (Junior Division)/Judicial Magistrates and civil judges (Senior Division)/Chief Judicial Magistrate, the Uttar Pradesh higher judicial service comprises civil and sessions judges.[11] The Subordinate Judicial Service (viz. The district court of Etawah and the district court of Kanpur Dehat) of the judiciary at Uttar Pradesh is controlled by the District Judge.[11][20][21]

Administration[edit]

Divisional administration[edit]

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is made up of 75 administrative districts, that are grouped into 18 divisions. Each division consists of 3-7 districts. A divisional commissioner, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is responsible for heading the administration of a division, the Divisional minister is also responsible for the collection of revenue and maintenance of law and order in his or her division.[22][23][24][25]

There are also eight police zones and eighteen police ranges in the state. Each zone consists of 2-3 ranges and is headed by an additional director general-ranked officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS). Whereas a range consists of three to four districts and is headed by an inspector general-ranked or a deputy inspector general-ranked IPS officer.

District administration[edit]

A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate and collector (DM), an IAS officer. The district magistrate is responsible for coordinating the work between various departments in the district, is responsible for law and order in the district and is also given the power of an executive magistrate. The DM is assisted by a number of officers belonging to the Provincial Civil Service and other state services.[22][26][27][28]

A senior superintendent of police or superintendent of police, a gazetted officer (PPS or IPS in case of SP and IPS in case of SSP) of Uttar Pradesh Cadre, is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He or she is assisted by other junior to SSP/SP rank IPS and PPS gazetted officers in addition to Uttar Pradesh Police non-gazetted officials.[citation needed]

A divisional forest officer, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service, in the rank of deputy conservator of forests, is responsible for managing the forests, the environment, and wildlife-related issues of the district with the assistance of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Service.[citation needed]

Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as public works, health, education, agriculture, animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to the various state services. These officers have to report to the DM of the district.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

The politics of Uttar Pradesh is dominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Samajwadi Party, and the Bahujan Samaj Party. The Bharatiya Janata Party occupies the current government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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