List of Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand

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Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
उत्तराखण्ड के मुख्यमन्त्री
Trivendra Singh Rawat.png
Trivendra Singh Rawat

since 18 March 2017
Appointer Governor of Uttarakhand
Inaugural holder Nityanand Swami
Formation 9 November 2000
Website Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

The Chief Minister of the State of Uttarakhand, is the head of the Government of Uttarakhand. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, the governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]

Uttarakhand was formed on November 9, 2000, when it was carved out from the hilly districts of Uttar Pradesh. Eight people have served as the state's chief minister, across five assembly terms; five of those belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party including the current incumbent Trivendra Singh Rawat and the inaugural office holder Nityanand Swami, while the remaining three belong to the Indian National Congress.

List of the Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand[edit]

Following is the list of the Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand since its inception on 9 November 2000:

Colour key for parties
S. No. Name
Term[2] Party[a] Assembly
Appointed by
1 Nityanand Swami
Garhwal Division (Legislative Council)
Ex CM Nityanand Swami.jpg 9 November 2000 29 October 2001 11 months and 20 days Bharatiya Janata Party Interim Assembly (2000–02) Surjit Singh Barnala
2 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Kumaon Division (Legislative Council)
Ex Uttarakhand CM BS Koshyai.jpg 30 October 2001 1 March 2002 4 months and 1 day
3 Narayan Datt Tiwari
Ex Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari.jpg 2 March 2002 7 March 2007 5 years and 5 days Indian National Congress First Assembly (2002–07)
(2002 election)
4 Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
Uttarakhand EX CM Khanduri.jpg 7 March 2007 26 June 2009 2 years, 3 months and 19 days Bharatiya Janata Party Second Assembly (2007–12)
(2007 election)
Banwari Lal Joshi
5 Ramesh Pokhriyal
Ramesh Pokhriyal.jpg 27 June 2009 10 September 2011 2 years, 2 months and 14 days
(4) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
Uttarakhand EX CM Khanduri.jpg 11 September 2011 13 March 2012 6 months and 2 days
(Total 2 years, 9 months and 21 days)
Margaret Alva
6 Vijay Bahuguna
Uttarakhand EX CM Bahuguna.jpg 13 March 2012 31 January 2014 1 year, 10 months and 18 days Indian National Congress Third Assembly (2012–17)
(2012 election)
7 Harish Rawat
1 February 2014 27 March 2016 2 years, 1 month and 26 days Aziz Qureshi
- Vacant
(President's rule)[3]
27 March 2016 21 April 2016 25 days N/A Pranab Mukherjee
(7) Harish Rawat
21 April 2016 22 April 2016 1 day Indian National Congress Krishan Kant Paul
- Vacant
(President's rule)
22 April 2016 11 May 2016 19 days
(Total 1 month 14 days)
N/A Pranab Mukherjee
(7) Harish Rawat
11 May 2016 18 March 2017 10 months and 7 days
(Total 3 years and 3 days)
Indian National Congress Krishan Kant Paul
8 Trivendra Singh Rawat
Trivendra Singh Rawat.png 18 March 2017 Incumbent 1 year, 2 months and 28 days Bharatiya Janata Party Fourth Assembly (2017–22)
(2017 election)

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Uttarakhand as well.
  2. ^ Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.
  3. ^

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