List of chief ministers of Uttarakhand

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.jpg
Incumbent
Trivendra Singh Rawat

since 18 March 2017
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
StatusHead of government
AbbreviationCM
Member of
Reports to
ResidenceCM House, Bhararisain, Gairsain (summer)
CM House, New Cantt Road, Dehradun (winter)[1]
AppointerGovernor of Uttarakhand
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Assembly
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the governor
Assembly term is 5 years unless dissolved sooner
No term limits specified
Inaugural holderNityanand Swami (2000–2001)
Formation9 November 2000; 19 years ago (2000-11-09)
WebsiteChief Minister of Uttarakhand

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is the chief executive of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. In accordance with the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the legislative assembly, the state's 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 the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]

Eight people have served as the state's chief minister since its formation on 9 November 2000. Five of them, including the inaugural officeholder Nityanand Swami and the incumbent Trivendra Singh Rawat represented the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while the rest represented the Indian National Congress (INC).

Chief ministers of Uttarakhand[]

Colour key for parties
No.[a] Name
(birth–death)
Portrait Party[b] Elected constituency Term[3]
(ministry)
Assembly
(Election)
Appointed by
(Governor)
Ref.
1 Nityanand Swami
(1927–2012)
Ex CM Nityanand Swami.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party MLC for Garhwal Division Graduates 9 November 2000 29 October 2001 354 days Interim Assembly Surjit Singh Barnala [4]
(Swami)
2 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
(born 1942)
MLC for Kumaon Division Teachers 30 October 2001 1 March 2002 122 days [5]
(Koshyari)
3 Narayan Datt Tiwari
(1925–2018)
Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg Indian National Congress Ramnagar 2 March 2002 7 March 2007 5 years, 5 days 1st Assembly
(2002 election)
[6]
(Tiwari)
4 Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
(born 1934)
Bharatiya Janata Party Dhumakot 7 March 2007 26 June 2009 2 years, 111 days 2nd Assembly
(2007 election)
Sudarshan Agarwal [7]
(Khanduri I)
5 Ramesh Pokhriyal
(born 1959)
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi on February 20, 2020 (cropped).jpg Thalisain 27 June 2009 10 September 2011 2 years, 75 days Banwari Lal Joshi [8]
(Pokhriyal)
(4) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
(born 1934)
Dhumakot 11 September 2011 13 March 2012 184 days
(total 2 years, 295 days)
Margaret Alva [9]
(Khanduri II)
6 Vijay Bahuguna
(born 1947)
Indian National Congress Sitarganj 13 March 2012 31 January 2014 1 year, 324 days 3rd Assembly
(2012 election)
[10]
(Bahuguna)
7 Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
HarishRawat.jpg Dharchula 1 February 2014 27 March 2016 2 years, 55 days Aziz Qureshi [11]
(H. Rawat)
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)[13]
Emblem of India.svg N/A N/A 27 March 2016 21 April 2016 25 days N/A [14]
(7) Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
HarishRawat.jpg Indian National Congress Dharchula 21 April 2016 22 April 2016 1 day Krishan Kant Paul [15]
(H. Rawat)
Vacant
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg N/A N/A 22 April 2016 11 May 2016 19 days
(total 44 days)
N/A [15]
(7) Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
HarishRawat.jpg Indian National Congress Dharchula 11 May 2016 17 March 2017 310 days
(total 3 years, 1 day)
Krishan Kant Paul [16]
(H. Rawat)
8 Trivendra Singh Rawat
(born 1960)
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party Doiwala 18 March 2017 Incumbent 3 years, 115 days 4th Assembly
(2017 election)
[17]
(T. S. Rawat)

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ A number in parentheses indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government (s)he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  3. ^ President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[12]

References[]

  1. ^ Kumar, Yogesh (30 March 2017). "Trivendra Singh Rawat moves into 'jinxed' CM bungalow". Times of India. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ Basu, Durga Das (2011) [1st pub. 1960]. Introduction to the Constitution of India (20th ed.). LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. pp. 241–245. 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.
  3. ^ Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ Singh, Onkar (10 November 2000). "Uttaranchal's hilly politics threatens new CM Swami". Rediff. Archived from the original on 19 June 2001. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (23 November 2001). "Leadership change in Uttaranchal". Frontline. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (29 March 2002). "A veteran for 'Uttarakhand'". Frontline. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  7. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (23 March 2007). "Tumble in the hills". Frontline. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  8. ^ Kazmi, SMA (28 June 2009). "'Nishank', 3 others sworn in". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  9. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (7 October 2011). "Uphill task". Frontline. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  10. ^ Tripathi, Purnima S. (6 April 2012). "In a cleft stick". Frontline. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  11. ^ Upadhyay, Kavita (1 February 2014). "Harish Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand's 8th Chief Minister". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ Diwanji, Amberish K. (15 March 2005). "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Raj Bhawan, Dehradun, 27thMarch, 2016" (PDF). Rajbhawan Uttarakhand-Information Wing. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Uttarakhand high court sets aside proclamation of President's rule in state". Economic Times. 22 April 2016. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Devendra Fadnavis' three-day stint as Chief Minister one of the shortest". The Hindu. 26 November 2019. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  16. ^ Rajagopal, Krishnadas (11 May 2016). "President's Rule lifted, Rawat to be CM again". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  17. ^ Ramakrishnan, Venkitesh (14 April 2017). "March of Hindutva". Frontline. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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