List of Chief Minister And Governors

By | March 14, 2021
List of Chief Minister And Governors

At present, India is the union of 28 states and 8 Union Territories. There are 31 Chief Ministers in India which includes 28 Chief Ministers from states and 3 from Union territory of Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.

Usually, the term of office for Chief Ministers of India is for a maximum of five years but there is no limit to the number of terms a person can serve as CM of India.

List of Chief Ministers Of India

S. No. Name of State Chief Minister Tenure since
1 Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy 30 May 2019
2 Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu 17 July 2016
3 Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma 10 May 2021
4 Bihar Nitish Kumar 22 February 2015
5 Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel 17 December 2018
6 Delhi Arvind Kejriwal 14 February 2015
7 Goa Pramod Sawant 19 March 2019
8 Gujarat Vijay Rupani 7 August 2016
9 Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar 26 October 2014
10 Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur 27 December 2017
11 Jammu and Kashmir Vacant
(President’s rule)
31 October 2019
12 Jharkhand Hemant Soren 29 December 2019
13 Karnataka B. S. Yediyurappa 26 July 2019
14 Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan 25 May 2016
15 Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan 23 March 2020
16 Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray 28 November 2019
17 Manipur N. Biren Singh 15 March 2017
18 Meghalaya Conrad Sangma 6 March 2018
19 Mizoram Zoramthanga 15 December 2018
20 Nagaland Neiphiu Rio 8 March 2018
21 Odisha Naveen Patnaik 5 March 2000
22 Puducherry N. Rangasamy 07 May 2021
23 Punjab Amarinder Singh 16 March 2017
24 Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot 17 December 2018
25 Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang 27 May 2019
26 Tamil Nadu M. K. Stalin 07 May 2021
27 Telangana K. Chandrashekhar Rao 2 June 2014
28 Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb 9 March 2018
29 Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath 19 March 2017
30 Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat 10 March 2021
31 West Bengal Mamata Banerjee 20 May 2011

Governors of India

The Governors of the states of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as those of the President of India at the Union level. Governors exist in the states while the Lieutenant Governors or administrator exist in union territories including the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the Chief ministers of the states and his/her councils of ministers. Although, in union territories, the real power lies with the lieutenant governor or administrator, except in NCT of Delhi and Puducherry where he/she shares power with a council of ministers headed by a chief minister. Most, if not all governors are not local to the state that they are appointed to govern.

S. No. Name of State Governor Tenure Since
1 Andhra Pradesh Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan July 24, 2019
2 Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) October 3, 2017
3 Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi October 1, 2017
4 Bihar Shri Phagu Chauhan July 29, 2019
5 Chhattisgarh Sushri Anusuiya Uikey July 29, 2019
6 Goa Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari (Additional Charge) August 19, 2020
7 Gujarat Shri Acharya Dev Vrat July 22, 2019
8 Haryana Shri Satyadeo Narayan Arya August 25, 2018
9 Himachal Pradesh Shri Bandaru Dattatraya September 11, 2019
10 Jharkhand Shrimati Droupadi Murmu May 18, 2015
11 Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala September 1, 2014
12 Kerala Shri Arif Mohammed Khan September 6, 2019
13 Madhya Pradesh Shri Lal Ji Tandon July 29, 2019
14 Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari September 5, 2019
15 Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla August 21, 2016
16 Meghalaya Shri Satya Pal Malik April 18, 2020
17 Mizoram Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai November 5, 2019
18 Nagaland Shri R. N. Ravi August 1, 2019
19 Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal May 29, 2018
20 Punjab Shri V.P. Singh Badnore August 22, 2016
21 Rajasthan Shri Kalraj Mishra September 9, 2019
22 Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad August 26, 2018
23 Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit October 6, 2017
24 Telangana Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan September 8, 2019
25 Tripura Shri Ramesh Bais July 29, 2019
26 Uttar Pradesh Smt. Anandiben Patel July 29, 2019
27 Uttarakhand Smt. Baby Rani Maurya August 26, 2018
28 West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar July 30, 2019

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