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Government of Assam
Seal of Assam.svg
Seat of GovernmentGuwahati
Legislative branch
Assembly
SpeakerBiswajit Daimary[1]
Deputy SpeakerNumal Momin[2]
Members in Assembly126
Executive branch
GovernorJagdish Mukhi[3]
Chief MinisterHimanta Biswa Sarma[4]
Chief SecretaryJishnu Barua, IAS
Judiciary
High CourtGauhati High Court
Chief JusticeJustice N. Kotiswar Singh (acting)

The Government of Assam is the governing authority of Assam, a state of India. It consists of the Governor appointed by the President of India as the head of the state, currently Jagdish Mukhi.[3] The head of government is the Chief Minister, currently Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma,[4] who is the leader of the group that commands a majority in the unicameral Assam Legislative Assembly. The Assam Assembly is elected by universal adult suffrage for a period of five years. The Chief Minister is assisted by a Council of Ministers that he nominates, the size of which is restricted.

In 2021, the National Democratic Alliance won a majority of seats in the legislature, with 75 seats, followed by Congress with 29 seats and AIUDF with 16.

Cabinet Ministers

Ministers sworn on 10 May 2021:[5]

Minister Ministry Constituency District Party
1 Chief Minister of Assam, Home, Personnel, Public Works Department (PWD) & any other Department not allotted to any other Minister. Jalukbari Kamrup Metropolitan BJP
2 Ranjit Kumar Das Panchayat & Rural Development, Public Health Engineering, Food & Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs. Patacharkuchi Bajali BJP
3 Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Border Area Development, Implementation of Assam Accord, Cooperation. Bokakhat Golaghat AGP
4 Urkhao Gwra Brahma Handloom & Textile, Soil Conservation, Welfare of Plain Tribe & Backward Classes (BTC) Chapaguri Kokrajhar UPPL
5 Ashok Singhal (politician) Guwahati Development, Urban Development, Irrigation. Dhekiajuli Sonitpur BJP
6 Parimal Suklabaidya Environment & Forests, Fisheries, Excise. Dholai Cachar BJP
7 Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Information Technology. Kaliabor Nagaon AGP
8 Social Welfare, Finance Golaghat Golaghat BJP
9 Chandra Mohan Patowary Transport, Industries & Commerce, Skill Development, Welfare of Minorities Dharmapur Nalbari BJP
10 Ranoj Pegu Education, Welfare of Plain Tribe & Backward Classes (non-BTC). Dhemaji Dhemaji BJP
11 Sanjoy Kishan Welfare of Tea Tribes, Labour & Employment. Tinsukia Tinsukia BJP
12 Pijush Hazarika Water Resources, Information & Public Relations, Parliamentary Affairs Jagiroad Marigaon BJP
13 Jogen Mohan Revenue & Disaster Management, Hills Area Development, Mines & Minerals Mahmara Charaideo BJP
14 Bimal Bora Sports & Youth Welfare, Cultural Affairs, Power, Tourism Tingkhong Dibrugarh BJP

Leaders

House Leader Portrait Since
Constitutional Posts
Governor Jagdish Mukhi
The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi meeting the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on October 28, 2018 (cropped).JPG
10 October 2017
Speaker Biswajit Daimary
Jitendra Singh receiving a memorandum from a delegation of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) led by the Member of Parliament, Shri Biswajit Daimary, in New Delhi (cropped).jpg
21 May 2021
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Himanta Biswa Sarma,.jpg
10 May 2021
Political Posts
Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Himanta Biswa Sarma
Himanta Biswa Sarma,.jpg
10 May 2021
Leader of Indian National Congress

Leader of the Opposition

Debabrata Saikia
Debabrata Saikia.png
20 May 2021
Leader of Asom Gana Parishad Atul Bora
Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, UDD and Town & Country Planning, Assam, Shri Atul Bora calling on the Union Home Minister (cropped).jpg
15 July 2014

References

  1. ^ "List of Speakers since 1937". assamassembly.gov.in.
  2. ^ "List of Deputy Speakers since 1937". assamassembly.gov.in.
  3. ^ a b "Jagdish Mukhi: Few facts about Assam's new Governor". The New Indian Express. 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Assam Legislative Assembly - Chief Ministers since 1937". assamassembly.gov.in.
  5. ^ "Assam Cabinet Minister List 2021: Check full list of ministers and their portfolios in Himanta Biswa Sarma govt". financialexpress.com. Retrieved 8 July 2021.