Government of Goa
Gōyānchen sarakāra
Seat of GovernmentGoa Legislative Assembly Building, Panaji
Legislative branch
SpeakerRamesh Tawadkar, BJP
Deputy SpeakerJoshua D'Souza, BJP
Members in Assembly40
Executive branch
GovernorP. S. Sreedharan Pillai
Chief MinisterPramod Sawant, BJP
Chief SecretaryPuneet Kumar Goel,[1] IAS
Judiciary branch
High CourtBombay High Court
Chief JusticeDevendra Kumar Upadhyaya

The Government of Goa is a state government created by the Constitution of India and has executive, legislative and judicial authority of the state of Goa. It is headquartered in Panaji, the capital city of Goa.[2]


The governor's is largely a ceremonial post but has a crucial role when it comes to deciding who should form the next government or suspending the legislature as has happened in the recent past. After having stable governance for nearly thirty years up to 1990, Goa is now notorious for its political instability having seen fourteen governments in the span of the fifteen years between 1990 and 2005.[3] In March 2005, the assembly was dissolved by the governor and President's rule was declared, which suspended the legislature. A by-election in June 2005 saw the Congress coming back to power after winning three of the five seats that went to the polls. The Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are the two largest parties in the state. In the assembly pole of 2007, a Congress-led coalition won and started ruling the state.[4] Other parties include the United Goans Democratic Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.[5]

In the 2012 election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the Indian National Congress government in Goa, led by CM Digambar Kamat. The election was won by the BJP-Maharashtrawadi Gomantak alliance which won 24 seats in the 40-seat assembly. The Bharatiya Janata Party won 21 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won 3 seats. Manohar Parrikar, leader of the BJP, was sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa on 9 March 2012. After Parrikar died from cancer in March 2019, he was succeeded by Pramod Sawant as the CM.

Head Leaders

House Leader Portrait Since
Constitutional Posts
Governor of Goa P. S. Sreedharan Pillai 7 July 2021
Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant 19 March 2019
Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Goa Ramesh Tawadkar 29 March 2022
Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Goa Joshua D'Souza 22 July 2022
Leader of the House Goa Legislative Assembly Pramod Sawant 19 March 2019
Leader of the Opposition Goa Legislative Assembly Yuri Alemao 30 September 2022
Chief Justice Bombay High Court Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya 29 July 2023
Chief Secretary of Goa Puneet Kumar Goel NA

Executive branches


Main article: Governors of Goa

See also: List of chief ministers of Goa

Goa Council of Ministers

This section is transcluded from Second Pramod Sawant ministry. (edit | history)

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
  • Chief Minister
  • Home
  • Finance
  • Vigilance
  • Official Languages
  • Other departments not allocated to any Minister
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP[6]
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Urban Development
  • TCP
  • Women & Child
  • Forest
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • Agriculture
  • Handicrafts
  • Civil Supplies
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • WRD
  • Co-operation
  • Provedoria
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • Transport
  • Industries
  • Panchayat
  • Protocol
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • Tourism
  • IT
  • Printing & Stationery
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • Sports
  • Art & Culture
  • RDA
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Environment
  • Law & Judiciary
  • PWD
19 November 2023 (2023-11-19)Incumbent BJP
  • Revenue
  • Labour
  • Waste Management
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28)Incumbent BJP
  • Social Welfare
  • River Navigation
  • Archives and Archaeology
9 April 2022 (2022-04-09)Incumbent BJP
  • Power
  • New and Renewable Energy
  • Housing
9 April 2022 (2022-04-09)Incumbent MGP
  • Fisheries
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services
  • Factories and Boilers
9 April 2022 (2022-04-09)Incumbent BJP

Legislative branch

Main article: Goa Legislature

Administrative and Political divisions



State insignias

Symbols of Goa
BirdRuby Throated Yellow Bulbul
FishGrey mullet

Main article: Seal of Goa


Main article: Elections in Goa


Main article: Politics of Goa

See also



  1. ^ "Puneet Goel picked as Goa's new chief secretary | Goa News". The Times of India. 8 January 2022. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Satya Pal Malik sworn-in as Goa Governor". Hindustan Times. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  3. ^ Odds stacked against Parrikar, Anil Sastry, The Hindu, 2005-01-31, verified 2005-04-02
  4. ^ Banerjee, Sanjay (6 June 2007). "Congress set to rule Goa again". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  5. ^ "Election Result of C. C. P. 2011". North Goa District Website, Panaji Goa. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Swearing-in of Pramod Sawant as Goa CM on March 28, he inspects venue". ThePrint. 24 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.