Chief Minister of Haryana
Incumbent
Nayab Singh Saini
since 12 March 2024
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (Informal)
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationCM
Member ofHaryana Legislative Assembly
Reports toGovernor of Haryana
Residence1, Sector 3, Chandigarh
SeatChandigarh
AppointerGovernor of Haryana
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]
PrecursorChief Minister of Punjab
Inaugural holderBhagwat Dayal Sharma
Formation1 November 1966
(57 years ago)
 (1966-11-01)
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister
Salary
  • 288,000 (US$3,500)/monthly
  • 3,456,000 (US$41,000)/annually
WebsiteOffice of the Chief Minister

The Chief Minister of Haryana is the chief executive of the Indian state of Haryana. As per 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 Haryana 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 that they have the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is not subjected to any term limits.[1]

Eleven people have served as the state's chief minister since Haryana's formation in 1966. The first was B. D. Sharma of the Indian National Congress party. Bhajan Lal Bishnoi is Haryana's longest-serving chief minister; he held office for 11 years and 10 months (4317 days). Devi Lal, the fifth chief minister of Haryana, went on to twice serve as Deputy Prime Minister of India, under prime ministers V. P. Singh and Chandra Shekhar. Om Prakash Chautala served the most discontinuous stints as Chief Minister (four), as a member of three different parties. The incumbent chief minister is Nayab Singh Saini, the second officeholder from the Bharatiya Janata Party, who was sworn in on 12 March 2024.

Chief ministers of Haryana

Chief ministers of Haryana
No Portrait Name Constituency Term of office[2][3][4] Assembly
(Elections)
Party[a]
1 Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Jhajjar 1 November 1966 23 March 1967 142 days 1st
(1962 elections)
Indian National Congress
2 Birender Singh Rao Birender Singh Pataudi 24 March 1967 20 November 1967 241 days 2nd
(1967 elections)
Vishal Haryana Party
Emblem of India Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 20 November 1967 21 May 1968 183 days Dissolved N/A
3 Bansi Lal Bansi Lal Tosham 21 May 1968 14 March 1972 7 years, 193 days 3rd
(1968 elections)
Indian National Congress
14 March 1972 30 November 1975 4th
(1972 elections)
4 Banarsi Das Gupta Banarsi Das Gupta Bhiwani 1 December 1975 30 April 1977 1 year, 150 days
Emblem of India Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 30 April 1977 21 June 1977 52 days Dissolved N/A
5 Devi Lal Devi Lal Bhattu Kalan 21 June 1977 28 June 1979 2 years, 7 days 5th
(1977 elections)
Janata Party
6 Bhajan Lal Bhajan Lal Bishnoi Adampur 28 June 1979 23 May 1982 6 years, 341 days
23 May 1982 4 June 1986 6th
(1982 elections)
Indian National Congress
(3) Bansi Lal Bansi Lal Tosham 5 June 1986 20 June 1987 1 year, 15 days
(5) Devi Lal Devi Lal Meham 20 June 1987 2 December 1989 2 years, 165 days 7th
(1987 election)
Janata Dal
7 Om Prakash Chautala Om Prakash Chautala Uchana Kalan 2 December 1989 22 May 1990 171 days
(4) Banarsi Das Gupta Banarsi Das Gupta Bhiwani 22 May 1990 12 July 1990 51 days
(7) Om Prakash Chautala Om Prakash Chautala Uchana Kalan 12 July 1990 17 July 1990 5 days
8 Hukam Singh Dadri 17 July 1990 22 March 1991 248 days
(7) Om Prakash Chautala Om Prakash Chautala Uchana Kalan 22 March 1991 5 April 1991 14 days Samajwadi Janata Party
Emblem of India Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 6 April 1991 23 July 1991 108 days Dissolved N/A
(6) Bhajan Lal Bhajan Lal Bishnoi Adampur 23 June 1991 10 May 1996 4 years, 322 days 8th
(1991 election)
Indian National Congress
(3) Bansi Lal Bansi Lal Tosham 11 May 1996 24 July 1999 3 years, 74 days 9th
(1996 elections)
Haryana Vikas Party
(7) Om Prakash Chautala Om Prakash Chautala Narwana 24 July 1999 2 March 2000 5 years, 224 days Indian National Lok Dal
2 March 2000 5 March 2005 10th
(2000 elections)
9 Bhupinder Singh Hooda Bhupinder Singh Hooda Garhi Sampla-Kiloi 5 March 2005 25 October 2009 9 years, 235 days 11th
(2005 elections)
Indian National Congress
25 October 2009 26 October 2014 12th
(2009 elections)
10 Manohar Lal Khattar Manohar Lal Khattar Karnal 26 October 2014 27 October 2019 9 years, 238 days 13th
(2014 elections)
Bharatiya Janata Party
27 October 2019 12 March 2024[6] 14th

(2019 elections)

11 Nayab Singh Saini Nayab Singh Saini 12 March 2024[7] Incumbent 100 days

Timeline

Nayab Singh SainiManohar Lal KhattarBhupinder Singh HoodaHukam SinghOm Prakash ChautalaBhajan Lal BishnoiDevi LalBanarsi Das GuptaBansi LalBirender SinghB. D. Sharma

Notes

Footnotes
  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b c 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.[5]
References
  1. ^ a b 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 Haryana as well.
  2. ^ "EX-CMs". Chief Minister's Office, Harayana. Archived from the original on 5 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Haryana Legislative Assembly". Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Haryana Chief Minister". Times of India. 15 March 2023. Archived from the original on 27 May 2024. Retrieved 27 May 2024.
  5. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule Archived 19 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  6. ^ "CM Manohar Lal Khattar, cabinet resign after cracks in BJP-JJP alliance". 12 March 2024. Archived from the original on 12 March 2024. Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  7. ^ Jatin Takkar (13 March 2024). "OBC leader Nayab Saini is new Haryana chief minister". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on 10 May 2024. Retrieved 27 May 2024.