Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Champai Soren[1]
since 2 February 2024
Government of Jharkhand
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (Informal)
TypeHead of Government
StatusLeader of the Executive
Member of
Reports to
ResidenceJinx, Kanke Road, Ranchi
SeatChief Minister Secretariat (CMO), Ranchi, Jharkhand
NominatorMembers of the Government of Jharkhand in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly
AppointerGovernor of Jharkhand by convention based on appointees ability to command confidence in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for 5 years and is subject to no term limits.[2]
Inaugural holderBabulal Marandi
Formation15 November 2000
(23 years ago)
  • 272,000 (US$3,400)/monthly
  • 3,264,000 (US$41,000)/annually
Websiteofficial website

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand is the chief executive of the Indian state of Jharkhand. 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]

Seven people have served as the state's chief minister since Jharkhand's formation on 15 November 2000.[3] Half of them, including the inaugural officeholder Babulal Marandi, represented the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). His successor Arjun Munda, also from the BJP, is the longest-serving chief minister; he served for over five years, across three terms but never completed a full term. Three chief ministers, Shibu Soren, his son Hemant Soren, and Champai Soren, represented the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). Shibu Soren's first term ended in just ten days, as he could not prove that he had the support of a majority of the house and was forced to resign. The state has also been governed by Madhu Koda, one of the few independents to become the chief minister of any state.[4] In between their reigns, the state has also been under President's rule three times. Raghubar Das, of the BJP, was the first non-tribal and first chief minister to complete a full term in the state. Champai Soren of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha is the incumbent chief minister.


# Portrait Chief Minister
Term of office Election
Party Deputy Chief Minister(s)
(Term in office)
Government Appointed by
1 Babulal Marandi
(born 1958)
MLA for Ramgarh
15 November
18 March
2 years, 123 days 2000
Bharatiya Janata Party Position vacant
(15 Nov. 2000 – 14 Sep. 2006)
Marandi Prabhat Kumar
2 Arjun Munda
(born 1968)
MLA for Kharsawan
18 March
19 September
3 years, 185 days Munda I M. Rama Jois
3 Madhu Koda
(born 1971)
MLA for Jaganathpur
19 September
27 August
1 year, 343 days 2005
Independent Sudhir Mahato
(19 Sep. 2006 – 23 Aug. 2008)
Koda Syed Sibtey Razi
4 Shibu Soren
(born 1944)
27 August
19 January
145 days Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Stephen Marandi
(27 Aug. 2008 – 18 Jan. 2009)
Shibu I
President's rule was imposed during the period (19 January – 30 December 2009)
(4) Shibu Soren
(born 1944)
MLA for Jamtara
30 December
1 June
153 days 2009
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Sudesh Mahto
(30 Dec. 2009 – 31 May. 2010)
Raghubar Das
(30 Dec. 2009 – 31 May. 2010)
Shibu II K. Sankaranarayanan
President's rule was imposed during the period (1 June – 11 September 2010)
(2) Arjun Munda
(born 1968)
MLA for Kharsawan
11 September
18 January
2 years, 129 days
Bharatiya Janata Party Sudesh Mahto
(11 Sep. 2010 – 18 Jan. 2013)
Hemant Soren
(11 Sep. 2010 – 18 Jan. 2013)
Munda II M. O. H. Farook
President's rule was imposed during the period (18 January – 13 July 2013)
5 Hemant Soren
(born 1975)
MLA for Dumka
13 July
28 December
1 year, 168 days
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Position vacant
(13 Jul. 2013 – present)
Hemant I Syed Ahmed
6 Raghubar Das
(born 1955)
MLA for Jamshedpur East
28 December
29 December
5 years, 1 day 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party Das
(5) Hemant Soren
(born 1975)
MLA for Barhait
29 December
2 February
4 years, 70 days 2019
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Hemant II Droupadi Murmu
7 Champai Soren
(born 1956)
MLA for Seraikella
2 February
Incumbent 35 days Champai C. P. Radhakrishnan


Champai SorenHemant SorenRaghubar DasShibu SorenMadhu KodaArjun MundaBabulal Marandi



  1. ^ "JMM's Champai Soren to be next Jharkhand CM". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 31 January 2024.
  2. ^ a b Basu, Durga Das (1960). Introduction to the Constitution of India (20 ed.). Nagpur: LexisNexis Butterworths, Wadhwa. p. 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 Jharkhand as well.
  3. ^ Chaudhuri, Kalyan (1 September 2000). "Jharkhand, at last". Frontline. Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  4. ^ Ramanujam, P.V. (14 September 2006). "Madhu Koda to be next Jharkhand CM". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2019.