Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
Incumbent
Pushkar Singh Dhami
since 4 July 2021
Government of Uttarakhand
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
StatusHead of government
AbbreviationCM
Member of
Reports to
Residence
NominatorMembers of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
AppointerGovernor of Uttarakhand
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Assembly
Term length5 Years
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]
Inaugural holderNityanand Swami (2000–2001)
Formation9 November 2000
(23 years ago)
 (2000-11-09)
WebsiteChief Minister of Uttarakhand

The chief minister of Uttarakhand is the Head of the government of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. 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]

Ten people have served as the state's chief minister since its formation on 9 November 2000. Seven of them, including the inaugural officeholder Nityanand Swami and the incumbent Pushkar Singh Dhami represented the (BJP) while the rest represented the Indian National Congress.

List

# Portrait Chief Minister
(Lifespan)
Constituency
Term of office Election
(Term)
Party Government Appointed by
(Governor)
1 Nityanand Swami
(1927–2012)
MLC
9 November
2000
29 October
2001
354 days
(Interim)
Bharatiya Janata Party Swami Surjit Singh Barnala
2 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
(born 1942)
MLC
30 October
2001
1 March
2002
122 days Koshyari
3 N. D. Tiwari
(1925–2018)
MLA for Ramnagar
2 March
2002
7 March
2007
5 years, 5 days 2002
(1st)
Indian National Congress Tiwari
4 Major General (Retd.)
B. C. Khanduri
(born 1934)
MLA for Dhumakot
7 March
2007
26 June
2009
2 years, 111 days 2007
(2nd)
Bharatiya Janata Party Khanduri I Sudarshan Agarwal
5 Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'
(born 1959)
MLA for Thalisain
27 June
2009
10 September
2011
2 years, 75 days Pokhriyal Banwari Lal Joshi
(4) Major General (Retd.)
B. C. Khanduri
(born 1934)
MLA for Dhumakot
11 September
2011
13 March
2012
184 days Khanduri II Margaret Alva
6 Vijay Bahuguna
(born 1947)
MLA for Sitarganj
13 March
2012
31 January
2014
1 year, 324 days 2012
(3rd)
Indian National Congress Bahuguna
7 Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
MLA for Dharchula
1 February
2014
27 March
2016
2 years, 55 days Harish Aziz Qureshi
President's rule was imposed during this period (27 March – 21 April 2016)
(7) Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
MLA for Dharchula
21 April
2016
22 April
2016
1 day
(3rd)
Indian National Congress Harish Krishan Kant Paul
President's rule was imposed during this period (22 April – 11 May 2016)
(7) Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
MLA for Dharchula
11 May
2016
18 March
2017
311 days
(3rd)
Indian National Congress Harish Krishan Kant Paul
8 Trivendra Singh Rawat
(born 1960)
MLA for Doiwala
18 March
2017
10 March
2021
3 years, 357 days 2017
(4th)
Bharatiya Janata Party Trivendra
9 Tirath Singh Rawat
(born 1964)
Unelected
10 March
2021
4 July
2021
116 days Tirath Baby Rani Maurya
10 Pushkar Singh Dhami
(born 1975)
MLA for Khatima, until 2022
MLA for Champawat, from 2022
4 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 254 days Dhami I
2022
(5th)
Dhami II Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
Gurmit Singh

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ Kumar, Yogesh (30 March 2017). "Trivendra Singh Rawat moves into 'jinxed' CM bungalow". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ 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 Uttar Pradesh as well.