Current ruling parties in India .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  BJP (10)   BJP Alliance (5)   INC (4)   INC Alliance (3)   Other parties - AAP, AITC, BJD, CPI(M), MNF, TRS, YSRCP (8)   President's rule (1)   No legislature (5)
Current ruling parties in India
  BJP (10)
  BJP Alliance (5)
  INC (4)
  INC Alliance (3)
  Other parties - AAP, AITC, BJD, CPI(M), MNF, TRS, YSRCP (8)

The Deputy Chief Minister is a member of the state government and usually the second highest ranking executive officer of their state's council of ministers. While not a constitutional office, it seldom carries any specific powers.[1] A deputy chief minister usually also holds a cabinet portfolio such as home minister or finance minister. In the parliamentary system of government, the Chief Minister is treated as the "first among equals" in the cabinet; the position of deputy chief minister is used to bring political stability and strength within a coalition government.

Currently, 11 out of the 28 states and none out of the 8 union territories have deputy chief ministers. Out of these 10 states and union territories, Andhra Pradesh has five deputy chief ministers and Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya have two deputy chief ministers. No other states and union territories have more than one deputy chief minister in office.

Five incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, five incumbents belong to the YSR Congress Party, two incumbents belong to the National People's Party (India) two to the Indian National Congress,one to Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party one to the Rashtriya Janata Dal . The longest-serving Deputy Chief Minister of India was Sushil Kumar Modi who served as Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar from Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 22 May 2023, two Indian states (Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand) and one union territory (Puducherry) never had a deputy chief minister and any woman now not serving as deputy chief minister.

Current Indian deputy chief ministers

Colour key for parties
(past deputy chief ministers)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party Chief Minister Ref
Andhra Pradesh
Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari 11 April 2022
(1 year, 41 days)
YSR Congress Party Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy [2]
Budi Mutyala Naidu
K. Narayana Swamy
Kottu Satyanarayana
Rajanna Dora Peedika [3]
Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein
The Agriculture Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Chowna Mein calling on the Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, in New Delhi on September 17, 2014 (cropped).jpg
16 July 2016
(6 years, 310 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Pema Khandu [4]
Assam No Appointment
Tejashwi Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav 2022 Cropped.jpg
10 August 2022
(285 days)
Rashtriya Janata Dal Nitish Kumar [5]
Chhattisgarh No Appointment
No Appointment
No Appointment
No Appointment
Dushyant Chautala
The MP, Lok Sabha, Haryana, Shri Dushyant Chautala calling on the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, in New Delhi on February 03, 2016 (cropped).jpg
27 October 2019
(3 years, 207 days)
Jannayak Janta Party Manohar Lal Khattar [6]
Himachal Pradesh
Mukesh Agnihotri
Mukesh Agnihotri (cropped).jpg
11 December 2022
(162 days)
Indian National Congress Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu [7]
Jammu and Kashmir
No appointment
(President's rule)
No appointment
D. K. Shivakumar
D. K. Shivakumar.jpg
20 May 2023
(2 days)
Indian National Congress Siddaramaiah
No appointment
Madhya Pradesh
Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis @Vidhan Sabha 04-03-2021.jpg
30 June 2022
(326 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Eknath Shinde [8]
No appointment
Prestone Tynsong
A delegation from North Eastern States led by the Minister General Administration Home (Civil Defence And Home Guards) Public Health Engineering Relief And Rehabilitation (cropped).jpg
6 March 2018
(5 years, 77 days)
National People's Party Conrad Sangma [9]
Sniawbhalang Dhar 7 March 2023
(76 days)
Tawnluia 15 December 2018
(4 years, 158 days)
Mizo National Front Zoramthanga [10]
Yanthungo Patton
The Nagaland Home Minister, Shri Yanthungo Patton meeting the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, in New Delhi on November 09, 2016 (cropped).jpg
9 March 2018
(5 years, 74 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Neiphiu Rio [11]
T. R. Zeliang
The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri T.R. Zeliang meeting the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani, in New Delhi on December 08, 2015 (1) (cropped).jpg
7 March 2023
(76 days)
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
No appointment
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
Keshav Prasad Maurya
Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya (cropped)
19 March 2017
(6 years, 64 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Yogi Adityanath [12]
Brajesh Pathak
Brajesh Pathak
25 March 2022
(1 year, 58 days)
Uttarakhand No appointment
West Bengal

See also


  1. ^ Rajendran, S. (13 July 2012). "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ Mayabrahma, Roja (2019-06-09). "Andhra Pradesh: Know about the five deputy chief ministers in YS Jagan's cabinet". Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  3. ^ "Portfolio allocated to newly appointed ministers in Andhra cabinet". Business World. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  4. ^ Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet Ministers
  5. ^ "BJP's Tarkishore Prasad is one of the two new deputy Bihar CMS". 17 November 2020.
  6. ^ Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion
  9. ^ "Prestone Tysong".
  10. ^ "".
  11. ^ "BJP to get deputy cm in Nagaland". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "हिंदी खबर, Latest News in Hindi, हिंदी समाचार, ताजा खबर". 19 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Sindhi Punjabi society congratulates Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak".