Current ruling parties in India
Current ruling parties in India
  BJP (10)
  Coalition with BJP (7)
  INC (2)
  Coalition with INC (3)
  Other parties (AAP, AITC, BJD, CPI(M), TRS and YSRCP)
  President's rule (1)
  No legislature (5)

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 1 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 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, one Rashtriya Janata Dal and one incumbent belong to the National People's Party. No other party has more than one deputy chief minister in office.The longest-serving Deputy Chief Minister of India was Sushil Kumar Modi who served as Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar from Bharatiya Janata Party.

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
(161 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, 65 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Pema Khandu [4]
Assam No Appointment
Tejashwi Yadav
10 August 2022
(40 days)
Rashtriya Janata Dal Nitish Kumar [5]
Chhattisgarh No Appointment
Manish Sisodia
ManishSisodia (cropped).jpg
14 February 2015
(7 years, 217 days)
Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal [6]
No Appointment
No Appointment
Dushyant Chautala
Dushyant Chautala.jpg
27 October 2019
(2 years, 327 days)
Jannayak Janta Party Manohar Lal Khattar [7]
Himachal Pradesh No appointment
Jammu and Kashmir
No appointment
(President's rule)
No appointment
No appointment
No appointment
Madhya Pradesh
Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis @Vidhan Sabha 04-03-2021.jpg
30 June 2022
(81 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
(4 years, 197 days)
National People's Party Conrad Sangma [9]
Mizoram Tawnluia 15 December 2018
(3 years, 278 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
(4 years, 194 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Neiphiu Rio [11]
No appointment
Tamil Nadu
Jishnu Dev Varma
The Chief Minister of Tripura, Shri Biplab Kumar Deb and the Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Jishnu Debbarma calling on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on March 20, 2018 (cropped).jpg
9 March 2018
(4 years, 194 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Manik Saha [12][13]
Uttar Pradesh
Keshav Prasad Maurya
Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya (cropped)
19 March 2017
(5 years, 184 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Yogi Adityanath [14]
Brajesh Pathak
Brajesh Pathak
25 March 2022
(178 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. ^ "Manish Sisodia deputy CM of delhi".
  7. ^ Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM
  8. ^ Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion
  9. ^ "Prestone Tysong".
  10. ^ "".
  11. ^ "BJP to get deputy cm in Nagaland". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Dev Varma appointed deputy CM". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Manik Saha takes oath as Tripura chief minister". 15 May 2022.
  14. ^ "हिंदी खबर, Latest News in Hindi, हिंदी समाचार, ताजा खबर". 19 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Sindhi Punjabi society congratulates Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak".