Deputy Chief Minister of the
National Capital Territory of Delhi
Emblem of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
since 28 February 2023 (2023-02-28)
NominatorChief Minister of Delhi
AppointerLt. Governor of Delhi
Inaugural holderManish Sisodia
Formation14 February 2015 (9 years ago) (2015-02-14)
WebsiteGovt of NCT of Delhi

The Deputy Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is the deputy to the Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, who is head of the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The deputy chief minister is the second highest-ranking member of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Council of Ministers.[1]

A deputy chief minister also holds a cabinet portfolio in the capital territory ministry. In the legislative assembly 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 govern the capital territory with the support of a single party member or to bring political stability and strength within a coalition government, or in times of capital territory emergency, when a proper chain of command is necessary. On multiple occasions, proposals have arisen to make the post permanent, but without result. The same goes for the post of deputy prime minister at the national level.

National Capital Territory of Delhi has had only one deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. The post has been vacant since 1 March 2023.


No. Portrait Name


Elected constituency Term of office[2] Assembly
Chief Minister Appointed by Political party[a]
Assumed office Left office Time in office
1 Manish Sisodia
Patparganj 14 February 2015 15 February 2020 8 years, 14 days 6th
(2015 election)
Arvind Kejriwal Najeeb Jung Aam Aadmi Party
16 February 2020 28 February 2023[RES] 7th
(2020 election)
Anil Baijal
Vacant (Since 1 March 2023)

See also


  1. ^ This column only names the deputy chief minister's party. The union territory government he heads with chief minister may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.


  1. ^ Rajendran, S. (13 July 2012). "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ The ordinal number of the term being served by the person specified in the row in the corresponding period