Deputy Chief Ministers of Maharashtra
Seal of Maharashtra
Incumbent
Devendra Fadnavis (since 30 June 2022)
Ajit Pawar (since 2 July 2023)
Deputy Chief Minister's Office (Maharashtra)
StyleThe Honourable
StatusDeputy Head of Government
AbbreviationDCM
Member of
SeatMantralaya, Mumbai
NominatorChief Minister of Maharashtra
AppointerGovernor of Maharashtra
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
5 years and is subject to no term limits.[1]
Inaugural holderNasikrao Tirpude (March 1978 – July 1978)
Formation5 March 1978
(46 years ago)
 (1978-03-05)

The Deputy Chief Minister Of Maharashtra is the deputy head of the executive branch of the Government of Maharashtra and the second highest ranking minister of the Council of Ministers.[2][3][4]

List of deputy chief ministers

Source:[5]
# Portrait Name Constituency Term of office Assembly
(election)
Chief Minister Party
1 Nasikrao Tirpude
नाशिकराव तिरपुडे
(MLA for Bhandara Constituency No. 61-
Bhandara District)
(Legislative Assembly)
5 March 1978 18 July 1978 135 days 5th
(1978)
Vasantdada Patil Indian National Congress
2 Sundarrao Solanke
सुंदरराव सोळंके
(MLA for Majalgaon Constituency No. 229-
Beed District)
(Legislative Assembly)
18 July 1978 17 February 1980 1 year, 214 days Sharad Pawar Indian Congress (Socialist)
3 Ramrao Adik
रामराव आदिक
(MLC for Elected by MLAs Constituency No. 05 -
Ahmednagar District)
(Legislative Council)
2 February 1983 5 March 1985 2 years, 31 days 6th
(1980)
Vasantdada Patil Indian National Congress
4 Gopinath Munde
गोपीनाथ मुंडे
(MLA for Renapur Constituency No. 236-
Latur District)
(Legislative Assembly)
14 March 1995 18 October 1999 4 years, 218 days 9th
(1995)
Manohar Joshi

Narayan Rane

Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Chhagan Bhujbal
छगन भुजबळ
(MLC for Elected by MLAs Constituency No. 09 -
Mumbai City District)
(Legislative Council)
18 October 1999 23 December 2003 4 years, 66 days 10th
(1999)
Vilasrao Deshmukh

Sushilkumar Shinde

Nationalist Congress Party
6 Vijaysinh Mohite–Patil
विजयसिंह मोहिते-पाटील
(MLA for Malshiras Constituency No. 254-
Solapur District)
(Legislative Assembly)
25 December 2003 1 November 2004 312 days Sushilkumar Shinde
7 R. R. Patil
आर.आर.पाटील
(MLA for Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal Constituency No. 287-
Sangli District)
(Legislative Assembly)
1 November 2004 8 December 2008 4 years, 37 days 11th
(2004)
Vilasrao Deshmukh
(5) Chhagan Bhujbal
छगन भुजबळ
(MLA for Yevla Constituency No. 119-
Nashik District)
(Legislative Assembly)
8 December 2008 7 November 2009 1 year, 338 days Ashok Chavan
7 November 2009 11 November 2010 12th
(2009)
8 Ajit Pawar
अजित पवार
(MLA for Baramati Constituency No. 201-
Pune District)
(Legislative Assembly)
11 November 2010 25 September 2012 1 year, 319 days Prithviraj Chavan
7 December 2012 28 September 2014 1 year, 295 days
23 November 2019 26 November 2019 3 days 14th
(2019)
Devendra Fadnavis
30 December 2019 29 June 2022 2 years, 181 days Uddhav Thackeray
9 Devendra Fadnavis
देवेंद्र फडणवीस
(MLA for Nagpur South West Constituency No. 52-
Nagpur District)
(Legislative Assembly)
30 June 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 284 days Eknath Shinde Bharatiya Janata Party
(8) Ajit Pawar
अजित पवार
(MLA for Baramati Constituency No. 201-
Pune District)
(Legislative Assembly)
2 July 2023 282 days Nationalist Congress Party

See also

References

  1. ^ 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 Maharashtra as well.
  2. ^ "Maharashtra has two deputy CMs for the first time as Ajit Pawar, Fadnavis shares post". The Economic Times. 2 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion in July says Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis". The Economic Times. 1 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Becoming deputy CM was shocking, says Fadnavis; 'Shinde to lead in 2024'". Hindustan Times. 6 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Ajit Pawar takes oath as Maharashtra Deputy CM: A look at the post, its history". The Indian Express. 3 July 2023.