The Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland is a member of the Cabinet of Nagaland Government in the Government of Nagaland. 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.

List of Deputy Chief Ministers

Sr. No. Name
Portrait Term of office Political Party Chief Minister Ref
1 RC Chiten Jamir


1987 1989 2 years Indian National Congress Hokishe Sema [1]
2 IK Sema 1989 1990 1 year Naga People's Council Vamuzo [2][3]
3 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
8 March 2018 Incumbent 5 years, 40 days Bharatiya Janata Party Neiphiu Rio [2]
4 T. R. Zeliang
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7 March 2023 Incumbent 41 days Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party

See also


  1. ^ "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Nagaland Lokayukta orders probe against Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton". The Hindu. 21 February 2020.