Deputy Chief Minister of the Punjab
Incumbent
Vacant
since 16 March 2022
Member ofCabinet of Punjab Government
NominatorChief Minister of Punjab
AppointerGovernor of Punjab
Inaugural holderBalram Das Tandon
Formation17 February 1969; 55 years ago (1969-02-17)

The Deputy Chief Minister of the Punjab is a member of the Cabinet of Punjab Government in the Government of Punjab, India. 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 or in a party.

History

PEPSU

In history of PEPSU state there was only one deputy chief minister Brish Bhan.

Punjab

Till now three people served as Deputy CM of Punjab. Balram Das Tandon was the first who hold the position when Bhartiya Jana Sangh formed coalition government with Akali Dal – Sant Fateh Singh under the chief ministership of Gurnam Singh. Then in 2004 former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal became the Deputy CM under chief ministership of Amarinder Singh. Sukhbir Singh Badal is the only one who served the position for thrice. In 2021 for the first time two persons, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Om Parkash Soni appointed deputy cm under Charanjit Singh Channi.

List of Deputy Chief Ministers

PEPSU

Sr. No. Name
(constituency)
(birth-death)
Portrait Term of office Political Party Chief Minister Appointed by
1 Brish Bhan
(Kalayat)
(1908-1988)
23 May 1951 21
April 1952
1 year, 275 days Indian National Congress Raghbir Singh Yadavindra Singh
8 March 1954 12 January 1955

Punjab

Sr. No. Name
(constituency)
(birth-death)
Portrait Term of office Political Party Chief Minister Appointed by Ref
1 Balram Das Tandon
(Amritsar Central)
(1927-2018)
17 February 1969 26 March 1970 1 year, 37 days Bhartiya Jana Sangh Gurnam Singh D. C. Pavate [2]
No official Deputy CM (26 March 1970 - 6 June 2004) (34 years, 73 days)
2 Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
(Lehra)
(b.1945)
6 January 2004 1 March 2007 3 years, 54 days Indian National Congress Captain Amarinder Singh O. P. Verma [3]
No official Deputy CM (1 March 2007 - 21 January 2009) (1 year, 326 days)
3 Sukhbir Singh Badal
( - )
(b.1962)
21 January 2009 1 July 2009 161 days Shiromani Akali Dal Prakash Singh Badal S. F. Rodrigues [4]
[5]
No official Deputy CM (1 July 2009 - 10 August 2009) (40 days)
(3) Sukhbir Singh Badal
(Jalalabad)
(b.1962)
10 August 2009 14 March 2012 7 years, 218 days Shiromani Akali Dal Prakash Singh Badal S. F. Rodrigues [6]
14 March 2012 16 March 2017 Shivraj Patil [7]
No official Deputy CM (16 March 2017 - 20 September 2021) (4 years, 188 days)
4 Sukhjinder Singh
(Dera Baba Nanak)
(b.1959)
20 September 2021 16 March 2022 177 days Indian National Congress Charanjit Singh Channi Banwarilal Purohit [8]
Om Parkash Soni
(Amritsar Central)
(b.1957)
No official Deputy CM (since 16 March 2022) (2 years, 100 days)

Deputy Leader of the House

See also

References

  1. ^ Rajendran, S. (13 July 2012). "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Former punjab deputy cm died". 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Rajinder Kaur Bhattal appointed deputy CM, 2004". The Times of India. 6 January 2004.
  4. ^ Sharma, Viney. "sukhbir badal, deputy cm of punjab, 2009". The Economic Times.
  5. ^ "Sukhbir badal resigns as Punjab deputy CM".
  6. ^ "Second time Sukhbir Singh Badal deputy CM, 2009". The Times of India. 10 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Prakash Singh took oath as CM and Sukhbir Singh as Deputy CM, 2012". 14 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Punjab CM Oath Ceremony Live: पंजाब के नए सीएम बने चरणजीत चन्नी, सुखजिंदर रंधावा और ओमप्रकाश सोनी ने भी ली शपथ".