Government of Assam

Government of Assam
Seat of Government Dispur
Governor Jagdish Mukhi[1]
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal[2]
Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami [3]
Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul [4]
Members in Assembly 126
High Court Gauhati High Court
Chief Justice Shri Ajit Singh

The Government of Assam is the provincial governing authority of Assam, a state of India. It consists of the Governor nominated by the Government of India as the head of the state, currently Jagdish Mukhi.[1] The head of government is the Chief Minister, currently Sarbananda Sonowal,[2] who is the leader of the group that commands a majority in the 126-membered unicameral Assam Legislative Assembly. The Assam Assembly is elected by universal adult suffrage for a period of five years. The Chief Minister is assisted by a Council of Ministers that he nominates, the size of which is restricted.

In 2016, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won a majority of seats in the legislature, with 86 seats, followed by Congress with 26 seats and AIUDF with 13.


Ministers sworn on 24 May 2016:[5]

Minister Ministry Constituency District Party
1Sarbananda SonowalChief Minister of Assam, GAD, SAD, Personnel, Administrative Reform and Training ( Assam Administrative Staff College ) , Border Area Development, Social Welfare, I&PR, Revenue, Disaster management, Power, Implementation of Assam AccordMajuliJorhatBJP
2Himanta Biswa SarmaFinance, Planning and Development, Health and Family Welfare,JalukbariKamrup MetropolitanBJP
3Atul BoraAgriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Urban Development, Town and Country PlanningBokakhatGolaghatAGP
4Pramila Rani BrahmaEnvironment and Forests, Soil Conservation and Mines and Mineral departmentsKokrajhar EastKokrajharBPF
5Ranjit DuttaIrrigation, Handloom and TextilesBehaliSonitpurBJP
6Parimal SuklabaidyaPWD, Fisheries and ExciseDholaiCacharBJP
7Keshab MahantaWater resource, Science and Technology, Information & Technology DepartmentsKaliaborNagaonAGP
8Pallab Lochan DasLabour and Employment and Tea Tribes WelfareRangaparaLakhimpurBJP
9Chandra Mohan PatowaryCommerce and Industry, Transport and Parliamentary AffairsDharmapurNalbariBJP
10Rihon DaimaryPublic Health Engineering, Food and Civil Supply and Consumer AffairsUdalguriUdalguriBPF
11Naba Kumar DoleyMoS(I/C) Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Youth Welfare and Cultural AffairsDhakuakhanaLakhimpurBJP


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