Updated List of Chief Ministers of India

Current Chief Ministers in India: The chief minister of India is the executive head of their respective state government. according to the gadget of India age now, there are 28 states and 8 union territories. Currently, all states with only two Union Territories have a chief minister. The name of the chief minister of India is a very important topic for those students who are preparing for competitive exams like Railway, SSC and UPSC.

In this post, we are providing the updated list of chief ministers of India’s 2022  with their political parties. Direct questions about Chief Ministers of Indian states, their office tenure, and the political party they belong to are asked in general awareness sections of most of the competitive exams like UPSC, Bank, RRB, SSC, Insurance, and other Government exams.

List of Chief Ministers of India

Go through the table given below to get the updated list of Chief Ministers of all states. Here we provide the Current chief minister of India 2022 name list. You can also Download a list of chief ministers of all states pdf.

All States Chief Minister and Governor List 2022

Chief Minister in India List and Governor List 2022 are given below.

StatesChief Minister NameGovernor Name
Andhra PradeshY.S. Jagan Mohan ReddyBiswabhushan Harichandan
Arunachal PradeshPema KhanduBrigadier B.D Mishra (retd)
AssamHimanta Biswa SarmaJagdish Mukhi
BiharNitish KumarPhagu Chauhan
ChhattisgarhBhupesh BhagelAnusuiya Uikey
GoaPramod SawantPS Sreedharan Pillai
GujaratBhupendra Bhai PatelAcharaya Devvrat
HaryanaManohar Lal KhattarBandaru Dattatreya
Himachal PradeshJai Ram ThakurRajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
JharkhandHemant SorenRamesh Bais
KarnatakaSri Basavaraj BommaiThawar Chand Gehlot
KeralaPinarayi VijayanArif Mohammed Khan
Madhya PradeshShivraj Singh ChouhanMangubhai Chaganbhai Patel
MaharashtraEknath ShindeBhagat Singh Koshyari
ManipurN. Biren SinghShri La. Ganesan
MeghalayaConrad Kongkal SangmaSatya Pal Malik
MizoramZoramthangaDr. Kambhampati Haribabu
NagalandNeiphiu RioJagdish Mukhi
OdishaNaveen PatnaikProf. Ganesh Lal Mathur
PunjabBhagwant MannShri Banwarilal Purohit
RajasthanAshok GehlotKalraj Mishra
SikkimPrem Singh Tamang (PS Golay)Ganga Prasad
Tamil NaduM.K StalinR.N. Ravi
TelanganaK.Chandrashekhar RaoDr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
TripuraManik SahaSatyadev Narayan Arya
Uttar PradeshYogi AdityanathAnandiben Patel
UttarakhandShri Pushkar Singh DhamiGurmit Singh
West BengalMamata BanerjeeJagdeep Dhankar
All States Chief Minister and Governor List 2022

Chief Minister and Governor List (Union Territory)

The Chief Minister and Governor List (Union Territory) of India are given below.

Andaman & Nicobar  Shri. Devendra Kumar Joshi (Lieutenant Governor)
Chandigarh  Shri. V.P. Singh Badnore (Administrator)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu  Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)
DelhiArvind Kejriwal Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena (Lieutenant Governor)
Jammu and Kashmir  Shri Manoj Sinha (Lieutenant Governor)
Lakshadweep  Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)
PuducherryN. Rangaswamy Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (Lieutenant Governor)
Ladakh  Shri Radha Krishna Mathur (Lieutenant Governor)
Chief Minister and Governor List 2022 (Union Territory)

Who is the Chief Minister of India?

A Chief Minister is the elected head of the council ministers in a state as stated in the Indian Constitution. The Chief Minister oversees the day-to-day functioning of the state government. In simpler words we can say, one who controls, rules, or handles the functions of a particular state is the Chief Minister.

Qualification of Chief Minister in India?

The minimum qualifications required to become the Chief Minister in India are given below

  • He must be a citizen of India.
  • He must be above the age of 25 years.
  • He must be a member of the State Legislative Assembly (MLA). In case the person is not an MLA at the time of their appointment as Chief Minister of a State, He must become an MLA by contesting an election in their respective constituency within six months of appointment.

Constitutional Provision of the Chief Minister In India

Important article related to CM is given Below

  • Article 163 –  The governor is advised by the Chief Mister, head of the council of ministers
  • Article 164 –  of the Constitution appoints the Chief Minister by the governor.
  • Article 167 –  the Chief Minister acts as a link between the Governor and the state council of ministers.

Facts About the Current Chief Minister in India

  • First women Chief Minister of India – Sucheta Kripalani
  • Longest-serving Chief Minister of India – Pawan Kumar Chamling
  • Shortest-term as a Chief Minister of India – Jagdambika Pal
  • Youngest Chief Minister of India – Pema Khandu

Powers and responsibilities of the Chief Minister of India

  • Chief Minister is the head of the Council of Ministers
  • Chief Minister advised the Governor to appoint a Council of Ministers.
  • He presides over the meetings of the Council of Ministers and the Cabinet.
  • He Plays an essential role in making policies of the State Government. His decision is final in the policy decisions of the State Government.
  • Chief Minister is the chief administrator of the State.
  • He is responsible to maintain a good and harmonious relationship with the Central Government.
  • He is responsible for all the undertakings of the state departments.

How is the Chief Minister Elected in India?

Once the results of legislative assembly elections are out and a political party or alliance gets a majority vote, the MLAs of the winning party/coalition sit and elect a head for them, then the Governor invites that leader to form the government.

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FAQ about CM of India List

  1. First Woman Chief Minister in India

    Sucheta Kripalani was India’s first woman Chief Minister. She belonged to the Indian National Congress. She was designated as the chief minister of the Uttar Pradesh government from 1963 to 1967.

  2. Who is Longest Time Chief Minister in India?

    Pawan Kumar Chamling is the longest-serving Chief Minister of India. He is the founder and president of the  Sikkim Democratic Front. He has been Chief Minister of Sikkim for five successive terms (25 years) since 1993.

  3. Who is the Shortest Term Chief Minister of India?

    Jagdambika Pal has governed Uttar Pradesh for the shortest term of a day.

  4. Who is the Youngest Indian Chief Minister?

    Pema Khandu is the current youngest chief minister of India. He is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and is 40 years old.