12th Chief Minister Of Uttarakhand : Pushkar Singh Dhami
Pushkar Singh Dhami recently took took oath as the 12th chief minister of Uttarakhand.
- Since, according to the constitution, the chief minister is appointed by the governor, the swearing in is done before the governor of the state.
- The Chief Minister is appointed by the governor.
- 164 of the Constitution provides that there shall be a Council of Ministers with the Chief Minister at its hand to aid and advise the governor.
- After general election to the State Legislative Assembly, the party or coalition group which secures majority in this House, elects its leader and communicates his name to the Governor.
- The Governor then formally appoints him as the Chief Minister and asks him to form his Council of Ministers.
- When no party gets a clear majority in the State Legislative Assembly, the Governor normally asks the leader of the single largest party to form the government.
- Theoretically, the Chief Minister holds office during the pleasure of the Governor. However, in actual practice the Chief Minister remains in office so long as he continues to be the leader of the majority in the State Legislative Assembly.
- The Governor can dismiss him in case he loses his majority support.
- The State Legislative Assembly can also remove him by passing a vote of no-confidence against him.