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CM and Governor List 2020
Chief Ministers (CM)
Usually, the term of office for Chief Ministers of India is for a maximum of five years but there is no limit to the number of terms a person can serve as CM of India.
As per the Gazette of India 2019 implemented from October 31, 2019, India has 28 States and 8 Union Territories with 31 Chief Ministers in India, 3 from the Union territories Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, and Puducherry and 28 from States.
The Chief Ministers shall be appointed by the Governor says Article 164 of the Indian constitution. However, in no way is the Governor free to appoint any person as the CM of India for a particular state.
As per the Constitution, the Governor at the state level is the de jure head i.e. the legal head but the Chief Minister of Indian states is the (de facto executive) the real executive i.e. all the authority in that particular state rests with him.
After the elections to the state legislative assembly, the party with the majority of seats is invited by the Governor to form the Government. He appoints the CM of India for different states, whose council of ministers as a whole are responsible for the assembly.
The governors are appointed by the President of India. For states, the governors are appointed whereas lieutenant governors are appointed for Union territories. The tenure for the governors and lieutenant governors is 5 years. As an exception, some union territories will have administrators. There are certain eligibility qualifications for a person to become a governor of India.
- The person must be a citizen of India.
- Minimum age – 35 years.
- The person must not be a Member of Parliament (MP) or a Member of legislative Assembly (MLA).
- He should not hold any office of profit.
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