Information on all State in IndiaAn elector is rightfully entitled to access basic information as carried on this State Election page. All the essential information about the various governments and their tenures in all the states of India, their Chief Ministers and the number of seats allotted to Legislative Assembly, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for each state is available here. Just click on to see the relevant information.
|S.No.||House/State||Current CM||Tenure||PC Seats||AC Seats||RS Seats|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Chandrababu Naidu(TDP)||Jun 15, 2014 - Jun 14, 2019||25||175||11|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Nabam Tuki(INC)||Feb 6, 2014 - Jan 6, 2019||2||60||1|
|3||Assam||Sarbananda Sonowal(BJP)||May 24, 2016 - May 23, 2021||14||126||7|
|4||Bihar||Nitish Kumar(JD(U))||Nov 20, 2015 - Nov 19, 2019||40||243||16|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Dr. Raman Singh(BJP)||Jun 1, 2014 - May 1, 2019||11||90||5|
|6||Delhi||Arvind Kejriwal(AAP)||Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 13, 2019||7||70||3|
|7||Goa||Laxmikant Parsekar(BJP)||Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 18, 2017||2||40||1|
|8||Gujarat||Smt. Anandiben Patel(BJP)||Jan 23, 2013 - Jan 22, 2018||26||182||11|
|9||Haryana||Manohar Lal Khattar(BJP)||Oct 26, 2014 - Oct 25, 2019||10||90||5|
|10||Himachal Pradesh||Virbhadra Singh(INC)||Aug 1, 2013 - Jul 1, 2018||4||68||3|
|11||Jammu and Kashmir||Mufti Mohammad Sayeed(JKNC)||Mar 1, 2015 - Feb 28, 2021||6||87||4|
|12||Jharkhand||Raghubar Das(BJP)||Dec 28, 2014 - Dec 27, 2019||14||81||6|
|13||Karnataka||K. Siddaramaiah(INC)||May 29, 2013 - May 28, 2018||28||224||12|
|14||Kerala||Pinarayi Vijayan(CPM)||May 25, 2016 - May 24, 2021||20||140||9|
|15||Madhya Pradesh||Shivraj Singh Chauhan(BJP)||Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 1, 2019||29||230||11|
|16||Maharashtra||Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis(BJP)||Oct 31, 2014 - Oct 30, 2019||48||288||19|
|17||Manipur||Okram Ibobi Singh(INC)||Dec 3, 2012 - Nov 3, 2017||2||60||1|
|18||Meghalaya||Mukul Sangma(INC)||Jul 3, 2013 - Jun 3, 2018||2||60||1|
|19||Mizoram||Pu Lalthanhawla(INC)||Dec 16, 2013 - Dec 15, 2018||1||40||1|
|20||Nagaland||TR Zeliang(NPF)||Mar 14, 2013 - Mar 13, 2018||1||60||1|
|21||Odissa||Naveen Patnaik(BJD)||Dec 6, 2014 - Nov 6, 2019||21||147||10|
|22||Pondicherry||N. Rangasamy(AINRC)||Mar 6, 2011 - Feb 6, 2016||1||30||1|
|23||Punjab||Parkash Singh Badal(SAD)||Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 18, 2017||13||117||7|
|24||Rajasthan||Smt. Vasundhara Scindia Raje(BJP)||Jan 21, 2014 - Jan 20, 2019||25||200||10|
|25||Sikkim||Pawan Kumar Chamling(SDF)||May 28, 2014 - May 27, 2019||1||32||1|
|26||Tamil Nadu||Jayaram Jayalalitha(AIADMK)||May 23, 2016 - May 22, 2021||39||234||18|
|27||Telangana||K. Chandrasekhar Rao(TRS)||Sep 6, 2014 - Aug 6, 2019||17||119||7|
|28||Tripura||Manik Sarkar(CPI)||Mar 15, 2013 - Oct 3, 2018||2||60||1|
|29||Uttar Pradesh||Akhilesh Yadav(SP)||May 28, 2012 - May 27, 2017||80||403||31|
|30||Uttarakhand||Harish Rawat(INC)||Sep 3, 2012 - Aug 3, 2017||5||70||3|
|31||West Bengal||Km. Mamata Banerjee(AITMC)||May 27, 2016 - May 26, 2021||42||294||16|
*The PC, AC and RS seats show the total number of seats of that state.
State election commissionThe State Election Commission was organised after the declaration of 73rd and 74th amendment to the Constitution of India. The objective was to create a democratic administration via the local bodies within the reach of common people for social and economic justice.
According to the election rules of local, self-government bodies, district election officers for panchayat elections, district municipal election, officers for elections of municipality, and city election officers for the elections of municipal corporations are appointed for carrying out various activities related to the elections. But the delimitation and allocation of seats for all reserved categories, voter's list, election programmes are carried out by the State Election Commission only.
As per the directives of the Supreme Court of India where the ordained laws are silent or make inadequate provision to deal with a given situation in the conduct of elections, the Election Commission has the residual powers under the Constitution to act in a suitable manner. The same holds for the State Election Commissions also.
Municipal CorporationsThe Municipal Corporations are also known as Mahanagar Palikas or Mahanagar Nigams. Each corporation has a committee which consists of a Mayor and Councilors. Mayor is the head. The members of the Municipal Corporations are elected directly by the people for a term of five years. The seats are reserved for women, SC and ST. Nevertheless, the procedure for elections to various municipal bodies is not uniform as the municipalities are under the jurisdiction of the State.
Panchayati Raj in IndiaThe Panchayati Raj in India is a three-tier system consisting of Gram (village), Block (Janpad) and Zila (District).
Gram (Village) PanchayatsThe Panchayat is the basic unit of the three-tier structure. It is an executive body of the village. People of the village directly elect the representatives of the village. People who are registered as voters and do not hold any office of profit under the government are eligible for the election to the Panchayat. The individuals who have any criminal record are not qualified to contest the elections. The Panchayat has an elected chairman, popularly known as Sarpanch. As a local body, the Panchayat is accountable to the general body of the village called Gram Sabha.
The main functions of the village panchayat include maintenance of roads, wells, schools, public health, street lighting, libraries, reading rooms etc. The Panchayat also keeps records of births and deaths in the village. It also resolves the minor disputes among the people. It takes necessary measures for the promotion of agriculture and animal husbandry, cottage industries and so on.
Block (Janpad) Level
It is the intermediate structure within the three-tier structure. It normally consists of 20 to 60 villages. At this level there is a Panchayat Samiti. It consists of:
- About 20 members (nominated from the Panchs of all the Panchayats).
- Two female members, one SC and one ST.
- Two people having experience of public life and administration.
- Representatives of the cooperatives.
- The chairman of the Panchayat Samiti, known as Pradhan, is elected by the Samiti members. The tenure of the Panchayat Samiti is five years.
The main function of the Samiti is to coordinate the work of all the Panchayats that fall within its jurisdiction. It looks after all the development work. After getting the plans approved by State government, the role of the Samiti is to ensure that these plans are implemented.
Zila (District) Parishad
The Zila Parishad stands at the peak of the three-tier system. The constitution of Zila Parishad is different in different states. The members of the Parishad are elected by universal adult Electoral College for a period of five years. It has minimum of 50 members and can have a maximum of 75 members. The Collector or Deputy Commissioner is also the member. There are reserved seats for women, SC and ST. The head of the Zila Parishad is the CEO.
It looks after all the work related to development in the district. All the welfare programmes are executed by the Parishad only. It also undertakes construction of roads, schools for children and other public buildings. It also encourages local industries.
Last Updated on May 26, 2016