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Assam Government

Like all other states of India, the government of Assam consists of a legislature, executive and judiciary. The government consists of the Governor who is the head of the state and the Chief Minister along with his council of other ministers are responsible to an elected unicameral legislature and they assist the Governor in the smooth running of the government

Governance in Assam

The Governor is the head of the state and the chief minister is the head of the government. The role of Governor is largely ceremonial. All powers rests with the chief minister. Prof. Jagdish Mukhi is the honourable Governor of Assam. Sarbananda Sonowal is the Chief Minister of Assam. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is heading the first BJP-led government in the state.

The political structure of Assam is headed by the Governor. The Governor is the ceremonial head of the state. The Chief Minister along with his Council of Ministers assists the Governor in the functioning of the state. The Chief Minister is the head of the Council of Ministers and they are the members of the Assam Assembly. The Assam Assembly is presided over by the Speaker. Assam online gives you a detailed list of information on the who is who - Governor, Chief Minister, Speaker and Cabinet Ministers of Assam.

Raj Bhawan of Assam

Raj Bhawan of Assam Source: Website of Assam Government

Raj Bhawan is the official residence of the governor of Assam and the most important State symbol of the State. The governors are sworn in the Durbar Hall before assuming office. All the important dignitaries visiting the State are hosted at Raj Bhawan. With the bifurcation of Meghalaya and Assam in 1972, a separate Raj Bhawan had to be built in Guwahati.



Governor of Assam

Governor of Assam
Prof. Jagdish Mukhi

Governor of Assam
Office: 2540250, 2540500
Fax : 2540310
Res : 2540210
Address: Raj Bhavan, Kharguli,
Guwahati-781004

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi was born on 1st December 1942 (age 75 years), at Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. Mukhi graduated in B.Com from Raj Rishi College college in Alwar followed by a M. Com from the university of Delhi. Before entering politics he was a professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He was awarded a PHD in Finance from Kurukshetra University in October 1995.

Prof Jagdish Mukhi became Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2016, then Governor of Assam in September 2017. A veteran politician he has wide experience in politics and public affairs.

He took the oath as the Hon'ble Governor of Assam on 10th October 2017.

Did you know?

Till 1989, Assam did not have an exclusive governor of its own.




Assam Legislature

Assam Legislative Assembly

Assam has a unicameral legislative structure. The Assam Legislative Assembly consists of 126 members. The members are elected for five years period. The Assam Legislative Assembly is presided over by the Speaker. There is Leader of Opposition, Deputy Speaker, Secretary and MLA in the Assembly. There are 126 assembly constituencies and 13 parliamentary constituencies.

Chief Minister of Assam

Chief Minister of AssamChief Minister of Assam
Off: 2262222, 2266188, 2262069
Res: 2261291, 2361112
Address: Chief Minister’s residence,
Guest House No 1, Khanapara,
Guwahati

A common face of Assam politics, Sarbananda Sonowal (born 31 October 1961) is heading the first BJP-led government in the state. Also known as Jatiya Nayak of Assam, he started his career as youth leader of the All Assam Students Union. During his long span of political career he was elected on various posts and acquired great political understanding. In May 2016, he was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Majuli and was sworn in as the 14th Chief Minister of Assam.

Portfolios: Home, Political, Personnel, GAD, SAD, Administrative Reform & Training, Election, I&PR, Border Area Development, Revenue and DM, Social Welfare, Judicial Legislative Law, Welfare and Minorities Development, Hill Areas Development, Printing and Stationary, Power, Implementation of Assam Accord and any other department not allotted to the other Minister.

Cabinet Ministers of Assam


Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma
Finance, Planning and Development, Health & Family Welfare, Education (Higher, Secondary & Elementary), Tourism, Handloom and Textile (only Khadi and Village Industry), GDD, Cooperation, Pension and Public Grievances.

Sri Atul Bora
Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, UDD and Town & Country Planning.

Smt Pramila Rani Brahma
Environment and Forests, Soil Conservation, Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Class,Mines and Minerals

Sri Parimal Suklabaidya
PWD (Roads and Buildings, NH), Fisheries and Excise

Sri Chandra Mohan Patowary
Commerce and Industry , Transport , Parliamentary Affairs.

Sri Keshab Mahanta
Water Resources Department,Science and Technology, Information Technology

Sri Rihon Daimari
Public Health Engineering, Food and Civil Supply and Consumer.

Sri Ranjit Dutta
Irrigation, Handloom and Textile and Sericulture (excluding Khadi and Village Industry).




Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Sri Naba Kumar Doley : Panchayat and Rural Development, Sports & Youth Welfare, Cultural Affairs (As independent charges) Social Welfare (MoS to assist CM).

Sri Pallab Lochan Das : Labour and Employment, Tea Tribes Welfare (as independent charges), Revenue & DM (MoS to assist CM), Power.

Political Parties in Assam

Assam had been a stronghold of the Indian National Congress party since independence. The state saw a change of power only in 1978 when the Janata Party won the general assembly election. The government lasted for only two years and again the Congress party won the election. From 1985 to 2006 the power was alternatively in the hands of Congress and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP); but in April, 2006 the Congress party again came to power and is running the present government. The Indian National Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, Bharatiya Janata Party, Bodoland People’s Front and Trinamool Congress have their respective seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Did you Know?

The Assam Gana Parishad was formed after the Assam Accord of 1985 when Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was elected as the youngest chief minister of the country.

Major Political Parties in Assam

The following form the parties of politics of Assam:

  1. Gana Parishad (AGP)
  2. Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive) (AGPP)
  3. Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC)
  4. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  5. Bodo People's Progressive Front (BPPF)
  6. Communist Party of India (CPI)
  7. Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)
  8. Indian National Congress (Congress)
  9. Purbanchaliya Loka Parishad (PLP)
  10. Trinamul Gana Parishad (TGP)
  11. United Minority Front (UMF)

Judiciary of Assam


Guwahati Court

The Gauhati High Court, situated at Guwahati, is the highest judicial source of Assam. The Gauhati High Court consists of 24 judges, including the Chief Justice and 5 Additional Judges. Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre is the present Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court. For a detailed information on Guwahati High Court click here

MPs and MLAs in Assam

The members of the 16 Lok Sabha were elected during the 2014 Indian general elections. The list of newly elected Members of Parliament (MP) of Assam are given below:

Name of elected M.P.:Radheyshyam Biswas
Party affiliation:All India United Democratic Front
Constituency:Karimganj

Name of elected M.P.:Sushmita Dev

Party affiliation:Indian National Congress
Constituency:Silchar

Name of elected M.P.:Biren Singh Engti

Party affiliation:Indian National Congress
Constituency:Autonomous District

Name of elected M.P.:Baduruddin Ajmal

Party affiliation:All India United Democratic Front
Constituency:Dhubri

Name of elected M.P.:Naba Kumar Sarania

Party affiliation:Independent
Constituency:Kokrajhar

Name of elected M.P.:Sira Uddin Ajmal

Party affiliation:All India United Democratic Front
Constituency:Barpeta

Name of elected M.P.:Ramen Deka
Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Mangaldoi

Name of elected M.P.:Ram Prasad Sarmah
Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Tezpur

Name of elected M.P.:Rajen Gohain

Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Nowgong

Name of elected M.P.:Gourav Gogoi

Party affiliation:Indian National Congress
Constituency:Kaliabor

Name of elected M.P.:Kamakhya Prasad Taka

Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Jorhat

Name of elected M.P.:Rameshwar Teli
Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Dibrugarh

Name of elected M.P.:Sarbananda Sonowal
Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Lakhimpur

Name of elected M.P.Bijoya Chakraborty
Party affiliation:Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency:Gauhati

Assam ConstituenciesConstituencies in Assam

Assam is the gateway and the most important state of the Northeast. Know about the administration of Assam like list of Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies.

Assembly Constituencies of Assam

The number of Assembly constituencies in Assam is 126. In the following table is given the list of  Assembly constituencies of Assam:

  • Ratabari (Sc)
  • Patharkandi
  • Karimganj North
  • Karimganj South
  • Badarpur
  • Hailakandi
  • Katlicherra
  • Algapur
  • Silchar
  • Sonai
  • Dholai (Sc)
  • Udharbond
  • Lakhipur
  • Barkhola
  • Katigora
  • Haflong (St)
  • Bokajan (St)
  • Howraghat (St)
  • Diphu (St)
  • Baithalangso (St)
  • Mankachar
  • Salmara South
  • Dhubri
  • Gauripur
  • Golakganj
  • Bilasipara West
  • Bilasipara East
  • Gossaigaon
  • Kokrajhar West (St)
  • Kokrajhar East (St)
  • Sidli (St)
  • Bongaigaon
  • Bijni
  • Abhayapuri North
  • Abhayapuri South (Sc)
  • Dudhnai (St)
  • Goalpara East
  • Goalpara West
  • Jaleswar
  • Sorbhog
  • Bhabanipur
  • Patacharkuchi
  • Barpeta
  • Jania
  • Baghbar
  • Sarukhetri
  • Chenga
  • Boko (Sc)
  • Chaygaon
  • Palasbari
  • Jalukbari
  • Dispur
  • Gauhati East
  • Gauhati West
  • Dalgaon
  • Udalguri (St)
  • Majbat
  • Dhekiajuli
  • Barchalla
  • Tezpur
  • Rangapara
  • Sootea
  • Jagiroad (Sc)
  • Morigaon
  • Laharighat
  • Raha (Sc)
  • Dhing
  • Batadroba
  • Rupohihat
  • Nawgong
  • Barhampur
  • Samaguri
  • Kaliabor
  • Jamunamukh
  • Hojai
  • Lumding
  • Bokakhat
  • Sarupathar
  • Golaghat
  • Khumtai
  • Dergaon (Sc)
  • Jorhat
  • Majuli (St)
  • Titabar
  • Mariani
  • Teok
  • Amguri
  • Nazira
  • Mahmara
  • Sonari
  • Thowra
  • Sibsagar
  • Bihpuria
  • Naoboicha
  • Lakhimpur
  • Dhakuakhana (St)
  • Dhemaji (St)
  • Jonai (St)
  • Moran
  • Dibrugarh
  • Lahowal
  • Duliajan
  • Tingkhong
  • Naharkatia
  • Chabua
  • Tinsukia
  • Digboi
  • Margherita
  • Doom Dooma
  • Sadiya
  • Hajo
  • Kamalpur
  • Rangiya
  • Tamulpur
  • Nalbari
  • Barkhetry
  • Dharmapur
  • Barama (St)
  • Chapaguri (St)
  • Panery
  • Kalaigaon
  • Sipajhar
  • Mangaldoi (Sc)
  • Behali
  • Gohpur
  • Biswanath

Lok Sabha Constituencies in Assam


There are 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam. The names of the Lok Sabha constituencies are given below:
  1. Karimganj (SC)Lok Sabha Constituencies of Assam
  2. Silchar
  3. Autonomous District(ST)
  4. Dhubri
  5. Kokrajhar (ST)
  6. Barpeta
  7. Gauhati
  8. Mangaldoi
  9. Tezpur
  10. Nowgong
  11. Kaliabor
  12. Jorhat
  13. Dibrugarh
  14. Lakhimpur

Government Departments of AssamGovernment Departments in Assam


The Assam government departments work at par with the guidelines provided by the Assam government. These government departments ensure the smooth running of the administration of the state. Find here a list of the important government departments in Assam along with their address and contact details.


Directorate of Social Welfare
Contact: Director
Sri Dilip Borthakur, IAS,
Directorate of Social Welfare: Assam
Phone: 0361-2541169
Fax: 0361-2510407
Website: http://socialwelfareassam.com/

Assam Public Health Engineering Department
Contact: 3rd Floor, Block-C, Assam Secretarriat, Dispur,Guwahati-781006
Phone: 0361-2237014
Website: http://aphe.gov.in

Department of Agriculture
Contact: Directorate of Agriculture
Krishi Bhawan, G.S. Road, Khanapara, Guwahati - 781 022
Phone : 0361 2332215, 2333877
Fax : 0361 2332796
e-mail : agri-dept@nic.in
Website : www.agriassam.in

Panchayat & Rural Development, Assam
Contact: Commissioner's Office    Juripar, Panjabari, Guwahati - 37
Phone: 0361-2333674
email: ruralassam@nic.in
Website: http://pnrdassam.nic.in/

Department of Transport
Contact: Office of the Transport Commissioner
Housefed Complex, Block-4, Beltola Road, Dispur, Guwahati-6
Telephone: 0361-2228087, 2228582
Fax: 0361-2234110
Website: http://assamtransport.gov.in/

Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam
Jawaharnagar, Tripura Road
Guwahati - 781 028
Assam, India
Fax No. 0361-2264001
E-mail:directorstatistics@yahoo.co.in
Website: http://ecostatassam.nic.in/

Department of Industries and Commerce
Contact: Shri. Pradyut Bordoloi
Minister of Industries & Commerce, Assam
C-Block, Ground Floor
Assam Secretariat, GS Road , Guwahati- 781 006
Phone: 0361-2237008
Website: http://www.investinassam.com/

Department of Fisheries
Contact: Directorate of Fisheries, Meen Bhawan, B.K. Kakoti Road,Birubari, Guwahati-781016
Phone: 0361-2545104
Fax: 0361-2545104
e-Mail Id: assamfishery@gmail.com
Website: http://fishassam.gov.in/

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