Indian Constitution

State Executive-Chief Minister

      State Executive-Indian Constitution
No. State Executive
1. Articles 153 to 167 of the Constitution of India deal with the provisions regarding the State Executive.
2. The State Executive consists the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers.
3. Articles 163 and 164 of the Constitution of India contains the provisions regarding the Chief Minister.
4. As per Article 163 the Chief Minister and other Ministers shall advise the Governor in the exercise of his functions.
5. As per Article 164 the Chief Minister is appointed by the Governor.
6. The Chief Minister and other Ministers are collectively responsible to the State Legislative Assembly.
7. The Chief Minister holds the office during the pleasure of the Governor and the confidence of the majority of the members of the Legislative Assembly.
8. If a person who is not a member of Legislative Assembly becomes a Chief Minister He should be elected to the Legislative Assembly within a period of six months.
9. The Chief Minister is the leader of the majority party in the Legislative Assembly.
10. The Chief Minister communicates all the decisions of the Cabinet to the Governor and acts as a link between the Cabinet and the Governor.
11. The salaries and allowances of the Ministers are determined by the act of the State Legislature and charged on the Consolidated Fund of the State.
12. State Council of Minister has the power to proclaim ordinances in the name of Governor during the recess of Legislative Assembly.