Government of Goa

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Government of Goa
Executive
Governor Mridula Sinha
Chief minister (vacant)
Legislature
Assembly
Speaker Pramod Sawant
Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo
Members in Assembly 40
Judiciary
High Court Bombay High Court
Chief Justice Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil

The Government of Goa is the provincial government created by Constitution of India as executive, legislative and judicial authority of state of Goa. It is located in Panaji, Goa.

Constitution of India supreme law of India

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. The document lays down the framework demarcating fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of citizens. It is the longest written constitution of any country on earth. B. R. Ambedkar, chairman of the drafting committee, is widely considered to be its chief architect.

Panaji Town in Goa, India

Panaji also known as Panjim, is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi River estuary in the Ilhas de Goa sub-district (taluka). With a population of 114,759 in the metropolitan area, Panjim is Goa's largest Urban agglomeration, ahead of Margão and Vasco da Gama.

Goa State in India

Goa is a state on the south-western coast of India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times that of the country. It was ranked the best-placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

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History

The governor's role is largely ceremonial, but plays a crucial role when it comes to deciding who should form the next government or in suspending the legislature as has happened in the recent past. After having stable governance for nearly thirty years up to 1990, Goa is now notorious for its political instability having seen fourteen governments in the span of the fifteen years between 1990 and 2005. [1] In March 2005 the assembly was dissolved by the governor and President's Rule was declared, which suspended the legislature. A by-election in June 2005 saw the Congress coming back to power after winning three of the five seats that went to polls. The Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are the two largest parties in the state. In the assembly pole of 2007, Congress-led coalition won and started ruling the state. [2] Other parties include the United Goans Democratic Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. [3]

By-elections, also spelled bye-elections, are used to fill elected offices that have become vacant between general elections.

Indian National Congress Major political party in India

The Indian National Congress(pronunciation ) is a broadly based political party in India. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. From the late 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other anti-colonial nationalist movements in the British Empire.

Bharatiya Janata Party Major right-wing political party in India

The Bharatiya Janata Party is one of the two major political parties in India, along with the Indian National Congress. As of 2018, it is the country's largest political party in terms of representation in the national parliament and state assemblies, and it is the world's largest party in terms of primary membership. BJP is a right-wing party, and its policy has historically reflected Hindu nationalist positions. It has close ideological and organisational links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

In the 2012 election the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the Indian National Congress government in Goa, led by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. The election was won by the BJP-Maharashtrawadi Gomantak alliance which won 24 seats in the 40-seat assembly. The Bharatiya Janata Party won 21 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won 3 seats. Manohar Parrikar, leader of the BJP, was sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa on 9 March 2012.

First Council of Ministers

In March 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party formed a coalition government with its 14 MLAs, 3 Goa Forward Party MLAs, 3 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLAs, and 3 Independents MLAs.

Goa Forward Party (GFP) is a regional political party in the western coastal Indian state of Goa, led by Vijai Sardesai. The GFP fielded four candidates in the 2017 Goa Assembly election and won three seats. It played a crucial, if controversial, role in the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the March 2017 election results in Goa. The party's motto is "Goem, Goemkar, Goemkarponn". The party was launched on 25 January 2016 and its symbol is the coconut.

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Political party of India

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) was Goa's first ruling party after the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1961. In the first elections held after India took over the former Portuguese colony, it ascended to power in December 1963 and stayed on, till being ousted from power by defections in early 1979.

An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent.

MinisterPortfolioParty
Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister

  1. Finance
  2. General Administration
  3. Home
  4. Personnel
  5. Vigilance
Bharatiya Janata Party
Sudin Dhavalikar
  1. Public Works
  2. Transport
  3. River Navigation
  4. Museum
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Vijai Sardesai
  1. Town and Country Planning
  2. Agriculture
  3. Archives and Archeology
  4. Factories and Boilers
Goa Forward Party
Francis D'Souza
  1. Urban Development
  2. Law and Judiciary
  3. Legislature Affairs
  4. Provedoria
Bharatiya Janata Party
Manohar Ajgaonkar
  1. Tourism
  2. Sports and Youth Affairs
  3. Printing and Stationery
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Rohan Khaunte
  1. Revenue
  2. Information Technology
  3. Labour and Employment
Independent
Pandurang Madkaikar
  1. Power including State Electrical Inspectorate
  2. Social Welfare
  3. Non Conventional Energy
Bharatiya Janata Party
Govind Gaude
  1. Art and Culture
  2. Tribal Welfare
  3. Civil Supplies and Price Control
Independent
Vinoda Paliencar
  1. Water Resources
  2. Fisheries
  3. Legal Metrology
Goa Forward Party
Jayesh Salgaonkar
  1. Housing with Housing Board
  2. Rural Development
  3. Ports
Goa Forward Party
Mauvin Godinho
  1. Panchayati Raj and Community Development
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services
  3. Protocol
Bharatiya Janata Party
Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane
  1. Health
  2. Craftsmen Training
  3. Women and Child Development
Bharatiya Janata Party

Second Council of Ministers (from 24 September 2018)

MinisterPortfolioParty
Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister

  1. Finance
  2. General Administration
  3. Home
  4. Personnel
  5. Vigilance
Bharatiya Janata Party
Sudin Dhavalikar
  1. Public Works
  2. Transport
  3. River Navigation
  4. Museum
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Vijai Sardesai
  1. Town and Country Planning
  2. Agriculture
  3. Archives and Archeology
  4. Factories and Boilers
Goa Forward Party
Manohar Ajgaonkar
  1. Tourism
  2. Sports and Youth Affairs
  3. Printing and Stationery
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Rohan Khaunte
  1. Revenue
  2. Information Technology
  3. Labour and Employment
Independent
Govind Gaude
  1. Art and Culture
  2. Tribal Welfare
  3. Civil Supplies and Price Control
Independent
Vinoda Paliencar
  1. Water Resources
  2. Fisheries
  3. Legal Metrology
Goa Forward Party
Jayesh Salgaonkar
  1. Housing with Housing Board
  2. Rural Development
  3. Ports
Goa Forward Party
Mauvin Godinho
  1. Panchayati Raj and Community Development
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services
  3. Protocol
Bharatiya Janata Party
Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane
  1. Health
  2. Craftsmen Training
  3. Women and Child Development
Bharatiya Janata Party
Milind Naik
  1. Urban Development
  2. Social Welfare
  3. Provedoria
Bharatiya Janata Party
Nilesh Cabral
  1. Power including State Electrical Inspectorate
  2. Non Conventional Energy
  3. Law and Judiciary
  4. Legislature Affairs
Bharatiya Janata Party

See also

Notes

  1. Odds stacked against Parrikar, Anil Sastry, The Hindu , 2005-01-31, verified 2005-04-02
  2. Banerjee, Sanjay (6 June 2007). "Congress set to rule Goa again". Indiatimes.com . Times Internet Limited. Retrieved 2007-08-05.
  3. North Goa District Website, Panaji Goa http://northgoa.nic.in


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