Government of Assam

The Government of Assam is the provincial governing authority of Assam, a state of India. It consists of the Governor as the head of the state, nominated by the Government of India. The head of government is the Chief Minister, who is the leader of the group that commands a majority in the 126-membered unicameral Assam Legislative Assembly. The Assam Assembly is elected by universal adult suffrage for a period of five years. The Chief Minister is assisted by a Council of Ministers that he nominates, the size of which is restricted.

In 2016, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won a majority of seats in the legislature, with 86 seats, followed by Congress with 26 seats and AIUDF with 13.


Government of Assam
Seat of Government Dispur
Governor Banwarilal Purohit
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Vidhan Sabha

Speaker Ranjit Kumar Das 
Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul 
Members in Assembly 126
High Court Gauhati High Court
Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao

Council of Ministers
Chief Minister
1 Sri Sarbananda Sonowal


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
2 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.
3 Sri Atul Bora Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, UDD and Town & Country Planning.
4 Smt Pramila Rani Brahma Environment and Forests, Soil Conservation, Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Class,Mines and Minerals
5 Sri Parimal Suklabaidya PWD (Roads and Buildings, NH), Fisheries and Excise
6 Sri Chandra Mohan Patowary Commerce and Industry , Transport , Parliamentary Affairs.
7 Sri Keshab Mahanta Water Resources Department,Science and Technology, Information Technology
8 Sri Rihon Daimari Public Health Engineering, Food and Civil Supply and Consumer.
9 Sri Ranjit Dutta IIrrigation, 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)
11 Sri Pallab Lochan Das Labour and Employment, Tea Tribes Welfare (as independent charges), Revenue & DM (MoS to assist CM), Power.