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Government of Bihar

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Seat of Government  Patna
Chief Minister  Nitish Kumar
Governor  Ram Nath Kovind
Speaker  Vijay Chaudhury
Government of Bihar
Assembly  Bihar Legislative Assembly
Council  Bihar Legislative Council

The Government of Bihar, known locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Bihar and its 9 divisions which consist of 38 districts . It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Bihar, a judiciary and legislative branches.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Bihar is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the central government. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. Patna is the capital of Bihar.

The Patna High Court, located in Patna, has jurisdiction over the whole state.

The present legislative structure of Bihar is bicameral.The Legislative houses are the Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Bihar Legislative Assembly) and Bihar Vidhan Parishad (Bihar Legislative Council). Their normal term is five years, unless dissolved earlier.

First Government

1946:First Cabinet of Bihar formed; consisting of two members,Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha as first Chief Minister of Bihar and Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha as Bihar's first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister (also in charge of Labour,Health,Agriculture and Irrigation).Other ministers were inducted later.The Cabinet served as the first Bihar Government after independence in 1947.


Government of Bihar Wikipedia

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