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Meghalaya Administration

The State Government of Meghalaya works on the same lines as the other states of the country. The state follows a unicameral system of government i.e. it has only one house – the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) which consists of 60 members.

Raj Bhawan of Meghalaya
(Source: http://meggovernor.gov.in)


Meghalaya Administration has 1 seat in Rajya Sabha- the upper house of Parliament and 2 seats in Lok Sabha – the lower house of Parliament.  The head of the state is the Governor. He or she is appointed by the President of India. The Governor's post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is conferred with most of the executive powers.

The state of Meghalaya has 11 districts and they are again divided into Blocks and subdivisions. there are total of 39 blocks and 4 subdivisions in Meghalaya. There are 5,629 villages in Meghalaya. The state also has 2 parliament constituencies. The Chief Minister of the state is headed by his council of ministers with independent power. The beautiful Meghalaya state is headed by the Governor. The Chief Minister heads the Cabinet Ministers who assist the Governor in the functioning of the state. The administrative structure of Meghalaya includes the following:

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly


Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
(Source: http://megassembly.gov.in/)

The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is unicameral in nature. In the year 1972 the assembly was constituted as a directly elected body. The assembly consists of 60 members. Meghalaya has a parliamentary system of Government. The Assembly consists of fifteen committees.

Presently the assembly consists of 55 reserved Legislative Assembly seats and 5 unreserved Legislative Assembly seats. Normally the tenure of assembly is five years. The assembly is the central law making body of Meghalaya.

Speaker
Abu Taher Mondal
M.G. Road, Shillong – 793001
0364-2501046 (Fax)
atmondal@rediffmail.com
er.atmondal@gmail.com
Website: http://megassembly.gov.in/

Major Political Parties in Meghalaya

  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Meghalaya Nationalist Congress Party
  • Indian National Congress (Congress)
  • Hill State People’s Democratic Party
  • Garo National Council
  • United Democratic Party (Meghalaya)
  • Meghalaya Democratic Party

Government in Meghalaya

The government of Meghalaya like all other states of India is headed by the governor. The executive powers are controlled by the Chief Minister along with his Council of Ministers.

The political structure of Meghalaya state is headed by the Governor. 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 Meghalaya Assembly.

Governor of MeghalayaGovernor of Meghalaya

The present Governor of the state of Meghalaya is Tathagata Roy. He is an Indian politician hailing from West Bengal. A former member of Bharatiya Janata Party, he served as the President of its West Bengal state unit (2002–2006). He was then a member of the BJP National Executive, the party's central policy-making body, from 2002 till 2015.

Governor of Meghalaya
Shri Tathagata Roy
Address: Raj Bhavan
Shillong :793001
Phone no:  0364- 2223001, 2223487          
Fax: 0364- 2223338
Website: meggovernor.gov.in/

Chief Minister of MeghalayaChief Minister of Meghalaya

Conrad Sangma, is the current chief Minister of the state of Meghalaya. He is the current Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Son of former Chief Minister Purno Sangma, he is the 12th CM of Meghalaya. Congad was born on 27 January 1978. Conrad has bachelor's degree in business administration in entrepreneurial management from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined active politics in 1990s, as the campaign manager for his father, for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Chief Minister of Meghalaya
Conrad Sangma
Address: Upper Nongrim Hills (Near NEC),
Shillong-793001
Phone no: 0364 2224282, 2522752
Fax: 0364 -2227913

List of Council of Ministers in Meghalaya Government:

Shri Rowell Lyngdoh
Portfolio: Minister of Water Resources, Soil and Water Conservation,Home(Passport), Law, Election and Administrative Reforms

Shri H.D.R. Lyngdoh
Portfolio: Minister of Transport, General Administration Department, District Council Affairs Cooperation.

Shri Prestone Tynsong
Portfolio: Minister of Community and Rural Development, Forests and Environment, Border Areas Development and Parliamentary Affairs.

Shri Prestone Tynsong
Portfolio: Minister of Community and Rural Development, Forests and Environment, Border Areas Development and Parliamentary Affairs.

Smti. Debora C Marak
Portfolio: Minister of Social Welfare, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Printing and Stationery and Secretariat Administration Department.

Shri A.L.Hek
Portfolio: Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Information Technology, Information and Public Relations and Registration and Stamps

Smti. Roshan Warjri
Portfolio: Minister of Home (Police),Home (Jail) and P.W.D. (Buildings)

Smti Ampareen M. Lyngdoh
Portfolio: Minister of  Urban Affairs Department, Municipal Administration,Labour

Shri Zenith Sangma
Portfolio: Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs, Housing, Excise, Sericulture and Weaving

Shri Clement Marak
Portfolio: Minister of  Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Power and Arts and Culture

Shri Sniawbhalang Dhar
Portfolio: Minister of  P.W.D (Roads)Home Guards and Civil Defence and Legal Metrology.

MPs and MLAs from Meghalaya


The List of Members of Parliament (MPs) in Meghalaya Government is mentioned below:

Shri Vincent H Pala (MP-LS)
Constituency Name: Shillong (ST)
Party: Shillong (ST)
Phone no:  09436106333

Shri. Purno Sangma (MP-LS)
Constituency Name: Tura (ST)
Party: National People's Party (NPP)
Phone no:  09818003422

Smti. Wansuk Syiem (MP-RS)
Party: Indian National congress

For the list of MLAs, click here

Constituencies in Meghalaya

The state of Meghalaya has 60 constituencies. Mentioned below the list of Meghalaya Lok Sabha constituencies and Assembly constituencies in Meghalaya:

  • War - Jaintia (ST)
  • Rymbai (ST)
  • Sutnga - Shangpung (ST)
  • Raliang (ST)
  • Nartiang (ST)
  • Nongbah - Wahiajer (ST)
  • Jowai (ST)
  • Mawhati (ST)
  • Umroi (ST)
  • Nongpoh (ST)
  • Jirang (ST)
  • Mairang (ST)
  • Nongspung (ST)
  • Sohiong (ST)
  • Mylliem (ST)
  • Malki - Nongthymmai (ST)
  •  Laitumkhrah (ST)
  • Pynthorumkhrah
  • Jaiaw (ST)
  • Mawkhar (ST)
  • Mawprem
  • Laban
  • Mawlai (ST)
  • Sohryngkham (ST)
  • Dienglieng (ST)
  • Nongkrem (ST)
  • Lyngkyrdem (ST)
  • Nongshken (ST)
  • Sohra (ST)
  • Shella (ST)
  • Mawsynram (ST)
  • Mawkyrwat (ST)
  • Pariong (ST)
  • Nongstoin (ST)
  • Langrin (ST)
  • Mawthengkut (ST)
  • Baghmara (ST)
  • Rongrenggiri (ST)
  • Rongjeng (ST)
  • Kharkutta (ST)
  • Mendipathar (ST)
  • Resubelpara (ST)
  • Songsak (ST)
  • Bajengdoba (ST)
  • Tikrikilla (ST)
  • Dadenggiri (ST)
  • Ronchugiri (ST)
  • Phulbari
  • Rajabala (ST)
  • Selsella (ST)
  • Rongram (ST)
  • Tura (ST)
  • Chokpot (ST)
  • Kherapara (ST)
  • Dalu (ST)
  • Dalamgiri (ST)
  • Rangsakona (ST)
  • Ampatigiri (ST)
  • Salmanpara (ST)
  • Mahendraganj

Districts in Meghalaya

Currently, there are 11 districts in Meghalaya divided under 3 divisions:

Jaintia Hills Division:

West Jaintia Hills (Jowai)
East Jaintia Hills (Khliehriat)

Khasi Hills Division:

East Khasi Hills (Shillong)
West Khasi Hills (Nongstoin)
South West Khasi Hills (Mawkyrwat)
Ri-Bhoi (Nongpoh)

Garo Hills Division:

North Garo Hills (Resubelpara)
East Garo Hills (Williamnagar)
South Garo Hills (Baghmara)
West Garo Hills (Tura)
South West Garo Hills (Ampati)

Judiciary of Meghalaya

Previously, the Gauhati High Court, situated at Guwahati was the highest judicial source of Meghalaya. The Guwahati High Court had a Shillong Bench who were responsible of any cases arising in the state of Meghalaya.

The then Union Minister of Law and Justice Shri. Arun Jaitely, on 8th March, 2002, laid the foundation stone for the New High Court Building in Shillong at the Hermitage compound. The court started functioning from the new building from 2nd March, 2010. The High Court of Meghalaya was formed on March 23rd, 2013 and was inaugurated on the March 25th, 2013.

Chief Justice
Hon'ble Mr Justice Uma Nath Singh (Acting)
Address: Office of the Shillong High Court,
G. S. Road, Shillong 793001
Phone no: (O):0364 2500064

Also read:
Administration in Shillong | District Court in Shillong | Meghalaya High Court | Government Offices in Shillong

Government Departments of Meghalaya

The important government departments which help in the smooth functioning of the State are listed below:

Director of Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture
Cleve Colony, Shillong
Meghalaya - 793003
Phone no: 0364-2222460
Fax : 0364-2223228
E-Mail: agri-meg@nic.in
Website: http://www.megagriculture.gov.in/

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Shri P. Naik, IAS
Principal Secretary to the Government, Elections Department &
Chief Electoral Officer,
Additional Secretariat, Room No 412
Meghalaya, Shillong
Phone no : 0364-2225935
FAX : 0364-2220202
E-Mail : ceomeghalaya@gmail.com
Website: http://ceomeghalaya.nic.in/

The Directorate of Tourism
3rd Secretariat Nokrek Building,
Lower Lachumiere,
Shillong – 793001,
Meghalaya, India
Tel Fax: +91-364-2226054
Phone no: 0364-2502166/2500736
Department of Health and Family Welfare
Address: Health Complex, Red Hills, Laitumkhrah
Shillong - 793003
Phone no: 0364-2224354/2590563/2228493
Website: http://megtourism.gov.in/

Meghalaya Water Resources
Agriculture Complex, Cleve Colony
Meghalaya, Shillong -793001
Phone no: 2211363, S-2443
Email : irri-meg@nic.in
Website: http://megwaterresources.gov.in/

Directorate Information and Public Relations
Address: Lower Lachumiere,
Shillong-793003
Phone No: 0364-2224617
Email: dipr-meg@nic.in
Website: http://megipr.gov.in/

Planning Department
Secretariat Main Building
M.G. Road, Shillong - 793001
Phone no: 91-0364- 2225470
Fax: 91-0364-2225470
Website: http://www.megplanning.gov.in/
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