At the Head of the Council of Ministers of the State is the Chief Minister, who is the real
Executive Head of the State. In this context, explain the following:
His relations with the Governor of the state.
The salient features of the Chief Minister’s equation with the Governor are as follows:
- The Chief Minister functions as the link between the Governor and the Council of Ministers. He conveys all the decisions of the Council to the Governor and has to furnish such information about the day-to-day functioning of the government as the Governor may ask for.
- The Chief Minister aids and advises the Governor in such important matters as the appointment of top state officials and the summoning or prorogation of the sessions of the state legislature. More importantly, the Chief Minister advises the Governor in the appointment of the Ministers of the government.
- The Governor’s Address is in reality prepared by the Chief Minister and his cabinet.
- Ordinances are issued by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister.