List of chief ministers of Puducherry

Chief Minister of Puducherry
Seal of Puducherry.svg
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Incumbent
V. Narayanasamy

since 6 June 2016  (2016-06-06)
Chief Minister's Office
Style The Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
Status Head of government
Abbreviation CM
Member of
Reports to
Residence 5, Ellaiamman Koil Street, Ilango Nagar, Puducherry
Seat Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry, White Town, Puducherry - 605001
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly
Term length At the pleasure of the governor
Legislative Assembly term is 5 years unless dissolved sooner
No term limits specified
Inaugural holder Edouard Goubert (1963–64)
Formation 1 July 1963; 56 years ago (1963-07-01)

The Chief Minister of Puducherry is the chief executive of the Indian union territory of Puducherry. He is appointed by the President of India[1] and sworn-in by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. The longest serving chief minister of Puducherry is N. Rangasamy of over 12 years period from 2001 to 2008 (Indian National Congress) and from 2011 to 2016 ( All India N.R. Congress). Since 6 June 2016, V. Narayanasamy of the Indian National Congress has been the incumbent Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Chief Ministers of Pondicherry and Puducherry

Color keys of Chief Minister's Party

S. No. Name Constituency Image Term Party[a] Election Ref
1 Edouard Goubert Puducherry Edouard Goubert-statue.JPG 1 July 1963 24 August 1964 1 year, 54 days Indian National Congress
2 V. Venkatasubha Reddiar Nettapacom V Venkatasubha Reddiar 2011 stamp of India.jpg 11 September 1964 9 April 1967 2 years, 228 days 1964 [2]
3 M. O. H. Farook Karaikal North 9 April 1967 6 March 1968 332 days
(2) V. Venkatasubha Reddiar Nettapacom V Venkatasubha Reddiar 2011 stamp of India.jpg 6 March 1968 18 September 1968 196 days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 18 September 1968 17 March 1969 180 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook Calapeth 17 March 1969 3 January 1974 4 years, 292 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1969 [4]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 3 January 1974 6 March 1974 62 days N/A
4 Subramanyan Ramaswamy Karaikal South 6 March 1974 28 March 1974 22 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1974 [5]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 28 March 1974 2 July 1977 3 years, 96 days N/A
(4) Subramanyan Ramaswamy Karaikal South 2 July 1977 12 November 1978 1 year, 133 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1977 [6]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 12 November 1978 16 January 1980 1 year, 65 days N/A
5 M. D. R. Ramachandran Mannadipet 16 January 1980 24 June 1983 3 years, 159 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1980 [7]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 24 June 1983 16 March 1985 1 year, 265 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook Lawspet 16 March 1985 4 March 1990 4 years, 353 days Indian National Congress 1985 [8]
(5) M. D. R. Ramachandran Mannadipet 8 March 1990 3 March 1991 364 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1990 [9]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 3 March 1991 4 July 1991 123 days N/A
6 V. Vaithilingam Nettapakkam Vaithilingam.jpg 4 July 1991 13 May 1996 4 years, 314 days Indian National Congress 1991 [10]
7 R. V. Janakiraman Nellithope R.V.JANAKIRAMAN.jpg 26 May 1996 21 March 2000 3 years, 313 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1996 [11]
8 P. Shanmugam Yanam 22 March 2000 15 May 2001 1 year, 55 days Indian National Congress
24 May 2001 26 October 2001 164 days 2001 [12]
9 N. Rangaswamy Thattanchavady N Rangaswamy.jpg 27 October 2001 12 May 2006 4 years, 198 days
13 May 2006 4 September 2008 2 years, 115 days 2006 [13]
(6) V. Vaithilingam Nettapakkam Vaithilingam.jpg 4 September 2008 16 May 2011 2 years, 252 days
(9) N. Rangaswamy Kadirkamam N Rangaswamy.jpg 16 May 2011 6 June 2016 5 years, 20 days All India N.R. Congress 2011 [14]
10 V. Narayanasamy Nellithope VNarayanasamy.jpg 6 June 2016 Incumbent 3 years, 300 days Indian National Congress 2016

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