The political party which holds the maximum number of seats in the Vidhan Sabha at present is the NCP which had formed the government with a coalition with the Congress. The state of Maharashtra has been nominated 19 seats in the Rajya Sabha and 48 in the Lok Sabha.
Commissions :The four commissions of the government of Maharashtra are the State Election Commission, Maharashtra Public Service Commission, Union Public Service Commission, and Staff Selection Commission. These commissions have been formed to fulfill certain special responsibilities such as conducting exams which are Related to government jobs.
- The State Election Commission:
- Maharashtra Public Service Commission:
- Union Public Service Commission:
- Staff Selection Commission:
Government Departments :Maharashtra government is dedicated towards serving the citizens and for that purpose it has delegated the responsibility to the various departments of the government. Each department takes care of the different needs of the inhabitants. Apart from the government departments, the government of Maharashtra is assisted by the Boards and Corporations in the fulfillment of its duty.
The Government Departments and their functions are:
- Agriculture Department
- Co-operation Department
- Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER)
- Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra
- Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET)
- Employment and Self Employment Department, Maharashtra
- Finance Department, Maharashtra
- Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department
- Forest Department
- Home Department
- Irrigation Department
- Public Works Department (PWD)
Vidhan Sabha :The Vidhan Sabha of Maharashtra is the lower house or the House of the People. The total strength of the House is 289 members and the term of office for the members is five years. Under unusual conditions the House may be dissolved. It consists of members who are directly elected by the people of Maharashtra.
There are certain qualifications required to be the member of the Vidhan Sabha which are:
To be a citizen of India
To be not less than 25 years of age
To be mentally sound and not bankrupt
To have an affidavit of not having any criminal procedures against him.
Mumbai High Court :The highest body of the Maharashtra judiciary is the Bombay High Court under which there are the Subordinate Courts which serve the districts and the City Civil Courts. The Bombay High Court can exercise original jurisdiction over the state of Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu. It has benches in the cities of Bombay, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Panaji in Goa. The Bombay High Court can exercise both original and appellate jurisdiction in Bombay. The Bombay High Court can have maximum of 64 judges.
The judiciary of the state of Maharashtra offers legal aid services in all its benches. The Lokayuktas and the Upa - Lokayuktas form the subordinate courts of Maharashtra. the benches of the Bombay High Court in the cities also serve as the subordinate courts in the state. Other than that there is the Maharashtra State Legal Services and Authority department which provides all the necessary information about the important names and contact numbers Related to the judiciary services.
Last Updated on 21 May 2013