Bomaby High Court

Grant of Ministerial Status

Article 75 and article 164 of the Constitution provides that the total number of Ministers, including Prime Minister and the Chief Minister in the Council of Ministers and the Council of Ministers in a State, shall not exceed fifteen per cent of the total number of members of the House of the People and the total number of the members of the Legislative Assembly of that State, as the case may be. It is a constitutional mandate to be adhered strictly by all concerned. The Central Government does not have information on the breach of the constitutional ceiling by States since the matter is primarily the concern of the State Governments.

This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 


(Release ID :125002)

Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB) 

Source: Bombay High Court