The Council of Ministers with the Chief Minister as its head functions as the real executive. Their term of office is for five years, but they remain in office till they enjoy the support of the majority in the Assembly.
If a person who is appointed as the Chief Minister or a Minister, is not a member of the State Legislature, he or she has to become member of any of the two houses within six months of his/her appointment. The portfolios or different ministries are allocated to the Ministers by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister is the Head of the Government in the State. He or She plays very important roles:
The Chief Minister is the real executive head of the State. It is he/she who formulates the policies and guides the Council of Ministers to implement them. He or She is the most powerful functionary, especially when one political party has an absolute majority in the Legislative Assembly. But if he or she heads a coalition government, the role gets restricted by the pulls and pressures of other partners of the coalition.