Senior Minister (Vishwamitra)

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Senior Minister
वरिष्ठ मंत्री
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Incumbent
Vacant

since 21 October 2021
StyleHer Royal Highness (Formally)
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerRashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation10 July 2016; 4 years ago
First holder

The Senior Minister (abbreviation: SM) is a political office in the State of Vishwamitra. Previous holders of this office have served as either the Prime Minister or as the former Deputy Prime Minister. Senior Ministers are given a higher order of precedences after the Deputy Prime Minister and rank above the Cabinet Ministers of the Union.

It was created on 14 July 2019, by then President Dhrubajyoti Roy on the advice of the Prime Minister Tanishkaa Patranabish under the Government Ministries Act, 2019. Serving Deputy Prime Ministers in the cabinet, Bishnu Chetry and Arnab Sil were appointed as Senior Ministers. From it's creation to September 2019, the Senior Ministers used to rank above the Deputy Prime Ministers, but after that, they ranked below the Deputy Prime Ministers.

The office was unofficially used from 13 May 2018 to 12 October 2018 by Asmi Patranabis in her capacity as Vice-President of the Council of Ministers. Since establishment in 2019, the office was discontinued to be used from 16 November 2019 until 13 May 2020.

The office is currently vacant since 21 October 2021, and was last held by Princess Anoushkaa until 21 October 2021.

List of senior ministers of Vishwamitra

Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry Head of government
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
(b. 2001)
14 July 2019 29 September 2019 77 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish
Portrait of Arnab Sil.png Arnab Sil
(b. 2004)
14 July 2019 8 November 2019 117 days
Ankurjyoti Thakuria.jpg Ankurjyoti Thakuria
(b. 2002)
29 September 2019 8 November 2019 40 days
Position abolished (8 November 2019 – 13 May 2020)
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
(b. 2001)
13 May 2020 7 June 2020 25 days National People's Congress Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish
Position not in use (8 June – 17 June 2020)
Ankurjyoti Thakuria.jpg Ankurjyoti Thakuria
(b. 2002)
17 June 2021 28 January 2021 164 days National People's Congress Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa
Nishwan Baidantic
(b. 2001)
17 June 2021 1 October 2020 106 days
Position not in use (28 January – 6 March 2021)
Abhiraj Kar.jpg Prince Abhiraj
(b. 2006)
6 March 2021 9 September 2021 187 days National People's Congress Snagoveanu II Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Portrait of Princess Anoushkaa (2021).jpg Princess Anoushkaa
(b. 2010)
11 September 2021 21 October 2021 40 days Hazarika Farhaz Hazarika
Position not in use (21 October 2021 – present)