List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry (1963--2018)

List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry
The Chief Minister of Puducherry is the executive head of the union territory of Puducherry. He is appointed by the President of India and sworn-in by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. Since 6 June 2016, V. Narayanasamy of the Indian National Congress has been the Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Edouard Goubert is the first chief minister of the Puducherry whereas N. Rangaswamy is the longest serving chief minister of Puducherry. Puducherry also seen President's rule six times.



#NameFromToTerm Length
1Edouard Goubert1 July 196324 August 19641 year, 54 days
2V. Venkatasubha Reddiar11 September 19649 April 19672 years 228 days
3M. O. H. Farook9 April 19676 March 1968332 days
(2)V. Venkatasubha Reddiar6 March 196818 September 1968196 days
-President's rule18 September 196817 March 1969180 days
(3)M. O. H. Farook17 March 19693 January 19744 years 292 days
-President's rule3 January 19746 March 197462 days
4Subramanyan Ramaswamy6 March 197428 March 197422 days
-President's rule28 March 19742 July 19773 years 96 days
(4)Subramanyan Ramaswamy2 July 197712 November 19781 year 133 days
-President's rule12 November 197816 January 19801 year 65 days
5M. D. R. Ramachandran16 January 198024 June 19833 years, 159 days
-President's rule24 June 198316 March 19851 year, 265 days
(3)M. O. H. Farook16 March 19854 March 19904 years, 353 days
(5)M. D. R. Ramachandran8 March 19903 March 1991364 days
-President's rule3 March 19914 July 1991123 days
6V. Vaithilingam4 July 199113 May 19964 years, 314 days
7R. V. Janakiraman26 May 199621 March 20003 years, 313 days
8P. Shanmugam22 March 200015 May 20011 year, 55 days
(8)P. Shanmugam24 May 200126 October 2001164 days
9N. Rangaswamy27 October 200112 May 20064 years 198 days
(9)N. Rangaswamy13 May 20064 September 20082 years 115 days
(6)V. Vaithilingam4 September 200816 May 20112 years, 252 days
(9)N. Rangaswamy16 May 20116 June 20165 years, 20 days
10V. Narayanasamy6 June 2016Incumbent2 years, 119 days*
*at the time of publication of post