Goa Legislative Assembly
|8th Goa Assembly|
|Founded||January 9, 1964|
Leader of the House
|First past the post|
|14 February 2022|
|Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India|
|Goa Legislative Assembly|
The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in India. The Assembly meets at the Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. The Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly consists of 40 members. The assembly is in charge of the budget, the Assembly appropriates money for social programs, agricultural development, infrastructure development, etc. It is also responsible for proposing and levying taxes.
Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa was placed under military administration headed by Lieutenant General Kunhiraman Palat Candeth as Lieutenant-Governor. On 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lieutenant-Governor nominated an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The first Council met on 24 September 1962 in a meeting open to the public.
The Assembly first convened on 9 January 1964 in the Secretariat building (Adil Shah's Palace). Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa. In 1987, Goa became an Indian state and the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.
Composition after 14 September 2022 when 8 Congress MLA switched party and joined BJP.
|NDA||Bharatiya Janata Party||28||33||Government|
|Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party||2|
|I.N.D.I.A||Indian National Congress||3||6||7||Others|
|Aam Aadmi Party||2|
|Goa Forward Party||1|
|RGP||Revolutionary Goans Party||1|
Members of Legislative Assembly
List of speakers
|Term start||Term end|
|Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar||MGP||10 January 1964||11 April 1967|
|Gopal Kamat||13 April 1967||23 March 1972|
|Narayan Fugro||IND||24 March 1972||20 January 1980|
|Froilano Machado||INC||21 January 1980||22 March 1984|
|Dayanand Narvekar||5 April 1984||16 September 1989|
|Luis Proto Barbosa||22 January 1990||14 April 1990|
|Surendra Sirsat||MGP||26 April 1990||4 April 1991|
|Sheikh Hassan Haroon||INC||26 July 1991||15 January 1995|
|Tomazinho Cardozo||16 January 1995||14 June 1999|
|Pratapsingh Rane||15 June 1999||11 June 2002|
|Vishwas Satarkar||BJP||12 June 2002||28 February 2005|
|INC||28 February 2005||8 July 2005|
|Francisco Sardinha||8 July 2005||11 June 2007|
|5th||Pratapsingh Rane||15 June 2007||6 March 2012|
|6th||Rajendra Arlekar||BJP||16 March 2012||1 October 2015|
|Anant Shet||12 January 2016||11 March 2017|
|7th||Pramod Sawant||22 March 2017||19 March 2019|
|Rajesh Patnekar||19 March 2019||10 March 2022|
|8th||Ramesh Tawadkar||29 March 2022||Incumbent|
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