In politics, DCM stands for Deputy Chief Minister. The Deputy Chief Minister is the second-highest-ranking official in the government of a state or territory in India. They assist the Chief Minister in the administration and decision-making process. The specific roles and responsibilities of a Deputy Chief Minister may vary depending on the state or territory. They are usually appointed by the Chief Minister or elected by the legislative assembly. The Deputy Chief Minister plays a crucial role in the functioning of the government and represents the state or territory in various official capacities.