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List of governors of Uttarakhand

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The governor of Uttarakhand is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. The governor is de jure head of the state government; all its executive actions are taken in the governor's name. However, the governor must act on the advice of the popularly elected Cabinet of Uttarakhand, headed by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, who thus hold de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor to act upon his or her own discretion, such as the ability to appoint or dismiss a ministry, recommend President's rule, or reserve bills for the President's assent. The governor of Uttarakhand has his official residence at the Raj Bhavan in the state capital of Dehradun.

Governor of Uttarakhand
The Governor of Uttarakhand, Baby Rani Maurya.jpg
Baby Rani Maurya

since 26 August 2018
StyleHer Excellency (within Uttarakhand)
The Honourable (outside Uttarakhand)
Madame Governor (informal)
StatusHead of state
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Dehradun
AppointerPresident of India with confirmation of Prime Minister of India
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderSurjit Singh Barnala (2000–2003)
Formation9 November 2000; 18 years ago (2000-11-09)
WebsiteGovernor of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand was created on 9 November 2000, when it was carved out from the himalayan districts of Uttar Pradesh. Seven people have served as the state's governor, five are men and two women including the incumbent Baby Rani Maurya.


Powers and functionsEdit

The governor enjoys many different types of powers:

  • Executive powers related to administration, appointments and removals,
  • Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) & vidhan parishad, and
  • Discretionary powers to be carried out according to the discretion of the governor.

List of the governors of UttarakhandEdit

Raj Bhavan retreat at Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Following is the list of the governors of Uttarakhand since its inception on 9 November 2000:

Portrait Term Tenure Appointed by
(Chief Justice of Uttarakhand)
1 Surjit Singh Barnala
  9 November 2000 7 January 2003 2 years, 1 month and 29 days Ashok Desai
2 Sudarshan Agarwal
(born 1931)
8 January 2003 28 October 2007 4 years, 9 months and 20 days
3 Banwari Lal Joshi
29 October 2007 5 August 2009 1 year, 9 months and 7 days Rajiv Gupta
4 Margaret Alva
(born 1942)
  6 August 2009 14 May 2012 2 years, 9 months and 8 days Vinod Kumar Gupta
5 Aziz Qureshi
(born 1940)
  15 May 2012 7 January 2015 2 years, 7 months and 23 days Barin Ghosh
6 Krishan Kant Paul
(born 1948)
  8 January 2015 25 August 2018 3 years, 7 months and 17 days Kuttiyil Mathew Joseph
7 Baby Rani Maurya
(born 1956)
  26 August 2018 Incumbent 6 months and 19 days Rajiv Sharma

See alsoEdit

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