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List of current Indian governors

In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine states. The governor 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 council of ministers, headed by the chief minister, 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. Over the years, the exercise of these discretionary powers have given rise to conflict between the elected chief minister and the central government–appointed governor.[1]

The union territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi and Puducherry are headed by lieutenant-governors. Since Delhi and Puducherry have a measure of self-government with an elected legislature and council of ministers, the role of the lieutenant-governor there is a mostly ceremonial one, akin to that of a state's governor. The other four union territories—Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; and Lakshadweep—are governed by an administrator. Unlike the administrators of other territories, who are drawn from the Indian Administrative Service, since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has acted as the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh.

Contents

Current governors of statesEdit

State
(past governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan 28 December 2009
(8 years, 21 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Mishra, B. D.B. D. Mishra
3 October 2017
(107 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Mukhi, JagdishJagdish Mukhi 10 October 2017
(100 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Malik, Satya PalSatya Pal Malik
4 October 2017
(106 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Tandon, Balram DasBalram Das Tandon 25 July 2014
(3 years, 177 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Sinha, MridulaMridula Sinha 31 August 2014
(3 years, 140 days)
[8]
Gujarat
(list)
Kohli, Om PrakashOm Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014
(3 years, 186 days)
[9]
Haryana
(list)
Solanki, Kaptan SinghKaptan Singh Solanki 27 July 2014
(3 years, 175 days)
[10]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Vrat, Acharya DevAcharya Dev Vrat 12 August 2015
(2 years, 159 days)
[11]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vohra, Narinder NathNarinder Nath Vohra   25 June 2008
(9 years, 207 days)
[12]
Jharkhand
(list)
Murmu, DraupadiDraupadi Murmu 18 May 2015
(2 years, 245 days)
[13]
Karnataka
(list)
Vala, VajubhaiVajubhai Vala   1 September 2014
(3 years, 139 days)
[14]
Kerala
(list)
Sathasivam, P.P. Sathasivam   5 September 2014
(3 years, 135 days)
[15]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Kohli, Om PrakashOm Prakash Kohli
(Additional charge)
8 September 2016
(1 year, 132 days)
[16]
Maharashtra
(list)
Rao, C. VidyasagarC. Vidyasagar Rao   30 August 2014
(3 years, 141 days)
[17]
Manipur
(list)
Heptulla, NajmaNajma Heptulla   21 August 2016
(1 year, 150 days)
[18]
Meghalaya
(list)
Prasad, GangaGanga Prasad
5 October 2017
(105 days)
[19]
Mizoram
(list)
Sharma, NirbhayNirbhay Sharma   26 May 2015
(2 years, 237 days)
[20]
Nagaland
(list)
Acharya, PadmanabhaPadmanabha Acharya 19 July 2014
(3 years, 183 days)
[21]
Odisha
(list)
Jamir, S. C.S. C. Jamir 21 March 2013
(4 years, 303 days)
[22]
Punjab
(list)
Badnore, V.P. SinghV.P. Singh Badnore   22 August 2016
(1 year, 149 days)
[23]
Rajasthan
(list)
Singh, KalyanKalyan Singh 4 September 2014
(3 years, 136 days)
[24]
Sikkim
(list)
Patil, ShriniwasShriniwas Patil   20 July 2013
(4 years, 182 days)
[25]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Purohit, BanwarilalBanwarilal Purohit
  6 October 2017
(104 days)
[26]
Telangana
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan
(Additional charge)
2 June 2014
(3 years, 230 days)
[27]
Tripura
(list)
Roy, TathagataTathagata Roy 20 May 2015
(2 years, 243 days)
[28]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Naik, RamRam Naik 22 July 2014
(3 years, 180 days)
[29]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 8 January 2015
(3 years, 10 days)
[30]
West Bengal
(list)
Tripathi, Keshari NathKeshari Nath Tripathi   24 July 2014
(3 years, 178 days)
[31]

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territoriesEdit

Territories with a legislatureEdit

 
The first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedi is the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[32] Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Baijal, AnilAnil Baijal 31 December 2016
(1 year, 18 days)
[33]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Bedi, KiranKiran Bedi 29 May 2016
(1 year, 234 days)
[34]

Territories without a legislatureEdit

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[35] Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Kumar Joshi, DevendraDevendra Kumar Joshi 8 October 2017
(102 days)
[36]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
Badnore, V.P. SinghV.P. Singh Badnore 22 August 2016
(1 year, 149 days)
[23]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Patel, Praful KhodaPraful Khoda Patel
(Additional charge)
30 December 2016
(1 year, 19 days)
[37]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Patel, Praful KhodaPraful Khoda Patel 29 August 2016
(1 year, 142 days)
[38]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Khan, FarooqFarooq Khan 6 September 2016
(1 year, 134 days)
[39]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th edition, 2011 reprint. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. p. 237, 241–44.
  2. ^ Governors. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ J. Balaji. "Narasimhan to look after Andhra Pradesh". The Hindu. 28 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Brigadier BD Mishra sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh governor". The Indian Express. 03 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as governor of Assam". Hindustan Times. 10 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Satya Pal Malik takes oath as Governor of Bihar". The Indian Express. 04 October 2017.
  7. ^ Pavan Dahat. "Tandon sworn in as Chhattisgarh Governor". The Hindu. 26 July 2014.
  8. ^ Prakash Kamat. "Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor". The Hindu. 31 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Kohli sworn in as Gujarat Governor". The Hindu. 17 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Solanki sworn in as Haryana governor". The Hindu. 27 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Dev Vrat sworn in as H.P. Governor". The Hindu. 13 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Vohra sworn in as new Jammu and Kashmir Governor". The Hindu. 26 June 2008.
  13. ^ "Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand". The Hindu. 18 May 2015.
  14. ^ Nagesh Prabhu. "Vala sworn in as Karnataka Governor". The Hindu. 1 September 2014.
  15. ^ Gireesh Menon. "Sathasivam sworn in as Kerala Governor". The Hindu. 5 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Gujarat governor OP Kohli assumes office as acting governor in Madhya Pradesh". The Times of India. 8 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Rao sworn in as Maharashtra Governor". The Hindu. 31 August 2014.
  18. ^ Iboyaima Laithangam. "Najma Heptullah sworn in as Manipur Governor". The Hindu. 21 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Ganga Prasad sworn in as Meghalaya Governor". The Indian Express. 05 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as Mizoram governor". Business Standard. 26 May 2015.
  21. ^ "P B Acharya sworn in as Nagaland Governor". Business Standard. 19 July 2014.
  22. ^ "S.C Jamir sworn in as new Governor of Odisha". Business Line. 21 March 2013.
  23. ^ a b "V.P. Singh Badnore sworn in as new Punjab Governor". The Indian Express. 22 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Kalyan Singh sworn-in as Rajasthan Governor". The Hindu. 4 September 2014.
  25. ^ "Message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Patil on the assumption of Office". The Raj Bhavan, Gangtok, Sikkim. 20 July 2013.
  26. ^ "Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Tamil Nadu governor". The Indian Express. 6 October 2017.
  27. ^ "E S L Narasimhan sworn in as Governor of Telangana". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Tathagata Roy sworn in as Governor of Tripura". The Hindu. 20 May 2015.
  29. ^ . "Ram Naik sworn in as Uttar Pradesh Governor". India Today. 22 July 2014.
  30. ^ . "KK Paul sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor". The Tribune. 8 January 2015.
  31. ^ "Mamata competent to deal with all problems of State: Governor". The Hindu. 25 July 2014.
  32. ^ Lt. Governors & Administrators. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 3 September 2015.
  33. ^ "Anil Baijal sworn in as Delhi Lieutenant-Governor". The Hindu. 31 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Kiran Bedi takes oath as Lt. Governor of Puducherry". The Times of India. 29 May 2016.
  35. ^ Lt. Governors & Administrators. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 3 September 2015.
  36. ^ "Admiral D K Joshi (Retd.) sworn in as the 13th Lt. Governor of A& N Islands ". The Island Reflector. 08 October 2017.
  37. ^ List of Former Administrators. Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Retrieved on 30 December 2016.
  38. ^ List of Former Administrators. Administration of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.
  39. ^ Bio-data of the Hon'ble Administrator. Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.