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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
(present governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
E. S. L. Narasimhan   28 December 2009
(8 years, 201 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
B. D. Mishra
  3 October 2017
(287 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi   10 October 2017
(280 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Satya Pal Malik
  4 October 2017
(286 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Balram Das Tandon   25 July 2014
(3 years, 357 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Mridula Sinha   31 August 2014
(3 years, 320 days)
[8]
Gujarat
(list)
Om Prakash Kohli   16 July 2014
(4 years, 1 day)
[9]
Haryana
(list)
Kaptan Singh Solanki   27 July 2014
(3 years, 355 days)
[10]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Acharya Dev Vrat   12 August 2015
(2 years, 339 days)
[11]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Narinder Nath Vohra   25 June 2008
(10 years, 22 days)
[12]
Jharkhand
(list)
Draupadi Murmu   18 May 2015
(3 years, 60 days)
[13]
Karnataka
(list)
Vajubhai Vala   1 September 2014
(3 years, 319 days)
[14]
Kerala
(list)
P. Sathasivam   5 September 2014
(3 years, 315 days)
[15]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel   23 January 2018
(175 days)
[16]
Maharashtra
(list)
C. Vidyasagar Rao   30 August 2014
(3 years, 321 days)
[17]
Manipur
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi
(Additional Charge)
  2 May 2018
(76 days)
[18]
Meghalaya
(list)
Ganga Prasad
  5 October 2017
(285 days)
[19]
Mizoram
(list)
Kummanam Rajasekharan   29 May 2018
(49 days)
[20]
Nagaland
(list)
Padmanabha Acharya   19 July 2014
(3 years, 363 days)
[21]
Odisha
(list)
Ganeshi Lal
  29 May 2018
(49 days)
[22]
Punjab
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore   22 August 2016
(1 year, 329 days)
[23]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalyan Singh   4 September 2014
(3 years, 316 days)
[24]
Sikkim
(list)
Shriniwas Patil   20 July 2013
(4 years, 362 days)
[25]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit
  6 October 2017
(284 days)
[26]
Telangana
(list)
E. S. L. Narasimhan
(Additional Charge)
  2 June 2014
(4 years, 45 days)
[27]
Tripura
(list)
Tathagata Roy   20 May 2015
(3 years, 58 days)
[28]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Ram Naik   22 July 2014
(3 years, 360 days)
[29]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Krishan Kant Paul   8 January 2015
(3 years, 190 days)
[30]
West Bengal
(list)
Keshari Nath Tripathi   24 July 2014
(3 years, 358 days)
[31]

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territoriesEdit

 
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
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Devendra Kumar Joshi 8 October 2017
(282 days)
[33]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore 22 August 2016
(1 year, 329 days)
[23]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Praful Khoda Patel
(Additional charge)
30 December 2016
(1 year, 199 days)
[34]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Praful Khoda Patel 29 August 2016
(1 year, 322 days)
[35]
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Anil Baijal 31 December 2016
(1 year, 198 days)
[36]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Farooq Khan 6 September 2016
(1 year, 314 days)
[37]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Kiran Bedi 29 May 2016
(2 years, 49 days)
[38]

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. 4 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. ^ "Anandiben Patel sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Governor". The Hindu. 23 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Rao sworn in as Maharashtra Governor". The Hindu. 31 August 2014.
  18. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi sworn-in as acting Manipur guv ". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 2 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Ganga Prasad sworn in as Meghalaya Governor". The Indian Express. 5 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Lt Kummanam Rajasekharan sworn-in as Mizoram governor". Business Standard. 25 May 2018.
  21. ^ "P B Acharya sworn in as Nagaland Governor". Business Standard. 19 July 2014.
  22. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/odisha-gets-a-new-governor-in-ganeshi-lal-5191305/
  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. ^ "Admiral D K Joshi (Retd.) sworn in as the 13th Lt. Governor of A& N Islands ". The Island Reflector. 8 October 2017.
  34. ^ List of Former Administrators. Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Retrieved on 30 December 2016.
  35. ^ List of Former Administrators. Administration of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.
  36. ^ "Anil Baijal sworn in as Delhi Lieutenant-Governor". The Hindu. 31 December 2016.
  37. ^ Bio-data of the Hon'ble Administrator. Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.
  38. ^ "Kiran Bedi takes oath as Lt. Governor of Puducherry". The Times of India. 29 May 2016.