List of lieutenant governors of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and precursor offices of similar scope, from the start of British resettlement of the Andaman Islands in 1858, at which time it was subordinated to British India.

Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Devendra Kumar Joshi.jpg
Incumbent
Devendra Kumar Joshi

since 8 October 2017
StyleThe Honourable
ResidenceRaj Niwas, Port Blair
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderManohar L. Kampani
Formation12 November 1982; 38 years ago (1982-11-12)

In 1947, India achieved independence from the United Kingdom. After independence, the chief commissioner and, later, the lieutenant governor, has been appointed by the President of India. The current Lieutenant Governor is Devendra Kumar Joshi. His official residence is in Raj Nivas, Port Blair.

Superintendents of Port Blair (1858–1872)Edit

Chief Commissioners of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1872–1945)Edit

Japanese Military Commanders of the occupied Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1942–1945)Edit

Governors of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1945–1947)Edit

  1. Charles Francis Waterfall, 1945–1946, restored
  2. Noel Kennedy Patterson, 1946–15 August 1947

Chief Commissioners of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1946–1982)Edit

Following Indian independence, the Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was the nominal head of the territory, appointed by the President of India.

Lieutenant Governors of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1982—)Edit

  1. Manohar Lall Kampani, 12 November 1982 – 3 December 1985
  2. Lt Gen Tirath Singh Oberoi (Retd), PVSM, VrC, 4 December 1985–December 1989
  3. Romesh Bhandari, December 1989–24 February 1990
    1. Romesh Bhandari was appointed L G to A & N Islands but he was never sworn in as L G of these Island. T. S. Oberoi continued up to Feb. 24, 1990. Mr Gorakh Ram was Chief Secretary of these Islands at that time.
  4. Ranjit Singh Dayal, 25 February 1990–December 1990
  5. Surjit Singh Barnala, December 1990–18 March 1993
  6. Vakkom Purushothaman, 19 March 1993 – 18 March 1996
  7. Ishwari Prasad Gupta, 23 December 1996 – 25 May 2001[1]
  8. Nagendra Nath Jha, 26 May 2001 – 4 January 2004
  9. Ramchandra "Ram" Kapse, 5 January 2004 – 30 May 2006
  10. Madan Mohan Lakhera, 12 February 2006 – 29 December 2006, acting (for Kapse to 30 May 2006)
  11. Bhopinder Singh, 29 December 2006—30 Jun 2013
  12. A. K. Singh, 8 July 2013 – 17 August 2016
  13. Jagdish Mukhi, 22 August 2016 – 7 October 2017
  14. Devendra Kumar Joshi, 8 October 2017 - Present

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