Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Indian States and UTs


2019-09-09 | Team PendulumEdu

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Governor is the executive head of the State and all the executive actions are taken in his name. A governor is the representative of the Central Government and acts as a bridge between the state and the central government. The governor is appointed by the President of India and holds office during the pleasure of President. Everything related to Governor, i.e. his appointment, removal, powers and functions, etc. are mentioned under Article Art 153 to Art 162 of the Indian Constitution.

Appointment of a Governor

The governor of a state is appointed by the president of India (article 155). He/ She could be the Governor of more than one state at a time (Article 153).

Term of Governor’s office

The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President (Article 156). The normal duration of office is five years but may be terminated earlier by

(i) Dismissal by the President or

(ii) Resignation addressed to the President.

Duties, Responsibilities and Powers of the Governor

  • The President consults the Governor in the appointment of the Judges of the state High Court.
  • The Governor has the power to pardon; he cannot pardon a death sentence.
  • Signing or vetoing bills passed by the Legislature.
  • Serves as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.
  • Declaring special elections to fill vacancies in certain elected offices.
  • Governor can nominate one member in the state legislative assembly and one-sixth members of the legislative council.
  • In case no political party bags a majority in the Vidhan Sabha of the state, the Governor holds power to use his discretion to select the Chief Minister.

List of Current State Governors

State

Governors

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

B.D Mishra

ANDHRA PRADESH

Biswa Bhushan Harichandan

ASSAM

Jagdish Mukhi

BIHAR

Phagu Chauhan

CHHATTISGAH

Anusuiya Uikey

GOA

Mridula Sinha

GUJARAT

Acharya Devvrat

HARYANA

Satyadev Narayan Arya

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bandaru Dattatreya

JAMMU & KASHMIR

Satya Pal Malik

JHARKHAND

Draupadi Murmu

KARNATAKA

Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

KERALA

Arif Mohammad Khan

MADHYA PRADESH

Lalji Tandon

MAHARASHTRA

Bhagat Singh Koshyari

MANIPUR

Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla

MEGHALAYA

Tathagata Roy

 MIZORAM

Jagdish Mukhi

NAGALAND

R. N. Ravi

ODISHA

Professor Ganeshi Lal

PUNJAB

Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore

RAJASTHAN

Kalraj Mishra (Governor Designate)

SIKKIM

Ganga Prasad

TAMIL NADU

Banwarilal Purohit

TELANGANA

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan

TRIPURA

Ramesh Bais

UTTAR PRADESH

Anandiben Patel

UTTARAKHAND

Baby Rani Maurya

WEST BENGAL

Jagdeep Dhankar

 

List of Current Lieutenant Governors

Union Territories

Lieutenant Governors/ Administrators

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

Devendra Kumar Joshi

CHANDIGARH

Shri.V.P. Singh Badnore

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI

Shri Praful Khoda Patel

DAMAN AND DIU

Shri Praful Khoda Patel

DELHI

Shri Anil Baijal

LAKSHADWEEP

R. Mihir Vardhan

PUDUCHERRY

Kiran Bedi

 

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