Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Indian States and UTs


2020-05-23 | 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

CHHATTISGARH

Anusuiya Uikey

GOA

PS Sreedharan Pillai

GUJARAT

Acharya Devvrat

HARYANA

Bandaru Dattatreya

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

JHARKHAND

Ramesh Bais

KARNATAKA

Thaawarchand Gehlot

KERALA

Arif Mohammad Khan

MADHYA PRADESH

Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel

MAHARASHTRA

Bhagat Singh Koshyari

MANIPUR

La Ganesan

MEGHALAYA

Satya Pal Malik

MIZORAM

B.D. Mishra (Additional Charge)

NAGALAND

Jagdish Mukhi (Additional Charge)

ODISHA

Professor Ganeshi Lal

PUNJAB

Banwarilal Purohit 

RAJASTHAN

Kalraj Mishra

SIKKIM

Ganga Prasad

TAMIL NADU

R N Ravi

TELANGANA

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan

TRIPURA

Satyadev Narayan Arya

UTTAR PRADESH

Anandiben Patel

UTTARAKHAND

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh

WEST BENGAL

Jagdeep Dhankar

 

List of Current Lieutenant Governors

Union Territories

Lieutenant Governors/ Administrators

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

Devendra Kumar Joshi

CHANDIGARH

Banwarilal Purohit (Additional Charge)

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI & DAMAN AND DIU

Praful Khoda Patel

DELHI

Anil Baijal

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

Manoj Sinha

LADAKH

Radha Krishna Mathur

LAKSHADWEEP

Dineshwar Sharma

PUDUCHERRY

Tamilisai Soudararajan (Additional Charge)

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Tanya Chaudhary
1 month ago

It is the most updated list.. Thanks PendulumEdu.

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