List of lieutenant governors of Puducherry
Puducherry, formerly known as "Pondicherry", is a Union Territory of India, not a separate State, which implies that the governance and administration of the territory falls directly under the federal authority in New Delhi. However, along with Delhi, Puducherry is one of the few two union territories in India, which is entitled by special constitutional amendments to have an elected legislative assembly and a cabinet of ministers, thereby enjoying partial statehood powers.
The Centre is represented by the Lt. Governor, who resides at the Raj Nivas (Le Palais du Gouverneur) at the Nehru Park, the former palace of the French Governor. The Central government is more directly involved in the financial well-being of the territory, as against the states where financial administration, given a budgeted central grant is the responsibility to the state governments.
- Gouverneur Général de l'Inde française, until de facto Independence up to 1954.
- Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, after de jure Independence from 1962.
List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office|
|8||Kona Prabhakara Rao||02.09.1983||17.06.1984|
|9||Tribhuvan Prasad Tewary||01.10.1984||21.06.1988|
|10||Ranjit Singh Dyal||22.06.1988||19.02.1990|
|12||Har Swarup Singh||19.12.1990||05.02.1993|
|13||Rajendra Kumari Bajpai||02.05.1995||22.04.1998|
|15||K. R. Malkani||31.07.2002||27.10.2003|
|16||Nagendra Nath Jha||05.01.2004||06.07.2004|
|17||M. M. Lakhera||07.07.2004||18.07.2006|
|20||Govind Singh Gurjar*||23.07.2008||06.04.2009|
|21||Surjit Singh Barnala**||9 April 2009||27 July 2009|
|22||Iqbal Singh||27 July 2009||09 July 2013|
|23||Virendra Kataria||10 July 2013||Incumbent|
- Bhopinder Singh is also Lt.Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Appointed as Administrator of Puducherry.