List of Governors of Goa

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The Governor of Goa is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of Goa. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years. Margaret Alva became the Governor on 12 July 2014.[1][2][3]

Powers and functions[edit]

The Governor has:

  • Executive powers related to administration, appointments and removals,
  • Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is Vidhan Sabha or Vidhan Parishad, and
  • Discretionary powers to be carried out according to the discretion of the Governor.

Ex Officio powers[edit]

  • The Governor is the Chancellor of the Goa University and exercises powers delegated under the Goa University Act, 1984 and the Statutes of the University.
  • The Governor is the ex officio President of the Indian Red Cross Society, Goa Branch and has the powers to appoint the Chairman, Hon. Secretary, etc.
  • The Governor is the President of the Goa State Environment Protection Council, which is an Advisory Body, set up by the Government of Goa. The Council consisting of Government Authorities and the NGOs engaged in environmental and the related areas meets once in six months and deliberates on various issues on the environment and ecology of the State.
  • The Governor is the Chairman of the Special Fund for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Ex-Servicemen and Widows.

Previous governors of Goa[edit]

Portuguese Governors General[edit]

The first Portuguese Governor General was Francisco de Almeida in 1505 and the last Manuel Antonio Vassalo E Silva who left office in 1961. In total there have been 163 Governor Generals. For a complete list see http://www.rajbhavangoa.org/html/09_body_portgov.htm .

Lieutenant Governors of Goa, Daman and Diu[edit]

Goa, along with Daman and Diu was a Union Territory in the Indian Union till 30 May 1987. As such it had a Lieutenant Governor till that time.[4]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Maj Gen K. P. Candeth (Military Governor) 19 December 1961 6 June 1962
2 T. Sivasankar 7 June 1962 1 September 1963
3 M. R. Sachdev 2 September 1963 8 December 1964
4 Hari Sharma 12 December 1964 23 February 1965
5 K. R. Damle 24 February 1965 17 April 1967
6 Nakul Sen 18 April 1967 15 November 1972
7 S. K. Banerji 16 November 1972 15 November 1977
8 P. S. Gill 16 November 1977 30 March 1981
9 Jagmohan 31 March 1981 29 August 1982
10 I H Latif 30 August 1982 23 February 1983
11 K. T. Satarawala 24 February 1983 3 July 1984
12 I H Latif 4 July 1984 23 September 1984
13 Gopal Singh 24 September 1984 29 May 1987

Governors after 1987[edit]

Goa became a full fledged state of the Indian Union in 1987 and since then has had the following governors:[4]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Gopal Singh 30 May 1987 17 July 1989
2 Khurshed Alam Khan 18 July 1989 17 March 1991
3 Bhanu Prakash Singh 18 March 1991 3 April 1994
4 B. Rachaiah 4 April 1994 3 August 1994
5 Gopala Ramanujam 4 August 1994 15 June 1995
6 Romesh Bhandari 16 June 1995 18 July 1996
7 P.C. Alexander 19 July 1996 15 January 1998
8 T. R. Satish Chandran 16 January 1998 18 April 1998
9 J. F. R. Jacob 19 April 1998 26 November 1999
10 Mohammed Fazal 26 November 1999 25 October 2002
11 Kidar Nath Sahani 26 October 2002 2 July 2004
12 Mohammed Fazal 3 July 2004 16 July 2004
13 S. C. Jamir 17 July 2004 21 July 2008
14 Shivinder Singh Sidhu 22 July 2008 26 August 2011
15 Kateekal Sankaranarayanan 27 August 2011 3 May 2012
16 Bharat Vir Wanchoo 4 May 2012 4 July 2014
17 Margaret Alva 12 July 2014 25 August 2014
18 Mridula Sinha 26 August 2014 -

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