List of current Indian governors

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In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine states. The governor is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. The governor is de jure head of the state government; all its executive actions are taken in the governor's name. However, the governor must act on the advice of the popularly elected council of ministers, headed by the chief minister, who thus hold de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor to act upon his or her own discretion, such as the ability to appoint or dismiss a ministry, recommend President's rule, or reserve bills for the President's assent. Over the years, the exercise of these discretionary powers have given rise to conflict between the elected chief minister and the central government–appointed governor.[1]

The union territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi and Puducherry are headed by lieutenant-governors. Since Delhi and Puducherry have a measure of self-government with an elected legislature and council of ministers, the role of the lieutenant-governor there is a mostly ceremonial one, akin to that of a state's governor. The other four union territories—Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; and Lakshadweep—are governed by an administrator. Unlike the administrators of other territories, who are drawn from amongst the Indian Administrative Service cadre, since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has acted as the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh.

Current governors of states[edit]

Assam Governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik has formerly served as the Chief Minister of Odisha for over 13 years.
Shivraj Patil, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, previously served as the Union Minister of Home Affairs.
Tamil Nadu governor K. Rosaiah is a former chief minister of neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh.


State
(past governors)
Name Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan 28 December 2009
(4 years, 302 days)
[2]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Sharma, NirbhayNirbhay Sharma 29 May 2013
(1 year, 150 days)
[3]
Assam
(list)
Patnaik, Janaki BallabhJanaki Ballabh Patnaik 11 December 2009
(4 years, 319 days)
[4]
Bihar
(list)
Patil, D. Y.D. Y. Patil 22 March 2013
(1 year, 218 days)
[5]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Tandon, Balramji DasBalramji Das Tandon 25 July 2014
(0 years, 93 days)
[6]
Goa
(list)
Sinha, MridulaMridula Sinha 31 August 2014
(0 years, 56 days)
[7]
Gujarat
(list)
Kohli, Om PrakashOm Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014
(0 years, 102 days)
[8]
Haryana
(list)
Solanki, Kaptan SinghKaptan Singh Solanki 27 July 2014
(0 years, 91 days)
[9]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Singh, UrmilaUrmila Singh 25 January 2010
(4 years, 274 days)
[10]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vohra, Narinder NathNarinder Nath Vohra 25 June 2008
(6 years, 123 days)
[11]
Jharkhand
(list)
Ahmed, SyedSyed Ahmed 4 September 2011
(3 years, 52 days)
[12]
Karnataka
(list)
Vala, VajubhaiVajubhai Vala 1 September 2014
(0 years, 55 days)
[13]
Kerala
(list)
Sathasivam, P.P. Sathasivam 5 September 2014
(0 years, 51 days)
[14]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Yadav, Ram NareshRam Naresh Yadav 8 September 2011
(3 years, 48 days)
[15]
Maharashtra
(list)
Rao, Chennamaneni VidyasagarChennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao 30 August 2014
(0 years, 57 days)
[16]
Manipur
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 15 September 2014
(0 years, 41 days)
[17]
Meghalaya
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 8 July 2013
(1 year, 110 days)
[18]
Mizoram
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 16 September 2014
(0 years, 40 days)
[19]
Nagaland
(list)
Acharya, PadmanabhaPadmanabha Acharya 19 July 2014
(0 years, 99 days)
[20]
Odisha
(list)
Jamir, S. C.S. C. Jamir 21 March 2013
(1 year, 219 days)
[21]
Punjab
(list)
Patil, ShivrajShivraj Patil 22 January 2010
(4 years, 277 days)
[22]
Rajasthan
(list)
Singh, KalyanKalyan Singh 4 September 2014
(0 years, 52 days)
[23]
Sikkim
(list)
Patil, Shriniwas DadasahebShriniwas Dadasaheb Patil 20 July 2013
(1 year, 98 days)
[24]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Rosaiah, K.K. Rosaiah 31 August 2011
(3 years, 56 days)
[25]
Telangana
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan 2 June 2014
(0 years, 146 days)
[26]
Tripura
(list)
Acharya, PadmanabhaPadmanabha Acharya 19 July 2014
(0 years, 99 days)
[27]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Naik, RamRam Naik 22 July 2014
(0 years, 96 days)
[28]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Qureshi, AzizAziz Qureshi 15 May 2012
(2 years, 164 days)
[29]
West Bengal
(list)
Tripathi , Keshari NathKeshari Nath Tripathi 24 July 2014
(0 years, 94 days)
[30]

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories[edit]

Najeeb Jung, a former IAS officer and vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, is the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Singh, A. K.A. K. Singh 8 July 2013
(1 year, 110 days)
[31]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
Patil, ShivrajShivraj Patil 22 January 2010
(4 years, 277 days)
[22]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Kundra, AshishAshish Kundra 18 August 2014
(0 years, 69 days)
[32]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Kundra, AshishAshish Kundra 18 August 2014
(0 years, 69 days)
[32]
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Jung, NajeebNajeeb Jung 9 July 2013
(1 year, 109 days)
[33]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Prasad, H. RajeshH. Rajesh Prasad 7 November 2012
(1 year, 353 days)
[34]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Singh, A. K.A. K. Singh 18 July 2014
(0 years, 100 days)
[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "New Arunachal governor sworn in". The Times of India. 30 May 2013.
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  5. ^ "D.Y Patil sworn in as Governor of Bihar". Business Line. 22 March 2013.
  6. ^ Pavan Dahat. "Tandon sworn in as Chhattisgarh Governor". The Hindu. 26 July 2014.
  7. ^ Prakash Kamat. "Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor". The Hindu. 31 August 2014.
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  15. ^ "Ram Naresh Yadav sworn in as Governor of MP". The Times of India. 8 September 2011.
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  22. ^ a b "Patil sworn in as new Punjab Governor". The Hindu. 23 January 2010.
  23. ^ "Kalyan Singh sworn-in as Rajasthan Governor". The Hindu. 4 September 2014.
  24. ^ Message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Patil on the assumption of Office. The Raj Bhavan, Gangtok, Sikkim. 20 July 2013.
  25. ^ "I will be a well-wisher of Tamil Nadu, says new Governor Rosaiah". The Hindu. 1 September 2011.
  26. ^ "E S L Narasimhan sworn in as Governor of Telangana". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya sworn in as Nagaland's Governor". The Economic Times. 19 July 2014.
  28. ^ . "Ram Naik sworn in as Uttar Pradesh Governor". India Today. 22 July 2014.
  29. ^ Atiq Khan. "Uttarakhand Governor takes charge of U.P.". The Hindu. 24 June 2014.
  30. ^ "Mamata competent to deal with all problems of State: Governor". The Hindu. 25 July 2014.
  31. ^ "Profile of Lieutenant Governor Andaman & Nicobar Islands". Andaman & Nicobar Administration. Retrieved on 4 July 2013.
  32. ^ a b Profile of Hon'ble Administrator. Administration of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 26 September 2014.
  33. ^ "Najeeb Jung sworn-in as Delhi Lt. Governor". The Hindu. 10 July 2013.
  34. ^ Bio-data of the Hon'ble Administrator. Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 19 January 2014.
  35. ^ M. Dinesh Varma. "New Lt. Governor looks to 'harmonious' tenure". The Hindu. 18 July 2014.