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.
Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit is a former Chief Minister of Delhi.
Shivraj Patil, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, previously served as the Union Minister of Home Affairs.
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka 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, 197 days)
[2]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Sharma, NirbhayNirbhay Sharma 29 May 2013
(1 year, 45 days)
[3]
Assam
(list)
Patnaik, Janaki BallabhJanaki Ballabh Patnaik 11 December 2009
(4 years, 214 days)
[4]
Bihar
(list)
Patil, D. Y.D. Y. Patil 22 March 2013
(1 year, 113 days)
[5]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Yadav, Ram NareshRam Naresh Yadav 19 June 2014
(0 years, 24 days)
[6]
Goa
(list)
Alva, MargaretMargaret Alva 12 July 2014
(0 years, 1 day)
[7]
Gujarat
(list)
Alva, MargaretMargaret Alva 6 July 2014
(0 years, 7 days)
[8]
Haryana
(list)
Pahadia, JagannathJagannath Pahadia 27 July 2009
(4 years, 351 days)
[9]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Singh, UrmilaUrmila Singh 25 January 2010
(4 years, 169 days)
[10]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vohra, Narinder NathNarinder Nath Vohra 25 June 2008
(6 years, 18 days)
[11]
Jharkhand
(list)
Ahmed, SyedSyed Ahmed 4 September 2011
(2 years, 312 days)
[12]
Karnataka
(list)
Rosaiah, K.K. Rosaiah 29 June 2014
(0 years, 14 days)
[13]
Kerala
(list)
Dikshit, SheilaSheila Dikshit 11 March 2014
(0 years, 124 days)
[14]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Yadav, Ram NareshRam Naresh Yadav 8 September 2011
(2 years, 308 days)
[15]
Maharashtra
(list)
Sankaranarayanan, K.K. Sankaranarayanan 22 January 2010
(4 years, 172 days)
[16]
Manipur
(list)
Duggal, Vinod KumarVinod Kumar Duggal 31 December 2013
(0 years, 194 days)
[17]
Meghalaya
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 8 July 2013
(1 year, 5 days)
[18]
Mizoram
(list)
Beniwal, KamlaKamla Beniwal 6 July 2014
(0 years, 7 days)
[19]
Nagaland
(list)
Purushothaman, VakkomVakkom Purushothaman 6 July 2014
(0 years, 7 days)
[5]
Odisha
(list)
Jamir, S. C.S. C. Jamir 21 March 2013
(1 year, 114 days)
[20]
Punjab
(list)
Patil, ShivrajShivraj Patil 22 January 2010
(4 years, 172 days)
[21]
Rajasthan
(list)
Alva, MargaretMargaret Alva 12 May 2012
(2 years, 62 days)
[22]
Sikkim
(list)
Patil, Shriniwas DadasahebShriniwas Dadasaheb Patil 20 July 2013
(0 years, 358 days)
[23]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Rosaiah, K.K. Rosaiah 31 August 2011
(2 years, 316 days)
[24]
Telangana
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan 2 June 2014
(0 years, 41 days)
[25]
Tripura
(list)
Purushothaman, VakkomVakkom Purushothaman 30 June 2014
(0 years, 13 days)
[26]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Qureshi, AzizAziz Qureshi 24 June 2014
(0 years, 19 days)
[27]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Qureshi, AzizAziz Qureshi 15 May 2012
(2 years, 59 days)
[28]
West Bengal
(list)
Patil, D. Y.D. Y. Patil 4 July 2014
(0 years, 9 days)
[6]

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, 5 days)
[29]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
Patil, ShivrajShivraj Patil 22 January 2010
(4 years, 172 days)
[21]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Bhalla, B. S.B. S. Bhalla 28 August 2012
(1 year, 319 days)
[30]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Bhalla, B. S.B. S. Bhalla 28 August 2012
(1 year, 319 days)
[31]
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Jung, NajeebNajeeb Jung 9 July 2013
(1 year, 4 days)
[32]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Prasad, H. RajeshH. Rajesh Prasad 7 November 2012
(1 year, 248 days)
[33]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Kataria, VirendraVirendra Kataria 10 July 2013
(1 year, 3 days)
[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th edition, 2011 reprint. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. p. 237, 241–44.
  2. ^ J. Balaji. "Narasimhan to look after Andhra Pradesh". The Hindu. 28 December 2009.
  3. ^ "New Arunachal governor sworn in". The Times of India. 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Janaki Ballabh Patnaik sworn in as new governor of Assam". Daily News and Analysis. 11 December 2009.
  5. ^ "D.Y Patil sworn in as Governor of Bihar". Business Line. 22 March 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ram-naresh-yadav-sworn-in-as-chhattisgarh-governor-551825 Retrieved on 19 January 2014.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "Pahadia takes charge as Governor". The Hindu. 28 July 2009.
  10. ^ "New Governor takes oath". The Hindu. 26 January 2010.
  11. ^ "Vohra sworn in as new Jammu and Kashmir Governor". The Hindu. 26 June 2008.
  12. ^ "New Jharkhand Governor assumes charge". The Hindu. 5 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Rosaiah takes additional charge as Karnataka Governor". Business Line. 29 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Sheila Dikshit sworn-in as Kerala Governor". The Hindu. 11 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Ram Naresh Yadav sworn in as Governor of MP". The Times of India. 8 September 2011.
  16. ^ "Constitution is my commander, says Sankaranarayanan". The Hindu. 23 January 2010.
  17. ^ Iboyaima Laithangbam. "Vinod Kumar Duggal sworn in Manipur Governor". The Hindu. 31 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Krishan Kant Paul becomes Meghalaya governor". The Times of India. 9 July 2013.
  19. ^ [3]
  20. ^ "S.C Jamir sworn in as new Governor of Odisha". Business Line. 21 March 2013.
  21. ^ a b "Patil sworn in as new Punjab Governor". The Hindu. 23 January 2010.
  22. ^ "Margaret Alva takes oath as Rajasthan Governor". The Hindu. 13 May 2012.
  23. ^ Message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Patil on the assumption of Office. The Raj Bhavan, Gangtok, Sikkim. 20 July 2013.
  24. ^ "I will be a well-wisher of Tamil Nadu, says new Governor Rosaiah". The Hindu. 1 September 2011.
  25. ^ "E S L Narasimhan sworn in as Governor of Telangana". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  26. ^ [4]
  27. ^ Atiq Khan. "Uttarakhand Governor takes charge of U.P.". The Hindu. 24 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Aziz Qureshi sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor". The Hindu. 16 May 2012.
  29. ^ "Profile of Lieutenant Governor Andaman & Nicobar Islands". Andaman & Nicobar Administration. Retrieved on 4 July 2013.
  30. ^ Profile of Hon'ble Administrator. Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration. Retrieved on 19 January 2014.
  31. ^ Profile of Hon'ble Administrator. Administration of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 19 January 2014.
  32. ^ "Najeeb Jung sworn-in as Delhi Lt. Governor". The Hindu. 10 July 2013.
  33. ^ Bio-data of the Hon'ble Administrator. Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 19 January 2014.
  34. ^ "Virendra Kataria sworn in as Puducherry Lieutenant Governor". The Hindu. 10 July 2013.