List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry

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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.

Lieutenant governor[edit]

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.

List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 S.L. Silam 14.10.1963 13.10.1968
2 B.D. Jatti 14.10.1968 07.11.1972
3 Chhedilal 08.11.1972 29.08.1976
4 B.T. Kulkarni 30.08.1976 31.10.1980
5 R.K. Vyas 01.11.1980 26.07.1981
6 R.N. Haldipur 27.07.1981 14.05.1982
7 K.M. Chandy 15.05.1982 05.08.1983
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
11 Chandrawati 19.02.1990 18.12.1990
12 Har Swarup Singh 19.12.1990 05.02.1993
13 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai 02.05.1995 22.04.1998
14 Rajani Rai 23.04.1998 29.07.2002
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
18 Mukut Mithi 19.07.2006 12.03.2008
19 Bhopinder Singh* 15.03.2008 22.07.2008
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 11 July 2014
23 A. K. Singh (additional charge) [1] 12 July 2014 Incumbent

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "Puducherry L-G Kataria sacked". Indian Expres. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.