Nominator(s): —indopug (talk) 13:05, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
The poorer cousin of the list of current Indian chief ministers. In India, governors, unlike their namesakes in the United States and elsewhere, are not the popularly elected heads of state governments. Rather, they are appointed by the central government, and usually play only a titular and ceremonial role. However, when the state and central governments belong to opposing parties, governors have been known to wreak havoc on behalf of the centre, destabilising the popularly elected chief minister's state govt. None of this, however, is within the scope of the present article, a simple list of the current governors of Indian states. It is well written and impeccably sourced; any concerns will be taken care of quickly.
Note: I have another list at FLC but I believe it "has gained substantial support and reviewers' concerns have been substantially addressed."—indopug (talk) 13:05, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Quick questions If they are appointed to serve 5 years, why is one of them a minister for almost 6? Are lieutenant governors also appointed to serve 5 years? Mattximus (talk) 22:21, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Good questions. The Constitution says that after the five-year term is completed, the incumbent Governor continues to hold office until he is replaced and his successor takes charge. (So, yeah, "five-year term" is basically meaningless, but it's there in the Constitution).
No terms exist for the lt governors.—indopug (talk) 11:52, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
I suggest linking the places in the second paragraph.
The name column should sort on the surname rather than the forename. (See Help:Sorting).
You need to check the refs. A quick check of a few of them shows ref 1 is a wikilink and ref 7 is a dead link.
Yes, I'll make a portrait column when we have enough images. But I'm not optimistic of that happening; governors are obscure.
You have a bunch of redirecting links; not essential to fix, but it'd be nice.
I'm presuming that the missing access dates on all The Hindu/The Hindustan Times/The Times of India references are intentional.
Yes. I recently realised that Wikipedia:CITATION#Webpages recommends "the date you retrieved (or accessed) the webpage" mainly when "the publication date is unknown".
Checked all images/sources; no concerns.
Consider archiving your online references via archive.org/web or webcitation.org- it's not as crucial in a constantly-updated list like this, but it ensures that changes/removals of online content do not invalidate your citations. --PresN 17:52, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Good idea. But I'll hold off for a bit because there will be several changes in the coming weeks/months with the new central govt appointing their boys as governors.
I've addressed all your comments except where I've left a note. Thanks for your feedback and your support!—indopug (talk) 03:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Only one note, appoint or dismiss a ministry can you link "ministry"? Otherwise, I support for featured status. Seattle (talk) 00:56, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thank you for the support!—indopug (talk) 10:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Comment Please update the UP Governor. Old one resigned this week. RedtigerxyzTalk 14:17, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Just because he's resigned, doesn't mean the office immediately becomes vacant (, ). Usually the officeholder nominally holds charge until his successor is sworn in. (Best example: good ol' Manmohan)—indopug (talk) 09:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Ok.  Qureshi will be UP governor on 23rd. Also, Chattisgarh governor resigned yesterday. We will have to update that when a new appointment is made.RedtigerxyzTalk 10:07, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll make the changes as soon as they're sworn in (and a newspaper report is out). To do it before that is premature. I suspect there'll be many such changes in the coming months.—indopug (talk) 11:17, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
This is about ready for promotion. However, why must the text be gendered? You used the words "he" and "his" several times, when several governors are women. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:14, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Good point, done. I reverted your edit, because I thought just 'India' could be too vague—the British colony was also called India, and it had several similarly-named offices. I wanted to clarify that this article is not about them.—indopug (talk) 01:36, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Comment – I was going to promote this, but looked to check the most recent changes and saw "are taken in the his or her name." We can't be promoting this with such a glaring prose issue present. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:05, 23 June 2014 (UTC)