List of governors of Gujarat

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Governor of Gujarat
Incumbent
Om Prakash Kohli

since 16 July 2014
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan; Gandhinagar
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderMehdi Nawaz Jung
Formation15 August 1947; 71 years ago (1947-08-15)
Websitehttps://rajbhavan.gujarat.gov.in
Gujarat is in western India.

The Governor of Gujarat is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of Gujarat. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years and resides in Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar. Om Prakash Kohli is an incumbent Governor.[1]

Powers and functions[edit]

The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:

  • 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.

Governors of Gujarat[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Mehdi Nawaz Jung 1 May 1960 1 Aug 1965
2 Nityanand Kanungo 1 Aug 1965 7 Dec 1967
- P.N. Bhagwati (Acting) 7 Dec 1967 26 Dec 1967
3 Shriman Narayan 26 Dec 1967 17 Mar 1973
- P.N. Bhagwati (Acting) 17 Mar 1973 4 Apr 1973
4 Kambanthodath Kunhan Vishwanatham 4 Apr 1973 14 Aug 1978
5 Sharda Mukherjee 14 Aug 1978 6 Aug 1983
6 Kizhekethil Mathew Chandy 6 Aug 1983 26 Apr 1984
7 Braj Kumar Nehru 26 Apr 1984 26 Feb 1986
8 Ram Krishna Trivedi 26 Feb 1986 2 May 1990
9 Mahipal Shastri 2 May 1990 21 Dec 1990
10 Sarup Singh 21 Dec 1990 1 Jul 1995
11 Naresh Chandra 1 Jul 1995 1 Mar 1996
12 Krishna Pal Singh 1 Mar 1996 25 Apr 1998
13 Anshuman Singh 25 Apr 1998 16 Jan 1999
- K.G. Balakrishnan[2] (Acting) 16 Jan 1999 18 Mar 1999
14 Sunder Singh Bhandari 18 Mar 1999 7 May 2003
15 Kailashpati Mishra 7 May 2003 2 Jul 2004
16 Balram Jakhar 2 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004
17 Nawal Kishore Sharma 24 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2009
18 S. C. Jamir [3] 30 Jul 2009 26 Nov 2009
19 Kamala Beniwal 27 Nov 2009 6 July 2014
- Margaret Alva (Additional Charge) 7 July 2014 15 July 2014
20 Om Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014[4] Till Date

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Governors of UP, Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Nagaland named". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ K.G. Balakrishnan as Governor of Gujarat Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Jamir served as acting governor during Dwivedi's official term of service as well as after his death.
  4. ^ "O P Kohli takes oath as Gujarat governor". Timesofindia Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2014.