List of governors of Gujarat

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Governor of Gujarat
Incumbent
Om Prakash Kohli

since 16 July 2014
Style His Excellency
Residence Raj Bhavan; Gandhinagar
Appointer President of India
Term length Five Years
Inaugural holder Mehdi Nawaz Jung
Formation 15 August 1947; 70 years ago (1947-08-15)
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
3 P.N. Bhagwati 7 Dec 1967 26 Dec 1967
4 Shriman Narayan 26 Dec 1967 17 Mar 1973
5 P.N. Bhagwati 17 Mar 1973 4 Apr 1973
6 Kambanthodath Kunhan Vishwanatham 4 Apr 1973 14 Aug 1978
7 Sharda Mukherjee 14 Aug 1978 6 Aug 1983
8 Kizhekethil Mathew Chandy 6 Aug 1983 26 Apr 1984
9 Braj Kumar Nehru 26 Apr 1984 26 Feb 1986
10 Ram Krishna Trivedi 26 Feb 1986 2 May 1990
11 Mahipal Shastri 2 May 1990 21 Dec 1990
12 Sarup Singh 21 Dec 1990 1 Jul 1995
13 Naresh Chandra 1 Jul 1995 1 Mar 1996
14 Krishna Pal Singh 1 Mar 1996 25 Apr 1998
15 Anshuman Singh 25 Apr 1998 16 Jan 1999
16 K.G. Balakrishnan[2] 16 Jan 1999 18 Mar 1999
17 Sunder Singh Bhandari 18 Mar 1999 7 May 2003
18 Kailashpati Mishra 7 May 2003 2 Jul 2004
19 Balram Jakhar 2 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004
20 Nawal Kishore Sharma 24 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2009
21 S. C. Jamir [3] 30 Jul 2009 26 Nov 2009
22 Kamala Beniwal 27 Nov 2009 6 July 2014
23 Margaret Alva 7 July 2014 15 July 2014
24 Om Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014[4] Incumbent

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.