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 the Indian Administrative Service, since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has acted as the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh.

Current governors of states[edit]

State
(past governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan E. S. L. Narasimhan.jpg 28 December 2009
(6 years, 241 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Rajkhowa, Jyoti PrasadJyoti Prasad Rajkhowa 1 June 2015
(1 year, 85 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Purohit, BanwarilalBanwarilal Purohit Banwarilal Purohit.png 22 August 2016
(3 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Kovind, Ram NathRam Nath Kovind 16 August 2015
(1 year, 9 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Tandon, Balram DasBalram Das Tandon Balram Das Tandon.jpg 25 July 2014
(2 years, 31 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Sinha, MridulaMridula Sinha Mridula Sinha 1.jpg 31 August 2014
(1 year, 360 days)
[8]
Gujarat
(list)
Kohli, Om PrakashOm Prakash Kohli Om Prakash Kohli.jpg 16 July 2014
(2 years, 40 days)
[9]
Haryana
(list)
Solanki, Kaptan SinghKaptan Singh Solanki Kaptan Singh Solanki.jpg 27 July 2014
(2 years, 29 days)
[10]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Vrat, Acharya DevAcharya Dev Vrat 12 August 2015
(1 year, 13 days)
[11]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vohra, Narinder NathNarinder Nath Vohra N. N. Vohra.jpg 25 June 2008
(8 years, 61 days)
[12]
Jharkhand
(list)
Murmu, DraupadiDraupadi Murmu Draupadi Murmu.jpg 18 May 2015
(1 year, 99 days)
[13]
Karnataka
(list)
Vala, VajubhaiVajubhai Vala Vajubhai Vala (crop).jpg 1 September 2014
(1 year, 359 days)
[14]
Kerala
(list)
Sathasivam, P.P. Sathasivam P Sathasivam (crop).jpg 5 September 2014
(1 year, 355 days)
[15]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Yadav, Ram NareshRam Naresh Yadav Ram Naresh Yadav (cropped).jpg 8 September 2011
(4 years, 352 days)
[16]
Maharashtra
(list)
Rao, C. VidyasagarC. Vidyasagar Rao C. Vidyasagar Rao.jpg 30 August 2014
(1 year, 361 days)
[17]
Manipur
(list)
Heptulla, NajmaNajma Heptulla Najma Heptulla.jpg 21 August 2016
(4 days)
[18]
Meghalaya
(list)
Shanmuganthan, V.V. Shanmuganthan 20 May 2015
(1 year, 97 days)
[19]
Mizoram
(list)
Sharma, NirbhayNirbhay Sharma 26 May 2015
(1 year, 91 days)
[20]
Nagaland
(list)
Acharya, PadmanabhaPadmanabha Acharya Nagaland Governor meets PM Modi (cropped).jpg 19 July 2014
(2 years, 37 days)
[21]
Odisha
(list)
Jamir, S. C.S. C. Jamir 21 March 2013
(3 years, 157 days)
[22]
Punjab
(list)
Badnore, V. P. SinghV. P. Singh Badnore V P Singh Badnore.png 22 August 2016
(3 days)
[23]
Rajasthan
(list)
Singh, KalyanKalyan Singh Kalyan Singh.jpg 4 September 2014
(1 year, 356 days)
[24]
Sikkim
(list)
Patil, Shriniwas DadasahebShriniwas Dadasaheb Patil Shriniwas Patil.jpg 20 July 2013
(3 years, 36 days)
[25]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Rosaiah, K.K. Rosaiah Konijeti Rosaiah 1.jpg 31 August 2011
(4 years, 360 days)
[26]
Telangana
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan E. S. L. Narasimhan.jpg 2 June 2014
(2 years, 84 days)
[27]
Tripura
(list)
Roy, TathagataTathagata Roy 20 May 2015
(1 year, 97 days)
[28]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Naik, RamRam Naik Ram Naik.jpg 22 July 2014
(2 years, 34 days)
[29]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 8 January 2015
(1 year, 230 days)
[30]
West Bengal
(list)
Tripathi, Keshari NathKeshari Nath Tripathi Keshari Nath Tripathi.jpg 24 July 2014
(2 years, 32 days)
[31]

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.
The first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedi is the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[32] Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Mukhi, JagdishJagdish Mukhi 22 August 2016
(3 days)
[33]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
Badnore, V. P. SinghV. P. Singh Badnore 22 August 2016
(3 days)
[23]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Dutt, Vikram DevVikram Dev Dutt 14 March 2016
(164 days)
[34]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Dutt, Vikram DevVikram Dev Dutt 14 March 2016
(164 days)
[34]
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Jung, NajeebNajeeb Jung 9 July 2013
(3 years, 47 days)
[35]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Vijay KumarVijay Kumar 26 October 2015
(304 days)
[36]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Bedi, KiranKiran Bedi 29 May 2016
(88 days)
[37]

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. ^ Governors. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ J. Balaji. "Narasimhan to look after Andhra Pradesh". The Hindu. 28 December 2009.
  4. ^ "J. P. Rajkhowa sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh Governor". Business Standard. 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor of Assam". The Hindu. 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as new Governor of Bihar". Business Standard. 16 August 2015.
  7. ^ Pavan Dahat. "Tandon sworn in as Chhattisgarh Governor". The Hindu. 26 July 2014.
  8. ^ Prakash Kamat. "Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor". The Hindu. 31 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Kohli sworn in as Gujarat Governor". The Hindu. 17 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Solanki sworn in as Haryana governor". The Hindu. 27 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Dev Vrat sworn in as H.P. Governor". The Hindu. 13 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Vohra sworn in as new Jammu and Kashmir Governor". The Hindu. 26 June 2008.
  13. ^ "Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand". The Hindu. 18 May 2015.
  14. ^ Nagesh Prabhu. "Vala sworn in as Karnataka Governor". The Hindu. 1 September 2014.
  15. ^ Gireesh Menon. "Sathasivam sworn in as Kerala Governor". The Hindu. 5 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Ram Naresh Yadav sworn in as Governor of MP". The Times of India. 8 September 2011.
  17. ^ "Rao sworn in as Maharashtra Governor". The Hindu. 31 August 2014.
  18. ^ Iboyaima Laithangam. "Najma Heptullah sworn in as Manipur Governor". The Hindu. 21 August 2016.
  19. ^ "V. Shanmuganathan sworn in as Meghalaya governor". Business Standard. 20 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as Mizoram governor". Business Standard. 26 May 2015.
  21. ^ "P B Acharya sworn in as Nagaland Governor". Business Standard. 19 July 2014.
  22. ^ "S.C Jamir sworn in as new Governor of Odisha". Business Line. 21 March 2013.
  23. ^ a b "V. P. Singh Badnore sworn in as new Punjab Governor". The Indian Express. 22 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Kalyan Singh sworn-in as Rajasthan Governor". The Hindu. 4 September 2014.
  25. ^ Message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Patil on the assumption of Office. The Raj Bhavan, Gangtok, Sikkim. 20 July 2013.
  26. ^ "I will be a well-wisher of Tamil Nadu, says new Governor Rosaiah". The Hindu. 1 September 2011.
  27. ^ "E S L Narasimhan sworn in as Governor of Telangana". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Tathagata Roy sworn in as Governor of Tripura". The Hindu. 20 May 2015.
  29. ^ . "Ram Naik sworn in as Uttar Pradesh Governor". India Today. 22 July 2014.
  30. ^ . "KK Paul sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor". The Tribune. 8 January 2015.
  31. ^ "Mamata competent to deal with all problems of State: Governor". The Hindu. 25 July 2014.
  32. ^ Lt. Governors & Administrators. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 3 September 2015.
  33. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar". The Indian Express. 22 August 2016.
  34. ^ a b List of Former Administrators. Administration of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 30 May 2016.
  35. ^ "Najeeb Jung sworn-in as Delhi Lt. Governor". The Hindu. 10 July 2013.
  36. ^ Bio-data of the Hon'ble Administrator. Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 24 February 2016.
  37. ^ "Kiran Bedi takes oath as Lt. Governor of Puducherry". The Times of India. 29 May 2016.