List of governors of Maharashtra

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Governor of Maharashtra
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Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, accompanied by Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, on his way out to visit the Headquarters of the Western Naval Command.jpg
Incumbent
Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao

since 30 August 2014
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan (Mumbai)
Additional: Raj Bhavan (Nagpur); Raj Bhavan (Pune) & Raj Bhavan (Mahabaleshwar)
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderJohn Colville, PC, GCIE
Formation15 August 1947; 71 years ago (1947-08-15)
WebsiteRaj Bhavan Maharashtra

The Governor of Maharashtra is the Executive Head of the State of Maharashtra. The Constitution of India confers the executive powers of the State to the Governor and the Governor exercises all powers on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.[1]

Powers and duties[edit]

The Governor appoints many top authorities as follows:

  1. Advocate General of Maharashtra.
  2. Lokayukta and Upa Lokayukta
  3. State Election Commissioner
  4. Chairman and Members of the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal
  5. Chairman and Members of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission
  6. Chairman and Members of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
  7. Chairmen and Members of the 3 Development Boards
  8. Sheriff of Mumbai
  9. State Chief Information Commissioner

Governors of Maharashtra[edit]

This is a list of governors of the erstwhile Bombay State and Maharashtra:[2]

# Name Took Office Left Office
Bombay State
1 John Colville, PC, GCIE 1943 1948
2 Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, CIE 1948 1952
3 Sir Girija Shankar Bajpai, KCSI, KBE, CIE 1952 1954
4 Dr Harekrushna Mahatab 1955 1956
Maharashtra
1 Sri Prakasa 1956 1962
2 Dr P. Subbarayan 17 April 1962 6 October 1962
3 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 28 November 1962 18 October 1964
4 Dr P V Cherian 14 November 1964 8 November 1969
5 Ali Yavar Jung 26 February 1970 11 December 1976
6 Sri Sadiq Ali 30 April 1977 3 November 1980
7 Air Chief Marshal O P Mehra 3 November 1980 5 March 1982
8 Air Chief Marshal I H Latif 6 March 1982 16 April 1985
9 Kona Prabhakara Rao 31 May 1985 2 April 1986
10 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma 3 April 1986 2 September 1987
11 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 20 February 1988 18 January 1990
12 Dr. C Subramaniam 15 February 1990 9 January 1993
13 Dr. P.C. Alexander 12 January 1993 13 July 2002
14 Mohammed Fazal 10 October 2002 5 December 2004
15 S.M. Krishna 12 December 2004 5 March 2008
16 S.C. Jamir 9 March 2008 22 January 2010
17 Kateekal Sankaranarayanan 22 January 2010 24 August 2014
18 Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao 30 August 2014 Present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governor - Information under RTI Act" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Previous Governors". Rajbhavan, Government of Maharashtra. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2017.