List of Governors of Nagaland

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The state of Nagaland is on the border with Burma.

This is a list of the Governors of Nagaland, a state in northeast India. Padmanabha Balkrishna Acharya has been appointed as the next Governor of the state.[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 Nagaland[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Vishnu Sahay, ICS (Retd.) 1 December 1963 16 April 1968
2 B.K. Nehru, ICS (Retd.) 17 April 1968 18 September 1973
3 L.P. Singh, ICS (Retd.) 19 September 1973 9 August 1981
4 S. M. H. Burney, IAS (Retd.) 10 August 1981 12 June 1984
5 Gen.(Retd.) K. V. Krishna Rao, PVSM. 13 June 1984 19 July 1989
6 Dr. Gopal Singh 20 July 1989 3 May 1990
7 Dr. M.M. Thomas 9 May 1990 12 April 1992
8 Loknath Mishra 13 April 1992 1 October 1993
9 Lt. Gen.(Retd.)V.K. Nayyar PVSM, SM 2 October 1993 4 August 1994
10 O.N. Shrivastava, IPS (Retd) 5 August 1994 11 November 1996
11 Om Prakash Sharma, IPS (Retd.) 12 November 1996 27 January 2002
12 Shyamal Datta, IPS (Retd.) 28 January 2002 2 February 2007
13 K. Wilson 3 February 2007 4 February 2007
14 K. Sankaranarayanan 4 February 2007 28 July 2009
15 Gurbachan Jagat, IPS (Retd.) 28 July 2009 14 Oct 2009
16 Nikhil Kumar, IPS (Retd.) 15 Oct 2009 20 March 2013
17 Ashwani Kumar 21 March 2013 27 June 2014
18 Padmanabha Acharya 14 July 2014

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New Governors of UP, Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Nagaland named". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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