Governor of Provinces of Nepal
प्रदेश प्रमुख
StyleThe Honourable
ResidenceVarious
AppointerPresident of Nepal
Term length5 years
Formation2019
Salary76,240 Nepalese rupees (NPR)[1]

In the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the seven provinces. The governor is appointed by the President of Nepal recommended by federal cabinet for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. The governor is de jure head of the provincial 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, which thus holds de facto executive authority at the province-level. The Constitution of Nepal 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 for the president's assent.[2]

Current governors

Province Name
Province No. 1 Somnath Adhikari
Province No. 2 Hari Shankar Mishra
Bagmati Yadav Chandra Sharma
Gandaki Prithvi Man Gurung
Lumbini Amik Sherchan
Karnali Govinda Prasad Kalauni
Sudurpashchim Dev Raj Joshi

Selection process

Article 164 of the Constitution of Nepal states that:

  1. being qualified for being a member of the Federal Parliament,
  2. having completed the age of thirty five years, and
  3. not being disqualified by any law.

List of governors by province

Province No. 1

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Govinda Subba 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Somnath Adhikari 5 November 2019[6][7] Incumbent 2 years, 6 days

Province No. 2

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Tilak Pariyar 5 November 2019[6][7] 19 February 2021[8] 1 year, 106 days
3 Rajesh Jha 19 February 2021[8] 17 August 2021 179 days
4 Hari Shankar Mishra 17 August 2021[9] Incumbent 86 days

Bagmati Province

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Anuradha Koirala 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Bishnu Prasad Prasain 5 November 2019[6][7] 20 August 2021[10] 1 year, 288 days
3 Yadav Chandra Sharma 20 August 2021[11] Incumbent 83 days

Gandaki Province

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Baburam Kunwar 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Amik Sherchan 5 November 2019 3 May 2021 1 year, 179 days
3 Sita Kumari Poudel 3 May 2021 27 July 2021 85 days
4 Prithivi Man Singh Gurung 27 July 2021 Incumbent 107 days

Lumbini Province

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Uma Kant Jha 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Dharmanath Yadav 5 November 2019[6][7] 27 Juy 2021 1 year, 264 days
3 Amik Sherchan 27 July 2021 Incumbent 107 days

Karnali Province

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Durga Keshar Khanal 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Govinda Prasad Kalauni 5 November 2019[6][7] Incumbent 2 years, 6 days

Sudurpashchim Province

No. Name Took office Left office Tenure
1 Mohan Raj Malla 19 January 2019[3][4] 3 November 2019[5] 288 days
2 Sharmila Kumari Panta 4 November 2019 3 May 2021 1 year, 180 days
3 Ganga Prasad Yadav 3 May 2021 11 November 2021 190 days
4 Dev Raj Joshi 11 November 2021 Incumbent 2 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "Know how much a minister, an MP and other high officials earn in Nepal". Online Khabar. 7 September 2021. Archived from the original on 7 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Part -13 State Executive – Nepal Law Commission". Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Republica. "Newly-appointed provincial governors sworn-in". My Republica. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "President to administer oath of office to newly appointed guvs at 4:00 pm". The Himalayan Times. 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Governors of all seven provinces sacked". The Himalayan Times. 2019-11-04. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  6. ^ a b c d e Poudel, K. P. "प्रदेश प्रमुख पदको पद तथा गोपनियताको शपथग्रहण". www.presidentofnepal.gov.np (in Nepali). Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  7. ^ a b c d e "President administers oath of office to newly-appointed governors". The Himalayan Times. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  8. ^ a b "President removes Tilak Pariyar as Province 2 governor, appoints Rajesh Jha". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  9. ^ "Hari Shankar Mishra appointed as Province 2 Chief". Republica. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Bagmati Province Chief Prasai removed from his post". myRepública. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "President Bhandari appoints Yadav Chandra Sharma as Chief of Bagmati Province". Khabarhub. Retrieved August 20, 2021.