Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the Vice President of India on the eve of ‘2021 Governors Conference’, at Vice President's House, in New Delhi in November 2021.

In the Republic of India, according to the Article 154 of Constitution of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-eight 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, which thus holds de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor to appoint or dismiss a ministry, recommend president's rule, or reserve bills for the president's assent.[1]

Current governors of all Indian states

The following list consists of the list of the current governors of all the Indian states.[2]

State
(past governors)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Profile link Ref.
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
S. Abdul Nazeer 20 February 2023
(1 year, 67 days)
[1]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik 16 February 2023
(1 year, 71 days)
[2]
Assam
(list)
Gulab Chand Kataria 22 February 2023
(1 year, 65 days)
[3]
Bihar
(list)
Rajendra Arlekar 18 February 2023
(1 year, 69 days)
[4] Archived 24 January 2022 at the Wayback Machine
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Biswabhusan Harichandan 22 February 2023
(1 year, 65 days)
[5][permanent dead link]
Goa
(list)
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai 15 July 2021
(2 years, 287 days)
[6] Archived 20 March 2022 at the Wayback Machine
Gujarat
(list)
Acharya Devvrat 22 July 2019
(4 years, 280 days)
[7] [3]
Haryana
(list)
Bandaru Dattatreya 15 July 2021
(2 years, 287 days)
[8]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Shiv Pratap Shukla 18 February 2023
(1 year, 69 days)
[9]
Jharkhand
(list)
C. P. Radhakrishnan 18 February 2023
(1 year, 69 days)
[10] [4]
Karnataka
(list)
Thawar Chand Gehlot 11 July 2021
(2 years, 291 days)
[11] [5]
Kerala
(list)
Arif Mohammad Khan 6 September 2019
(4 years, 234 days)
[12] [6]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Mangubhai C. Patel 8 July 2021
(2 years, 294 days)
[13] Archived 28 November 2022 at the Wayback Machine [7]
Maharashtra
(list)
Ramesh Bais 18 February 2023
(1 year, 69 days)
[14] [8]
Manipur
(list)
Anusuiya Uikey 22 February 2023
(1 year, 65 days)
[15]
Meghalaya
(list)
Phagu Chauhan 18 February 2023
(1 year, 69 days)
[16]
Mizoram
(list)
Kambhampati Hari Babu 6 November 2021
(2 years, 173 days)
[17] Archived 22 September 2022 at the Wayback Machine
Nagaland
(list)
La. Ganesan 20 February 2023
(1 year, 67 days)
[18]
Odisha
(list)
Raghubar Das 31 October 2023
(179 days)
[19]
Punjab
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit 31 August 2021
(2 years, 240 days)
[20]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalraj Mishra 9 September 2019
(4 years, 231 days)
[21] [9]
Sikkim
(list)
Lakshman Acharya 16 February 2023
(1 year, 71 days)
[22]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
R. N. Ravi 18 September 2021
(2 years, 222 days)
[23]
Telangana
(list)
C. P. Radhakrishnan (additional charge) 19 March 2024
(39 days)
[24] [10]
Tripura
(list)
Indrasena Reddy 26 October 2023
(184 days)
[25]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel 29 July 2019
(4 years, 273 days)
[26] [11]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Gurmit Singh 15 September 2021
(2 years, 225 days)
[27] [12]
West Bengal
(list)
C. V. Ananda Bose 23 November 2022
(1 year, 156 days)
[28] [13]

See also

References

  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" Archived 9 August 2019 at the Wayback Machine. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Acharya Devvrat takes oath as new Gujarat governor". NDTV. 21 July 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ "C.P. Radhakrishnan takes oath as Jharkhand Governor". The Hindu. 18 February 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Thawar Gehlot sworn in as Governor of Karnataka". The Hindu. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Arif Mohammed Khan sworn in as Kerala governor". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Mangubhai Patel takes oath as Madhya Pradesh Governor". The Hindu. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Ramesh Bais to take over as Maharashtra Governor as Prez accepts Koshyari's resignation". Deccan Herald. 12 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  9. ^ "Kalraj Mishra sworn in as Rajasthan Governor". India Today. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  10. ^ The Hindu (19 March 2024). "Jharkhand Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan given additional responsibilities of Telangana, Puducherry". Archived from the original on 19 March 2024. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  11. ^ "Anandiben Patel Takes Oath As Uttar Pradesh Governor". NDTV. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Lt Gen Gurmit Singh sworn-in as Governor of Uttarakhand". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  13. ^ "C. V. Ananda Bose has been appointed as next West Bengal Governor". NDTV. 17 November 2022. Retrieved 18 November 2022.