Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India on the eve of ‘2019 Governors Conference’, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 2019
Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India on the eve of ‘2019 Governors Conference’, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 2019

In the Republic 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 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 union government–appointed governor.[1]

Current Indian governors

State
(past governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Appointed by Ref.
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Biswabhusan Harichandan
24 July 2019
(2 years, 4 days)
Ram Nath Kovind [3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
B. D. Mishra
3 October 2017
(3 years, 298 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi
10 October 2017
(3 years, 291 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Phagu Chauhan
29 July 2019
(1 year, 364 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Anusuiya Uikey
29 July 2019
(1 year, 364 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai
15 July 2021
(13 days)
Gujarat
(list)
Acharya Devvrat
22 July 2019
(2 years, 6 days)
[8]
Haryana
(list)
Bandaru Dattatreya
15 July 2021
(13 days)
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
13 July 2021
(15 days)
Jharkhand
(list)
Ramesh Bais
14 July 2021
(14 days)
Karnataka
(list)
Thawarchand Gehlot
11 July 2021
(17 days)
Kerala
(list)
Arif Mohammad Khan
6 September 2019
(1 year, 325 days)
[9]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Mangubhai C. Patel
8 July 2021
(20 days)
Maharashtra
(list)
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
5 September 2019
(1 year, 326 days)
[10]
Manipur
(list)
Najma Heptulla
21 August 2016
(4 years, 341 days)
Pranab Mukherjee [11]
Meghalaya
(list)
Satya Pal Malik
19 August 2020
(343 days)
Ram Nath Kovind
Mizoram
(list)
Kambhampati Hari Babu 19 July 2021
(9 days)
[12]
Nagaland
(list)
R. N. Ravi
1 August 2019
(1 year, 361 days)
[13]
Odisha
(list)
Ganeshi Lal
29 May 2018
(3 years, 60 days)
[14]
Punjab
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore
22 August 2016
(4 years, 340 days)
Pranab Mukherjee [15]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalraj Mishra
9 September 2019
(1 year, 322 days)
Ram Nath Kovind [16]
Sikkim
(list)
Ganga Prasad
26 August 2018
(2 years, 336 days)
[17]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit
6 October 2017
(3 years, 295 days)
[18]
Telangana
(list)
Tamilisai Soundararajan
8 September 2019
(1 year, 323 days)
[19]
Tripura
(list)
Satyadev Narayan Arya
14 July 2021
(14 days)
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel
29 July 2019
(1 year, 364 days)
[20]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Baby Rani Maurya
26 August 2018
(2 years, 336 days)
[21]
West Bengal
(list)
Jagdeep Dhankhar
30 July 2019
(1 year, 363 days)
[22]

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. ^ "Biswabhusan Hari takes oath as new Andhra Pradesh governor". Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ Samudra Gupta Kashyap. "Brigadier BD Mishra sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh governor" Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. The Indian Express. 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as governor of Assam" Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times. Press Trust of India. 10 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Phagu Chauhan sworn-in as Bihar governor". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Anusuiya Uikey takes oath as governor of Chhattisgarh". India Today. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Acharya Devvrat takes oath as new Gujarat governor". NDTV. 21 July 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Arif Mohammed Khan sworn in as Kerala governor". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Bhagat Singh Koshyari sworn in as new governor of Maharashtra". Free Press Journal. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  11. ^ "PB Acharya takes charge as Manipur governor, Najma Heptulla goes on leave". News Mill. 28 June 2019. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  12. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/dr-k-haribabu-takes-oath-as-governor-of-mizoram/articleshow/84553462.cms
  13. ^ "RN Ravi sworn-in as Nagaland governor". Economic Times. Archived from the original on 29 October 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Ganeshi Lal sworn in as new governor of Odisha". The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 30 May 2018.
  15. ^ "V. P. Singh Badnore sworn in as new Punjab Governor". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Kalraj Mishra sworn in as Rajasthan Governor". India Today. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Ganga Prasad sworn in as Sikkim Governor" Archived 26 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 26 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Tamil Nadu governor" Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. The Indian Express. 6 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan sworn in as second Telangana Governor". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Anandiben Patel Takes Oath As Uttar Pradesh Governor". NDTV. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Baby Rani Maurya sworn in as new Uttarakhand governor" Archived 27 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine. The Economic Times. Press Trust of India. 26 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal governor". Times of India. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.