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.
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 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 governors of all Indian states

The following list consists of the list of the current governors of all the Indian states.[2] All the governors in this list are appointed by India's former president Ram Nath Kovind .

State
(past governors)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Profile link Ref.
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Biswabhusan Harichandan
The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan.jpg
24 July 2019
(3 years, 57 days)
[1] [3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
B. D. Mishra
The Minister of State for Tourism (IC), Shri Alphons Kannanthanam meeting the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brigadier (Retd.) (Dr.) B.D. Mishra, in New Delhi on July 31, 2018 (cropped).JPG
3 October 2017
(4 years, 351 days)
[2] [4]
Assam
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi
The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi meeting the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on October 28, 2018 (cropped).JPG
10 October 2017
(4 years, 344 days)
[3] [5]
Bihar
(list)
Phagu Chauhan
Phagu Chauhan.jpg
29 July 2019
(3 years, 52 days)
[4] [6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Anusuiya Uikey
The Vice President, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Mo Tribal Affairs, Ms. Anusuiya Uikey addressing a press conference, in New Delhi on September 24, 2018 (1) (cropped).JPG
29 July 2019
(3 years, 52 days)
[5] [7]
Goa
(list)
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai
PS Sreedharan Pillai.jpg
15 July 2021
(1 year, 66 days)
[6]
Gujarat
(list)
Acharya Devvrat
The Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Acharya Devvrat calling on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on July 29, 2016 (cropped).jpg
22 July 2019
(3 years, 59 days)
[7] [8]
Haryana
(list)
Bandaru Dattatreya
The ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) International Labour Organization, Ms. Deborah Greenfield meeting the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, in New Delhi (cropped).jpg
15 July 2021
(1 year, 66 days)
[8]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Rajendra Arlekar
Rajendra Arlekar.jpg
13 July 2021
(1 year, 68 days)
[9] [9]
Jharkhand
(list)
Ramesh Bais
The Governor of Tripura, Shri Ramesh Bais.jpg
14 July 2021
(1 year, 67 days)
[10]
Karnataka
(list)
Thawar Chand Gehlot
The Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajiv Saizal calling on the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, in New Delhi on April 25, 2018 (cropped).JPG
11 July 2021
(1 year, 70 days)
[11] [10]
Kerala
(list)
Arif Mohammad Khan
Governor Arif Mohammad Khan.jpg
6 September 2019
(3 years, 13 days)
[12] [11]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Mangubhai C. Patel
Mangubhai C. Patel (cropped).jpg
8 July 2021
(1 year, 73 days)
[13] [12]
Maharashtra
(list)
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Governor of Maharashtra Shri B S Koshyari.jpg
5 September 2019
(3 years, 14 days)
[14] [13]
Manipur
(list)
La. Ganesan
La Ganesan Ji (cropped).jpg
27 August 2021
(1 year, 23 days)
[15]
Meghalaya
(list)
Satya Pal Malik
The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Satya Pal Malik calling on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on October 10, 2018 (cropped).JPG
19 August 2020
(2 years, 31 days)
[16]
Mizoram
(list)
Kambhampati Hari Babu
K. Hari Babu.jpg
19 July 2021
(1 year, 62 days)
[17] [14]
Nagaland
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi
(additional charge)
The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi meeting the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on October 28, 2018 (cropped).JPG
17 September 2021
(1 year, 2 days)
[18]
Odisha
(list)
Ganeshi Lal
Governor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal at the Puri Rath Yatra.jpg
29 May 2018
(4 years, 113 days)
[19] [15]
Punjab
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit
The Governor of Assam, Shri Banwarilal Purohit calling on the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi on August 30, 2016 (cropped).jpg
31 August 2021
(1 year, 19 days)
[20]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalraj Mishra
The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Kalraj Mishra calling on the Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi on November 13, 2015 (cropped).jpg
9 September 2019
(3 years, 10 days)
[21] [16]
Sikkim
(list)
Ganga Prasad
The Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Ganga Prasad calling on the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, in New Delhi on February 05, 2018 (cropped).jpg
26 August 2018
(4 years, 24 days)
[22] [17]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
R. N. Ravi
R.N. Ravi.jpg
18 September 2021
(1 year, 1 day)
[23]
Telangana
(list)
Tamilisai Soundararajan Tamilisai Soundararajan with her book "Suvai Migu Theneer Thuligal".jpg 8 September 2019
(3 years, 11 days)
[24] [18]
Tripura
(list)
Satyadev Narayan Arya
Satyadev Narayan Arya in August 2018.JPG
14 July 2021
(1 year, 67 days)
[25]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel
The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel meeting the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi on June 10, 2014 (cropped).jpg
29 July 2019
(3 years, 52 days)
[26] [19]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Gurmit Singh
Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh.jpg
15 September 2021
(1 year, 4 days)
[27] [20]
West Bengal
(list)
La. Ganesan
(additional charge)
La Ganesan Ji (cropped).jpg
18 July 2022
(63 days)
[28] [21]

See also

References

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  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. ^ "Rajendra Arlekar takes oath as new Himachal Pradesh Governor". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Thawar Gehlot sworn in as Governor of Karnataka". The Hindu. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Arif Mohammed Khan sworn in as Kerala governor". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Mangubhai Patel takes oath as Madhya Pradesh Governor". The Hindu. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ Haribabu takes oath as Governor of Mizoram | Guwahati News - Times of India
  15. ^ "Ganeshi Lal sworn in as new governor of Odisha". The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 30 May 2018.
  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. ^ "Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan sworn in as second Telangana Governor". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Anandiben Patel Takes Oath As Uttar Pradesh Governor". NDTV. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Lt Gen Gurmit Singh sworn-in as Governor of Uttarakhand". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  21. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal governor". Times of India. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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