Governor of Goa
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Incumbent
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai

since 7 July 2021
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Goa, Panaji
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderGopal Singh
Formation30 May 1987; 35 years ago (1987-05-30)
Websitegoa.gov.in

The governor of Goa is a nominal head and representative of the president of India in the state of Goa. The governor is appointed by the president for a term of five years. P. S. Sreedharan Pillai became governor on 7 July 2021.[1]

Powers and functions

See also: Powers and functions of the governor

The governor has:

Ex officio powers

Previous governors of Goa

Portuguese governors general

Main article: List of governors of Portuguese India

The first Portuguese governor general was Francisco de Almeida in 1505 and the last Manuel Antonio Vassalo e Silva who left office in 1961. In total there have been 163 governors general.

Lieutenant governors of Goa, Daman and Diu

Goa, along with Daman and Diu was a Union Territory of India until 30 May 1987. As such it had a lieutenant governor till that time.[2]

# Name Took office Left office Birth-Death
1 Maj Gen K. P. Candeth (military governor) 19 December 1961 6 June 1962 1916–2003
2 T. Sivasankar 7 June 1962 1 September 1963 189?–19??
3 M. R. Sachdev 2 September 1963 8 December 1964 1903–1964
4 Hari Sharma 12 December 1964 23 February 1965 1910–1987
5 K. R. Damle 24 February 1965 17 April 1967 1912–2001
6 Nakul Sen 18 April 1967 15 November 1972 1915–1983
7 S. K. Banerji 16 November 1972 15 November 1977 1922–2010
8 P. S. Gill 16 November 1977 30 March 1981 1927-living
9 Jagmohan 31 March 1981 29 August 1982 1927–2021
10 I H Latif 30 August 1982 23 February 1983 1923–2018
11 K. T. Satarawala 24 February 1983 3 July 1984 1930–2016
12 I H Latif 4 July 1984 23 September 1984 1923–2018
13 Gopal Singh 24 September 1984 29 May 1987 1917–1990

Governors after 1987

Goa became a full-fledged state of India in 1987 and since then has had the following governors:[2]

# Name Took office Left office
1 Gopal Singh 30 May 1987 17 July 1989
2 Khurshed Alam Khan 18 July 1989 17 March 1991
3 Bhanu Prakash Singh 18 March 1991 3 April 1994
4 B. Rachaiah 4 April 1994 3 August 1994
5 Gopala Ramanujam 4 August 1994 15 June 1995
6 Romesh Bhandari 16 June 1995 18 July 1996
7 P.C. Alexander 19 July 1996 15 January 1998
8 T. R. Satish Chandran 16 January 1998 18 April 1998
9 J. F. R. Jacob 19 April 1998 26 November 1999
10 Mohammed Fazal 26 November 1999 25 October 2002
11 Kidar Nath Sahani 26 October 2002 2 July 2004
Mohammed Fazal (acting) 3 July 2004 16 July 2004
12 S. C. Jamir 17 July 2004 21 July 2008
13 Shivinder Singh Sidhu 22 July 2008 26 August 2011
14 Kateekal Sankaranarayanan 27 August 2011 3 May 2012
15 Bharat Vir Wanchoo 4 May 2012 4 July 2014
16 Margaret Alva 12 July 2014 5 August 2014
Om Prakash Kohli (additional charge) 6 August 2014 25 August 2014
17 Mridula Sinha 26 August 2014 2 November 2019
18 Satyapal Malik 3 November 2019 18 August 2020
Bhagat Singh Koshyari (additional charge) 18 August 2020 6 July 2021
19 P. S. Sreedharan Pillai 7 July 2021 Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ Prakash Kamat (31 August 2014). "Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Governors of Goa since Liberation". rajbhavangoa.org. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2011.