Governor of Gujarat
Acharya Dev Vrat in December 2015.jpg
Incumbent
Acharya Devvrat

since 21 July 2019
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan; Gandhinagar
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderMehdi Nawaz Jung
Formation1 May 1960; 62 years ago (1960-05-01)
Websitehttps://rajbhavan.gujarat.gov.in
Gujarat is in western India.
Gujarat is in western India.

The Governor of Gujarat is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of Gujarat. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years and resides in Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar. Acharya Devvrat took charge as the Governor on 22 July 2019.

Powers and functions

See also: Governors of India § Powers and functions

The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:

Governors of Gujarat

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Mehdi Nawaz Jung 1 May 1960 1 Aug 1965 Independent
2 Nityanand Kanungo 1 Aug 1965 7 Dec 1967 Indian National Congress
- P.N. Bhagwati (acting) 7 Dec 1967 26 Dec 1967 Independent
3 Shriman Narayan 26 Dec 1967 17 Mar 1973
- P.N. Bhagwati (acting) 17 Mar 1973 4 Apr 1973
4 Kambanthodath Kunhan Vishwanatham 4 Apr 1973 14 Aug 1978
5 Sharda Mukherjee 14 Aug 1978 6 Aug 1983 Indian National Congress
6 K.M. Chandy 6 Aug 1983 26 Apr 1984
7 Braj Kumar Nehru 26 Apr 1984 26 Feb 1986 Independent
8 Ram Krishna Trivedi 26 Feb 1986 2 May 1990 Indian National Congress
9 Mahipal Shastri 2 May 1990 21 Dec 1990
10 Sarup Singh 21 Dec 1990 1 Jul 1995
11 Naresh Chandra 1 Jul 1995 1 Mar 1996 Independent
12 Krishna Pal Singh 1 Mar 1996 25 Apr 1998 Indian National Congress
13 Anshuman Singh 25 Apr 1998 16 Jan 1999 Independent
- K.G. Balakrishnan[1] (acting) 16 Jan 1999 18 Mar 1999
14 Sunder Singh Bhandari 18 Mar 1999 7 May 2003 Bharatiya Janta Party
15 Kailashpati Mishra 7 May 2003 2 Jul 2004
Balram Jakhar

(additional charge)

2 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004 Indian National Congress
16 Nawal Kishore Sharma 24 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2009
- S. C. Jamir (additional charge) [2] 30 Jul 2009 26 Nov 2009
17 Kamla Beniwal 27 Nov 2009 6 July 2014
- Margaret Alva (additional charge) 7 July 2014 15 July 2014
18 Om Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014[3] 21 July 2019 Independent
19 Acharya Devvrat 22 July 2019 Incumbent

References

  1. ^ K.G. Balakrishnan as Governor of Gujarat Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Jamir served as acting governor during Dwivedi's official term of service as well as after his death.
  3. ^ "O P Kohli takes oath as Gujarat governor". Timesofindia Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2014.