Governor of Maharashtra
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Incumbent
Bhagat Singh Koshyari

since 5 September 2019
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr.Governor (informal)
His/Her Excellency
AbbreviationGOM
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Mumbai

Raj Bhavan, Nagpur Raj Bhavan, Pune

Raj Bhavan, Mahabaleshwar
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive years
PrecursorGovernor of Bombay
Inaugural holderRaja Maharaj Singh
Formation24 March 1943 (79 years ago) (1943-03-24)
Websiterajbhavan-maharashtra.gov.in

The governor of Maharashtra is the ceremonial head of the state of Maharashtra. The Constitution of India confers the executive powers of the state to the governor, however the de facto executive powers lie with the Council of Ministers.[1]

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari is the governor of Maharashtra since September 5, 2019.[2]

Powers and duties

The governor formally appoints many of the state officials, including the advocate general of Maharashtra, the Lokayukta and Upa Lokayukta, the state election commissioner, the chairman and members of the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, the chairman and members of the Mahtrarashtra State Human Rights Commission, the chairman and members of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), the chairmen and members of the three development boards, the sheriff of Mumbai, and the state chief information commissioner.

Governors of Maharashtra

This is a list of governors of Maharashtra:[3]

No Name Portrait Term of office Duration President(s)
1 Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, CIE
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6 January 1948 30 May 1952 4 years, 145 days L. Mountbatten
(Governor General)
2 Sir Girija Shankar Bajpai, KCSI, KBE, CIE
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30 May 1952 5 December 1954 2 years, 189 days Dr. Rajendra Prasad
3 Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab
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2 March 1955 14 October 1956 1 year, 226 days
4 Sri Prakasa
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10 December 1956 16 April 1962 5 years, 127 days Dr. Rajendra Prasad
5 Dr P. Subbarayan
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17 April 1962 6 October 1962 172 days
6 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
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28 November 1962 18 October 1964 1 year, 325 days Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
7 Dr. P V Cherian
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14 November 1964 8 November 1969 4 years, 359 days
8 Ali Yavar Jung
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26 February 1970 11 December 1976 6 years, 289 days V. V. Giri
9 Sri Sadiq Ali 30 April 1977 3 November 1980 3 years, 187 days B. D. Jatti
(acting President)
10 O P Mehra
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3 November 1980 5 March 1982 1 year, 122 days Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
11 Idris Hasan Latif
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6 March 1982 16 April 1985 3 years, 41 days
- Peer Mohammed (acting)
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19 April 1985 30 May 1985 41 days
12 Kona Prabhakara Rao 31 May 1985 2 April 1986 306 days Zail Singh
13 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
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3 April 1986 2 September 1987 1 year, 152 days
14 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
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20 February 1988 18 January 1990 1 year, 332 days R. Venkataraman
15 Dr. C Subramaniam
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15 February 1990 9 January 1993 2 years, 329 days
16 Dr. P.C. Alexander 12 January 1993 13 July 2002 9 years, 182 days Shankar Dayal Sharma
17 Mohammed Fazal 10 October 2002 5 December 2004 2 years, 56 days A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
18 S.M. Krishna
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12 December 2004 5 March 2008 3 years, 84 days
19 S.C. Jamir
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9 March 2008 22 January 2010 1 year, 319 days Pratibha Patil
20 Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
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22 January 2010 24 August 2014 4 years, 214 days
21 Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao
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30 August 2014 4 September 2019 5 years, 5 days Pranab Mukherjee
22 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
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5 September 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 333 days Ramnath Kovind Daupadi Murmu

Seen also

References

  1. ^ "Governor - Information under RTI Act" (PDF). p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Bhagat Singh Koshyari sworn in as new governor of Maharashtra". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Previous Governors". Rajbhavan, Government of Maharashtra. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2017.