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List of current Indian governors
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List of current Indian governors

List of current Indian governors

In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine 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, who thus hold 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 central government–appointed governor.[1]

The union territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi and Puducherry are headed by lieutenant-governors. Since Delhi and Puducherry have a measure of self-government with an elected legislature and council of ministers, the role of the lieutenant-governor there is a mostly ceremonial one, akin to that of a state`s governor. The other four union territories—Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; and Lakshadweep—are governed by an administrator. Unlike the administrators of other territories, who are drawn from amongst the Indian Administrative Service cadre, since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has acted as the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh.

 

Current governors of states

 

State
(past governors)

Name

Took office
(tenure length)

Ref

Andhra Pradesh
(list)

E. S. L. Narasimhan

28 December 2009
(4 years, 221 days)

[2]

Arunachal Pradesh
(list)

Nirbhay Sharma

29 May 2013
(1 year, 69 days)

[3]

 

Assam
(list)

Janaki Ballabh Patnaik

11 December 2009
(4 years, 238 days)

[4]

Bihar
(list)

D. Y. Patil

22 March 2013
(1 year, 137 days)

[5]

Chhattisgarh
(list)

Balramji Das Tandon

14 July 2014
(0 years, 23 days)

[6]

Goa
(list)

Margaret Alva

12 July 2014
(0 years, 25 days)

[7]

Gujarat
(list)

Om Prakash Kohli

17 July 2014
(0 years, 20 days)

[8]

Haryana
(list)

Kaptan Singh Solanki

25 July 2014
(0 years, 12 days)

[9]

Himachal Pradesh
(list)

Urmila Singh

25 January 2010
(4 years, 193 days)

[10]

Jammu and Kashmir
(list)

Narinder Nath Vohra

25 June 2008
(6 years, 42 days)

[11]

Jharkhand
(list)

Syed Ahmed

4 September 2011
(2 years, 336 days)

[12]

Karnataka
(list)

K. Rosaiah

29 June 2014
(0 years, 38 days)

[13]

Kerala
(list)

Sheila Dikshit

11 March 2014
(0 years, 148 days)

[14]

Madhya Pradesh
(list)

Ram Naresh Yadav

8 September 2011
(2 years, 332 days)

[15]

Maharashtra
(list)

K. Sankaranarayanan

22 January 2010
(4 years, 196 days)

[16]

Manipur
(list)

Vinod Kumar Duggal

31 December 2013
(0 years, 218 days)

[17]

Meghalaya
(list)

Krishan Kant Paul

8 July 2013
(1 year, 29 days)

[18]

Mizoram
(list)

Kamla Beniwal

6 July 2014
(0 years, 31 days)

[19]

Nagaland
(list)

Padmanabha Acharya

14 July 2014
(0 years, 23 days)

[4]

Odisha
(list)

S. C. Jamir

21 March 2013
(1 year, 138 days)

[20]

Punjab
(list)

Shivraj Patil

22 January 2010
(4 years, 196 days)

[21]

Rajasthan
(list)

Margaret Alva

12 May 2012
(2 years, 86 days)

[22]

Sikkim
(list)

Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil

20 July 2013
(1 year, 17 days)

[23]

Tamil Nadu
(list)

K. Rosaiah

31 August 2011
(2 years, 340 days)

[24]

Telangana
(list)

E. S. L. Narasimhan

2 June 2014
(0 years, 65 days)

[25]

Tripura
(list)

Padmanabha Acharya

30 June 2014
(0 years, 37 days)

[26]

Uttar Pradesh
(list)

Ram Naik

14 July 2014
(0 years, 23 days)

[27]

Uttarakhand
(list)

Aziz Qureshi

15 May 2012
(2 years, 83 days)

[28]

West Bengal
(list)

Keshari Nath Tripathi

14 July 2014
(0 years, 23 days)

[5]

 

 

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

 

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)

Name

Took office
(tenure length)

Ref

Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)

Shivraj Patil

22 January 2010
(4 years, 196 days)

[21]

Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)

B. S. Bhalla

28 August 2012
(1 year, 343 days)

[30]

Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)

B. S. Bhalla

28 August 2012
(1 year, 343 days)

[31]

Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)

H. Rajesh Prasad

7 November 2012
(1 year, 272 days)

[33]

Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)

A. K. Singh

8 July 2013
(1 year, 29 days)

[29]

Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)

Najeeb Jung

9 July 2013
(1 year, 28 days)

[32]

Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)

A. K. Singh

10 July 2014
(0 years, 24 days)

[34]

 


 

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