List of governors of Assam

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Governor of Assam
Jagdish Mukhi

since 10 October 2017
Style His Excellency
Residence Raj Bhavan; Guwahati
Appointer President of India
Term length Five Years
Inaugural holder Nicholas Beatson-Bell
Formation 15 August 1947; 70 years ago (1947-08-15)

This is a list of Governors of Assam, and other offices of similar scope, from the start of British occupation of the area in 1824 during the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Today, the Governor of Assam is a nominal head and representative of the President of India in the state of Assam. The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years.The current Governor is Jagdish Mukhi[1]

Powers and functions

The Governor has:

  • Executive powers related to administration, appointments and removals,
  • Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is Vidhan Sabha or Vidhan Parishad, and
  • Discretionary powers to be carried out according to the discretion of the Governor.

British Military Commanders in occupied Assam (1824–26)

In 1824, British forces occupied Assam, which was politically never part of either India or Burma

British Political Agents in Assam (1826–28)

On 24 February 1826, the Treaty of Yandaboo ceded portions of Assam from Burma to Britain.

Commissioners of Assam (1828–74)

In 1828, Western Assam was incorporated into the province of Bengal, followed by the rest of Assam in 1833. A Commissioner of Assam was appointed, subordinate to the Governor of Bengal.

Chief Commissioners of Assam (1874–1905)

In 1874, Assam was separated from the Bengal Presidency, and its status was upgraded to a Chief Commissioner's Province.

Lieutenant Governors of East Bengal and Assam (1905–12)

In 1905, Bengal was partitioned and East Bengal and Assam was formed, governed by a Lieutenant Governor.

Chief Commissioners of Assam (1912–21)

In 1912, East Bengal was re-incorporated into the Bengal Presidency, and Assam Province was again governed by a Chief Commissioner.

Governors of Assam (1921–47)

In 1921, the chief commissionership was upgraded to governor.

Governors of Assam since 1947

See also


  1. ^ "President Kovind Appoints 5 New Governors, Tamil Nadu Gets Its Own After A Year". Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "P B Acharya to assume additional charge as Assam Governor". The Indian Express. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. ^
  • List of Governors from
  • "Colonial administrators and post-independence leaders in India (1616–2000)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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