List of current Indian governors

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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 the Indian Administrative Service, since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has acted as the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh.

Current governors of states

State
(present governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan 28 December 2009
(8 years, 142 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Mishra, B. D.B. D. Mishra
3 October 2017
(228 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Mukhi, JagdishJagdish Mukhi 10 October 2017
(221 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Malik, Satya PalSatya Pal Malik
4 October 2017
(227 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Tandon, Balram DasBalram Das Tandon 25 July 2014
(3 years, 298 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Sinha, MridulaMridula Sinha 31 August 2014
(3 years, 261 days)
[8]
Gujarat
(list)
Kohli, Om PrakashOm Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014
(3 years, 307 days)
[9]
Haryana
(list)
Solanki, Kaptan SinghKaptan Singh Solanki 27 July 2014
(3 years, 296 days)
[10]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Vrat, Acharya DevAcharya Dev Vrat 12 August 2015
(2 years, 280 days)
[11]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vohra, Narinder NathNarinder Nath Vohra N. N. Vohra.jpg 25 June 2008
(9 years, 328 days)
[12]
Jharkhand
(list)
Murmu, DraupadiDraupadi Murmu 18 May 2015
(3 years, 1 day)
[13]
Karnataka
(list)
Vala, VajubhaiVajubhai Vala Vajubhai Vala (crop).jpg 1 September 2014
(3 years, 260 days)
[14]
Kerala
(list)
Sathasivam, P.P. Sathasivam P Sathasivam (crop).jpg 5 September 2014
(3 years, 256 days)
[15]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Patel, AnandibenAnandiben Patel Anandiben Patel BJP.jpg 23 January 2018
(116 days)
[16]
Maharashtra
(list)
Rao, C. VidyasagarC. Vidyasagar Rao C. Vidyasagar Rao.jpg 30 August 2014
(3 years, 262 days)
[17]
Manipur
(list)
Heptulla, NajmaNajma Heptulla Najma Heptulla.jpg 21 August 2016
(1 year, 271 days)
[18]
Meghalaya
(list)
Prasad, GangaGanga Prasad
5 October 2017
(226 days)
[19]
Mizoram
(list)
Sharma, NirbhayNirbhay Sharma Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Nirbhay Sharma.JPG 26 May 2015
(2 years, 358 days)
[20]
Nagaland
(list)
Acharya, PadmanabhaPadmanabha Acharya 19 July 2014
(3 years, 304 days)
[21]
Odisha
(list)
Malik, Satya PalSatya Pal Malik
(Additional Charge)
21 March 2018
(59 days)
[22]
Punjab
(list)
Badnore, V. P. SinghV. P. Singh Badnore V P Singh Badnore.png 22 August 2016
(1 year, 270 days)
[23]
Rajasthan
(list)
Singh, KalyanKalyan Singh 4 September 2014
(3 years, 257 days)
[24]
Sikkim
(list)
Patil, ShriniwasShriniwas Patil Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil.jpg 20 July 2013
(4 years, 303 days)
[25]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Purohit, BanwarilalBanwarilal Purohit
Banwarilal Purohit.png 6 October 2017
(225 days)
[26]
Telangana
(list)
Narasimhan, E. S. L.E. S. L. Narasimhan
(Additional Charge)
2 June 2014
(3 years, 351 days)
[27]
Tripura
(list)
Roy, TathagataTathagata Roy 20 May 2015
(2 years, 364 days)
[28]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Naik, RamRam Naik 22 July 2014
(3 years, 301 days)
[29]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Paul, Krishan KantKrishan Kant Paul 8 January 2015
(3 years, 131 days)
[30]
West Bengal
(list)
Tripathi, Keshari NathKeshari Nath Tripathi Keshari Nath Tripathi - Kolkata 2016-07-01 5591.JPG 24 July 2014
(3 years, 299 days)
[31]

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

Territories with a legislature

The first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedi is the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[32] Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Baijal, AnilAnil Baijal 31 December 2016
(1 year, 139 days)
[33]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Bedi, KiranKiran Bedi 29 May 2016
(1 year, 355 days)
[34]

Territories without a legislature

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[32] Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Kumar Joshi, DevendraDevendra Kumar Joshi 8 October 2017
(223 days)
[35]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
Badnore, V. P. SinghV. P. Singh Badnore 22 August 2016
(1 year, 270 days)
[23]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Patel, Praful KhodaPraful Khoda Patel
(Additional charge)
30 December 2016
(1 year, 140 days)
[36]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Patel, Praful KhodaPraful Khoda Patel 29 August 2016
(1 year, 263 days)
[37]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Khan, FarooqFarooq Khan 6 September 2016
(1 year, 255 days)
[38]

See also

References

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  25. ^ "Message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Patil on the assumption of Office Archived 2 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.". The Raj Bhavan, Gangtok, Sikkim. 20 July 2013.
  26. ^ "Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Tamil Nadu governor Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine.". The Indian Express. 6 October 2017.
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  28. ^ "Tathagata Roy sworn in as Governor of Tripura Archived 3 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine.". The Hindu. 20 May 2015.
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  37. ^ List of Former Administrators Archived 7 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. Administration of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.
  38. ^ Bio-data of the Hon'ble Administrator Archived 21 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.
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