List of Current Governors in India State-wise
The governor, on the other hand, must act on the advice of the council of ministers, which is led by the chief minister and has de facto executive authority at the state level. One of the most common topics for the General Awareness component of various Government exams held across the country is the list of governors of Indian states and union territories.
The list of Governors of the Indian States and Lieutenant Governors of Indian Union Territories is now available. Their roles and responsibilities, as well as their powers, terms, and other details, are described.
|State||Current Governor||Took Over The Post On||First State Governor of Independent India|
|Karnataka||Shri Vajubhai Vala||September 1, 2014||Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar|
|Jharkhand||Shrimati Droupadi Murmu||May 18, 2015||Prabhat Kumar|
|Manipur||Dr. Najma Heptulla||August 21, 2016||B. K. Nehru|
|Punjab||Shri V.P. Singh Badnore||August 22, 2016||Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi|
|Assam||Prof. Jagdish Mukhi||October 1, 2017||Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.)||October 3, 2017||Bhishma Narain Singh|
|Tamil Nadu||Shri Banwarilal Purohit||October 6, 2017||Maharaja Shri Sir Krishna Kumarsingji Bhavsingji|
|Odisha||Prof. Ganeshi Lal||May 29, 2018||Dr. Kailash Nath Katju|
|Haryana||Shri Satyadeo Narayan Arya||August 25, 2018||Shri Dharma Vira|
|Sikkim||Shri Ganga Prasad||August 26, 2018||B.B. Lal|
|Uttarakhand||Smt. Baby Rani Maurya||August 26, 2018||Surjit Singh Barnala|
|Gujarat||Shri Acharya Dev Vrat||July 22, 2019||Mehdi Nawaz Jung|
|Andhra Pradesh||Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan||July 24, 2019||Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi|
|Bihar||Shri Phagu Chauhan||July 29, 2019||Jairamdas Daulatram|
|Chhattisgarh||Sushri Anusuiya Uikey||July 29, 2019||D.N. Sahay|
|Madhya Pradesh||Shri Lal Ji Tandon||July 29, 2019||Dr. Pattahbhi Sitaramayya|
|Tripura||Shri Ramesh Bais||July 29, 2019||B.K. Nehru|
|Uttar Pradesh||Smt. Anandiben Patel||July 29, 2019||Sarojini Naidu|
|West Bengal||Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar||July 30, 2019||Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari|
|Nagaland||Shri R. N. Ravi||August 1, 2019||Vishnu Sahay|
|Maharashtra||Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari||September 5, 2019||Raja Sir Maharaj Singh|
|Kerala||Shri Arif Mohammed Khan||September 6, 2019||Burgula Ramakrishna Rao|
|Telangana||Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan||September 8, 2019||E.S.L. Narasimhan|
|Rajasthan||Shri Kalraj Mishra||September 9, 2019||Raj Pramukh Sawai Sh. Mansingh|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shri Bandaru Dattatraya||September 11, 2019||S. Chakravarti|
|Mizoram||Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai||November 5, 2019||S.P. Mukherjee|
|Meghalaya||Shri Satya Pal Malik||April 18, 2020||Braj Kumar Nehru|
|Goa||Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari (Additional Charge)||August 19, 2020||Major General K.P. Candeth|
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Governor of India – Role & Responsibilities
- Each state’s constitutional leader is the governor. Every action taken by the executive power (Chief Minister) of a state is done in the name of the Governor.
- The Governor and the Lieutenant Governor/Administrator share different tasks as the nominal head of state.
- The Governor of a State has legislative, judicial, executive, and financial powers.
- They have the authority to address, summon, disagree with, and dissolve state legislatures.
- In the event of a constitutional emergency, the Governor of a state takes action on the President’s rule.
- With the approval of the Election Commission, he can disqualify any member from voting.
The obligations listed above are only a few of the numerous that a Governor and Lieutenant Governor or Administrator must fulfil.
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Lieutenant Governors And Administrators for Union Territories
Lieutenant Governors in Union Territories hold the same position as Governors in other states. The President of India appoints the Lieutenant Governor for a five-year term.
There are 8 Union Territories in India, and the list of Lieutenant Governors and Administrators for these Union Territories is listed below, along with the dates they assumed office:
|Union Territory||Lieutenant Governor (LG)/ Administrator||Took Over the Post on|
|Puducherry||Dr. Kiran Bedi (LG)||May 29, 2016|
|Chandigarh||Shri V.P. Singh Badnore (Administrator)||August 22, 2016|
|The Government of NCT of Delhi||Shri Anil Baijal (LG)||December 31, 2016|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Admiral D.K. Joshi (LG)||October 8, 2017|
|Ladakh||Shri Radha Krishna Mathur (LG)||October 31, 2019|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)||January 26, 2020|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Shri Manoj Sinha (Lieutenant Governor)||August 7, 2020|
|Lakshadweep||Shri Praful Patel (Administrator) (Additional Charge)||December 5th, 2020|
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Key Points for Governor/Lieutenant Governor/Administrator
In India, there are a few things to be aware of when it comes to the state governor, lieutenant governor, or administrator:
- The Governor’s post has no fixed term because he serves at the pleasure of the President.
- A Governor’s monthly pay is Rs. 3.5 lakhs.
- To become a Governor, you must be a citizen of India, at least 35 years old, not hold any profit-making post, and not be a member of any state or union territory assembly.
- It is possible for the same Governor to be appointed to more than one state.
- During his or her tenure, the Governor is entitled to a fixed pension and lives in the state’s Raj Bhavan.
- Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to be elected as the Governor of an Indian state.
These are a few key points to remember when it comes to the General Awareness component of government exams.
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