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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. 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.

Contents

  • 1Current governors of states
  • 2Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

Current governors of states

State
(past governors)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
E. S. L. Narasimhan 28 December 2009
(6 years, 85 days)
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa 1 June 2015
(295 days)
Assam
(list)
Padmanabha Acharya 12 December 2014
(1 year, 101 days)
Bihar
(list)
Ram Nath Kovind 16 August 2015
(219 days)
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Balram Das Tandon 25 July 2014
(1 year, 241 days)
Goa
(list)
Mridula Sinha 31 August 2014
(1 year, 204 days)
Gujarat
(list)
Om Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014
(1 year, 250 days)
Haryana
(list)
Kaptan Singh Solanki 27 July 2014
(1 year, 239 days)
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Acharya Dev Vrat 12 August 2015
(223 days)
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Narinder Nath Vohra 25 June 2008
(7 years, 271 days)
Jharkhand
(list)
Draupadi Murmu 18 May 2015
(309 days)
Karnataka
(list)
Vajubhai Vala 1 September 2014
(1 year, 203 days)
Kerala
(list)
P. Sathasivam 5 September 2014
(1 year, 199 days)
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Ram Naresh Yadav 8 September 2011
(4 years, 196 days)
Maharashtra
(list)
C. Vidyasagar Rao 30 August 2014
(1 year, 205 days)
Manipur
(list)
V. Shanmuganthan 30 September 2015
(174 days)
Meghalaya
(list)
V. Shanmuganthan 20 May 2015
(307 days)
Mizoram
(list)
Nirbhay Sharma 26 May 2015
(301 days)
Nagaland
(list)
Padmanabha Acharya 19 July 2014
(1 year, 247 days)
Odisha
(list)
S. C. Jamir 21 March 2013
(3 years, 1 day)
Punjab
(list)
Kaptan Singh Solanki 22 January 2015
(1 year, 60 days)
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalyan Singh 4 September 2014
(1 year, 200 days)
Sikkim
(list)
Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil 20 July 2013
(2 years, 246 days)
Tamil Nadu
(list)
K. Rosaiah 31 August 2011
(4 years, 204 days)
Telangana
(list)
E. S. L. Narasimhan 2 June 2014
(1 year, 294 days)
Tripura
(list)
Tathagata Roy 20 May 2015
(307 days)
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Ram Naik 22 July 2014
(1 year, 244 days)
Uttarakhand
(list)
Krishan Kant Paul 8 January 2015
(1 year, 74 days)
West Bengal
(list)
Keshari Nath Tripathi 24 July 2014
(1 year, 242 days)

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

 

Najeeb Jung, a former IAS officer and vice-chancellor ofJamia Millia Islamia, is the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
A. K. Singh 8 July 2013
(2 years, 258 days)
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
Kaptan Singh Solanki 22 January 2015
(1 year, 60 days)
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Ashish Kundra 18 August 2014
(1 year, 217 days)
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Ashish Kundra 18 August 2014
(1 year, 217 days)
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Najeeb Jung 9 July 2013
(2 years, 257 days)
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Vijay Kumar 26 October 2015
(148 days)
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
A. K. Singh 18 July 2014
(1 year, 248 days)

 

List of female Indian governors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of the states and territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level. Below is the list of Women Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of India.

Name From To State Reference
Sarojini Naidu 15 August 1947 2 March 1949 Uttar Pradesh
Padmaja Naidu 3 November 1956 31 May 1967 West Bengal
Vijayalakshmi Pandit 28 November 1962 18 October 1964 Maharashtra
Sharda Mukherjee 5 May 1977 14 August 1978 Andhra Pradesh
Sharda Mukherjee 14 August 1978 5 August 1983 Gujarat
Kumudben Manishankar Joshi 26 November 1985 2 February 1990 Andhra Pradesh
Jyothi Venkatachalam 14 October 1977 27 October 1982 Kerala
Ram Dulari Sinha 23 February 1988 12 February 1990 Kerala
Sarla Grewal 31 March 1989 5 February 1990 Madhya Pradesh
Chandrawati 19 February 1990 18 December 1990 Puducherry
Rajendra Kumari Bajpai 2 May 1995 22 April 1998 Puducherry
Rajani Rai 23 April 1998 29 July 2002 Puducherry
Fathima Beevi 25 January 1997 1 July 2001 Tamil Nadu
Sheila Kaul 17 November 1995 23 April 1996 Himachal Pradesh
V. S. Ramadevi 26 July 1997 1 December 1999 Himachal Pradesh
V. S. Ramadevi 2 December 1999 20 August 2002 Karnataka
Pratibha Patil 8 November 2004 23 June 2007 Rajasthan
Prabha Rau 19 July 2008 24 January 2010 Himachal Pradesh
Prabha Rau 25 January 2010 26 April 2010 Rajasthan
Margaret Alva 6 August 2009 14 May 2012 Uttarakhand
Kamla Beniwal 27 November 2009 Present Gujarat
Urmila Singh 25 January 2010 27 January 2015 Himachal Pradesh
Margaret Alva 12 May 2012 7 August 2014 Rajasthan
Sheila Dikshit 11 March 2014 25 August 2014 Kerala
Mridula Sinha 31 August 2014 Incumbent Goa
Draupadi Murmu 18 May 2015 Incumbent Jharkhand

 

Current Governors in India

State Name Governors Name
Andhra Pradesh E. S. L. Narasimhan
Arunachal Pradesh Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Assam Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
Bihar Ram Nath Kovind
Chhattisgarh Balramji Das Tandon
Goa Mridula Sinha
Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli
Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki
Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat
Jammu and Kashmir Narinder Nath Vohra
Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu
Karnataka Vajubhai Vala
Kerala P. Sathasivam
Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav
Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao
Manipur V. Shanmuganthan
Meghalaya V. Shanmuganthan
Mizoram Nirbhay Sharma
Nagaland Padmanabha Acharya
Odisha S. C. Jamir
Punjab Kaptan Singh Solanki
Rajasthan Kalyan Singh
Sikkim Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Tamil Nadu K. Rosaiah
Telangana E. S. L. Narasimhan
Tripura Tathagata Roy
Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik
Uttarakhand Krishan Kant Paul
West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi

Current Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of Union Territories

Office and union territory Name
Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands A. K. Singh
Administrator of Chandigarh Kaptan Singh Solanki
Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Ashish Kundra
Administrator of Daman and Diu Ashish Kundra
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung
Administrator of Lakshadweep H. Rajesh Prasad
Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry A. K. Singh

 

List of female Indian governors

The Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of the states and territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level. Below is the list of Women Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of India.

Name From To State
Sarojini Naidu 15 August 1947 2 March 1949 Uttar Pradesh
Padmaja Naidu 3 November 1956 31 May 1967 West Bengal
Vijayalakshmi Pandit 28 November 1962 18 October 1964 Maharashtra
Sharda Mukherjee 5 May 1977 14 August 1978 Andhra Pradesh
Sharda Mukherjee 14 August 1978 5 August 1983 Gujarat
Kumudben Manishankar Joshi 26 November 1985 2 February 1990 Andhra Pradesh
Jyothi Venkatachalam 14 October 1977 27 October 1982 Kerala
Ram Dulari Sinha 23 February 1988 12 February 1990 Kerala
Sarla Grewal 31 March 1989 5 February 1990 Madhya Pradesh
Chandrawati 19 February 1990 18 December 1990 Puducherry
Rajendra Kumari Bajpai 2 May 1995 22 April 1998 Puducherry
Rajani Rai 23 April 1998 29 July 2002 Puducherry
Fathima Beevi 25 January 1997 1 July 2001 Tamil Nadu
Sheila Kaul 17 November 1995 23 April 1996 Himachal Pradesh
V. S. Ramadevi 26 July 1997 1 December 1999 Himachal Pradesh
V. S. Ramadevi 2 December 1999 20 August 2002 Karnataka
Pratibha Patil 8 November 2004 23 June 2007 Rajasthan
Prabha Rau 19 July 2008 24 January 2010 Himachal Pradesh
Prabha Rau 25 January 2010 26 April 2010 Rajasthan
Margaret Alva 6 August 2009 14 May 2012 Uttarakhand
Kamla Beniwal 27 November 2009 Present Gujarat
Urmila Singh 25 January 2010 27 January 2015 Himachal Pradesh
Margaret Alva 12 May 2012 7 August 2014 Rajasthan
Sheila Dikshit 11 March 2014 25 August 2014 Kerala
Mridula Sinha 31 August 2014 Incumbent Goa
Draupadi Murmu 18 May 2015 Incumbent Jharkhand