List of current Indian governors

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Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India during the 49th Governors' Conference, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, in June 2018. The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind with the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and other dignitaries during the 49th Governors' Conference, on June 4, 2018.jpg
Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India during the 49th Governors' Conference, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, in June 2018.

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(0120291) 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, which thus holds 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]

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

States and union territories of India Indian national administrative subdivisions

India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities. The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and smaller administrative divisions.

President of India Ceremonial head of state of India

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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 also been the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh and since 1987 the Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has also been the ex-officio Administrator of Daman and Diu.

A union territory is a type of administrative division in the Republic of India. Unlike the states of India, which have their own governments, union territories are federal territories ruled directly by the union government, hence the name "union territory"

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Southeast Union Territory of India

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one of the seven union territories of India comprising 572 islands of which 37 are inhabited, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.

Delhi Megacity and union territory of India, containing the capital of India

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries and include the neighboring satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Ghaziabad and Noida in an area now called Central National Capital Region (CNCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second-largest urban area according to United Nations. As of 2016, recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai, with a nominaleconomy of $110 billion for the entire Union Territory, and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.

Current governors of states


State
(past governors)
Name [2] PortraitTook office
(tenure length)
Ref.
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
E. S. L. Narasimhan Governor of Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan.jpg 28 December 2009
(9 years, 115 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
B. D. Mishra
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra.jpg 3 October 2017
(1 year, 201 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.jpg 10 October 2017
(1 year, 194 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Lalji Tandon
Lalji Tandon at the release event of his book, 'Ankaha Lucknow'.jpg 23 August 2018
(242 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Anandiben Patel
(additional charge)
Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel.jpg 15 August 2018
(250 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Mridula Sinha Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha.jpg 31 August 2014
(4 years, 234 days)
[8]
Gujarat
(list)
Om Prakash Kohli Om Prakash Kohli on 3 October 2016.jpg 16 July 2014
(4 years, 280 days)
[9]
Haryana
(list)
Satyadev Narayan Arya Satyadev Narayan Arya in August 2018.JPG 25 August 2018
(240 days)
[10]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Acharya Dev Vrat Acharya Dev Vrat in December 2015.jpg 12 August 2015
(3 years, 253 days)
[11]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Satya Pal Malik Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik.jpg 23 August 2018
(242 days)
[12]
Jharkhand
(list)
Draupadi Murmu Draupadi Murmu in December 2016.jpg 18 May 2015
(3 years, 339 days)
[13]
Karnataka
(list)
Vajubhai Vala Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.jpg 1 September 2014
(4 years, 233 days)
[14]
Kerala
(list)
P. Sathasivam Governor of Kerala P. Sathasivam.jpg 5 September 2014
(4 years, 229 days)
[15]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel.jpg 23 January 2018
(1 year, 89 days)
[16]
Maharashtra
(list)
C. Vidyasagar Rao Governor of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao.jpg 30 August 2014
(4 years, 235 days)
[17]
Manipur
(list)
Najma Heptulla Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla.jpg 21 August 2016
(2 years, 244 days)
[18]
Meghalaya
(list)
Tathagata Roy
Tathagata Roy.jpg 25 August 2018
(240 days)
[19]
Mizoram
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi
(additional charge)
Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.jpg 9 March 2019
(44 days)
[20]
Nagaland
(list)
Padmanabha Acharya Governor of Tripura Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.jpg 19 July 2014
(4 years, 277 days)
[21]
Odisha
(list)
Ganeshi Lal Governor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal at the Puri Rath Yatra.jpg 29 May 2018
(328 days)
[22]
Punjab
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore Governor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore.jpg 22 August 2016
(2 years, 243 days)
[23]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalyan Singh Kalyan Singh 2.jpg 4 September 2014
(4 years, 230 days)
[24]
Sikkim
(list)
Ganga Prasad Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad in July 2018.JPG 26 August 2018
(239 days)
[25]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit
Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit.jpg 6 October 2017
(1 year, 198 days)
[26]
Telangana
(list)
E. S. L. Narasimhan
(additional charge)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan.jpg 2 June 2014
(4 years, 324 days)
[27]
Tripura
(list)
Kaptan Singh Solanki Governor of Punjab and Haryana and Administrator of Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki.jpg 25 August 2018
(240 days)
[28]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Ram Naik Governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik.jpg 22 July 2014
(4 years, 274 days)
[29]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Baby Rani Maurya The Governor of Uttarakhand, Baby Rani Maurya.jpg 26 August 2018
(239 days)
[30]
West Bengal
(list)
Keshari Nath Tripathi Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi.jpg 24 July 2014
(4 years, 272 days)
[31]

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name [32] PortraitTook office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Devendra Kumar Joshi Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Devendra Kumar Joshi.jpg 8 October 2017
(1 year, 196 days)
[33]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore Governor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore.jpg 22 August 2016
(2 years, 243 days)
[23]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Praful Khoda Patel Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel.jpg 30 December 2016
(2 years, 113 days)
[34]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Praful Khoda Patel Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel.jpg 29 August 2016
(2 years, 236 days)
[35]
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Anil Baijal Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.jpg 31 December 2016
(2 years, 112 days)
[36]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Farooq Khan Administrator of Lakshadweep Farooq Khan (cropped).jpg 6 September 2016
(2 years, 228 days)
[37]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Kiran Bedi Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi.jpg 29 May 2016
(2 years, 328 days)
[38]

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