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Governors Of India: List of All-State Governors

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Article 153 of the Indian Constitution states that each state must have a governor. Except as otherwise specified in this Article, no individual may be appointed as Governor of two or more states. Article 155 also specifies the Governor’s Nomination, which stipulates that the Governor of a State should be nominated by the President by warrant bearing his hand and seal.

Governors Of India: List of All-State Governors

Presently there are 28 states in India and each state has a Governor appointed by the current President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Except in the case of Shri Jagdish Mukhi, who holds the office of Governor for two states simultaneously, all other Governors of states are in charge of a single state.

List of All-State Governors in India

Following is the list of Governors who are currently holding office in India, they are detailed as to when they assumed the charge of the office.

Current Governors of all Indian states
S.No.StateNameTook office
1Andhra PradeshBiswabhusan Harichandan24-Jul-19
2Arunachal PradeshB. D. Mishra03-Oct-17
3AssamJagdish Mukhi10-Oct-17
4BiharPhagu Chauhan29-Jul-19
5ChhattisgarhAnusuiya Uikey29-Jul-19
6GoaP. S. Sreedharan Pillai15-Jul-21
7GujaratAcharya Devvrat22-Jul-19
8HaryanaBandaru Dattatreya15-Jul-21
9Himachal PradeshRajendra Arlekar13-Jul-21
10JharkhandRamesh Bais14-Jul-21
11KarnatakaThawar Chand Gehlot11-Jul-21
12KeralaArif Mohammad Khan06-Sep-19
13Madhya PradeshMangubhai C. Patel08-Jul-21
14MaharashtraBhagat Singh Koshyari05-Sep-19
15ManipurLa. Ganesan27-Aug-21
16MeghalayaSatya Pal Malik19-Aug-20
17MizoramKambhampati Hari Babu19-Jul-21
18NagalandJagdish Mukhi (additional charge)17-Sep-21
19OdishaGaneshi Lal29-May-18
20PunjabBanwarilal Purohit31-Aug-21
21RajasthanKalraj Mishra09-Sep-19
22SikkimGanga Prasad26-Aug-18
23Tamil NaduR. N. Ravi18-Sep-21
24TelanganaTamilisai Soundararajan08-Sep-19
25TripuraSatyadev Narayan Arya14-Jul-21
26Uttar PradeshAnandiben Patel29-Jul-19
27UttarakhandGurmit Singh15-Sep-21
28West BengalJagdeep Dhankhar30-Jul-19

Term of a Governor in India

Article 156 of the Constitution of India, which lays down the Governor’s term of office, describes the term of the Governor holding office as under;

  1. The Governor shall serve at the discretion of the President.
  2. The Governor may quit his position by communicating to the President under his hand.
  3. According to the preceding subclause, a Governor shall occupy the office for a term of five years beginning on the date he takes office. Granted, however, that a Governor shall continue to hold office till his successor takes office, regardless of the expiry of his tenure.

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