List of Governors of Indian States & Union Territories
President Droupadi Murmu appointed 13 new Governors while accepting the resignations of Bhagat Singh Koshyari as Governor of Maharashtra and of Radha Krishnan Mathur as Lt. Governor of Ladakh on 12 February 2023. Updated Current Governors of the Indian States & Union Territories 2023.Welcome to the LST online Current Affairs & GK section. If you are preparing for Banking Exam and IBPS PO/Clerk, RRB PO/Clerk, SBI PO/Clerk, LIC AAO, SBI PO/Clerk, NABARD Grade A/B, SSC, Railway, FCI, CWC, and other competitive exams, you will come across a section on the Current Affairs & GK. The list of Current Governors of Indian States & Union Territories is a very important topic for competitive exams.
There are 28 states and 8 union territories in India. The Governors and Lieutenant governors (LG) are appointed by the President of India. The Governors and Lieutenant governors are executive heads of the states and the union territories respectively.
Current Governors of States in India 2023 (Updated)
Today, we provide you with the concise List of Governors of Indian States & Union Territories. This List of Governors of Indian States is important and useful for upcoming competitive exams. As per previous years’ exam trend, 3-4 questions are generally asked from this topic so we have compiled the List of Governors of the Indian States & Union Territory 2023.
|States||Current Governor||First Governor of State after Independence||First Women Governor|
|Andhra Pradesh||S. Abdul Nazeer||Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi||Sharda Mukherjee|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, (Retired)||Bhishma Narain Singh||–|
|Assam||Gulab Chand Kataria||Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari||–|
|Bihar||Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar||Jairamdas Daulatram||–|
|Chhattisgarh||Justice (Retd) Biswa Bhusan Harichandan||D. N. Sahay||Anusuiya Uikey|
|Goa||PS Sreedharan Pillai||Maj Gen K. P. Candeth (Military Governor)||–|
|Gujarat||Acharya Dev Vrat||Mehdi Nawaz Jung||Sharda Mukherjee|
|Haryana||Bandaru Dattatraya||Dharma Vira||–|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shiv Pratap Shukla||S. Chakravarti||Sheila Kaul|
|Jharkhand||C P Radhakrishnan||Parbhat kumar||Draupadi Murmu|
|Karnataka||Thawar Chand Gehlot||Jayachamaraja Wodeyar||V. S. Ramadevi|
|Kerala||Arif Mohammed Khan||Burgula Ramakrishna Rao||Jyothi Venkatachalam|
|Madhya Pradesh||Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel||Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya||Sarla Grewal|
|Maharashtra||Ramesh Bais||Sir John Colville||Vijayalakshmi Pandit|
|Manipur||Anusuiya Uikey||B. K. Nehru||Najma Heptulla|
|Meghalaya||Phagu Chauhan||Braj Kumar Nehru||–|
|Mizoram||Hari Babu Kambhampati||S.P.Mukherjee||–|
|Nagaland||La. Ganesan||Vishnu Sahay||–|
|Odisha||Prof. Ganeshi Lal||Dr. Kailash Nath Katju||–|
|Punjab||Banwarilal Purohit||Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi||–|
|Rajasthan||Kalraj Mishra||Gurumukh Nihal singh||Pratibha Patil|
|Sikkim||Lakshman Prasad Acharya||B.B. Lal||–|
|Tamil Nadu||R.N.Ravi||General Sir Archibald Edward Nye||Fathima Beevi|
|Telangana||Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan||E. S. L. Narasimhan||–|
|Tripura||Satyadev Narayan Arya||B. K. Nehru||–|
|Uttar Pradesh||Anandi Ben Patel||Sarojini Naidu (United Province), Sri Hormasji Peroshaw Mody (When renamed as Uttar Pradesh)||Sarojini Naidu (United Province)|
|Uttarakhand||Lt Gen Gurmit Singh||Surjit Singh Barnala||–|
|West Bengal||Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose||Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari||Padmaja Naidu|
Lieutenant Governor/Administrators of Union Territories of India
|Union Territories||Current Lieutenant Governor/Administrators|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Admiral D K Joshi (Lieutenant Governor)|
|Chandigarh||Shri Banwarilal Purohit (Administrator)|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu||Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)|
|Delhi||Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena (Lieutenant Governor)|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Shri Manoj Sinha (Lieutenant Governor)|
|Lakshadweep||Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)|
|Puducherry||Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan (Addl. Charge) (Lieutenant Governor)|
|Ladakh||Brig (Dr) B D Mishra (Retd)|
How are Governors appointed?
Article 153 of the Constitution says “There shall be a Governor for each State.”
According to Article 155 “the Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal”.
Under Article 156, “the Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President”, but his term shall be five years.
Articles 157 and 158 lay down the qualifications and terms of office of the Governor.
The Governor must be a citizen of India and must have completed 35 years of age.
The Governor should not be a member of Parliament or State Legislature, and should not hold any other office of profit.
The position of Governor is envisaged as a political head who has to act on the advice of the Council of Ministers of the State.
Related Constitutional Articles
Article 153– Governors of states
Article 154– Executive power of state
Article 155– Appointment of Governor
Article 156– Term of office of Governor
Article 157– Qualifications for appointment as Governor
Article 158– Conditions of Governor’s office
Article 159– Oath or affirmation by the Governor
Article 160– Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies
Article 161– Power of the Governor to grant pardons and others
Article 162– Extent of executive power of state
Article 163– Council of ministers to aid and advise the Governor
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