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Governors of Indian States
Governors of Indian States are the administrators and perform as the nominal head where the power and authority lies with the Chief Ministers.
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 Governors of Indian StatesIn the dominion of the Constitution of India, the Governors of Indian States and Lieutenant Governors of the territories of India have analogous powers and functions at the state level as that of the Indian President at Union level. In this regard, it should be noted that like the governors at the National Capital of New Delhi and the lieutenant governors in the union territories enjoys the same power and position as the President of the nation. On the other hand, it should be observed that in conformity with the measures of the Indian Constitution, the governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power remains within the periphery of the Chief Minister and with the council minister of the Chief Minister. In general, a Governor is elected for a term of 5 years. Different types of powers including the Executive Powers, Legislative Powers and also the Discretionary Powers are also given to the Governors.

In the appointment of the Chief Minister of Indian State the Governors performs as the main person. In the appointment of the Council of Ministers, the instrumental role player is the Governor. The Governor also plays a cardinal role in the appointment of the Judges of the District Courts.

In contrast the Governor writes the sessions of both Houses of the State Legislature and holds over them. The Governors are entrusted with the power to dissolve the State Legislature or the Vidhan Sabha. The Governor has the power to earmark certain bills for the President. At certain situations the Governor can act according to own judgment. It is very important on the part of the Governors to act in accordance with the recommendation of the Council of Ministers that is headed by the Chief Minister, and thereby to take decisions. These are enforced at the critical situations, and are called the Discretionary Powers of the Governor

The present Governors of Indian States are-
Indian State Name Took Office
Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan 12/27/2009
Arunachal Pradesh Joginder Jaswant Singh 1/24/2008
Assam Janaki Ballabh Patnaik 11/27/2009
Bihar Devanand Konwar 7/24/2009
Chhattisgarh Shekhar Dutt 1/23/2010
Goa K. Sankaranarayanan 27/8/2011
Gujarat Kamla Beniwal 11/27/2009
Haryana Jagannath Pahadia 7/27/2009
Himachal Pradesh Urmila Singh 1/25/2010
Jammu and Kashmir Narinder Nath Vohra 6/25/2008
Jharkhand Syed Ahmed 4/9/2011
Karnataka Hans Raj Bhardwaj 6/29/2009
Kerala M. O. Hasan Farook Maricar 8/9/2011
Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav 8/9/2011
Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan 1/1/2010
Manipur Gurbachan Jagat 7/23/2008
Meghalaya Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary 7/1/2008
Mizoram Vakkom Purushothaman 2/9/2011
Nagaland Nikhil Kumar 10/15/2009
Orissa Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare 8/21/2007
Punjab Shivraj Patil 1/22/2010
Rajasthan Shivraj Patil (additional charge, after the death of Prabha Rau) 4/26/2010
Sikkim Balmiki Prasad Singh 7/9/2008
Tamil Nadu Konijeti Rosaiah 31/8/2011
Tripura Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil 11/27/2009
Uttarakhand Margaret Alva 7/19/2009
Uttar Pradesh Banwari Lal Joshi 7/28/2009
West Bengal M.K. Narayanan 1/24/2010

(Last Updated on : 12/03/2012)
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