List of current Indian governors

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Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the Vice President of India on the eve of ‘2021 Governors Conference’, at Vice President's House, in New Delhi in November 2021.

In the Republic of India, according to the Article 154 of Constitution of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-eight 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, which thus holds de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor 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 union government–appointed governor.[1]

Current governors of all Indian states[edit]

The following list consists of the list of the current governors of all the Indian states.[2]

(past governors)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
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Andhra Pradesh
S. Abdul Nazeer Justice S. Abdul Nazeer.jpg 20 February 2023
(352 days)
Arunachal Pradesh
Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik.jpg 16 February 2023
(356 days)
Gulab Chand Kataria Gulab Chand Kataria Minister.jpg 22 February 2023
(350 days)
Rajendra Arlekar Rajendra Arlekar.jpg 18 February 2023
(354 days)
Biswabhusan Harichandan The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan.jpg 22 February 2023
(350 days)
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai PS Sreedharan Pillai.jpg 15 July 2021
(2 years, 207 days)
Acharya Devvrat The Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Acharya Devvrat calling on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on July 29, 2016 (cropped).jpg 22 July 2019
(4 years, 200 days)
[7] [3]
Bandaru Dattatreya The ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) International Labour Organization, Ms. Deborah Greenfield meeting the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, in New Delhi (cropped).jpg 15 July 2021
(2 years, 207 days)
Himachal Pradesh
Shiv Pratap Shukla Shivpratap Shukla.jpg 18 February 2023
(354 days)
C. P. Radhakrishnan Governor of Jharkhand Radhakrishnan.jpg 18 February 2023
(354 days)
[10] [4]
Thawar Chand Gehlot The Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajiv Saizal calling on the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, in New Delhi on April 25, 2018 (cropped).JPG 11 July 2021
(2 years, 211 days)
[11] [5]
Arif Mohammad Khan Governor Arif Mohammad Khan.jpg 6 September 2019
(4 years, 154 days)
[12] [6]
Madhya Pradesh
Mangubhai C. Patel Mangubhai C. Patel (cropped).jpg 8 July 2021
(2 years, 214 days)
[13] [7]
Ramesh Bais The Governor of Tripura, Shri Ramesh Bais.jpg 18 February 2023
(354 days)
[14] [8]
Anusuiya Uikey The Vice President, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Mo Tribal Affairs, Ms. Anusuiya Uikey addressing a press conference, in New Delhi on September 24, 2018 (1) (cropped).JPG 22 February 2023
(350 days)
Phagu Chauhan Phagu Chauhan.jpg 18 February 2023
(354 days)
Kambhampati Hari Babu K. Hari Babu.jpg 19 July 2021
(2 years, 203 days)
[17] [9]
La. Ganesan La Ganesan Ji (cropped).jpg 20 February 2023
(352 days)
Ganeshi Lal Governor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal at the Puri Rath Yatra.jpg 29 May 2018
(5 years, 254 days)
[19] [10]
Banwarilal Purohit The Governor of Assam, Shri Banwarilal Purohit calling on the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi on August 30, 2016 (cropped).jpg 31 August 2021
(2 years, 160 days)
Kalraj Mishra The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Kalraj Mishra calling on the Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi on November 13, 2015 (cropped).jpg 9 September 2019
(4 years, 151 days)
[21] [11]
Lakshman Acharya Lakshman Prasad Acharya.jpg 16 February 2023
(356 days)
Tamil Nadu
R. N. Ravi R.N. Ravi.jpg 18 September 2021
(2 years, 142 days)
Tamilisai Soundararajan Tamilisai Soundararajan with her book "Suvai Migu Theneer Thuligal".jpg 8 September 2019
(4 years, 152 days)
[24] [12]
Satyadev Narayan Arya Satyadev Narayan Arya in August 2018.JPG 14 July 2021
(2 years, 208 days)
Uttar Pradesh
Anandiben Patel The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel meeting the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi on June 10, 2014 (cropped).jpg 29 July 2019
(4 years, 193 days)
[26] [13]
Gurmit Singh Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh.jpg 15 September 2021
(2 years, 145 days)
[27] [14]
West Bengal
C. V. Ananda Bose C. V. Ananda Bose.jpg 23 November 2022
(1 year, 76 days)
[28] [15]

See also[edit]


  1. Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th edition, 2011 reprint. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. p. 237, 241–44.
  2. "Governors" Archived 9 August 2019 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 29 August 2018.
  3. "Acharya Devvrat takes oath as new Gujarat governor". NDTV. 21 July 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. "C.P. Radhakrishnan takes oath as Jharkhand Governor". The Hindu. 18 February 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  5. "Thawar Gehlot sworn in as Governor of Karnataka". The Hindu. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. "Arif Mohammed Khan sworn in as Kerala governor". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  7. "Mangubhai Patel takes oath as Madhya Pradesh Governor". The Hindu. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  8. "Ramesh Bais to take over as Maharashtra Governor as Prez accepts Koshyari's resignation". Deccan Herald. 12 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  9. Haribabu takes oath as Governor of Mizoram | Guwahati News - Times of India
  10. "Ganeshi Lal sworn in as new governor of Odisha". The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 30 May 2018.
  11. "Kalraj Mishra sworn in as Rajasthan Governor". India Today. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  12. "Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan sworn in as second Telangana Governor". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  13. "Anandiben Patel Takes Oath As Uttar Pradesh Governor". NDTV. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  14. "Lt Gen Gurmit Singh sworn-in as Governor of Uttarakhand". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  15. "C. V. Ananda Bose has been appointed as next West Bengal Governor". NDTV. 17 November 2022. Retrieved 18 November 2022.

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