The governor serves as the state’s formal executive leader. He serves as the main executive head and is a significant member of the state executive. Each state’s governor is chosen by the federal government. Each state’s governor is chosen by the Indian President through an order that bears his signature. Each state’s leader must be chosen by the central government.
There are no direct or indirect votes for the position of governor, in contrast to presidential elections. The position of governor is an independent constitutional post and does not belong to the union executive. The governor does not work for or report to the union administration.
The Governor’s position has no set term because he serves at the President’s pleasure. The reasons for removing the Governor are not specified in the constitution, and the President has the authority to do so. The President may also move a governor from one state to another. He is also subject to reappointment.
An interregnum is not permitted; however, after the tenure has expired, a governor may continue to serve in the position for an additional five years until a new governor takes over. When and how the President sees it appropriate, the Chief Justice of the High Court of the relevant state may also be appointed as the Governor on an interim basis.
|Andhra Pradesh||Justice (Retd.) S. Abdul Nazeer|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik|
|Assam||Gulab Chand Kataria|
|Bihar||Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar|
|Chhattisgarh||Biswa Bhusan Harichandan|
|Goa||P.S. Sreedharan Pillai|
|Gujarat||Acharya Dev Vrat|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shiv Pratap Shukla|
|Kerala||Arif Mohammed Khan|
|Madhya Pradesh||Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel|
|Mizoram||Dr. Kambhampati Haribabu|
|Odisha||Prof. Ganeshi Lal|
|Sikkim||Lakshman Prasad Acharya|
|Tamil Nadu||R. N. Ravi|
|Telangana||Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan|
|Tripura||Satyadeo Narain Arya|
|Uttar Pradesh||Anandiben Patel|
|Uttarakhand||Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh|
|West Bengal||Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose|