List of current Indian governors

Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India during the 49th Governors' Conference, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, in June 2018.

In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine 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 act upon his or her own discretion, such as the ability 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 central government–appointed governor.[1]

The union territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi and Puducherry are headed by lieutenant-governors. Since Delhi and Puducherry have a measure of self-government with an elected legislature and council of ministers, the role of the lieutenant-governor there is a mostly ceremonial one, akin to that of a state's governor. The other four union territories—Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; and Lakshadweep—are governed by an administrator. Unlike the administrators of other territories, who are drawn from the Indian Administrative Service, since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has also been the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh and since 1987 the Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has also been the ex-officio Administrator of Daman and Diu.

Current governors of states

(past governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Andhra Pradesh
E. S. L. Narasimhan Governor of Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan.jpg 28 December 2009
(9 years, 16 days)
Arunachal Pradesh
B. D. Mishra
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra.jpg 3 October 2017
(1 year, 102 days)
Jagdish Mukhi Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.jpg 10 October 2017
(1 year, 95 days)
Lalji Tandon
Lalji Tandon at the release event of his book, 'Ankaha Lucknow'.jpg 23 August 2018
(143 days)
Anandiben Patel
(additional charge)
Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel.jpg 15 August 2018
(151 days)
Mridula Sinha Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha.jpg 31 August 2014
(4 years, 135 days)
Om Prakash Kohli Om Prakash Kohli on 3 October 2016.jpg 16 July 2014
(4 years, 181 days)
Satyadev Narayan Arya Satyadev Narayan Arya in August 2018.JPG 25 August 2018
(141 days)
Himachal Pradesh
Acharya Dev Vrat Acharya Dev Vrat in December 2015.jpg 12 August 2015
(3 years, 154 days)
Jammu and Kashmir
Satya Pal Malik Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik.jpg 23 August 2018
(143 days)
Draupadi Murmu Draupadi Murmu in December 2016.jpg 18 May 2015
(3 years, 240 days)
Vajubhai Vala Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.jpg 1 September 2014
(4 years, 134 days)
P. Sathasivam Governor of Kerala P. Sathasivam.jpg 5 September 2014
(4 years, 130 days)
Madhya Pradesh
Anandiben Patel Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel.jpg 23 January 2018
(355 days)
C. Vidyasagar Rao Governor of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao.jpg 30 August 2014
(4 years, 136 days)
Najma Heptulla Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla.jpg 21 August 2016
(2 years, 145 days)
Tathagata Roy
Tathagata Roy.jpg 25 August 2018
(141 days)
Kummanam Rajasekharan Kummanam Rajasekharan (cropped).jpg 29 May 2018
(229 days)
Padmanabha Acharya Governor of Tripura Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.jpg 19 July 2014
(4 years, 178 days)
Ganeshi Lal
Governor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal at the Puri Rath Yatra.jpg 29 May 2018
(229 days)
V. P. Singh Badnore Governor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore.jpg 22 August 2016
(2 years, 144 days)
Kalyan Singh Kalyan Singh 2.jpg 4 September 2014
(4 years, 131 days)
Ganga Prasad Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad in July 2018.JPG 26 August 2018
(140 days)
Tamil Nadu
Banwarilal Purohit
Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit.jpg 6 October 2017
(1 year, 99 days)
E. S. L. Narasimhan
(additional charge)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan.jpg 2 June 2014
(4 years, 225 days)
Kaptan Singh Solanki Governor of Punjab and Haryana and Administrator of Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki.jpg 25 August 2018
(141 days)
Uttar Pradesh
Ram Naik Governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik.jpg 22 July 2014
(4 years, 175 days)
Baby Rani Maurya The Governor of Uttarakhand, Baby Rani Maurya.jpg 26 August 2018
(140 days)
West Bengal
Keshari Nath Tripathi Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi.jpg 24 July 2014
(4 years, 173 days)