Current Governors of all states of India



Last updated on 4 November 2016


In India there are total 29 states and seven (7) Union territories. For Every state There is Governor appointed by the president for a term of five years. For the Union territories there is Lieutenant-governors or Administrator appointed by the president for a term of five years.

The governors of the state and Lieutenant-governors of union territories of India have Executive, Legislative, Discretionary powers and rights. Governors have the same power and functions as that of the president of India, but at the state level. In India, a lieutenant governor is appointed as the in charge of a union territory.

Current Governors of all state of India and thier took office date is listed below.


Current Governors of all state of India
No State Governor name Took office Date
1 Andhra Pradesh E.S Lakshmi Narasimhan 28 December 2009
2 Arunachal Pradesh J.P. Rajkhowa 1 June 2015
3 Assam Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (Add. Charge) 12 December 2014
4 Bihar Ram Nath Kovind 16 August 2015
5 Chhattisgarh Balramji Dass Tandon 25 July 2014
6 Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha 31 August 2014
7 Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli 16 July 2014
8 Haryana Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki 27 July 2014
9 Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat 12 August 2015
10 Jammu and Kashmir N. N. Vohra 25 June 2008
11 Jharkhand Shrimati Droupadi Murmu 18 May 2015
12 Karnataka Vajubhai Vala 1 September 2014
13 Kerala Justice (Retd.) Palaniswamy Sathasivam 5 September 2014
14 Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav 8 September 2011
15 Maharashtra Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao 30 August 2014
16 Manipur V. Shanmuganathan (Add. Charge) 30 September 2015
17 Meghalaya V. Shanmuganthan 20 May 2015
18 Mizoram Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma 26 May 2015
19 Nagaland Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya 19 July 2014
20 Odisha Dr. S. C. Jamir 21 March 2013
21 Punjab Kaptan Singh Solanki 22 January 2015
22 Rajasthan Kalyan Singh 4 September 2014
23 Sikkim Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil 20 July 2013
24 Tamil Nadu Dr. K. Rosaiah 31 August 2011
25 Telangana E.S Lakshmi Narasimhan (Add. Charge) 2 June 2014
26 Tripura Tathagata Roy 20 May 2015
27 Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik 22 July 2014
28 Uttarakhand Dr. Krishan Kant Paul 8 January 2015
29 West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi 24 July 2014

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of all union territories of India



The lieutenant governor is appointed only for three territories, i.e. President of India appoints Lieutenant governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi and Puducherry. Other territories like Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep have an administrator appointed, who is an IAS officer. Administrator acts as the head of the territory.

No Union Territory Governor name Took office
1 Andaman and Nicobar Island Lt. General A.K. Singh (Retd.) 8 July 2013
2 Chandigarh Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki (Administrator) 22 January 2015
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli Vikram Dev Dutt, IAS (Administrator) 14 March 2016
4 Daman and Diu Vikram Dev Dutt, IAS (Administrator) 14 March 2016
5 Delhi (NCT) Najeeb Jung (Lieutenant Governor) 9 July 2013
6 Lakshadweep Vijay Kumar IAS (Administrator) 26 October 2015
7 Puducherry Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS (Lieutenant Governor) 29 May 2016


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