The Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of the states and territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level. The Governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies in the hand of the Chief Ministers of the states and the Chief Minister’s Council of Ministers.
In the year 2013, the list of Newly Appointed Governors are:
- Devanand Konwar – Appointed as the Governor of Tripura on March 9, 2013 (Replaced D Y Patil).
- D. Y. Patil- Appointed as the Governor of Bihar on March 9, 2013 (Replaced Devanand Konwar).
- S. C. Jamir - Appointed as the Governor of Odisha on March 9, 2013 (Replaced M C Bhandare).
- Nikhil Kumar – Appointed as the Governor of Kerala on Appointed as the Governor of (Replaced Karnataka Governor H R Bhardawaj who had the additional charge of Kerala).
- Ashwani Kumar – Appointed as the Governor of Nagaland on March 9, 2013 (Replaced Nikhil Kumar).
In the year 2012, the list of Newly Appointed governors are:
- Aziz Qureshi - Appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand on 15 May 2012 replaced Margaret Alva.
- Margaret Alva – Appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan on 12 May 2012 replaced Shivraj Patil.
- Bharat Vir Wanchoo – appointed as governor of Goa. Took office on 4 may 2012.
Term Extended (in 2012):
- Governor of Andhra Pradesh – E S L Narasimhan (re-elected)
- Governor of Maharashtra – K. Sankaranarayanan (re-elected)
In the year 2012, the lists of Newly Appointed Administrator are:
- Administrators of Dadra and Nagar Haveli – B.S. Bhalla
- Administrators of Daman and Diu – B.S. Bhalla
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