Indian History


      Governor-Indian Constitution
No. Governor
1. The administration of the state is carried out in the name of Governor.
2. The Governor of the State is appointed by the President of India.
3. A person must possess the following qualifications to be appointed as Governor.
4. a) He shall be a citizen of India.
5. b) He shall have 35 years of age.
6. c) He shall not be a member of Parliament or State Legislature and shall not hold any office of profit.
7. The Governor holds in his office during the pleasure of the President of India.
8. The Pay and Allowances of the Governor are determined by the Act of the Parliament.
9. The Governor appoints- the chief Minister; Minister on the advice of the Chief Minister; the Vice-Chancellors of the Universities; Chairman and members of the State Public Service Commission; the Chief Secretary and Advocate General for the State.
10. The Governor promulgamates ordinances during the recess of the State Legislature.
11. The Governor summons, prorogues the both houses of the State Legislature and dissolves the lower house of the State Legislature.
12. He nominates 1/6 of the members to the State Legislative Council.
13. He opens the first session after the general elections and the first session of the assembly every year.
14. He nominates one Anglo-India member to the Legislative Assembly.
15. He has the power to grant pardons, suspend or cancel the sentence of any convicted person.
16. The financial powers of the Governor include causing the budget to be laid before the State Legislative Assembly, permitting the members to introduce money bills, maintaining the Contingency Fund etc.
17. The discretionary powers of the Governor include- the selection of the Chief Minister; dissolution of the Legislative Assembly, dismissal of the Ministers, Advising the President to impose the President`s Rule etc.