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President Appoints Raghubar Das and Indra Sena Reddy as Governors

Utkarsh Classes 19-10-2023
President Appoints Raghubar Das and Indra Sena Reddy as Governors Appointment 3 min read

President Draupadi Murmu has appointed former Jharkhand chief ministers Raghubar Das and Indra Sena Reddy Nallu as the governors of Odisha and Tripura, respectively. An official order was issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 18 October 2023.

Raghubar Das is currently a national vice president of the BJP. He was the chief minister of Jharkhand from 2014 to 2019. Indra Sena Reddy Nallu is from Telangana and is a Bharatiya Janata Party leader. 

Constitutional provision for State Governor 

Article 153 of the Indian constitution provides for a Governor for each state. However, the President can appoint a person as Governor for two or more States.

Appointment of the Governor 

According to Article 155 of the constitution, the President of India appoints the Governor of a state on the advice of the Union Council of Ministers.

Qualification to be a Governor 

According to Article 157 of the constitution, a person to be eligible for appointment as Governor ;

  •  shall be a citizen of India,
  •  completed 35 years of age, 
  • shall not be a member of a state legislature or any house of the Parliament,
  •  shall not hold any office of profit.

Term of the Governor 

  • The Governor is appointed for a term of 5 years and holds his office at the pleasure of the President. 
  • It means that the governor can be dismissed by the President at any time.

Like the President of India, the governor of a state is the head of the state executive. The governor exercises his power on the aid and advice of the state council of ministers headed by the state chief minister.

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