• Research/Scholar Paper name – A Critical Appraisal of The Role of The  Governor In The Union State Relations
  • Author: Jahanvi Jain
  • Co-Author: Utkarsh Dixit
  • Institution: NMIMS NAVI MUMBAI
  • Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Date of Publication: 31/07/2021


The governors and lieutenant-governors/administrators of the states and union territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at the Union level. Governors exist in the states while lieutenant-governors exist in union territories and in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the Chief ministers of the states and his/her councils of ministers. Article 153 of the Constitution requires that there shall be a Governor for each State. One person can be appointed as Governor for two or more States. Article 154 vests the executive power of the State in the Governor. Article 155 says that “The Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal”. Article 156 provides that “The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President”.

A Critical Appraisal of The Role of The Governor In The Union State Relations

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