Daily News Analysis

Governor

10th September, 2021 Polity

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Context:

  • Naga interlocutor R N Ravi has been made governor of TamilNadu.

 

 

Constitutional Provisions related to governor:

 

Office of Governor

·        Nominal executive head of the state.

·        Not a part of union executive and is an independent constitutional office.

·        Doesn’t serve the Union government and neither is subordinate to it.

Appointment

·        Indian President appoints Governor for each state by warrant under his hand and seal.

·        no direct or indirect election

·        Based on Canadial Model

Term of Office

·        No Fixed term: holds the office under the pleasure of the President.

·        President can remove the Governor

·        The grounds upon which he may be removed are not laid down in the constitution.

·        An interregnum is not allowed: There shall always be a governor.

Constitutional Positions

·        Article 154: There shall always be a governor.

·        Article 163: He will be aided and advised by the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, unless he is performing a function at his own discretion.