There shall be a Governor for each state (Article 153 of the
Constitution of India).
The executive power of the State shall be vested in the Governor
and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers
subordinate to him in accordance with the Constitution of India (Article
The Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by
warrant under his hand and seal (Article 155).
A person to be eligible for appointment as Governor should be
citizen of India and have completed age of 35 years (Article
The Governor shall not be a member of the Legislature or
Parliament; shall not hold any office of profit, shall be entitled to
emoluments and allowances. (Article 158)
Every Governor and every person discharging the function of the
Governor shall make a subscribe an oath or Affirmation(Article
The President may make such a provision as he thinks fit for the
discharge of the functions of the Governor of a State in any contingency
not provided for in Chapter II of the Constitution.(Article
The Governor shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves,
etc. (Article 161).
There shall be council of Ministers with the Chief Minister at
the head to aid and advise the Governor in the exercise of his functions
except in so far as he is by or under the Constitution required to
exercise his functions or any of them in his
The Governor appoints Chief Minister and other Ministers.
The Governor appoints the Advocate General for the State.
All executive actions ,of the Governor of a State shall be
expressed to be taken in the name of Governor. (Article 166).
The Governor shall from time to time summon and prorogue the
House and dissolve the Legislative Assembly. (Article 174).
The Governor may address the Legislative Assembly....; The
Governor may send messages to the House. (Article 175).
Special Address to the House by the Governor. (Article
The Governor assents, withholds assent or reserves for the
consideration of the Bill passed by the Legislative Assembly. (Article
The Governor shall in respect of every financial year cause to be
laid before the House.... a statement of the estimated receipts
and expenditure.(Article 202).
No demand for a grant shall be made except on the recommendation
of the Governor. (Article 203(3)).
The Governor shall ........cause to be laid before the House
another statement showing estimated amount of expenditure. (Article
The Governor may promulgate the ordinances under certain
circumstances. (Article 213).
The Governor is consulted for appointment of Judges of High
Court. (Article 217).