Role of the Governor



Preamble to the Constitution of India


According to the Constitution of India, there shall be a Governor in each state. The role and powers of the Governor, as detailed in the Constitution, relate to:

154.    Executive power of State.

160.    Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies.

161.    Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases.

162.    Extent of executive power of State.

163.    Council of Ministers to aid and advise Governor.

164.    Other provisions as to Ministers.

165.    Advocate-General for the State.

166.    Conduct of business of the Government of a State.

167.    Duties of Chief Minister as respects the furnishing of information to Governor.

174.    Sessions of the State Legislature, prorogation and dissolution.

175.    Right of Governor to address and send messages to the House or Houses.

176.    Special address by the Governor.

188.    Oath or affirmation by members.

192.    Decision on questions as to disqualifications of members.

200.    Assent to Bills.

205.    Supplementary, additional or excess grants.

207.    Special provisions as to financial Bills.

213.    Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature.

219.    Oath or affirmation by Judges of High Courts.

244.    Administration of Scheduled Areas and Tribal Areas.


FIFTH SCHEDULE [Article 244(1)] 

Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes


316.    Appointment and term of office of members.



Chancellor of State Universities.

Chairperson, West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur .

President, Red Cross Society, Rajasthan.

President, Rajya Sainik Board (Sainik Kalyan Vibhag)

President, Management Committee of Amalgamated Fund for the benefit of Ex-Serviceman