List of Governors in India (State & Union Territories)

List of Governors in India (State & Union Territories)

Dear Readers, Here we have give the list of governors in India by state wise & union Territories. Candidates those who are prepared for the exams make use of the following links.



  1. Governors in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. – Devendra Kumar Joshi, (Lieutenant Governor)
  2. Governors in Chandigarh – Shri.V.P. Singh Badnore (Administrator)
  3. Governors in Dadra and Nagar Haveli – Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)
  4. Governors in Daman and Diu – Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)
  5. Governors in Delhi – Anil Baijal, IAS(Lieutenant Governor)
  6. Governors in Lakshadweep – Shri Farooq Khan, IPS (Administrator)
  7. Governors in Pudhucherry – Kiran Bedi (Lieutenant Governor)

List of Lieutenant Governors And Administrators for Union Territories

  • The post of Lieutenant Governors in a Union Territory is the same as that of a Governor in any State. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the President of India for a tenure of five years.
  • There are a total of 8 Union Territories in India and given below is the list of Lieutenant Governor and Administrators for these Union Territories along with the dates they took over the post.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor/Administrator – Key Points

There are certain points that need to be know with respect to the state Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Administrator in India:

  • They are appointed for a tenure of 5 years
  • As per the Governor’s Act of 1982, the monthly salary of a Governor is Rs. 1,10,000/-
  • The eligibility to become a Governor includes being a citizen of India, age above 35 years, must not hold any office of profit and he/she must not be a member of any state of union territory legislature
  • The same Governor can be appointed for more than one state
  • The Governor resides in the Raj Bhavan of the state during his/her tenure and is entitled to a fixed pension
  • Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to become an Indian state Governor

These are the few pointers that are important with respect to the General Awareness section of the various Government exams.