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List of Articles Related to Governor of the State

07-FEB-2017 18:37

Articles from 153 to 167 in Part VI of the constitution deals with the state executive. The state executive consists of the Governor, the Chief Minister the Council of Ministers and the Advocate General of the State. The Governor is the chief executive (but nominal) head of the state and acts as an agent of the president in the state. The post of the Governor at the state level is like the president at the centre.

Conditions of Governor’s Office:-

The constitution lay downs the following conditions for the Governor’s office:-

1. He should not be the member of either house of parliament or a house of the state legislature.

2. He should not hold any office of profit.

3. He can use his official residence for other purposes but should not charge rent for that.

4. If a person is appointed as the caretaker Governor of other states, he is entitles to get the salary of both state’s Governor (decided by the president of India).

5. His emoluments and allowances can’t be decreased during his term.

Qualification for appointment as Governor (Article 157) –

The constitution has laid down following qualifications to be appointed as Governor:

Powers of Governor:-

The Governor of the state shall possess executive, legislative, financial and judicial powers. But he does not possess diplomatic, military or emergency powers which President of India has.

The powers and functions of Governor can be classified under following heads:

1. Executive powers

2. Legislative powers

3. Financial powers

4. Judicial powers

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Articles Related to Governor at a Glance

Article No. 153 for Governors of states

Article No. 154 for Executive power of state

Article No.  155 for Appointment of Governor

Article No.  156 for Term of office of Governor

Article No.  157 for Qualifications for appointment as Governor

Article No.  158 for Conditions of Governor’s office

Article No.  159 for Oath or affirmation by the Governor

Article No.  160 for Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies

Article No.  161 for Power of the Governor to grant pardons and others

Article No.  162 for Extent of executive power of state

Article No.  163 for Council of Ministers to aid and advice the Governor

Article No.  164 for other provisions as to ministers like appointments, term, salaries, and others

Article No.  165 for Advocate-General for the State

Article No.  166 for Conduct of business of the government of a state

Article No.  167 for Duties of the Chief Minister regarding furnishing of information to the Governor, and so on

Article No.  174 for Sessions of the state legislature, prorogation and dissolution

Article No.  175 for Right of the Governor to address and send messages to the house or houses of state legislature

Article No.  176 for Special address by the Governor

Article No.  200 for Assent to bills (i.e. assent of the Governor to the bills passed by the state legislature)

Article No.  201 for Bills reserved by the Governor for consideration of the President

Article No.  213 for Power of Governor to promulgate ordinances

Article No.  217 for Governor being consulted by the President in the matter of the appointments of the judges of the High Courts

Article No.  233 for Appointment of district judges by the Governor

Article No.  234 for Appointments of persons (other than district judges) to the judicial service of the state by the Governor.

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