49th Conference of Governors begins in Delhi

Jun 4, 2018 11:14 IST
49th Conference of Governors begins in Delhi

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the two-day Conference of Governors on June 4, 2018 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. This is the 49th such Conference to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the second to be presided over by President Kovind.


The conference will involve discussions on important agendas including clean India mission, internal security, higher education and skill development.

It will also involve discussions on important thematic issues in various sessions.

Key Highlights

The inaugural session, which starteds with an address by the President, saw in attendance Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Governors and Lt. Governors of all states and union territories and other senior government officials. 49th Conference of Governors begins in Delhi

Second Session

  • The session will see briefings and presentations on flagship programmes of the Centre as well as on internal security. 
  • During the session, presentations will be made by the Vice Chairman and the CEO of NITI Aayog as well as by the National Security Advisor. 

Third Session

  • The third session will cover the theme of higher education in state universities and skill development for employability. The Governor of Gujarat will be the convener of the session.
  • During this session, presentations will be made by the Secretary, Higher Education and the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

Fourth Session

  • In the fourth session, Governors/Lt. Governors will discuss steps taken on the report 'Rajyapal - Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society'.
  • The report was submitted by the Committee of Governors to the President on January 9, 2018.
  • The Committee was constituted during the 48th Conference of Governors in October 2017.
  • The Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will convene the session.

Fifth Session

  • In the fifth session, the Governors will discuss ideas on how to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • During the session, presentations will be made on Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Swachhata Internship and Governors/Lt. Governors will make suggestions.
  • The Governor of Uttar Pradesh shall be the convener of this session.

 49th Conference of Governors begins in DelhiDuring the sixth and concluding session, brief presentations on the deliberations in the previous thematic sessions will be made by the convener Governors.

President Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the concluding session.

A special session on Union Territories will be held on June 5, 2018, during which the Governors/Administrators of Union Territories will discuss the status of implementation of various flagship programmes.


The first Conference of Governors was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1949.

It was presided over by C Rajagopalachari, the then Governor General of India.

The governor's conference is extra constitutional devise for securing cooperation and coordination between the states in India.


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Who: 49th Conference of Governors

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When: June 4 , 2018

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