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Constitutional provisions regarding Governors of India

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  • February 18, 2021
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Constitutional provisions regarding Governors of India

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Constitution

In news

  • Dr. Kiran Bedi was recently removed as Puducherry Lieutenant Governor. 
  • Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has been given additional charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

Important value additions 

  • Article 153: There shall be a Governor for each State. 
  • One person can be appointed as Governor for two or more States.
  • The governor acts in ‘Dual Capacity’ as the Constitutional head of the state and as the representative.
  • He acts as a bridge between union and state governments.
  • Article 157 and Article 158: Eligibility requirements. A governor must:
    • Be a citizen of India.
    •  Be at least 35 years of age.
    • Not be a member of the either house of the parliament or house of the state legislature.
    • Not hold any office of profit.
  • Term of office : 5 years
  • It can be terminated earlier by:
    • Dismissal by the President on the advice of the council of ministers. 
    • Dismissal by the President whose acts are upheld by courts as unconstitutional and malafide.
    • Resignation by the governor.

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