DMPQ- . Briefly discuss the executive powers hold by office of the Governor.

. The executive powers and functions of the Governor are:

  • All executive actions of the government of a state are formally taken in his name.
  • He can make rules specifying the manner in which the Orders and other instruments made and executed in his name shall be authenticated.
  • He can make rules for more convenient transaction of the business of a state government and for the allocation among the ministers of the said business.
  • He appoints the chief minister and other ministers. They also hold office during his pleasure. There should be a Tribal Welfare minister in the states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha appointed by him.
  • He appoints the advocate general of a state and determines his remuneration. The advocate general holds office during the pleasure of the governor.
  • He appoints the state election commissioner and determines his conditions of service and tenure of office. However, the state election commissioner can be removed only in like manner and on the like grounds as a judge of a high court.
  • He appoints the chairman and members of the state public service commission. However, they can be removed only by the president and not by a governor.
  • He can seek any information relating to the administration of the affairs of the state and proposals for legislation from the chief minister.
  • He can require the chief minister to submit for the consideration of the council of ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a minister but which has not been considered by the council.
  • He can recommend the imposition of constitutional emergency in a state to the president. During the period of President’s rule in a state, the governor enjoys extensive executive powers as an agent of the President.
  • He acts as the chancellor of universities in the state. He also appoints the vice-chancellors of universities in the state.


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