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Governor Of A State In India

Governor of A State

Governor is the constitutional head of a state in India. He is the head of a state like the President of India who is the constitutional head of Indian Union. The top of the executive power in a state is the Governor. There is a Governor in each state. But according to 153rd, there can be more than two states under the control of a single Governor. Here we are discussing all on a Governor in details below.First Indian women Governor for a state is Sarojini Naidu.
Appointment :-
Governor is not elected, rather he is selected. He is appointed by the President of India of his own wish. The Governor will remain on his seat as per the wish of the President. Why is the Governor engaged or appointed? This is to maintain the power conflict between the Chief Minister and the Governor aloof. This has been predicted that if the Governor were elected then he would have thought himself/herself more powerful than the Chief Minister. We should remember that chief minister is elected for a certain seat of the state’s legislature. But the election of the Governor must be state-wise. Thus, he may have overpowered Chief Minister.
Besides, this will leave the country to face any diverse situation resulting for a havoc election procedure. It will cut the expenditure off. If appointed by the President, the Central Government must watch him and control. If an election is a process to choose the governor, a favourable person will be nominated by the ruling party. This will lessen the neutral position of the President. National integrity must be halted.
Eligibility :-
This He must be of 35 years of age. He must leave any profitable post before his coronation to the post of Governor. He must not continue his membership either from the parliament or from the state’s legislative assembly. Member either of parliament or of state’s legislature appointed as the Governor of a state must discontinue his membership.
Tenure :-
Generally, the duration of a Governor is 5 years.

This tenure can be reduced for the stated reasons below.
1.    According to 156(I), President of India can dismiss Governor. The specific reason for the dismissal of the Governor is not written in the Constitution. But issues like taking bribes, corruption, breaking the rules of the Constitution etc. Will be considered to remove the Governor.
2.    According to 156(II), the Governor may place his resignation to the President of India.
He receives a monthly salary of 110000 INR. A rent-free government is given to him. He receives a salary, allowance, special rights according to Amendment of the Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Act of 1982. According to 158(III-IV), remuneration and allowance cannot be reduced during his governorship.
Legal Remittance
According to Article 361 of the constitution of India, the governor of a state cannot be called for interrogation to judge his controversial work.The Supreme Court in the case 'Rameshwar Prasad & Ors vs Union Of India & Anr on 24 January 2006', clarified that though governor cannot be prosecuted and imprisoned during his term of office, he can be prosecuted after his term of office for the guilty which he has committed during his term.

Functions and Powers of A Governor

Employment, Advice
The Governor of a State employs ministers in the state legislative assembly. He employs advocate general, members of state’s public service commission. But he cannot dismiss members of public service commission. Public service commission can only be dismissed by the order of the President of India after a recommendation on the report by the Supreme Court. If inability is found, the President can make removal. According to, Article 217(I), he can give relevant advice to the president in relation for the appointment of the chief judge of the state’s high court. The 23rdAmendment of the Article 333 in 1969 empowers the Governor to employ one Anglo-Indian member in the state’s legislative assembly. According to 171(V), the Governor nominates 1/6th members from literature, science, arts, social work etc in Bidhan Parishad(Upper House) if it exists in a state.
According to 164th, the Governor is a part of a state legislature. He has right to place his message, deliver his speech, summon assembly and even dissolve the legislative assembly. Governor is responsible for inauguration the first session after the election by addressing the members of the legislative assembly as well as to address the assembly with his speech every year at the beginning of a session. Bill has to go to the governor for receiving his/her assent. Without his/her consent, a bill cannot be a legal use. The governor can return a bill to the legislative assembly for reconsideration. If a bill is sent to the governor for his approval, he has no other way but give his/her consent. He can implement ordinance when he feels the necessity of a law which cannot be performed by the legislative assembly for it has no scope.
He can send a report to the President of India to implement the presidential rule in the state when he is confirmed about the fact that the present circumstance is not favourable to run the state’s administration with the help of state’s laws. He can overpower in this situation.
What can the Governor do for a person who has performed crime against the rules of the state’s legislature? According to 161 st, he can pardon. He can remit the punishment. He can lessen a punishment.
For the introduction of Money Bill, the recommendation of the Governor is necessary.State Budget is stated only with the reinforcing influence of the Governor. After publishing the state Budget, no further want of grant can be granted without the recommendation of the Governor. He forms the State Finance Commission.

5 Gunmen Killed and 3 Jawans Passed Away in Pathankot Terror Attack


This municipal city is the meeting point of the three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir Pathankot is the 9th most populous city of Punjab. Pathankot is situated in the foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie.River Chakki is flowing closely.

The Attack:

The Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in the state of Punjab was attacked by some terrorists.There are 12 entry points into the base.The attack happened when the whole world was sleeping after the celebration for the new year,2016 at about 3.30 a.m. on 2nd January. The number of the terrorists is still unknown.Local police have been alarming the local people and forbidding to come out of their own homes. The assailants could not enter into the technical areas of the base.The terrorists were in the area which families and civilians live. An NIA team have reached Pathankot. The sound of three grenade blasts was heard inside airbase. Force heard firing from within the airbase again.
Heavily armed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists attacked in this terrorist attack. This terrorist organization had earlier attacked parliament on 13th December in 2001 in Delhi.

Deaths and Injuries:-

Fateh Sing(captain), Kundan Sing from Indian Air Force have been killed in this terror attack. Another army has not been recognized yet. Three jawans lost their lives of whom  one was Garud commando and two were DSC personnel. Five terrorists were killed. Four had been killed earlier. The fifth was killed when the daylight did diminish.

Responses of Officials and VIPs:-

 Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma - “Punjab shares a long border with Pakistan. Terrorism trying to enter Punjab once again but BJP will deal with it strictly”. 
Congress’s Ahmed Patel  - The terror attack should be condemned outright 
RJD chief Lalu Prasad - This is not the right time to question foreign policy. I stand with our soldiers in this fight”
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi - Strongly condemn terrorist attack in Pathankot. My deepest condolences to families of the brave soldiers martyred in attack:. 
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Sing Badal - “Due to the thrashing incident yesterday, there was a timely alert. Had it not been so, the damage could have been more” 
Kiren Rijiju, MoS - “Central agencies are working in coordination with Punjab Police”
Surinder Singh, SHO, Sarabha Nagar – “The whole state of Punjab is on high alert after the attack.” 
Minister Rajnath Singh -  “The country is proud of them (forces), Pakistan is our neighbour and we want peace, but any attack on India will get a befitting response.”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan: “Pakistan condemns the terrorist incident in Pathankot, India, today.” 

High-Level Meetings:-

High-level meetings have been going on at South Block again and again. Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar was given detailed of the incident by IAF chief Arup Raha, Navy Chief Robin Dhowan and BSF chief  at South Block. NSA Ajit Doval also gave information. 

Pak Connection:-

The terrorists had called to their handlers in  Vawalpur of Pakistan. One terrorist had called to his mother through the mobile snatched from SP Salwinder Sing. 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan: “Pakistan condemns the terrorist incident in Pathankot, India, today.” 

SP Salwinder Sing Waylaid:-

SP Salwinder along with his two companions Rajesh Verma and Madan Gopal. Rajesh Verma is his friend. Madan Gopal is the cook of Rajesh Verma.They were travelling in an SUV. They were ambushed by a gang of five on Pathankot-Jammu road. They were beaten, assailed and robbed. Later the car was seen in a village in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Toyota Innova, a taxi, was seen in an area nearby where its driver Ikagar Sing was found dead.
This event, according to some sources, is correlated with the Air Base attack.