The Governor is the Executive Head of the State. Article 154 vests the executive powers of the State in the Governor who exercises it either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with the Constitution. Under Article 163, the Governor as the Constitutional Head exercises all powers under the Constitution on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. It includes summoning and proroguing the Session of the State Legislature, Promulgation of Ordinances, giving assent to the Bills and appointing the Council of Ministers.
Article 153. Governors of States. -There shall be a Governor for each State
Article 154. Executive power of State.-The executive power of the State shall be vested in the Governor and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with this Constitution.
Article 155. Appointment of Governor.- The Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal.
Term of Office
Article 156. Term of Office of Governor.-
Article 157. Qualifications for appointment as Governor.-No person shall be eligible for appointment as Governor unless he is a citizen of India and has completed the age of thirty-five years.
Conditions of office
Article 158. Conditions of Governor's office.-
Article 159. Oath or affirmation by the Governor.- Every Governor and every person discharging the functions of the Governor shall, before entering upon his office, make and subscribe in the presence of the Chief Justice of the High Court exercising jurisdiction in relation to the State, or, in his absence, the senior most Judge of that Court available.
The Governor is the appointing authority in respect of the following authorities: