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Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki sworn in as the Governor of Punjab

Haryana governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solani took over the additional charge of 34th Governor of Punjab. He was given the additional charge, as the tenure of Shivraj V Patil as Punjab governor ends. Solanki signed separate charge reports, both as Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh (UT).

Knowledge is Wealth

  • States have Governors and Union Territories have Lieutenant-Governors. They have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level.
  • The Lieutenant-Governor rank is present only in Delhi, Puducherry, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • The other Union Territories have an appointed administrator (Mostly IAS officer). 
  • In Indian Constitution, article 157 and article 158 specify the eligibility requirements for the post of governor. 
  • The governor of Punjab alone acts as the administrator of Chandigarh.