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Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki sworn in as the Governor of Punjab

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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.