What are special responsibilities of the Governor?
Q. Which of the following is/are true regarding special responsibilities of the Governor?
1) Regarding Assam it is with respect to the administration of tribal areas.
2) Regarding Arunachal Pradesh it is with respect to law and order in the state.
3) Regarding Nagaland it is with respect to development of tribal areas.
4) Regarding Karnataka it is with respect to law and order related to formation of Telangana.- Published on 06 Mar 17
a. 1, 2
b. 1, 2. 4
d. All of the above
ANSWER: 1, 2
The Governor has situational discretion too in the following scenarios -
(a) In case of appointment of Chief Minister when no party has a clear-cut majority in the state legislative assembly.
(b) Appointment of new Chief Minister when the Chief Minister in office dies suddenly and there is no obvious successor.
(c) He can dismiss the Council of Ministers when it cannot prove the confidence of the state legislative assembly.
(d) He can dissolve the state legislative assembly if the council of ministers has lost its majority.
- The governor has certain special responsibilities to discharge according to the directions issued by the President. In this regard, the Governor though has to consult the Council of Ministers led by the Chief Minister, acts finally on his discretion.
Special Responsibilities are as follows -
(a)Regarding Maharashtra - Establishment of separate development boards for Vidarbha and Marathwada. (b) Regarding Gujarat - Establishment of separate development boards for Saurashtra and Kutch.
(c) Regarding Nagaland - With respect to law and order in the state as long as the internal disturbance in the Naga Hill-Tuensang Area continues.
(d) Regarding Assam - With respect to the administration of tribal areas.
(e) Regarding Manipur - Regarding the administration of the hill areas in Manipur.
(f) Regarding Sikkim - For peace and for ensuring social and economic advancement of the different sections of the population.
(g) Regarding Arunachal Pradesh - With respect to law and order in the state.
(h) Regarding Karnataka - Establishment of a separate development board for Hyderabad-Karnataka region.
- Constitution has assigned a dual role to the office of a Governor.
- He is the constitutional head of the state.
- He is also representative of the Centre (i.e., President).