List of governors of Odisha

The governor of Odisha is the head of state and representative of the president of India in the Indian state of Odisha. The governors have similar powers and functions at the state level as those of the President of India at central level. They exist in the state appointed by the President of India for a term of 5 years and they are not local to the state that they are appointed to govern. The factors based on which the President evaluates the candidates is not mentioned in the constitution. The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the Chief Minister of the State and their council of ministers whereas they acts as the nominal head.The current incumbent is Prof. Ganeshi Lal since 29 May 2018.

Governor of Odisha
Incumbent
Prof. Ganeshi Lal
since 29 May 2018 (2018-05-29)
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Odisha, Bhubaneswar
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderKailash Nath Katju
Formation15 August 1947; 75 years ago (1947-08-15)
Websiterajbhavanodisha.gov.in

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