Tathagata Roy Sworn-in as Arunachal Governor [ Current Affairs ]

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Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He becomes 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of Tripura. As per the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh had administered the oath of office to Tathagata Roy.

  • During the leave of absence of mandatory Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, Roy has been given the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Image shows the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

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About Tathagata Roy:

  • Tathagata Roy is an Indian politician, engineer and author.
  • He was born on 14 September 1945 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • He was president of the West Bengal state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2002 till 2006.
  • He has authored two books and written in both English and in his native Bengali language.
  • Sri Roy was awarded the well-known Alumni award by Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, formerly Bengal Engineering College Sibpur during the Second Annual Convocation of the Institute on 4th March 2016.

Legal provisions of Governor:

Article 153:

  • It says that there shall be Governor for each state. The 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956 has facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.

Article 156:

  • Governor is appointed by President and hold office during the pleasure of President. It should be also noted that this article also mentions tenure of Governor.
  • In this concern it says that Governor shall hold office for the term of 5 years from date he enters upon his office.

- Published on: July 11, 2016