What is the Article 156?

Article 156 of the Indian Constitution deals with the Term of office of Governor. It further states the following:

  • The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. 
  • The Governor may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office. 
  • Subject to the foregoing provisions of this article, a Governor shall hold for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office. 
  • Provided that a Governor shall, notwithstanding the expiration of his term, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon his office. 

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