Who appoints the Governor?

  • Article 155 says that “The Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal”. 
  • Article 156 provides that “The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President”. The term of the Governor is prescribed as five years.
  • The only qualifications for appointment as Governor are that he should be a citizen of India and must have completed the age of thirty-five years.
  • Article 159 prescribes the oath, which a Governor has to take before entering upon his office. 

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