ARTICLE 156, 157, 158 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What is the Term of office of Governor? What are the Qualifications for appointment as Governor? What are the Conditions of Governor' office? Article 156, 157 and 158 of Constitution of India, 1949

Term of office of Governor, Qualifications for appointment as Governor and Conditions of Governor' office are defined under Article 156, 157 and 158 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Article are:

 

 

Article 156 of Constitution of India "Term of office of Governor"

(1) The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President.

(2) The Governor may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office.

(3) 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.

(4) Provided that a Governor shall, notwithstanding the expiration of his term, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon his office.

 

Article 157 of Constitution of India "Qualifications for appointment as Governor"

No person shall be eligible for appointment as Governor unless he is a citizen of India and has completed the age of thirty-five years.

 

Article 158 of Constitution of India "Conditions of Governor' office"

(1) The Governor shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State specified in the First Schedule, and if a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any such State be appointed Governor, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House on the date on which he enters upon his office as Governor.

(2) The Governor shall not hold any other office of profit.

(3) The Governor shall be entitled without payment of rent to the use of his official residences and shall be also entitled to such emoluments, allowances and privileges as may be determined by Parliament by law and, until provision in that behalf is so made, such emoluments, allowances and privileges as are specified in Second Schedule.

(3A) Where the same person is appointed as Governor of two or more States, the emoluments and allowances payable to the Governor shall be allocated among the States in such proportion as the President may by order determine.

(4) The emoluments and allowances of the Governor shall not be diminished during his term of office.

 

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