List of lieutenant governors of Puducherry

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Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Puducherry
Dr. Kiran Bedi in 2017.jpg
Incumbent
Kiran Bedi

since 29 May 2016
StyleHer Excellency (formal)
The Honorable (unformal)
Reports toPresident of India
Government of India
ResidenceRaj Niwas, Pondicherry
AppointerPresident of India on the advice of the Government of India
Term lengthFive Years, renewable
Inaugural holderS. L. Silam
Formation14 October 1963; 58 years ago (1963-10-14)

Puducherry (formerly known as "Pondicherry") is a Union Territory of India. Governance and administration of the territory fall directly under federal authority.

List[change | change source]

No. Name Took office Left office
1 S.L. Silam 14 Oct 1963 13 Oct 1968
2 B.D. Jatti 14 Oct 1968 7 Nov 1972
3 Chhedilal 8 Nov 1972 29 Aug 1976
4 B.T. Kulkarni 30 Aug 1976 31 Oct 1980
5 Ram Kishore Vyas 1 Nov 1980 26 Jul 1981
6 R.N. Haldipur 27 Jul 1981 14 May 1982
7 K.M. Chandy 15 May 1982 5 Aug 1983
8 Kona Prabhakara Rao 2 Sep 1983 17 Jun 1984
9 Tribhuvan Prasad Tewary 1 Oct 1984 21 Jun 1988
10 Ranjit Singh Dyal 22 Jun 1988 19 Feb 1990
11 Chandrawati 19 Feb 1990 18 Dec 1990
12 Har Swarup Singh 19 Dec 1990 05 Feb 1993
13 Bishma Narain Singh[a] 06 Feb 1993 1 May 1995
14 Marri Channa Reddy[b] 31 May 1993 1 May 1995
15 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai 2 May 1995 22 Apr 1998
16 Rajani Rai 23 Apr 1998 29 Jul 2002
17 K. R. Malkani 31 Jul 2002 27 Oct 2003
18 P.S. Rama Mohan Rao[c] 27 Oct 2003 5 Jan 2004
19 Nagendra Nath Jha 5 Jan 2004 6 Jul 2004
20 M. M. Lakhera 7 Jul 2004 18 Jul 2006
21 Mukut Mithi 19 Jul 2006 12 Mar 2008
22 Bhopinder Singh 15 Mar 2008 22 Jul 2008
23 Govind Singh Gurjar 23 Jul 2008 6 Apr 2009
24 Surjit Singh Barnala[d] 9 Apr 2009 27 Jul 2009
25 Iqbal Singh 27 Jul 2009 9 Jul 2013
26 Virendra Kataria 10 Jul 2013 11 Jul 2014
27 A. K. Singh[1] 12 Jul 2014 26 May 2016
28 Kiran Bedi[2] 28 May 2016 (incumbent)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Governor of Tamilnadu, Additional Charge
  2. Governor of Tamilnadu, Additional Charge
  3. Governor of Tamilnadu, Additional Charge
  4. Appointed as Administrator of Puducherry

References[change | change source]

  1. "Puducherry L-G Kataria sacked". Indian Express. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. Cities (29 May 2016). "Kiran Bedi assumes charge as LG of Puducherry". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 May 2016.