Orissa News

Governor of Orissa  & his role

Rajbhavan of Orissa:The governors residenceThe constitution of India has vested powers on the governor of a state that makes him the most powerful luminary of the state.He acts as the the nominal head whereas the real power remains within the periphery of the Chief Minister and with the council minister of the Chief minister.The Governor is elected for a term of 5 years. Different types of powers including the Executive Powers (all the executive powers of the state government), Legislative Powers and also the Discretionary Powers are also given to the Governors. The governor performs the chief role in appointment of the Chief Minister and his council of ministers.The Governor also plays a cardinal role in the appointment of the judges of the District Courts.

In contrast the Governor writes the sessions of both houses of the State Legislature and holds over them. The governors are entrusted with the power to dissolve the State Legislature or the Vidhan Sabha. A bill that has passed by the State Legislature will not be eligible until and unless the Governor gives his/her assent to it. The Governor has the power to earmark certain bills for the President.

At certain situations the Governor can act according to own judgment. Though it is very important on the part of the Governors to act in accordance with the recommendation of the Council of ministers that is headed by the Chief Minister, and thereby to take decisions. These are enforced at the critical situations, and are called the `discretionary powers` of the Governor.

The governor of orissa also discharges his duties,in consonace with the constitution of India.The governor of Orissa resides in the Rajbahavan that is situated in Bhubaneswar.The 50 cre residence hosts the main building,the administrative block,the office of the reserve inspector, the reception counter, the garage and the godown.