Salary of Governor in India 2019 – Basic Salary, Allowance, Income & Expenditures

Check out the Salary of Governor in India 2019. Our current Governor of Andhra Pradesh is Biswabhusan Harichandan.  In July 2019, he was appointed as the 23rd Governor of Andhra Pradesh.  The President of India will appoint the Governor of States for a period of 5 years. He was born on August 3, 1934. Harichadan joined Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971 and became National Executive Member. After the formation of BJP in 1980, he was appointed as the President for the State till 1988 before he joined hands with Janata Dal. He went back to BJP in 1996.

He is a Politician, Lawyer and also a Writer. He worked as a Ministry of Law, Revenue and Fisheries for the Govt of Odisha (2004 – 2009). He as an Author wrote many books like Marubataas, Mahasangramar Mahanayak, Buxi Jagabandhu, Paika Mutiny and his autobiography Sangar Sarinahin. The Salary of Governor in India is Rs 3.5 lakh per month.  Also, In the previous article, we have given complete details about Salary of Home Minister of India.

Powers and Functions of Governor

The primary function of the governor is to preserve, protect and defend the constitution according to the Article 159  All the actions, recommendations and supervisory powers (Article 167c, Article 200, Article 213, Article 355, etc.) took by the Governor are used to implement the provisions of the Constitution. In this respect, the governor has many different types of powers:

  • Executive powers: related to administration, appointments, and removals,
  • Legislative powers: related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is Vidhan Sabha or Vidhan Parishad,
  • Discretionary powers: to be carried out according to the discretion of the governor

Salary of Governor in India

Events Information
Current Governor of State (AP)Biswabhusan Harichandan
Born3 August 1934
Name of the Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Occupation (also as)Politician



Salary of Vice President of IndiaRs 3,50,000 per month 

Salary of Governor – Allowances

At present, the monthly salary of Governor in India is Rs 3.5 lakh per month. Till 2008, the salaries of President,  Vice President, and Governor were Rs 1.50 lakh, Rs 1.25 lakh and Rs 1.10 lakh respectively. A hike in the salary was made in 2008 when the Parliament had approved a three-fold increase.  Facilities and benefits will be enjoyed by the Vice President during the term period.

Allowances Information
Annual IncomeRs 42,00,000
Monthly SalaryRs 3.5 lakh
Travel AllowanceFree
Medical AllowanceFree
Expenses of Governor in India

Government of India spends over 22.5 million rupees annually on other expenses like Housing, Food, staff, hosting of guests, etc. Governor in India including salary also enjoys the facilities such as Free Residence, Free Medical Assistance. Free Accommodation and Travel facilities are also provided.

Previous Income of Former Vice Presidents 

The first woman Governor of a State is Sarojini Naidu. She was the Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 15 August 1947 – 2nd March 1949. Here we have mentioned the income of former Governors in India  : 

State Name of the Governor Term PeriodSalary 
Andhra PradeshBiswabhusan HarichandanPresentRs 3.5 lakh per month.
Andhra PradeshE . S. L NarasimhanDec 2009 – July 2019Rs 1.10 lakh per month
TelanganaE . S. L NarasimhanJune 2014Rs 1.10 lakh per month
Highest & Lowest Paid Governor in India

At present, the highest-paid president is Sarojini Naidu and the lowest paid is the former President of India Biswabhusan Harichandan. 

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