Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Governor is appointed by the president by warrant under his hand and seal.
2.The office of governor of a state is an independent constitutional office.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: The governor is neither directly elected by the people nor indirectly elected by a specially constituted electoral college as is the case with the president.
- He is appointed by the president by warrant under his hand and seal. In a way, he is a nominee of the Central government.
- But, as held by the Supreme Court in 1979, the office of governor of a state is not an employment under the Central government.
- It is an independent constitutional office and is not under the control of or subordinate to the Central government.
Source: Laxmikanth’s Polity