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Indian Administration by Pankaj Singh, Hoshiar Singh

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State Administration

The pattern of state governance in India is on the lines of the Union. The head of the state, like his counterpart at the centre, is a mere nominal head who acts on the advice of the council of ministers having majority support in the state legislature.

The Governor

The governor is the executive head of the state. Article 154 of the Constitution vests all the executive powers of the state in the governor, which are exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with the Constitution. The governor is a nominal head and actual powers are exercised by the council of ministers headed by the chief minister.

Appointment of the Governor

The governor of a state is appointed by the president ...

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