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Point No. I { Section 4 (1) (b) (i) }

Particulars of organization, functions and duties:
Functions and duties of the Governor :-

       The Governor is the Executive Head of the State within the meaning of
Articles 153 and 154 of the Constitution of India. Article 154 vests the executive powers of the State in the Governor who exercises it either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with the Constitution. Under Article 163, the Governor as the Constitutional Head exercises all powers under the Constitution on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. It includes summoning and proroguing the Session of the State Legislature, promulgation of Ordinances, giving assent to the Bills and appointing the Council of Ministers.

     There are certain functions, which are possibly to be exercised by the Governor  in his discretion as sending report to the President under Article 356 and  reserving Bill for the consideration of the President under Article 200.

      The Governor is the appointing authority in respect of the following authorities:

1. Advocate General.
2. The Lokayukta and Upa Lokayukta.
3. The State Election Commissioner.
4. The Chairman and Members of the Human Rights Commission.
5. The Chairman and Members of the Kerala Public Service Commission.
6. The State Chief Information Commissioner and members of Information Commission, Kerala.

The Governor also nominates members of the Amalgamated Fund, [Rehabilitation of Ex-servicemen]  
The Governor is the patron of Kerala Chapter of the   Indian Red Cross Society.

       All the functions and duties of the Governor as laid down in the
Constitution are expounded at annexure – "A".


Under the Universities Act, the Governor is Chancellor of all the
Universities in Kerala.

 At present there are 7 Universities in the State
1. University of Kerala,
2. University of Calicut,  
3. Cochin University of Science and Technology,
4. Mahatma Gandhi University.
5. Kannur University,
6. Kerala Agricultural University
7. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit.

     The Governor makes appointment of Vice Chancellors of the Universities on the recommendations of the selection committee constituted by the Chancellor for the purpose and also nominates his representatives on the Senate, Syndicate, Executive and Management Council, Academic Council, Selection Committee, Building and Works Committee and Legal Advisory Committee of each University.

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