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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:

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

 

 1University of Kerala,
 2University of Calicut, 
 3Cochin University of Science and Technology,
 4Mahatma Gandhi University.
 5Kannur University,
 6Kerala Agricultural University
 7Sree 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.


Organisational set up:


      There are two establishments in Raj Bhavan, viz. Governor's Secretariat and Governor’s Household. The Secretary to the Governor is the Head of the Department for both the offices. The Secretariat attends to all secretarial work of the Governor. The main function of the Household establishment is efficient running of the Governor’s Household. The detailed chart showing Organizational set up of Raj Bhavan is as follows:-


GOVERNOR’S SECRETARIAT:
 

Si No. Name of Post Sanctioned
 Strength 
 1.  Deputy Secretary          2   
 2.  Public Relations Officer   1
 3.      Under Secretary.    2
 4.  P.S.to Governor     1
 5.    APS to Governor    1
 6. Personal Assistant to Governor   1
 7.  Section Officers    3
 8.  Tour superintendent    1
 9.  Cypher Superintendent   1
 10. Assistants   12
 11. Cypher Assistant   1
 12. Confidential Assistants   2
 13. Typists    5
 14.  Telephone Operators.   1
 15. Binder    4
 16. Clerical Assistant   1
 17. Chauffeur    1
 16. Motor Cycle Despatch Riders.   2
 17. Duffadars    2
 18.  Peons  22
 19.  Sweepers     4
 20. Sanitation Worker     1
 21.  Sweeper cum Sanitation Worker   1

                                                                                                            
                                                                                            
                                                                               

GOVERNNOR’S HOUSEHOLD:

Sl No.  Name of Post Sanctioned
Strength
 1.Aide-De-Camp [ADC]     2
 2.Comptroller    1
 3.Furniture Clerk    1
 4.Motor Section Clerk     1
 5.Caretaker    1
 6.Garden Supervisor    1
 7. Chauffeur     4
 8. Personal Attendant    2
 9. Head Butler    1
 10. Head Cook     1
 11.Cook    2
 12. Waiter    4
 13. Matey     5
 14.Lascar     5
 15.Duffadar     1
 16.Attender     1
 17.  Peon     4
 18. Watcher     3
 19.Head Gardener     1
 20.Gardener    12
 21.Cleaner     3 
 22.Laundry   Superintendent    1
 23.Female Attendant     1 
 24.Carpenter    1
 25.Tailor     1
 26.Head Dhobi    1
 27.Dhobi       2
 28. Sweeper    13
 29. Sweeper cum Sanitation worker    1  

                                                
                         RAJ BHAVAN DISPENSARY:

1. Medical Officer 1    (Deputation from DHS) 
2.Staff Nurse1    (Deputation from DHS) 
3.Pharmacist1    (Deputation from DHS) 
4.Nursing Assistant1    (Deputation from DHS) 
5.Hospital Assistant 2    (Deputation from DHS) 

 

ABSTRACT OF TOTAL POSTS ON ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GOVERNOR’S SECRETARIAT

Particulars  Total number
of posts
Posts filled    Posts vacant
Class-I Officers       2          2  
Class-II Officers        9        6      3
Class-III Staff       30      24     6
Class-IV Staff      30        8      2
   
 
 
 Total      71         60

     11

 

                                         
ABSTRACT OF TOTAL POSTS ON ESTABLISHMENT
OF THE COMPTROLLER'S HOUSEHOLD

 Particulars Total  number of  posts  Posts filled Posts vacant 
 Class-I Officers          3       3        -
 Class-II Officers           -       -      -
 Class-III Staff       10     8     2
 Class-IV Staff       64   48    14

 

Total

 
       77 
 
     59 
 
     16

 

ABSTRACT OF TOTAL POSTS ON ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RAJBHAVAN DISPENSARY

 Particulars   Total number of  postsPosts filled  Posts vacant 
 Class-I Officers              -       -        -  
 Class-II Officers             1       1        -  
 Class-III Staff             2       2       -  
 Class-IV Staff             3         2       1


The Official Residence of the Governor of Kerala is in the Kerala Raj Bhavan situated in about 12.3 hectares land at Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram.