List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry

List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry
List of Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry
The Lt. Governor of Puducherry is the de jure head of the Puducherry. He is the representative of the President of India in the state of Puducherry. He is appointed by the President for a term of 5 years.

S. L. Silam was the first Lt. Governor of Puducherry. He was in the office from 14 October 1963 to 13 October 1968.

Chandrawati was the first female Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She was in the office from 19 February 1990 to 18 December 1990.

Kiran Bedi is the current and fourth woman Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She took the charge on 29 May 2016.



# Name Took Charge Left Charge
1 S.L. Silam 14.10.1963 13.10.1968
2 B.D. Jatti 14.10.1968 07.11.1972
3 Chhedilal 08.11.1972 29.08.1976
4 B.T. Kulkarni 30.08.1976 31.10.1980
5 Ram Kishore Vyas 01.11.1980 26.07.1981
6 R.N. Haldipur 27.07.1981 14.05.1982
7 K.M. Chandy 15.05.1982 05.08.1983
8 Kona Prabhakara Rao 02.09.1983 17.06.1984
9 Tribhuvan Prasad Tewary 01.10.1984 21.06.1988
10 Ranjit Singh Dyal 22.06.1988 19.02.1990
11 Chandrawati 19.02.1990 18.12.1990
12 Har Swarup Singh 19.12.1990 05.02.1993
13 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai 02.05.1995 22.04.1998
14 Rajani Rai 23.04.1998 29.07.2002
15 K. R. Malkani 31.07.2002 27.10.2003
16 Nagendra Nath Jha 05.01.2004 06.07.2004
17 M. M. Lakhera 07.07.2004 18.07.2006
18 Mukut Mithi 19.07.2006 12.03.2008
19 Bhopinder Singh 15.03.2008 22.07.2008
20 Govind Singh Gurjar 23.07.2008 06.04.2009
21 Surjit Singh Barnala 09.04.2009 27.07.2009
22 Iqbal Singh 27.07.2009 09.07.2013
23 Virendra Kataria 10.07.2013 11.07.2014
23 A. K. Singh 12.07.2014 26.05.2016
24 Kiran Bedi 29.05.2016 Incumbent