Under Article 163 of the Constitution of India, the Governor as the Constitutional head of the executive, exercises all the powers under the Constitution on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. However, there are certain functions, which are to be exercised by the Governor in his discretion as sending report to the President (Article 356), reserving Bills for the consideration of the President (Article 200) etc. Besides, the Governor has special responsibilities under Article 371(2) as well as under the fifth schedule of the Constitution of India.
The Governors Secretariat is headed by the Secretary to the Governor who is the Head of the Department for both the offices, i.e. the Governors Secretariat and Office of the Comptroller of the Governors Household.
The Governors Secretariat attends to all secretarial work of the Governor including the duties that the Governor has to perform under the provisions of the Constitution, such as those relating to the Legislature, the High Court, the Public Service Commission and matters submitted by the Departments of Government.
- Administration Branch
- Development Board Branch
- Tribal Cell
- Education Branch
- Accounts Branch
- Private Secretary to The Governor
- Public Relation Officer to The Governor
There are two Aides-de-Camp to the Governor, one from Armed Forces and other from Indian Police Force. each doing duty on the alternate days. The A.D.C. attends to the work of fixing personal appointments of the Governor and Madam (all the official appointments are looked after by the Governors Secretariat), escorting Governor and Madam for various engagements, ensure proper reception of guests, extending invitations on behalf of the Governor, ensuring proper recording of telephonic messages and giving appropriate response.
Office Of The Comptroller Of The Governor’s Household
The main function of the Household establishment headed by the Comptroller is efficient running of Household of the Raj Bhavan at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.
All Household activities including catering arrangements for the Governor, Madam and official guests of Raj Bhavan, arrangements in Raj Bhavan premises for all State functions, official meetings, receptions and dinners/banquets, all arrangements for visiting dignitaries both Indian and foreign, protocol matters, arrangements for cultural activities, travel arrangements for Governor and Madam and other staff inside and outside the State, maintenance of furniture, installations and buildings of Raj Bhavan, control and maintenance of motor cars, scrutiny of budget estimates, control of grants placed at the disposal of the Governor under the Governors Allowances and Privileges Act and Rules, printing and distribution of engagements cards, allotment of accommodation to staff etc. have been made the direct responsibility of the Comptroller of the Governors Household.