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Lieutenant Governor in India ______

A. is appointed by the army.

B. act as the nominal head of the union territory.

C. they are elected by the people of India.

D. is accountable to the Council of Ministers of The Chief Minister.
1. B
2. C
3. A
4. D

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : B

The correct answer is to act as the nominal head of the union territory.

  • Lieutenant Governor in India acts as the nominal head of the union territory.
  • The Governors of the states of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as those of the President of India at the Union level.
  • Governors exist in the states while lieutenant-governors or administrators exist in union territories.
  • The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the Chief ministers of the states and his/her councils of ministers. 
  • Although, in UT’s, the real power lies with the lieutenant governor or administrator, except in NCT of Delhi and Puducherry where they share power with a council of ministers headed by a chief minister. 
  • In India, a lieutenant governor is in charge of a union territory. However, the rank is present only in the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and Puducherry.
  • However, the governor of Punjab acts as the administrator of Chandigarh.
  • Lieutenant governors do not hold the same rank as a governor of a state in the list of precedence.
  • The governors and lieutenant governors are appointed by the president for a term of five years.

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