Point No. I

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.

There are at present 13 Universities in the State as follows:

  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.
  8. Kerala University of Health Science
  9. Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  10. Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University for Art & Culture.
  11. APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
  12. ThunchathezhuthachanMalayalamUniversity.
  13. Kerala Technological University

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.

Organizational 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.

STAFF STRENGTH OF GOVERNOR’S HOUSEHOLD

Sl No

Designation

Sanctioned  strength

1

ADC (police)

1

2

ADC (Navy)

1

3

Comptroller

1

4

Caretaker

1

5

Garden Supervisor

1

6

Furniture Clerk

1

7

Motor Section Clerk

1

8

Attender

1

9

Duffadar

1

10

Chauffeur

4

11

Personal Attendant

2

12

Female Attendant

1

13

Laundry Superintendent

1

14

Head Butler

1

15

Lascar

5

16

Waiter

4

17

Matey

5

18

Head Cook

1

19

Cook

2

20

Office Attendant

4

21

Head  Gardener

1

22

Gardener

12

23

Sweeper

12

24

Part time Sweeper

1

25

Carpenter

1

26

Tailor

1

27

Head Dhobi

1

28

Dhobi

2

29

Watcher

3

30

Cleaner

2

31

Sweeper-cum- Sanitation Worker

2

 

Total

77

 

STAFF STRENGTH OF GOVERNOR’S SECRETARIAT

Sl No

Designation

Sanctioned  strength

1

Secretary to Governor

 1

2

Deputy Secretary 

2

3

Under Secretary

2

4

Public Relations Officer

1

5

Cypher Superintendent

1

6

Section Officer (Higher Grade)

1

7

Section Officer

2

8

Assistant Section Officer

4

9

Assistant (Senior Grade)

4

10

Assistant

4

11

Cypher Assistant

1

12

Confidential Assistant (Grade I)

1

13

Confidential Assistant (Grade II)

1

14

Computer Assistant (Selection Grade)

1

15

Computer Assistant (Senior Grade)

1

16

Computer Assistant (Grade I)

1

17

Computer Assistant (Grade II)

1

18

Telephone Operator

4

19

Binder

1

20

Clerical Assistant

1

21

Chauffeur

1

22

Motor Cycle Despatch Rider

2

23

Duffedar

2

24

Office Attendant

22

25

Sweeper

4

26

Sanitation Worker

1

27

Sweeper-cum-Sanitation Worker

1

 

Total

68

 

STAFF STRENGTH OF  RAJ BHAVAN DISPENSARY

Sl No

Name of post

Sanctioned  strength

1

Medical Officer

1

2

Staff Nurse

1

3

Pharmacist

1

4

Nursing Assistant

1

5

Hospital Attendant

2

 

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