List of Former Governors of Jharkhand (2000-2024)

Since its inception in 2000, India’s vibrant eastern state, Jharkhand has seen a series of governors who have led its journey through various challenges and triumphs. Here’s a comprehensive look at the notable individuals who have held this position Office of the Governor of Jharkhand from 2000 to 2024.

Governor of Jharkhand

The role of Governor of Jharkhand was established when the state was carved out of Bihar in November 2000. Prabhat Kumar organized Inaugural position from 2000 to 2002, currently, CP Radhakrishnan has been serving as Governor from February 23, 2023, This continuity in governance underlines the importance of stable leadership in the development and administration of the state.

Inaugural Governor of Jharkhand

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Prabhat Kumar acted as Inaugural Governor of Jharkhand from 2000 to 2002, During his tenure, the independent governance of the state began after its separation from Bihar. As the first Governor, Kumar played an important role in laying the foundation of administrative structures and policies in the early years of Jharkhand.

Current Governor of Jharkhand

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P. Radhakrishnan took over as Governor of Jharkhand on February 23, 2023, and continues to serve in this capacity. As the current Governor, Radhakrishnan uses his experience and leadership to guide the state through various challenges and opportunities. His tenure underlines his commitment towards effective governance and welfare of the citizens of Jharkhand.

Longest serving Governor of Jharkhand

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Draupadi Murmu, 8th Governor of Jharkhandtook office from 2015 to 2021setting records for Longest serving governor in state history, his six-year tenure Significant development and governance initiatives were witnessed, leaving a lasting impact on the political landscape and administrative structure of the state.

List of former Governors of Jharkhand (2000-2024)

The role of Governor of Jharkhand was established when the state was carved out of Bihar in November 2000.

Here is the complete list of former governors of Jharkhand from 2000 to 2024:

Former Governor of Jharkhand (2000–2024)
Sl.No. Name From To
1. Prabhat Kumar 15 November 2000 3 February 2002
2. VC Pandey 4 February 2002 14 July 2002
3. M. Ram Jois 15 July 2002 11 June 2003
4. Veda Marwah 12 June 2003 9 December 2004
5. Syed Sibte Razi 10 December 2004 25 July 2009
6. Katikaal Sankaranarayanan 26 July 2009 21 January 2010
7. MO Hasan Farooq Marikar 22 January 2010 3 September 2011
8. Syed Ahmed 4 September 2011 17 May 2015
9. Draupadi Murmu 18 May 2015 12 July 2021
10. Ramesh Bais 14 July 2021 12 February 2023
11. CP Radhakrishnan 12 February 2023 Incumbent

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