50th Governors Conference inaugurated in Rashtrapathi Bhavan

A two-day conference of governors is being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. It was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and other ministers. The conference is being held between 23 November, 2019 and 24 November, 2019.

Highlights

The conference started with the inaugural address of President Ram Nath Kovind, followed by the address of PM Modi. Around 17 first time governors and Lt. Governors are participating in the event. It includes the governors of newly formed Ladakh and Kashmir regions as well.

Prime Minister Modi insisted the Governors to work in health, education and tourism sector.

President laid the importance of the roles of governors in empowerment of tribals. With their constitutional powers, they can help improve their lives in terms of education, health, financial inclusion, etc.

Article 342

According to the article, the President after consulting the Governor, may specify the tribal communities or groups to be scheduled in relation to that state or union territory. Such orders can be modified only by act of Parliament. Hence, governors play significant role in lives of tribes.

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