Don't call me His Excellency, says Wanchoo, but not website

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 30 March 2013 22:39 IST

Goa Governor henceforth would be called Honourable Governor and not His Excellency.

Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo has followed his predecessor, now Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan, on the lines of President of India Pranab Mukherjee, dropping “His Excellency”.

After the Governors’ conference held in January, President Mukherjee had sent an advisory to all the government authorities of the central and state governments to discontinue the British system.

This was immediately followed up by Maharashtra Governor Sankarnarayanan, who was also holding additional charge of Goa for some time.

Goa Governor Wanchoo has also now followed his footsteps, issuing similar notification.

While confirming this, Bosco George, ADC to Governor, said neither His Excellency in English nor Mahamahim in Hindi would be used anymore.

“The Governor would now be addressed as Honourable Governor in English and Rajyapal Mahoday in Hindi”, he said.

It was however pointed out to him that the Raj Bhavan website is still displaying it as His Excellency.

George thanked for bringing it to the notice of the Raj Bhavan and said: “we will immediately make the necessary changes.”

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