The Narendra Modi government has put restrictions on the travel of Governors. It says they have to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year and not leave station until or unless approved by the President.
It was noticed that some of the Governors used to stay outside their respective states for a considerable amount of time.
“No visits shall be undertaken without obtaining the prior permission of the President or in emergent or extraordinary circumstances, without prior intimation to the President’s Secretariat,” the new 18-point set of rules notified by Home Ministry said.
In case of last-minute travel plans, Governors will have to explain the “compelling reasons” for the trip.