Rajyapal of Basistha

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Rajyapal of Basistha
वशिष्ठ के राज्यपाल
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu Portrait.png
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu

since 11 September 2021
StyleHis Highness
AppointerRashtradhyaksh on the advice and suggestion of the members of the Conference of Rulers
Term lengthNo fixed term length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Vishwamitra
PrecursorRajpramukh of Basistha
Formation11 September 2021
First holderȘtefan Marius Snagoveanu

The Rajyapal of Basistha, also known as the Governor of Basistha, is the executive head of state of the Vishwamitran state of Basistha. The Rajyapal discharges similar functions and duties like the rulers of the other royal states including the appointment of state officials, bestowal of state honours, etc. The Constitution of Vishwamitra confers executive powers on the rulers of the states. The Rajyapal is styled as His Highness.

The first and current Rajyapal of Basistha is Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Vishwamitra between 6 March and 9 September 2021.


The position of the Rajyapal of Basistha was established on 5 September 2021 following the implementation of Article 50 of the Constitution of Vishwamitra which states special provisions for Basistha:

1. Subject to the special location of the state of Basistha and special administrative laws, it may be decided by law in consultation and approval from the Conference of Rulers and consultation with the Privy Council and the Parliament to change the political status of the state, in case of:

i. inactivity or incapacity of the Rajpramukh ii. difficulty in the administration of the state, subject to advice from the Rajpramukhs of Purvanchal and Beltola

2. Subject to Clause 1, the monarchy in the state of Basistha shall be subjected to abolition or further reinstatement on the pleasure of the Conference of Rulers.

3. In case of the abolition of monarchy, direct representative of the Conference of Rulers appointed in the name of the Rashtradhyaksh shall administer the territory of the state as the Rajyapal or Governor of the state.

4. The Rajyapal shall discharge the similar functions provided by the Constitution to rulers of the royal states, except as listed of special duties conferred only upon rulers. The Rajpayal shall precede below the rulers of the royal states, as prescribed in Clause 1 of Article 49.

With effect from 11 September 2021, the position of the Rajpramukh of Basistha was abolished and replaced by that of the Rajyapal of Basistha.


The Constitution states that the Rajyapal (Governor) of Basistha shall be appointed in the name of the Rashtradhyaksh on the advice and suggestion of the other members of the Conference of Rulers. On 9 September 2021, Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu was appointed as the first Governor and he assumed charge on 11 September 2021.

List of Rajyapal of Basistha

Portrait Rajyapal Term of office
Took office Left office Days
1 Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu Portrait.png Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu 11 September 2021 Incumbent 138 days