Meghalaya Guv not to use `His Excellency` honorific

Following President Pranab Mukherjee`s footsteps, Meghalaya`s newly-appointed Governor K K Paul has ordered dropping of the colonial-era honorific `His Excellency` preceding his name for all official purposes in the state.

Updated: Jul 23, 2013, 14:37 PM IST

Shillong: Following President Pranab Mukherjee`s footsteps, Meghalaya`s newly-appointed Governor K K Paul has ordered dropping of the colonial-era honorific `His Excellency` preceding his name for all official purposes in the state.

"The Governor desires that during ceremonial occasions where currently the salutation `His Excellency` is used, the words `Hon`ble Governor` should be used in the future," M S Rao, Principal Secretary to the Governor, said.

The `His Excellency` salutation for the Governor will, however, continue in interaction with foreign delegates, Rao said.

President Mukherjee, shortly after being sworn in last year, had approved a new set of protocols to be used as greetings in meetings with dignitaries inside and outside the country.
PTI