Gujarat Governor Dr. Kamla Beniwal was on Sunday transferred to Mizoram for the remainder of her term while Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman was shifted as Governor of Nagaland.

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué, Governor of Rajasthan Mrs. Margaret Alva will discharge the functions of Governor of Gujarat in addition to her own duties until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Gujarat are made.

Mr. Purushothaman will also continue to hold the additional charge of the office of the Governor of Tripura. The appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices, the communiqué said.

Transfers of Gujarat and Mizoram governors came even as the Modi government is likely to clear the names of senior BJP leaders for appointment of new governors in nearly half a dozen States where vacancies in Raj Bhavans have arisen.