Don’t use ‘His Excellency’ tag for me, says TN Guv
Toeing the protocol put in place by President Pranab Mukherjee, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today said only the word "Honourable" should be prefixed to his name and not "His Excellency."
"Ch Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, has directed that henceforth on all ceremonial occasions and in official and other communications, the word Honourable Governor or its Tamil equivalent Maanbumigu Aalunar, may be used," a Raj Bhavan release said here.
In a departure from the British era practise of addressing Governors as "His Excellency," Rao directed that "the present practice of using the salutation His Excellency the Governor, or the Tamil equivalent
Methagu Aalunar, may be discontinued."