In 1912 the Imperial capital of India was moved from Calcutta to Delhi and as some compensation to Bengal the Lieutenant governor with Council gave place to a Governor with a Council thus completing the circle and reverting to the position which had been obtained 200 years ago. In 1947 India achieved independence and the title of governor of Bengal remained the same at it is to the present day.
Powers and functions
The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:
Executive powers related to administration, appointments and removals,
Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is Vidhan Sabha or Vidhan Parishad, and
Discretionary powers to be carried out according to the discretion of the Governor.