Governor-designate of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday took oath of office.
He was administered the oath by AP High Court Acting Chief Justice C Praveen Kumar at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan.
Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, his cabinet colleagues and senior officials were present.
Harichandan, a veteran BJP leader and a former minister of Odisha, is the first full-time Governor of Andhra Pradesh since the bifurcation of united AP in 2014.
The 84-year-old Harichandan succeeds E S L Narasimhan, who served as the Governor of undivided Andhra Pradesh from 2009 to 2014, and then as the Governor for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since the bifurcation.
A government building in Vijayawada, which earlier housed the Chief Minister's camp office, has been turned into a temporary Raj Bhavan. (Narasimhan had been operating from Hyderabad.)