Former Union Minister Arjun Singh and a retired Union Home Secretary are among the probables who are being considered for the post of Governor in states like Gujarat, Punjab and Assam.
Sources said the names are being considered by the government and a decision would be taken soon.
Singh, who had been a Governor of Punjab two decades ago, could be sent to Raj Bhavan in Ahmedabad, a post laying vacant since July when incumbent Nawal Kishore Sharma completed his five-year tenure.
Though veteran Congress leader Devendra Dwivedi was appointed as Governor of Gujarat, he died on August 1 due to illness even before he could take oath.
Governor of Punjab S F Rodrigues will retire next month while Assam Governor Syed Sibte Razi will complete his five-year term this month.