Saturday, 31 December 2016

Anil Baijal Takes Oath As Lieutenant Governor Of Delhi

Anil Baijal Takes Oath As Lieutenant Governor Of Delhi Anil Baijal, a former IAS officer, on Saturday took over as new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee December 28 had accepted Najeeb Jung's resignation and approved Baijal's name as the next LG of the National Capital.  A 1969-batch IAS officer, Baijal is the 20th Lt Governor of Delhi who was appointed to the
post by President Pranab Mukherjee last week. His appointment came after Najeeb Jung's sudden resignation from the post.

The former bureaucrat has also been the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and had headed key public sector companies like Prasar Bharti and Indian Airlines.

70-year-old Baijal was removed as Union home secretary when the UPA government assumed power in May, 2004.

Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure.

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