Jammu: Girish Chandra Murmu Takes Oath As First Lt Governor
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 31, Oct 2019, 20:47 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Nov 2019, 8:49 am IST
Delhi: Girish Chandra Murmu, on Thursday, took oath as the first lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, following the official notification about the creation of the two union territories.He was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of Zeberwan range. His warrant of appointment was read out by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam.
Murmu, who will turn 60 next month, is a a 1985 batch IAS officer from Gujarat.
BJP leader Jugal Kishore and Rajya Sabha MP and PDP member Nazir Laway were among the over 250 guests present the function.Murmu was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.He is one of the youngest governors in the country.Meanwhile, the President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was on Thursday revoked following bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.The Home Ministry in a notification on Wednesday replaced the state of J-K with the "union territory of Jammu and Kashmir" and announced omission of "permanent residents or hereditary state subjects".In the late night notification, the ministry's Jammu and Kashmir division announced a slew of measures, including application of central laws to the state.