YS Dadwal quits as advisor to Arunachal Pradesh Governor on health ground

New Delhi/Itanagar: The home ministry on day said YS Dadwal, who was recently appointed as advisor to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, has resigned from the post and his resignation was accepted by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Former Delhi Police commissioner YS Dadwal.  Image from Twitter

Former Delhi Police commissioner YS Dadwal. Image from Twitter

Dadwal, appointed as advisor to Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa after imposition of President's Rule in the
state, had initially applied for leave due to health ground and it was granted by the Governor.

However, on arrival in Delhi, Dadwal perhaps changed his mind and sent his resignation letter to the home ministry and it was accepted by Rajnath Singh, home ministry spokesperson KS Dhatwalia said.

Earlier, a report from Itanagar said, quoting a statement of Arunachal Pradesh Raj Bhawan, that Dadwal has gone on leave for ten days on health grounds with permission to avail holidays for another four days as requested.

Dadwal is expected to resume his duties on 17 February, the Rajbhavan said in a statement.

Dadwal, a former Commissioner of Delhi Police, was appointed on 26 January as advisor to the Governor.

BD Sharma, who recently retired as chief of Seema Suraksha Bal, has been appointed as advisor to the Governor in place of Dadwal.

GS Patnaik, an IAS officer of 1980 batch, who was appointed along with Dadwal, would continue to discharge his
duties as advisor to the Governor.

The Centre brought the state under President's Rule on 26 January and kept the Assembly under suspended animation
after more than a month of political turmoil and in the midst of a raging battle in the Supreme Court.


Updated Date: Feb 03, 2016 22:02 PM

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