Lieutenant-governors of new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh take oath; Centre's reorganisation move comes into effect [Photos]

The two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir — came into existence on Thursday after the Centre abrogated the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it on 5 August

FP Staff October 31, 2019 22:53:44 IST
Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Murmu, a native of Odisha, had worked closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat as his additional principal secretary during his tenure as CM. PTI
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Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Murmu, a native of Odisha, had worked closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat as his additional principal secretary during his tenure as CM. PTI
Murmu was administered the oath by Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal. Murmu is an MBA in public service and also holds a post graduate in political science. PTI
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Murmu was administered the oath by Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal. Murmu is an MBA in public service and also holds a post graduate in political science. PTI
Meanwhile, Radha Krishna Mathur on Thursday took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh. Mathur, a retired 1977-batch IAS officer from Tripura cadre retired as the Chief Information Commissioner of India in November 2018. PTI
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Meanwhile, Radha Krishna Mathur on Thursday took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh. Mathur, a retired 1977-batch IAS officer from Tripura cadre retired as the Chief Information Commissioner of India in November 2018. PTI
Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Geeta Mittal also administered the oath to Mathur. He served as expenditure secretary at the Centre before getting appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. PTI
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Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Geeta Mittal also administered the oath to Mathur. He served as expenditure secretary at the Centre before getting appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. PTI
The two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir — came into existence on Thursday after the Centre abrogated the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it on 5 August. PTI
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The two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir — came into existence on Thursday after the Centre abrogated the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it on 5 August. PTI
With the reorganisation of the state coming into effect, the total number of states in the country has reduced to 28 while the number of Union Territories has gone up to nine. President's Rule, which was imposed in the state, has been revoked. PTI
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With the reorganisation of the state coming into effect, the total number of states in the country has reduced to 28 while the number of Union Territories has gone up to nine. President's Rule, which was imposed in the state, has been revoked. PTI