Jammu-Kashmir: Manoj Sinha Appointed New Lieutenant Governor

After Girish Chandra Murmu resignation, former Union Minister Manoj Sinha appointed as new Jammu-Kashmir Lieutenant Governor by President.

Jessica David

August 6, 2020

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On Thursday (August 6), former Union Minister and senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh, Manoj Sinha was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said. A communique issued by the President Ram Nath Kovind’s secretariat said that the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu-Kashmir has been accepted. Press Secretary Ajay Kumar said, “President has been pleased to appoint Shri Manoj Sinha to be the Lt Gov of J&K with the effect from the date he assumed charge of his office in place of Murmu.”

Manoj Sinha, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, has previously served as secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs. He was also the Minister of State for Railways. The 61-year-old was born on July 1, 1959, in Mohanpura of Ghazipur district of eastern Uttar Pradesh and has been actively involved in working for the backward villages of eastern UP. In October 2019, GC Murmu was appointed as the first Lt Governor of Jammu-Kashmir after it was made a union territory.

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