Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh appointed governor of Uttarakhand, ex-IPS RN Ravi new TN governor

PTI New Delhi | Updated on September 10, 2021

FILE PHOTO: Home Minister Amit Shah and RN Ravi during a meeting in New Delhi   -  PTI

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Maurya

Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, who retired as the Deputy Chief of Army, was on Thursday appointed the Governor of Uttarakhand, a post which fell vacant after Baby Rani Maurya tendered her resignation.

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Maurya and appointed Singh as the Governor of the state.

A highly-decorated officer, Lt Gen Singh superannuated from the Army in February 2016 after nearly four decades of service, during which he held prestigious appointments of Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Adjutant General and Corps Commander of Strategic XV Corps that overlooks the Line of Control in Kashmir.

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He was also handling China operational and military strategic issues as Additional Director General of Military Operations. During his stint in the Army, he was part of numerous expert groups, joint working groups, annual dialogues and China study group meetings for over a decade.

Lt Gen Singh visited China seven times for important military diplomatic and border or Line of Actual Control meetings. A graduate from the Defence Services Staff Course and National Defence College, Lt Gen Singh has done two M.Phils from Chennai and Indore universities besides being a research scholar on India-China Boundary Issue in the Institute of Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, during his study leave from the Indian Army.

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Besides this fresh appointment, the President also ordered shuffling of governors of some states which includes shifting Banwarilal Purohit from Tamil Nadu to Punjab. He was earlier holding additional charge of Punjab.

The Centre’s interlocutor and retired IPS officer RN Ravi has been shifted from Nagaland to Tamil Nadu as its new Governor. Jagdish Mukhi, at present Governor of Assam, has been appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his charge till a fresh appointment is made, the communique said.

Published on September 10, 2021

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