President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Anil Baijal as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee today appointed former IAS officer Anil Baijal as the next Lieutenent Governor of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.
Anil Baijal Source: PTI
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi December 29, 2016 13:52 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee today appointed former IAS officer Anil Baijal as the next Lieutenent Governor of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

Earlier, the President accepted the resignation of Najeeb Jung as L-G of Delhi.

Anil Baijal, a 1969-batch IAS officer of the Union Territories cadre, had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.

70-year-old Baijal had retired from service in 2006 as Secretary, Urban Development Ministry. 

He had also served as the vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority.

Anil Baijal was actively associated with the designing and roll-out of Rs 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) launched by the Manmohan Singh government.

Najeeb Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi.

 
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