Girish Chandra Murmu, Radha Krishna Mathur appointed Lieutenant Governors of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh
Shri Girish Chandra Murmu and Shri Radha Krishna Mathur
Former IAS officers Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur have been appointed as Lieutenant Governors of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh respectively. The two Union Territories were created after the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
Satya Pal Malik, the present Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, has been appointed as Governor of Goa.
The new J&K lieutenant governor, Girish Chandra Murmu is a 1985 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer. Presently, he is the expenditure secretary in the Finance Ministry. Radha Krishna Mathur, a retired 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tripura cadre, is former chief information commissioner.
Meanwhile, PS Sreedharan Pillai, currently Kerala BJP president, has been appointed as the Governor of Mizoram. He was elected as BJP State President of BJP in Kerala from 2003 to 2006 and also he was the BJP Prabhari of Lakshadweep in 2004. In 2018, he was again appointed as the state President, preceding Kummanam Rajasekharan.