Sat, 31 Dec 2016-11:32am , New Delhi , ANI
Former union home secretary Anil Baijal on Saturday took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi at Raj Niwas. The oath was administered by Delhi High Court’s Chief Justice G Rohini.
President Pranab Mukherjee earlier on December 28 accepted Najeeb Jung’s resignation and approved Baijal’s name as the next Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory.
Baijal, a 1969 batch India Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Union Territories cadre, was removed as union home secretary when the UPA government assumed power in May 2004.
Delhi: Anil Baijal to take oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor shortly. pic.twitter.com/BuViRDpHwv— ANI (@ANI_news) December 31, 2016
Former Union home secretary Anil Baijal takes oath as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi pic.twitter.com/Ay95XLCcpV— ANI (@ANI_news) December 31, 2016
Anil Baijal took oath as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, oath was administered by Delhi HC Chief Justice G Rohini pic.twitter.com/igaLOtyQff— ANI (@ANI_news) December 31, 2016
The former bureaucrat has also been the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and had headed key public sector companies like Prasar Bharti and Indian Airlines.
Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government.