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President Mukherjee appoints Anil Baijal as Delhi LG

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 13:13 IST      
President Mukherjee appoints Anil Baijal as Delhi LG

New Delhi [India], Dec. 29 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday accepted the resignation of Najeeb Jung as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

President Mukherjee appointed Anil Baijal to be the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

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.

The former bureaucrat has also been the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority 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. (ANI)

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Updated: Apr 30, 2017 20:05 IST     

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