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Anil Baijal to take oath as Delhi LG on Dec. 31

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 18:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 29 (ANI): Former Union home secretary Anil Baijal will take oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on December 31.

President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday accepted Najeeb Jung's resignation.

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)