President Mukherjee approves Anil Baijal's appointment as Lt. Governor of Delhi

| Updated: Dec 29, 2016 02:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 28 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the appointment of former home secretary Anil Baijal as the new Delhi Lieutenant Governor. Baijal will be replacing Najeeb Jung who on December 22 resigned from the post. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also welcomed Baijal's appointment saying, "I welcome Anil Baijal as the Lt. Governor of Delhi." 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)