Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned as the Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor yesterday, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Newly-appointed Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha arrived at Srinagar Airport on August 06.
Former union minister Manoj Sinha is appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of J&K on August 06.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu resigned from his post. The move comes on the first anniversary of the central government scrapping Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special powers.
The oath of office to Murmu, who will turn 60 next month, was administered by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function held at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of the Zaberwan range.
Newly-appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trusted aide. A 1985 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, Girish Chandra Murmu's association with PM Modi dates back to his days as the chief minister of Gujarat. Murmu served as Principal Secretary to PM Modi during his tenure as Gujarat CM back then. Murmu, who hails from Odisha, was tasked to monitor all the prestigious projects of the Gujarat government.
Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu-Kashmir. Satya Pal Malik has been transferred and made the Governor of Goa. Radha Krishna Mathur will take charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh and P.S. Sreedharan Pillai as Governor of Mizoram.
Girish Chandra Murmu is the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu-Kashmir after the bifurcation of the state into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Satya Pal Malik has now been the Governor of Goa.