Nagaland governor and retired IPS officer RN Ravi, who was the Centre’s interlocutor, has been moved to Tamil Nadu and Assam governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi has been appointed in his place. The announcements were made on Thursday night by President Ram Nath Kovind in a press communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Mukhi has been appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements are made.
In another major development, Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh (retd) has been appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand, a post which fell vacant after Baby Rani Maurya tendered her resignation. A highly-decorated officer, Lt Gen Singh superannuated from the Army in February 2016 after nearly four decades of service, during which he held prestigious appointments of deputy chief of Army Staff, adjutant general and corps commander of strategic XV Corps that overlooks the Line of Control in Kashmir. He was also handling China operational and military strategic issues as additional director general of Military Operations.
Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu holding additional charge of the Governor of Punjab, has been appointed as a regular Governor of Punjab.
The statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan said that the above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.
(With PTI inputs)