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Ex-Defence Secy Mathur to be J&K Lt-Guv; Malik shifted to Goa, Sreedharan Pillai posted in Mizoram
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Ex-Defence Secy Mathur to be J&K Lt-Guv; Malik shifted to Goa, Sreedharan Pillai posted in Mizoram

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New Delhi, Oct 25: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik who presided over the affairs of the State when the government in August abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated it, was on Friday night transferred to Goa Raj Bhawan.

Malik was shifted from Bihar on August 21 last year to the Raj Bhawan in Srinagar, replacing veteran administrator and bureaucrat NN Vohra.

Former Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur has been appointed as the first Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Similarly, Girish Chandra Murmu, an IAS officer of 1985 batch of Gujarat cadre, was appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of Ladakh. Murmu is currently posted as Expenditure Secretary in the Finance Ministry. He was due to retire this month-end.

Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai was appointed Governor of Mizoram, according to a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique.

The new gubernatorial appointments come just six days ahead of the deadline of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh becoming two new Union Territories on October 31. Parliament had given its nod to abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the State in August. (UNI)