Agartala, Oct 26 : Tripura government congratulated Radha Krishna Mathur, a 1977 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, for being appointed as first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh.
He had been working as an advisor to the Tripura chief minister for the past few months after he retired as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) in November last year.
Mathur had been India’s Defence Secretary as well as the secretary of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary of the country after he served as Chief Secretary of Tripura in December 2003. The President appointed him as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh and he is scheduled to take charge on October 31.
Welcoming the decision of the Centre, Tripura deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma said, “It’s a matter of pride for us that the bureaucrat who started his career in a small state like Tripura, has proved his potential by sheer commitment and hard work and had led the country’s defence sector successfully and held the post of CIC. I have little experience in interaction with him in our state in last 10 months and I am confident he will definitely build a new Ladakh,” he said.
BJP general secretary and Loksabha MP Pratima Bhowmick also wished him and said, “R K Mathur had worked as Principal Secretary of Finance, Agriculture and finally elevated as Chief Secretary. He discharged exemplary services to the state in those days when our resources were very limited and scope of work was very little. Later, he performed very well in various capacities of the union government.I hope he will be doing well in his new assignment also.” (UNI)