IAS Officers Murmu, Mathur Appointed New Lt. Governors Of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh
Indian Administrative Service officers Girish Chandra Murmu and RK Mathur have been appointed the new Lieutenant Governors of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh respectively, according to an official communication.
While Murmu, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre officer, is serving as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry, Mathur, a 1977-batch officer, has served as the defence secretary and is a former Chief Information Commissioner.
The two Union Territories will come into existence on Oct. 31 . The Prime Minister Narendra Modi government had on Aug. 5 abrogated provisions of Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
The incumbent governor of the state, Satya Pal Malik, has been moved to Goa, a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said.