IAS Officers Murmu, Mathur Appointed New Lt. Governors Of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh
Boatmen wait for customers at Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

IAS Officers Murmu, Mathur Appointed New Lt. Governors Of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

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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.

Also read: Article 370: Supreme Court Fixes Nov. 14 For Hearing On Constitutional Validity Of Centre’s Decision

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