IAS officer G C Murmu arrives in Srinagar to take over as 1st LG of Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Senior IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who will take over as first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, arrived here on Wednesday to take oath for the new responsibility on Thursday.

Jammu and Kashmir 1st LG-designate G C Murmu was today received in Srinagar by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam.

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature will come into being on Thursday as per the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 which got President’s assent on August 9.

On his arrival here, 59-year-old Murmu was received by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam.

The 1985-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre is seen as a close confidante of Prime Minister Modi, having been his Principal Secretary when Modi was Gujarat Chief Minister.

He has been working as Expenditure Secretary in Union Finance Ministry, prior to his appointment as Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to outgoing Governor Satya Pal Malik, on Wednesday said his tenure has come to an end and thanked everyone for their support.

““Please have a clarification that my term as Adviser concludes and I carry good memories of my tenure my greetings and good wishes to all – former Governor, my fellow advisors, CS DG and all Secretaries and officials DCPs, SPs and esp SFs,” Kumar tweeted.

Input with Agencies