New Delhi:26/10/19: IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu from Odisha has been appointed as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Girish Chandra Murmu, who originally hails from Betanati of Mayurbhanj district, is a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Gujarat cadre.
He was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as CM of Gujarat.
He was Secretary, Department of Expenditure in the Ministry of Finance.
The government has appointed IAS officer R K Mathur as Lt Governor of Ladakh.