Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Delhi Lt Gov Anil Baijal has resigned, say sources

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has submitted his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind citing “personal reasons”, sources told NDTV on Wednesday.

A retired civil servant, Baijal had taken over as Lieutenant Governor in December 2016 following the abrupt resignation of his predecessor Najeeb Jung. He has completed his five-year tenure and an appointment of his successor has been due.

A 1969 batch IAS officer, Baijal had served as Union Home Secretary under former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and held key positions in other ministries.

Under the Congress-led UPA government, he oversaw the ₹ 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

As Lieutenant Governor, Mr Baijal was chief of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority that spearheaded the capital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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