New Delhi: IAS officers Girish Chandra Murmu and RK Mathur to take oath as Lieutenant Governors in Jammu And Kashmir, and Ladakh respectively. The chief justice of the high court Geeta Mittal would administer the oath of office to both Lt. Governors.
It should be noted that Odisha-born IAS officer #GirishChandraMurmu, who has been appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Murmu is a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Gujarat cadre and was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as CM of Gujarat.
The state has been split into two union territories (UTs), Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.