President accepted resignation of GC Murmu as LG of Jammu and Kashmir; appoints Manoj Sinha new LG of J&K

New Delhi: The President has accepted the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as LG of Jammu and Kashmir.The President has been pleased to appoint Manoj Sinha,to be the LG of J&K with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office vice Girish Chandra Murmu.

Murmu had taken oath as the first L-G Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019. His resignation comes exactly a year after the Centre abrogated the special status of erstwhile state, and decided to bifurcate it into two Union Territories. The sources in the government said Murmu may be appointed the Comptroller and Auditor General now.

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