N N Vohra to be sworn-in as J-K Governor today

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Srinagar, June 25 : N N Vohra will be sworn-in as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice S.K. Radhakrishnan will administer oath of office and secrecy to Vohra.

On June 11, President Pratibha Patil had appointed former Union Home Secretary Vohra as the 12th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He replaced General (Retired) Srinivas Kumar Sinha.

Vohra has been the Centre's mediator since 2003 for talks with various groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

A seasoned and veteran bureaucrat, he has occupied a number of high posts in the government, including the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Vohra's appointment by the Centre as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir comes at a time when the Assembly election is to be held later this year.

The Central Government's decision to nominate Vohra, a seasoned bureaucrat, ends the controversy over the appointment of the next incumbent in Srinagar's Raj Bhavan.

There has been speculation whether the Governor should be an ex-military person, a former intelligence officer, or a bureaucrat. The appointment of an ex-bureaucrat, it is felt, would be a reflection of the improving security situation in the State.

ANI

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