Who is Girish Murmu? The next LG of Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi, Oct 25: With a week left for bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories, Girish Chandra Murmu will be the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Born on 21 November 1959, Murmu is a 1985 back IAS Officer of Gujarat cadre. He was the principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister. At present, he is the Secretary of the Department of Expenditure in the Finance ministry. GC Murm is considered a close confidant of Narendra Modi.
Hailing from Odisha's Sundargarh district, Murmu completed his Masters from Utkal University in Bhubaneshwar and MBA (Master of Business Administration) from United Kingdom's University of Birmingham.
In another order, former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief and Union government appointed interlocutor to Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, has been appointed as administrator to Lakshadweep.
An order to this effect was issued by the Union home ministry. BJP's Kerala president P S Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed as the new governor of Mizoram, the Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said. Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi has been holding the additional charge of Mizoram.