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Girish Chandra Murmu appointed Lt. Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik moved to Goa

IAS officers Girish Chandra Murmu and R.K. Mathur have been appointed the new Lt. Governors of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh respectively, an official communication said on Friday.

While Mr. Murmu, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre officer, is serving as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry, Mr. Mathur, a 1977-batch officer, has served as the defence secretary and is a former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).

The two Union Territories will come into existence on October 31. The Modi government had on August 5 revoked provisions of Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The incumbent governor of the State, Satya Pal Malik, has been moved to Goa, a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said.

P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed as Governor of Mizoram.

Former interlocutor to Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed administrator of Lakshadweep, according to an official spokesperson.

(With PTI inputs)

Source: thehindu.com

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