Girish Chandra Murmu became the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar- On August 5, the central government had decided to remove Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, with Jammu and Kashmir being made a union territory. At the same time, Ladakh was made a separate union territory.
Girish Chandra Murmu took oath on Thursday, the first Lieutenant Governor of the UT Jammu and Kashmir. Girish Chandra Murmu, an1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, was sworn in as the first lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Girish Chandra Murmu was sworn in as LG by Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice Geeta Mittal. Explain that on August 5, the central government had decided to remove Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, along with Jammu and Kashmir was made a union territory. At the same time, Ladakh was made a separate union territory. Before Girish Chandra Murmu, RK Mathur was sworn in as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
After the removal of Article 370, the laws passed by the Parliament in both the states will be directly applicable. However, there will be considerable difference between the two states. On one side there will be a union territory with Jammu and Kashmir assembly, while there will be no assembly in Ladakh.
Girish Chandra Murmu is considered to be the trusted officer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During Modi’s chief ministership in Gujarat, he was his principal secretary. From 1 March 2019, he was looking after the responsibility of the Secretary of Expenditure in the Ministry of Finance.Born on 21 November 1959, Murmu studied Masters in Political Science from Utkal University in Odisha and also received an MBA degree from Birmingham University. Before becoming Secretary of Expenditure, he was Special Secretary in Revenue Department.