Lt Governor Murmu resigns: AIR
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu has reportedly resigned from the post and sent his resignation to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Though the social media is abuzz with reports regarding resignation of Lt. Governor, there was no official confirmation when this report was being filed.
However, All India Radio confirmed the report around 11.10 p.m. on its official twitter handle.
All India Radio News tweeted: “Jammu and Kashmir LG Girish Murmu resigns. He was appointed in October 2019.”
Jammu and Kashmir LG Girish Murmu resigns. He was appointed in October 2019 pic.twitter.com/1Kh8fG6GT8
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 5, 2020
While reports said Murmu has sent his resignation to Kovind, there is no confirmation whether it has been received by the President and if it has been accepted or rejected.
It is pertinent to mention here that Murmu was appointed as the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir last October after the formation of the new Union Territory under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
Murmu, the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, resigned from his post on August 5, the first anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370.
Jammu & Kashmir LG GC Murmu resigns: Sources https://t.co/zd5QiDy9Nb
— TOI India (@TOIIndiaNews) August 5, 2020
Murmu, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre officer, was appointed the L-G in October 2019. Before this, he had served as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry. He had also held important administrative positions during the tenure of Narendra Modi as chief minister of Gujarat. The senior IAS officer helped in governing public sector undertakings in the country under Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
A native of Mayurbhanj in Odisha, Murmu did his MA in Political Science from Utkal University while he completed his MBA in Public Services from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu resigns, likely to get fresh posting at Centre: Sources
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 5, 2020
Murmu served as Additional Principal Secretary in the Home Ministry for seven years under CM Modi in Gujarat, and was the troubleshooter for the government in cases ranging from 2002 riots to the alleged fake encounters in the state.