Governor of Jammu and Kashmir appointed the first lt governor of Jammu and Kashmir on 31 October 2019 when Jammu and Kashmir State reorganized to form 2 different Union Territories.
- Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and
- Union Territory of Laddakh
Girish Chandra Murmu is the first lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, while Radha Krishna Mathur appoints as the first lieutenant governor of Ladakh.
Who is the governor of jammu and kashmir?
Girish Chandra Murmu is the governor of Jammu and Kashmir appoints on 31 October 2019 and still in 2020, he is at that post. Now, the position of Governor in J&K is converted into Lt. Governor, so he is the lt governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir
Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir came into existence on 31 October 2019 following the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi Dissarove the special status of Jammu and Kashmir State given under Article 370. The last Jammu Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik sent to Goa as Governor.
Mehbooba Mufti was the first woman Chief Minister and also last C.M of Jammu and Kashmir. She became Chief Minister after the death of his father, who was the sitting Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir at that time. She becomes the Chief Minister because of the collision government of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and BJP.
Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will now have the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Jammu Kashmir governor. The UT still has its assembly like in Delhi.
Seven assembly seats increased in Jammu and Kashmir. Now, The strength of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly is 114 seats from 107 seats. Now, over 100 laws of the central government are applied to JKUT.
The time when Jammu and Kashmir State Becomes Union Territory, the internet also blocked in the whole state, and after enormous demand and protest, only 2g services are active in the state after seven months. Sill there is no 4g services in the Union Territory even after the Corona Virus Lockdown situation. Slow Speed Internet in Jammu and Kashmir affects people a lot.
Girish Chandra Murmu
He is the eldest of 8 brothers and 2 Sisters, born on 21 November 1959 in Betnoti village of Orissa. He is M.A in political Science and M.B.A from the University of Birmingham.
Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Gita Mittal Grants Oath to G C Murmu, at raj Bhavan Srinagar in a simple oath ceremony.
The Jammu Kashmir governor Girish Chandra Murmu is an IAS Officer of 1985 Batch. Mostly served in Gujrat under Narendra Modi. He helped a lot to the Current Chief Minister of Gujrat Sh. Narendra Modi when Amit shah was in Jail. He handles the 2002 riots cases and also does a lot of work to get bail for Amit Shah. After seeing the work, he then made joint secretary of the Home Department of Gujrat, which was directed by Amit Shah and undeviatingly managed by C.M. Narendra Modi.
He remains in the office till Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014. After the dissolve of J&K State, Girish Chandra Murmu becomes the ist lieutenant governor of J&K. It is his hard work and intelligence for which P.M trust him and send him to J&K.
Powers of Lieutenant Governor
Powers of Lt. governors are not defined. The act is still under construction. But we can guess the power of a Lieutenant in Jammu and Kashmir by considering Delhi because it also has an assembly.
Lt. Governor is the Constitutional and administrator head of the state, whereas Governor is only Constitutional head. He has more powers than the Chief Minister.
The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir office address
The office of Lieutenant Governor Jammu address, Palace Rd, Karan Nagar, Jammu Cantonment, Jammu and Kashmir PIN:180001
Address of Srinagar office : Raj Bhawan, Srinagar-190001 Phone +91-191-2544989