New Governors List: Gurmit Singh sworn in as new Uttarakhand Governor- Check full list of new Governors

Lieutenant-General Gurmit Singh will succeed Baby Rani Maurya as the new Uttarakhand Governor, a day after she tendered her resignation from the post citing personal reasons.

Created On: Sep 15, 2021 12:57 IST
Gurmit Singh takes oath as new Uttarakhand Governor
Gurmit Singh takes oath as new Uttarakhand Governor

New Governors List: Lieutenant General (retd) Gurmit Singh was sworn-in as the new Uttarakhand Governor on September 15, 2021. He was administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice RS Chauhan at Raj Bhawan. 

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed the former Army Officer as the new Governor of Uttarakhand on September 9, 2021, a day after Governor Baby Rani Maurya tendered her resignation from the post citing personal reasons.

Baby Rani Maurya had completed three years in office as the state's Governor in August 2021. She had taken the oath as the Governor of Uttarakhand on August 26, 2018, succeeding Krishna Kant Paul.

President Kovind also made a series of other new appointments of Governors involving five states. 

About Lieutenant-General Gurmit Singh 

•Lt Gen Singh is a highly-decorated officer, who retired from the army in February 2016. 

•He held several prestigious positions in the Army during his four decades of service including Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Adjutant General and Corps Commander of strategic XV Corps. 

•He also served as the additional director general of Military Operations and has handled military strategic and operational issues concerning China. 

New Governor Appointments 

Punjab Governor: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who was earlier holding the additional charge of Punjab Governor, has formally been appointed as the new Governor of Punjab.

Tamil Nadu Governor: Retired IPS Officer RN Ravi, who was serving as the Governor of Nagaland, has been made the new Tamil Nadu Governor.

New Nagaland Governor: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi will be discharging the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his own duties until regular arrangements are made.

All these above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices. 


List of Uttarakhand Governors

Governors Term
Surjit Singh Barnala November 2000- January 2003
Sudarshan Agarwal  January 2003 - October 2007
Banwari Lal Joshi October 2007- August 2009
Margaret Alva August 2009 - May 2012
Aziz Qureshi  May 2012 - January 2015
Krishna Kant Paul January 2015 - August 2018
Baby Rani Maurya August 2018- September 2021


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