First Lieutenant-Governor Of Jammu And Kashmir GC Murmu Resigned From The Post
New Delhi: According to the All India Radio, GC Murmu, the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu Kashmir has resigned from his post and are now looking for his successor.Murmu, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre officer, worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister, the official said. After Mr Modi became the Prime Minister, the officer joined the Union Finance Ministry. He became part of the expenditure department as a joint-secretary.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Murmu resigns: All India Radio pic.twitter.com/B3xZL0tBht
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The senior bureaucrat was expected to retire on November 30 last year. But before that, he was appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after the state was bifurcated into two union territories in October.
The government is also looking for someone to replace Mr Murmu in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It depends how Delhi wants to proceed,” an official said. “If it wants political activity to start, they will have to appoint someone who can connect with politicians and political parties there,” said a retired bureaucrat who served in the Cabinet Secretariat.
Last year, on August 5, the Centre ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted under the Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. In October, after the bifurcation was implemented, Mr Murmu was appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.