List of lieutenant governors of Delhi

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Lieutenant Governor of India
लेफ्टिनेंट गवर्नर
Incumbent
SHRI NAJEEB JUNG

since July 9th, 2013.
Style Hon’ble Lt. Governor
Residence Raj Niwas (Sanskrit for Government Residence)
Appointer President of India
Formation Indian Constitution
Constitution Act of 1991
Website delhi.gov.in


The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is the constitutional head of Delhi as well as the Government of Delhi.[1] The current and 20th Lt. Governor, Government of National capital territory of India is Najeeb Jung. His official residence is in Raj Niwas, Delhi.[2]

History[edit]

The post was first established in September 1966, when The Delhi Administration Act, 1966 came into effect. Thus the former Delhi Legislative Assembly was replaced by the Delhi Metropolitan Council with 56 elected and 5 nominated members with the Lt. Governor of Delhi as its head. The Council however had no legislative powers, only an advisory role in the governance of Delhi. This set up functioned till 1990, when Assembly was reinstated, the Lt. Governor retained its role.[3][4]


Lieutenant Governors[edit]

List of Former Lt. Governor

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Aditya Nath Jha 7th Nov 1966 19th Jan 1972
2 M.C. Pimputkar 19th Jan 1972 23rd Apr 1972
3 Baleshwar Prasad 24th Apr 1972 3rd Oct 1974
4 Krishan Chand 4th Oct 1974 30th Mar 1978
5 Dalip Rai Kohli 1978 1979
6 Jagmohan Feb 1980 1981
7 Sundar Lal Khurana 1981 Sep 1982
8 Jagmohan Sep 1982 Mar 1984
9 Shri P.G. Gavai, I.A.S. April 1984 Nov 1984
10 Mohan M.K. Wali Nov 1984 Nov 1985
11 Harkishan Lal Kapoor Nov 1985 Aug 1988
12 Romesh Bhandari Aug 1988 Dec 1989
13 Arjan Singh Dec 1989 Dec 1990
14 Markandey Singh Dec 1990 1992
15 Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave 4 May 1992 4 Jan 1997
16 Tejendra Khanna 4 Jan 1997 20 Apr 1998
17 Vijai Kapoor 20 Apr 1998 9 Jun 2004
18 Banwari Lal Joshi 9 Jun 2004 April 9, 2007
19 Tejendra Khanna April 9, 2007 July, 2013
20 Najeeb Jung July 2013 incumbent

Najeeb jung is currently acting as chief minister of delhi due to the presidential rule which is imposed in delhi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home-Lieutenant Governor Secretariat". Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  2. ^ "About Our Honorable Lieutenant Governor". Delhi Govt Portal. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  3. ^ "History of Delhi Legislative Assembly". Legislative Assembly of Delhi website. 
  4. ^ "Delhi Metropolitan Council(1966-1990)". Delhi Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

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