Najeeb Jung

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Najeeb Jung
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Najeeb Jung at 4th Dr. K. R. Narayanan Memorial Lecture at Jamia Millia Islamia, 2011.
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
Assumed office
July 9, 2013
Preceded by Tejendra Khanna
Personal details
Born (1951-01-18) January 18, 1951 (age 63)
Alma mater Delhi University
Religion Islam

Najeeb Jung (born 18 January 1951) is the 20th and current Lieutenant Governor of Delhi of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1973 and worked in Madhya Pradesh and with the Government of India. He was the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in Delhi.[1]

Early life and background[edit]

Jung was born and raised in Delhi, where he attended St.Columba's School, New Delhi. He then did his BA (Hons) and MA in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, University of Delhi . Later he completed his education at London where he did M.Sc in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.[2]>[3][4]


Jung joined Indian Administrative Service in 1973 and was encadered into Madhya Pradesh cadre. He served as Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas from year 1994 to 1999.[5] He resigned from the service in 1999.[6]

He later served as a Senior Energy Specialist at the Asian Development Bank, as Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford and as Director for Energy Research at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.[2]

He has published several monographs and reports on the energy sector and is a regular contributor to national newspapers on education and social issues. He is presently the Chairman of a Core Committee of Vice-Chancellors appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India) to examine various aspects of higher education, Chairman of a Committee to review the existing schemes for enhancing participation of minorities in higher education, Member of the Special Task Force setup by the Ministry of Home Affairs (India) to suggest developmental options for the Jammu region of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Member of the Senate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, (IITK) and several other Committees at the national level.[7]

He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. on energy economics from the University of Oxford. On September-30-2010 he endorsed the judgement of Allahabad High Court on Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi suit.

He quit the service in 1995 after his stint as joint secretary (exploration) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (India).[8] Jung played a crucial role in the privatization of ONGC's Panna-Mukta oilfield that went to a consortium of Reliance-ONGC and British Gas. Jung also had a stint in the Asian Development Bank. Later, he became director, energy research, in Reliance-run Observer Research Foundation.[9]

In 2009 September, he be came the vice Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia.[9] In July 2013, he became the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, replacing another former IAS officer Tejendra Khanna.[3]


  1. ^ Vice Chancellors of Jamia Millia Islamia.
  2. ^ a b "Najeeb Jung is new vice chancellor of Jamia Millia". Hindustan Times. September 3, 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "About Our Honorable Lieutenant Governor". Delhi Govt Portal. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Najeeb Jung, able administrator, took Jamia to new heights (Profile)". Business Standard. July 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Najeeb Jung sworn-in as Delhi Lt. Governor". The Hindu. July 10, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Najeeb Jung's forefathers held positions of great power". Economic Times. December 16, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Reserve Bank of India Najeeb jung". Reserve Bank Of India. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Najeeb Jung Returns to Delhi To Head Reliance Operations". Indian oil and gas. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
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