List of governors of Jammu and Kashmir

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Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
Satya Pal Malik 02 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Satya Pal Malik

since 23 August 2018
StyleHis Excellency
Residence
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderKaran Singh
Formation30 March 1965; 54 years ago (1965-03-30)
Websitehttp://jkrajbhawan.nic.in
Jammu and Kashmir in India.

When India became independent, Hari Singh was the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. Technically he remained so until 17 November 1952, although from 20 June 1949 his son Karan Singh acted as regent. From 17 November 1952 to 30 March 1965, Karan Singh was the elected head of state of Jammu and Kashmir styled as Sadr-e-Riyasat. On 30 March 1965, Karan Singh became the first Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

An act passed in August 2019 seeks to reorganise the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories; Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 October 2019. Provisions contained within the act will create the positions of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh and envisages that the current Governor of Jammu and Kashmir will assume both posts once the act comes into force. [1]

Governors of Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Karan Singh 30 Mar 1965 15 May 1967
2 Bhagwan Sahay 15 May 1967 3 Jul 1973
3 Lakshmi Kant Jha 3 Jul 1973 22 Feb 1981
4 Braj Kumar Nehru 22 Feb 1981 26 Apr 1984
5 Jagmohan 26 Apr 1984 Jul 1989
6 K. V. Krishna Rao Jul 1989 19 Jan 1990
7 Jagmohan 19 Jan 1990 26 May 1990
8 Girish Chandra Saxena 26 May 1990 12 Mar 1993
9 K. V. Krishna Rao 12 Mar 1993 2 May 1998
10 Girish Chandra Saxena 2 May 1998 4 Jun 2003
11 S.K. Sinha 4 Jun 2003 25 Jun 2008
12 Narinder Nath Vohra 25 Jun 2008 23 August 2018
13 Satya Pal Malik 23 August 2018[2] Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/resources/article28823852.ece/Binary/FullTextofJ&KReorganisationBill.pdf
  2. ^ "Satya Pal Malik sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir governor". The Economic Times. 23 August 2018.

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