List of lieutenant governors of Delhi
|Lieutenant Governor of Delhi|
|Residence||Raj Niwas, Delhi|
|Appointer||President of India|
|Term length||5 years|
|Inaugural holder||Aditya Nath Jha|
Constitution Act of 1991
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is the constitutional head of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. 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.
They were ICS(Imperial Civil Service i.e. erstwhile IAS) officers executive head of the union territories.
|#||Name||Took office||Left office|
|2||Anand Dattahaya Pandit||1954||1959|
|4||Venkata Vishwanathan||1964||7 September 1966|
|5||Aditya Nath Jha||7 September 1966||1 November 1966|
So far there has been 21 holders for this post 13 IAS officers generally retired with exception of Najeeb Jung who resigned from the service, 4 ICS officer and 2 IPS officer and 2 from military background who held this post. List of Former Lt. Governor
|No||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||Aditya Nath Jha, ICS||7 November 1966||19 January 1972|
|2||M.C. Pimputkar, ICS||19 January 1972||23 April 1972|
|3||Baleshwar Prasad, IAS||24 April 1972||3 October 1974|
|4||Krishan Chand, ICS||3 October 1974||30 March 1978|
|5||Dalip Rai Kohli, ICS||30 March 1978||17 February 1980|
|6||Jagmohan, IAS||17 February 1980||30 March 1981|
|7||Sundar Lal Khurana, IAS||30 March 1981||2 September 1982|
|8||Jagmohan, IAS||2 September 1982||25 April 1984|
|9||P. G. Gavai, IAS||25 April 1984||Nov 1984|
|10||Mohan M.K. Wali, IAS||Nov 1984||Nov 1985|
|11||Harkishan Lal Kapoor, PVSM, AVSM||Nov 1985||Aug 1988|
|12||Romesh Bhandari, IAS||Aug 1988||Dec 1989|
|13||Arjan Singh, DFC||Dec 1989||Dec 1990|
|14||Markandey Singh, IPS||Dec 1990||4 May 1992|
|15||Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave, IAS||4 May 1992||4 January 1997|
|16||Tejendra Khanna,IAS||4 January 1997||20 April 1998|
|17||Vijai Kapoor, IAS||20 April 1998||9 June 2004|
|18||Banwari Lal Joshi, IPS||9 June 2004||9 April 2007|
|19||Tejendra Khanna, IAS||9 April 2007||9 July 2013|
|20||Najeeb Jung, IAS||9 July 2013||22 December 2016|
|21||Anil Baijal, IAS||31 December 2016||Incumbent|
- "Home-Lieutenant Governor Secretariat". Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "History of Delhi Legislative Assembly". Legislative Assembly of Delhi website.
- "Delhi Metropolitan Council(1966-1990)". Delhi Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "About Our Honorable Lieutenant Governor". Delhi Govt Portal. Retrieved 27 August 2013.