List of lieutenant governors of Ladakh

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Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh
Seal of Ladakh.png
R. K. Mathur.png
R. K. Mathur[1]

since 31 October 2019
StyleThe Honourable
His Excellency
ResidenceRaj Niwas, Leh[2]
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderR. K. Mathur
Formation31 October 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-31)
WebsiteOfficial website

This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of Ladakh, a Union territory of India that came into existence on 31 October 2019. The Lieutenant Governor is directly appointed by the President of India, The Lt.Governor acts as the representative of the Central Government who is not obliged to the Legislature ,which in case of Ladakh doesn't have a Legislature. The Central Government governs the territory via Lt. Governor.


In August 2019, a Reorganisation Act was passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament. The provisions contained in the reorganised the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories; Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 October 2019. The act established the position of Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.[3]

Lieutenant Governors of Ladakh[edit]

S. No. Portrait Name Took Office Left Office
1 R. K. Mathur.png R. K. Mathur, IAS (Retd.)[4] 31 October 2019 Incumbent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swearing-in of first Lt. Governor of Ladakh | the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh | India".
  2. ^ "Radha Krishna Mathur | the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh | India".
  3. ^ Dr. G. Narayana Raju (9 August 2019). "The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 - NO. 34 OF 2019" (PDF). Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Radha Krishna Mathur to be LG of Ladakh: All you need to know about him". India Today. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.