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List of lieutenant governors of Ladakh

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Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh
Seal of Ladakh
B. D. Mishra[1]
since 12 February 2023
StyleThe Honourable
His Excellency
ResidenceRaj Niwas, Leh[2]
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderR. K. Mathur
Formation31 October 2019; 4 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 lieutenant governor acts as the representative of the Central Government who is not obliged to the Legislature, which in case of Ladakh does not have a legislature. The Central Government governs the territory via the lieutenant 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]


The inaugural lieutenant governor was former defence secretary and chief information commissioner Radha Krishna Mathur who took over on 31 October 2019. He served in office until resigning in February 2023. Mathur was succeeded by former Arunachal Pradesh governor Brigadier B. D. Mishra on 19 February 2023.

Lieutenant governors of Ladakh[edit]

  • Died in office
  • § Resigned from office
  • Removed from office
No. Portrait Name
(born – died)
Home state Tenure in office Immediate prior position held Appointed by
From To Time in office
1 R. K. Mathur
(born 1953)
Uttar Pradesh 31 October
12 February
3 years, 104 days Chief Information Commissioner (until 2018) Ram Nath Kovind
2 Brigadier (Retd.)
B. D. Mishra
(born 1939)
Uttar Pradesh 19 February
Incumbent 1 year, 144 days Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Droupadi Murmu

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ladakh Gets A New Lieutenant Governor Amid Protests Over Statehood Demand".
  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. ^ Singh, Vijaita (12 February 2023). "Ladakh L-G R.K. Mathur removed amid intensified stirs by civil society groups". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  5. ^ "BD Mishra appointed as new lieutenant governor of Ladakh". Hindustan Times. 12 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  6. ^ Desk, GK Web. "President appoints BD Mishra as new LG of Ladakh". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 12 February 2023.