List of Lieutenant Governors of Delhi
The 69th constitutional amendment of 1991 provided a special status to Delhi and redesigned it as the National Capital Territory of Delhi and its rule is handed over to the Lieutenant Governor. Aditya Nath Jha, ICS was the first Lt. Governor of Delhi who served here from 7 November 1966 to 19 January 1972. Till date there have been 31 Lt. Governor of Delhi.
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.
There are four 29 states and 7 UTs in India currently. Out of 7 UTs 4 UTs are governed by the administrators and rest of three UTs (Delhi, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar) are governed by the Lieutenant General.
The list of all the Lt. Governor of Delhi is as follows;
|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|
The Chief Minister of the Delhi is appointed by the president of India not by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The other ministers are appointed by the president on the advice of the Chief Minister of the state.
The Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister aid and advice the Lieutenant Governor in the exercise of his functions except in so far as he is required to act as per his discretion.
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