Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi's Lt Governor

Former Union Home Secretary Anil Baijal has taken oath as the Lt. Governor of Delhi. Baijal was administered the oath by Delhi High Court Chief Justice G. Rohini at the Lt Governor's office. He succeeds Najeeb Jung, who resigned earlier.

Baijal, a 1969-batch Indian Administrative Service officer, retired from service in 2006. In his long career of 37 years, the former senior bureaucrat held several eminent positions, including Union Home Secretary, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Airlines, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Joint Secretary and Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Deciphering facts

In India, a lieutenant governor is in charge of a union territory. However, the rank is present only in the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi and Puducherry (the other territories have an administrator appointed, who is an IAS officer). However, the governor of Punjab acts as the administrator of Chandigarh.

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