NEW DELHI :
Retired IPS officer R N Ravi is new Tamil Nadu Governor
BESIDES some fresh appointment, the President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday ordered shuffling of Governors of some States which includes shifting Banwarilal Purohit from Tamil Nadu to Punjab. He was earlier holding additional charge of Punjab.
The Centre’s interlocutor and retired IPS officer R N Ravi has been shifted from Nagaland to Tamil Nadu as its new Governor. Jagdish Mukhi, at present Governor of Assam, has been appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his charge till a fresh appointment is made, according to a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique. In the fresh appointment, Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of Army, was on Thursday appointed the Governor of Uttarakhand, a post which fell vacant after Baby Rani Maurya tendered her resignation. According to the communique, President Kovind accepted the resignation of Maurya and appointed Singh as the Governor of the State.
A highly-decorated officer, Lt General Singh superannuated from the Army in February 2016 after nearly four decades of service, during which he held prestigious appointments of deputy chief of Army Staff, adjutant general and corps commander of strategic XV Corps that overlooks the Line of Control in Kashmir. He was also handling China operational and military strategic issues as Additional Director General of Military Operations. During his stint in the Army, he was part of numerous expert groups and joint working groups. , annual dialogues and China study group meetings for over a decade.