President Ramanath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Anil Baijal on Monday and appointed Vinay Kumar Saxena as the next Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
Saxena’s appointment as Lieutenant Governor of the national capital will take effect from the date he takes office, the Rashtrapati Bhawan said in a statement.
“The President of India is pleased to appoint Mr. Vinay Kumar Saxena as Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, with effect from the date he assumes office of office,” the statement read.
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On May 18, Baijal put it in his papers, citing personal reasons. Following the sudden resignation of Najib Jung, a 1969-batch IAS officer was appointed as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory in December 2016.
Born on March 23, 1958, Saxena is currently chairman of the Khadi and Rural Employment Commission (KVIC). He was appointed to the post in 2015.
Saxena, who is an alumnus of Kanpur University and holds a pilot license, was appointed as one of the members of the National Committee to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence on March 5, 2021, according to his profile available at KVIC. The committee is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He formed the NGO, the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1991, which has opposed Medha Patkar of the Narmada Bachao Movement (NBA) to stop construction of the Sardar Lake project and other upcoming water projects in the Narmada Valley since 1991. .
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