New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind appointed senior IAS officer Vinai Kumar Saxena as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, the Rashtrapati Bhawan announced on Monday.
Saxena succeeds outgoing LG Anil Baijal who had resigned from the post a few days ago, citing “personal reasons” and was serving as administrator of the national capital since December, 2016.
“The President of India has been pleased to appoint Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena to be the Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhawan said.
“The President of India has accepted the resignation of Shri Anil Baijal as Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi,” it added.
Saxena was serving as the Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Prior to that, he was the founder-president of the National Council for Civil Liberties, which has carried out extensive relief work in the earthquake-affected areas of Gujarat.