Bhubaneswar: Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam read the Warrant of Appointment following which Murmu was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, at a function held at the Raj Bhavan at a simple function held at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of the Zaberwan range.
MP Jugal Kishore, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, Judges of High Court, senior officers of civil administration, police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Army were present on the occasion.
Murmu, a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, hails from Betnoti in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. He was earlier served as the Union Expenditure Secretary in Finance Ministry and as Principal Secretary to Narnedra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister.
Murmu, who will turn 60 next month, holds a MBA degree from Birmingham University and MA in Political Science from Utkal University. He is eldest of eight siblings – six brothers and two sisters.