Uttarakhand: Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh takes oath as Governor

Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmit Singh was sworn in on Wednesday as the new governor of Uttarakhand.

Dehradun: The oath of office was administered to Singh by the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice RS Chauhan at a simple function held at the Raj Bhawan here. Singh, who retired as the Deputy Chief of the Indian Army, is a highly decorated former Army officer.

The function was attended by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, his cabinet colleagues and a number of senior government officials including Chief Secretary SS Sandhu and DGP Ashok Kumar. Lt Gen Singh succeeds Baby Rani Maurya, who resigned three years before completing her tenure.

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