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Uttarakhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu get new governors

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President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of Army, governor of Uttarakhand, a post which fell vacant after Baby Rani Maurya tendered her resignation. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Maurya and appointed Singh as the governor of the state.

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Shuffling of governors:

  • The President also appointed Banwarilal Purohit, currently the Governor of Tamil Nadu, as the Governor of Punjab. 
  • R.N.Ravi, presently the Governor of Nagaland, has been made the Governor of Tamil Nadu. 
  • Professor Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam is appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his own duties until regular arrangements are made.
  • The President’s office, in an official release, mentioned that the new appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.

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