Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Former Home Secretary VK Duggal appointed Manipur Governor


Kumar Duggal, the former Home Secretary has been appointed the new Governor of Manipur on 23 December 2013. His appointment will come into effect from the date on which, he will assume the charge of the office. He will replace the present Governor of the state, Ashwani Kumar, who was given an additional charge of Manipur, while being a Governor of Nagaland.
The post of Manipur Governor had fallen vacant in July 2013, when former Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Gurbachan Singh Jagat’s tenure of five years had ended. Ashwani Kumar was given the additional charge till Duggal appointment.
At the time of appointment, he was serving as a member of the National Disaster Management Authority and was the in charge of the relief operations after the natural disaster that struck Uttarakhand andOdisha in 2013.
Since his retirement in March 2007 as the Union Home Secretary, he has been a Member of other commissions and committees in the rank and status of Minister of State. He is the first IAS officer fromUnion Territory cadre of 1968 batch.
During his tenure in the government services, he has served in different capacities which includeMunicipal Commissioner of Delhi from 19996 to 2000, Special Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Secretary in Water Resources Ministry.