Radha Krishna Mathur has been appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Ladakh. The Modi-government had on 5 August abrogated Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two Union Territories – Ladakh (without legislative) and Jammu and Kashmir (with legislative). The reorganisation will take effect from October 31, 2019.
Apart from him, President Ram Nath Kovind has also appointed IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu as the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
Here’s all you kneed to know about Radha Krishna Mathur:
- Radha Krishna Mathur is a retired 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tripura cadre.
- The 65-year-old bureaucrat retired as the Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC) in November 2018.
- Mathur has been the Chief Enforcement Officer in the Ministry of Textiles and the Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Textiles in the Central government.
- He has been the Union Defence Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary of India and the Chief Secretary of Tripura.
- He has served the Tripura government at different posts like Chief Secretary of Tripura, Principal Secretary of Agriculture, and Principal Secretary of Finance.