New Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

PERSON AND PLACES

Former chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Mr.Vinai Kumar Saxena took oath as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

The oath of office was administered by the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi at a function organized at Raj Niwas. He was appointed by the President of India for a term of five years.

62-year-old Mr.Saxena replaced Mr.Anil Baijal who resigned from the post a few days back citing 'personal reasons’.

Mr.Saxena was born on 23rd March, 1958, and he is an alumnus of Kanpur University. He started his career as an Assistant Officer in Rajasthan with JK Group.

He explored the untapped streams of Khadi and Village Industries. Also introduced many innovative schemes and products like ‘Honey Mission', 'Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana', 'Leather Artisans' Empowerment', ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’, ‘Project RE-HAB’, ‘Khadi Fabric Footwear’ and ‘Plastic-mixed handmade paper’.

He was appointed as one of the members of the National Committee in March 2021 to Commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Mr.Vinai Kumar Saxena took oath as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
  • He was appointed by the President of India for a term of five years.
  • The oath of office was administered by the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi at a function organized at Raj Niwas.
  • Mr.Saxena replaced Mr.Anil Baijal who resigned from the post a few days back citing 'personal reasons’.
  • He served as the former chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

   Facts to know:

  • Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir: Mr.Manoj Sinha.
  • Lt. Governor of Ladakh: Mr.R. K. Mathur.
  • Lt. Governor of Chandigarh: Mr.Banwarilal Purohit.
  • Lt. Governor of Lakshadweep: Mr.Praful Khoda Patel.
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