Najeeb Jung resigns: All you need to know about the outgoing Lieutenant Governor

Since his appointment he has been in a constant tussle with Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 22, 2016 10:12 pm
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In a sudden move that has left many surprised, Najeeb Jung, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi resigned from his post on Thursday. While he has not provided any reason for his resignation, according to Raj Bhawan, Jung is planning to return to academia. Born in Delhi in January 1951, Jung completed his school education from St. Columbus, Delhi. He went on to pursue a Bachelors and a Masters degree in History from University of Delhi and later did an MA in Social Policy and Planning in Developing  Countries from London School of Economics.


After completing his education, Jung joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1973 and was a part of the Madhya Pradesh cadre. He also served as the Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas from 1994 to 1999 after which he resigned from service and went back to the United Kingdom when he once again returned to academia in the department of energy studies in Oxford University.

Post his return he joined Reliance industries, leading operations at the company’s Barakhamba road office in New Delhi. He took care of the group’s relations with the government and supervised lobbyist Nira Radia. Jung’s stint with Reliance came under heavy criticism and was seen as unethical.

He once again moved back to academia from the corporate world and in 2009, was appointed Vice Chancellor at Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. As Vice-Chancellor, Jung wrote extensively on issues related to the Muslim community.

Jung was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in July 2013. Since his appointment he has been in a constant tussle with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Jung’s clashes with Kejriwal mainly had to do with appointment of bureaucrats and the jurisdiction of administrative powers. His resignation came 18 months before the completion of his tenure, leaving those in the political circuit surprised. In a public statement following his resignation, Jung thanked the people of Delhi for their support, particularly during the one of President’s rule in the state.

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  1. D
    Dec 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    #NajeebJung finally understood that "You should never wrestle with a Pig. You get dirty but the pig ENJOYS it. Having said that,my city is being ruined by urban naxals. We need a good administrator as LG. Hope Modiji will choose a suitable man/woman to take care of my city.
    1. B
      Babu Gupta
      Dec 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm
      A good Najeeb leaves while a Khujli Ajeeb stays.
      1. A
        Dec 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm
        Kejriwal should not sigh of any relief. He can even have the the luxury of a nightmare that Kirenbedi replaces Jung. Anyway let the central govt appoint a commission to go into the question of the powers of the Ltgovernor and the elected govt. in Delhi keeping in mind that will of the people is supreme in democracy.Let steps be taken so that our capital be not a scene of shadow fights.
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          kris kumar
          Dec 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm
          Mr Jung has been forced to resigned by AAPxxrd continuous ault, abuse and undermining his authority. Anarchist Khujriwal left no stone unturned to defame, degrade and with his poisonous tongue to humiliate him. Jung with his high moral ground and honesty could not cope any more of elected mad dogs of AAPxxrd and felt it was better to go back to his profession he loved instead of putting up with these hooligans.
          1. M
            Dec 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm
            Will the nuisance go with him ?
            1. C
              Dec 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm
              The above report reads like a handout from NJ's secretary. Why? The false emphasis on his 'academic' work. How long did he teach at Oxford? Did he teach anywhere in India? What 'academic' experience did he have when he was made the VC at Jamia' ? And what was his record as its VC. One expected a report from The Hindu, answering the questions.
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                Parso Sukheja
                Dec 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                From his above work biography it is observed that he has never completed his tenure anywhere may possibly he has no work satisfaction, these people are more suitable for academia, where every minute gets opportunity to improve upon his performance.
                1. R
                  Dec 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm
                  his only main merit was that he was Reliance chamcha, therefore both congress and BJP supported him
                  1. R
                    Dec 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm
                    Jung was being treated as foot ball by both Kejariwal and Modi,
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