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Former top IAS officer Anil Baijal to be new Delhi LG after Najeeb Jung

A 1969 batch IAS officer, Baijal had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 28, 2016 5:31 pm
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Career bureaucrat Anil Baijal looks set to become the next Lt Governor of Delhi, a post which has fallen vacant after sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung. A 1969 batch IAS officer, Baijal had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.

70-year-old Baijal, whose appointment papers have been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his approval, had retired from service in 2006 as Secretary, Urban Development Ministry. He is a former vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority.

Baijal was actively associated with the designing and roll-out of Rs 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) launched by the Manmohan Singh government.

The former bureaucrat was also on the executive council of the think-tank Vivekananda International Foundation, several of whose former members have been appointed to senior positions by the Modi government including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with AAP government.

Meanwhile, the government today recommended to the President, who on his annual winter sojourn at Rashtrapathi Nilayam in Secunderabad, acceptance of Jung’s resignation.

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  1. P
    Mar 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm
    good night
    1. Vihari Naidu
      Dec 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm
      Who ever, i am sure he will be haring Delhi government in no time. People of Delhi suffer because of this vendett9politics of BJP.
      1. S
        Dec 28, 2016 at 12:23 pm
        3..2..1 kejriwallll plz start cribbing...
        1. V
          Dec 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm
          Now Kejri will realise what a great soul Najib Jung was
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            Deepak Mehndiratta
            Dec 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm
            The political party forming the current central government is on way out despite the daily pionate speeches by the PM. Common people understand that corruption eradication has to start from the top - "note ban" fiasco has proved to be the most ill thought action by any PM in last 70 years. Ruling party could have easily increased its respect ten fold and made PM the topmost luminary at par with Mahatma hi just by making it's party funding fully transparent instead of beating around the bush with lame excuses.lt;br/gt; AAP continues to work for Delhi's poor and what it has already done is there for everyone to see - even western nations have praised AAP for this work. So the ruling party at center can forget getting votes from Delhi's poor whose votes decide election results. Meanwhile, we the so called intellectuals can make fun of AAP as much as our biased uninformed minds allow !
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