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    Anil Baijal appointed new Delhi L-G

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    Anil Baijal appointed new Delhi L-G

    New Delhi, December 28

    Career bureaucrat Anil Baijal was on Wednesday appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi, a post which has fallen vacant after sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung.

    The 70-year-old, a 1969-batch IAS officer, had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.

    The President accepted the resignation of Jung and also ordered for appointment of Baijal, who will be the 21st Lt Governor of the capital.

    Baijal 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 Foundation, several of whose former members have been appointed to senior positions by the Modi government including National Security Adviser 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 the AAP government. — PTI

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