On Wednesday, Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmit Singh was sworn in as the new governor of Uttarakhand. The oath of office was administered to Singh by the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice RS Chauhan at a simple function held at the Raj Bhawan.
Lt Gen Singh succeeds Baby Rani Maurya, who resigned 3 years earlier than finishing her tenure. Singh, who retired as the Deputy Chief of the Indian Army, is a pretty adorned former Army officer. The function was attended by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, his cabinet colleagues, and some of the senior authorities officers, consisting of Chief Secretary SS Sandhu and DGP Ashok Kumar.
Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, a pretty-decorated navy guy who superannuated in February 2016, held numerous prestigious posts all through his almost 4 many years of service, consisting of that of the deputy leader of Army Staff, adjutant general, and corps commander of the strategic XV Corps that overlooks the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
Singh also dealt with the China operational and military-strategic troubles as the extra director-general of military operations; a duty for which he even needed to go to China seven times and attend vital army-diplomatic conferences associated with border operations and LoC strategy.
Gurmit Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff Course and National Defence College. He has accomplished M.Phils from universities in Chennai and Indore and is also a research student in India-China boundary issues at the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU); his profession in lecturers pursued on study leave from the Indian Army.