President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday accepted Anil Baijal’s resignation and appointed Vinai Kumar Saxena as the next lieutenant governor of Delhi.
A statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said Saxena’s appointment as the Lt-governor of the National Capital Territory will be effective from the date of he assumed charge of his office.
On May 18, Baijal Delhi lieutenant governor (L-G) Anil Baijal had put in his papers citing personal reasons.
Born on March 23, 1958, Saxena is currently the chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
An alumnus of Kanpur University with a pilot’s licence, Saxena was on March 5, 2021, appointed as one of the members of the national committee to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
Mr Saxena is a philanthropist in vision and corporate scientist in action. And his vision and action are so eternal that he always gave priority to his immense social commitment – right from the Corporate to the NGO sectors.
An AAP MLA was sentenced to three years in jail along with three others, including Singh’s wife and son, for assaulting Paramjit Kaur family over 11 years ago. Besides Singh, those who were sentenced but given bail are his wife Rupinder Kaur, son Rahul and another person, Parminder Singh. The complainant had accused Singh and his family of assaulting her family.
The Punjab government has given illegal occupiers time till June 30 to voluntarily relinquish possession of panchayat land, after which action will be initiated to evict them. Rural development and panchayats minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal announced this after meeting representatives of 23 farmers’ bodies here on Monday. “The Punjab government is removing illegal occupants from panchayat lands after completing the legal process,” he said, while clarifying that no house will be demolished.
LUCKNOW Governor Anandiben Patel on Monday stated that 1.61 crore youth had been provided employment in the private sector through private investment while 60 lakh youth were linked to self-employment in Uttar Pradesh. “In the last five years, 4.5 lakh government jobs have been provided to the youth in UP by adopting a fair and transparent recruitment process,” she stated in her address to the joint sitting of both the houses of state legislature.
LUCKNOW Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said his government was ready for a debate and reply on any issues related to development, the poor, farmers, youths and women, in the state assembly. Adityanath said he hoped that the members would get some guidance from the governor’s address to the two houses of state legislature and the debate over his government’s achievements and its future plans.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is currently lodged in the Patiala central jail in a 1988 road rage case, was taken to Rajindra Hospital in the city on Monday for medical examination after his counsel moved an application demanding special diet for him. According to sources at Rajindra Hospital, Sidhu has been recommended a high-fibre and low-fat diet, which includes fruits, and boiled vegetables.
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