President of India Ram Nath Kovind, in a late-night order on September 9, nodded to the appointment of RN Ravi as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu. Prior to the new appointment, Ravi was posted as the Governor of Nagaland. He is also a former IPS officer and Centre’s interlocutor in Naga peace talks. Following the orders, the incumbent Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit who was also holding the additional charge of the Governor of Punjab has been assigned the complete charge of Punjab.
Until regular arrangements are made for Nagaland, the Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi has been given the additional charge of the state.
Further, President Kovind had earlier approved the resignation of Baby Rani Maurya who was serving as the Governor of Uttarakhand speculating her return to active politics in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The President has handed over the charge of Uttarakhand to Lieutenant General (Retd.) Gurmit Singh and posted him as the Governor of the state.
Singh retired from the Indian Army after serving the country for four decades. During his career, he held various important positions like Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Adjutant General and Corps Commander of Strategic XV Corps that overlooks the Line of Control in Kashmir.
After the appointment of the new Governor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin extended greetings and said that his arrival to the state will encourage its growth and prosperity. Also, he extended a “loving and respectful” farewell to outgoing Governor Banwarilal Purohit.