The president of India on Tuesday appointed Satya Pal Malik as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Malik who was serving as the governor of Bihar will replace N N Vohra.
His appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of the office.
Meanwhile, Lal Ji Tandon would be appointed as the Governor of Bihar.
He will replace old Kashmir hand NN Vohra, who had completed 10 years in June and was given an extension in view of the annual Amarnath Yatra which began on June 28. The pilgrimage will conclude on August 26.
A release from the President’s Office stated:
The President is pleased to make the following appointment/changes:-
(i) Shri Lal Ji Tandon as the Governor of Bihar.
(ii) Shri Satyadev Narayan Arya as the Governor of Haryana.
(iii) Smt. Baby Rani Maurya as the Governor of Uttarakhand.
(iv) Shri Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Bihar is transferred and appointed as Governor of Jammu & Kashmir.
(v) Shri Ganga Prasad, Governor of Meghalaya is transferred and appointed as Governor of Sikkim.
(vi) Shri Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura is transferred and appointed as Governor of Meghalaya.
(vii) Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor of Haryana is transferred and appointed as Governor of Tripura.
The above appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices.