New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal quits from his posts. According to sources, he has sent his resignation to Rashtrapati Bhavan to President Ram Nath Kovind citing personal reasons. Former IAS officer Baijal was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor on 31 December 2016. He had replaced Najeeb Jung. Baijal was the Chief Secretary during the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Soon after Baijal’s resignation is accepted, the government may announce a new Lieutenant Governor.
Baijal, a 1969 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in December 2016 after the resignation of his predecessor Najeeb Jung.
He served as Union Home Secretary, Secretary, Urban Development, Government of India, Vice-Chairman of Delhi Development Authority, Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Chairman and MD of Indian Airlines, CEO of Prasar Bharati, Development Commissioner of Goa, Commissioner (Sales Tax and Excise) of Delhi, Counsellor In-charge of the Indian Aid Programme in Nepal, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, among other positions.
He was responsible for the introduction of DD Bharti.
Baijal also served as a Member of the Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy chaired by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, currently Minister of Railways.
He was the chairman of a high-level committee on implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016.
Baijal holds Master’s Degree in Arts from the University of Allahabad and the University of East Anglia.
Meanwhile, Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (retired), who was Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial candidate in the Uttarakhand Assembly polls, resigned from the party’s primary membership.
“I have been a member of the Aam Aadmi Party from April 19, 2021, to May 18, 2022. I am resigning from the primary member of the Aam Aadmi Party keeping in mind the sentiments of ex-servicemen, ex-paramilitary personnel, elderly, women, youth and intellectuals,” he said in his resignation letter posted on Twitter.
पूर्व सैनिकों, पूर्व अर्धसैनिकों, बुजुर्गों, महिलाओं, युवाओं तथा बुद्धिजीवियों की भावनाओं को ध्यान में रखते हुए, मैं आज दिनांक 18 मई 2022 को, आम आदमी पार्टी की सदस्यता से अपना त्यागपत्र दे रहा हूँ । pic.twitter.com/5IMeVRu4sb
— Col Ajay Kothiyal, KC, SC, VSM (R.) (@ColAjayKothiyal) May 18, 2022