Khadi Commission head Vinai Kumar Saxena is new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Will replace Anil Baijal, who resigned from the post last week

Khadi Commission head Vinai Kumar Saxena is new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Vinai Kumar Saxena. File Photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 23

The Central Government on Monday appointed Vinai Kumar Saxena, the Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), as the new Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi in place of Anil Baijal, who had resigned from the post last week citing personal reasons.

In a communiqué from the Rashtrapati Bhavan it is said that President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted Baijal’s resignation as the Delhi LG and appointed Vinai Kumar Saxena in his place.

“The President of India has been pleased to appoint Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena to be the Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office," the statement read.

It is learnt from the sources in the government that Saxena played a critical role in bringing to fore the violation of the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) by the NGO connected with social activist Teesta Setalvad.

Saxena became the Chairman of KVIC, which functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises on October 27, 2015. The KVIC is responsible for generating employment avenues in rural areas by implementing khadi and village industry programmes.

Before joining KVIV, Saxena was the founder-president of the National Council for Civil Liberties, which helped people by undertaking extensive relief work in the earthquake-affected Bhuj in Gujarat.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to welcome Saxena and assured “full cooperation” from his Cabinet. He also wished Baijal the very best for his future endeavors.

Tweeting in Hindi, Kejriwal said, “On behalf of the people of Delhi, I extend a warm welcome to the newly appointed Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Mr. Vinay Kumar Saxena. For the betterment of Delhi, he will get full cooperation from the Cabinet of the Delhi Government.”

In another tweet, he said, “Along with former Delhi LG Anil Baijal we did a number of work and tried to solve several of the problems. He is a good human being. I wish him well for his future endeavors and pray for his good health and long life.”

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Sangrur bypoll: Counting of votes today

Sangrur bypoll results LIVE updates: Setback for AAP as SAD-Amritsar leader Simranjit Mann claims win

Counting of votes for byelection to Sangrur Lok Sabha consti...

Bypolls: Counting of votes under way in 3 Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats

Bypolls: Counting of votes under way in 3 Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats

Counting began at 8 am under multi-tier security

Shiv Sena summons 16 rebel MLAs, including Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena summons 16 rebel MLAs, including Eknath Shinde

Seeks replies on disqualification plea by tomorrow

Graft accused officer Sanjay Popli’s son dies by ‘suicide’

Graft accused officer Sanjay Popli's son dies by 'suicide'

Deceased had argument with VB officials, claims family’s law...

Bypolls: Major setbacks for SP, TMC, AAP

Bypolls: Major setbacks for SP, TMC, AAP

The leads for BJP candidates reflect a continuing hold of ch...

Cities

View All