KVIC Chairman Vinai Kr Saxena Appointed As Delhi LG

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 23 May, 2022 9:39 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Vinai Kumar Saxena will be the next Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

Days after Anil Baijal resigned from the post citing personal reasons, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday accepted his resignation and appointed Saxena as the next LG of the national capital.

“The President of India has accepted the resignation of Baijal as Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi,” a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan stated. “The President has been pleased to appoint Saxena to be the Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” it further stated.

As the chairman of KVIC, an organisation under the Ministry of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprise, Saxena is responsible for generating employment opportunities in rural areas through implementing Khadi and Village Industry programmes.

Baijal was appointed the LG on December 31, 2016, after Najeeb Jung announced his resignation from the post.

Baijal is a 1969 batch IAS officer from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre. He has served as Union home secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

However, he was shifted to the urban development ministry by the Congress-led UPA government. While in the Urban Development Ministry, Baijal oversaw the planning and implementation of the Rs 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

During his stint as LG Delhi, Baijal had several face-offs with the Arvind Kejriwal government. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleagues had held dharna at the LG House alleging that the bureaucrats were not cooperating with them.

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