|21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi|
|Assumed office |
31 December 2016
|President||Pranab Mukherjee, Ramnath Kovind|
|Chief Minister||Arvind Kejriwal|
|Preceded by||Najeeb Jung|
|Alma mater||University of Allahabad|
University of East Anglia
Anil Baijal is a retired Central Government Civil Servant of the Indian Administrative Service cadre and is the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He took over office on 31 December 2016 after the sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung.
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. During his tenure as Union Home Secretary, he removed Kiran Bedi from her post as the head of jails accusing her of breaking every clause in the jail manual. He has also served as the Chairman of Delhi Development Authority; Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands; additional Home Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; MD of Indian Airlines; CEO of Prasar Bharati; Development Commissioner of Goa; Commissioner (Sales Tax and Excise) of Delhi; Councilor in Charge of India Aid Mission in Nepal. He was responsible for the introduction of DD Bharti.
He retired from service in 2006 as Secretary of the Urban Development Ministry. After retirement, he was actively associated with the planning and implementation of ₹60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) launched by the Manmohan Singh government. He has served on the executive council of the Vivekananda International Foundation think-tank and multiple corporate boards including IDFC bank. He has also served as an advisor, on National e-Governance Advisory Group (NAG); Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy; Committee on implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in the current Narendra Modi government.