List of lieutenant governors of Jammu and Kashmir


The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir is the head of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
जम्मू और कश्मीर के उपराज्यपाल
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Manoj Sinha

since 7 August 2020
StyleThe Honourable
His Excellency
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
Inaugural holderG. C. Murmu
Formation31 October 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-31)
WebsiteOfficial website

The office of lieutenant governor was established after an Act was passed in August 2019 in the Parliament of India, reorganising the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories; Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 October 2019.[1] Provisions contained within the act created the positions of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.[2]

Lieutenant Governors of Jammu and KashmirEdit

# Name Portrait Took Office Left Office Appointed by Ref
1 Girish Chandra Murmu   31 October 2019 6 August 2020 Ram Nath Kovind [3]
2 Manoj Sinha   7 August 2020 Incumbent [4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Reorganisation plan" (PDF). Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Reorganisation Bill" (PDF). Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ Varma, Gyan (25 October 2019). "Girish Chandra Murmu is the first LG of Jammu & Kashmir".
  4. ^ "Manoj Sinha takes oath as LG of Jammu and Kashmir". The Times of India. 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ Chaturvedi, Amit (6 August 2020). "Manoj Sinha appointed as new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir".

External linksEdit

  • India
  • Raj Bhawan J&K