He has also run Indian Airlines, been CEO, Prasar Bharati, and is expected to end the row with Delhi’s AAP government
A nil Baijal , a 1969 batch IAS (Retd.) officer has become Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. After the surprise resignation of former Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung this post was lying vacant.
70 years old Baijal is known as wonderful administrative officer. In 2006 he retired as the Secretary of Urban Development Ministry. In Atal Bihari’s NDA government, he was Union Home Secretary. He had worked successfully as the vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority.
He was one of the members of Vivekananda International Foundation’s executive. Prime Minister’s national security adviser Ajit Doval and his principal Secretary Nirpendra Mishra were also associated with Vivekananda International Foundation.
He served as a diplomat for almost 37 years. Before this he served as Managing Director of Indian Airlines, CEO of Prasar Bharti and many other eminent positions. According to analysts, Baijal’s administrative and diplomatic experience will help to resolve the issues between Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and central government of BJP.
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