New Governor of Uttarakhand takes oath today
Dehradun: Newly elected Governor of Uttarakhand Dr Krishna Kant Paul took the oath as the Governor of Uttarakhand at Rajbhawan in Dehradun today on 8th January 2015. Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at the function attended by many dignitaries of the state.
Dr Paul to be the sixth governor of the Uttarakhand
Dr K.K Paul who will be replacing outgoing Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi on Thursday will be the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand since the state’s creation in 2000. “It will be a great honour for me to take charge as Uttarakhand’s sixth governor tomorrow and will leave no stones unturned to render my maximum services to this picturesque Himalayan state,” Paul said while talking to reporters at the Jolly Grant airport yesterday.
About the new Governor
Dr Krishna Kant Paul served as the longest serving police commissioner in the nation’s capital New Delhi. He is an IPS officer of the batch of 1970. Born on 6th February 1948, Dr Paul was the New Delhi police commissioner for a period of 3 years and six months starting from January 2004 to July 2007. He then later joined the Union Public Service Commission and served for a period of 5 years from July 2007. IN July 2013 he was sworn in as the Governor of Meghalaya. He held the position of Governor of Nagaland for a fortnight in July 2014.
Before coming to Uttarakhand he was the governor of Meghalaya and Mizoram. The outgoing Governor of Uttarakhand Dr Aziz Qureshi will replace Dr KK Paul as the governor of Mizoram. Chief Minister Harish Rawat and many of his cabinet members were also present on the occasion as were several prominent politicians and dignitaries of the state.