62 year old Former CBI Director, Ashwani Kumar on 9 March 2013 appointed as Governor of Nagaland.
Ashwani Kumar was the Director of the agency from August 2008 to November 2010. He will be the first head of the agency to be appointed as a Governor.
With the appointment of Ashwani Kumar Former Delhi Police Commissioner Nikhil Kumar, who was serving as Governor of Nagaland, has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Kerala for the remainder of his tenure. 72-year-old Nikhil Kumar is a 1963-batch IPS officer, who was appointed as Governor of Nagaland on 15 October 2009.
A brief insight into Aswani Kumar's Career
• He has worked in various positions in CBI and elite SPG(Special Protection Group)
• He completed his doctorate from Himachal Pradesh University.
• With the appointment of Ashwani Kumar as governor of Nagaland, President Pranab Mukherjee also transferred Governor of Tripura D Y Patil to Bihar and shifted Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar to Tripura for the remainder of their five-year terms,
• Four time Chief Minister of Nagaland and former Governor of Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, 81-year-old SC Jamir was appointed as Governor of Odhisa.
• SC Jamir succeds 84-year-old M C Bhandare who had been appointed as Governor in August 2007 and was continuing even after his term had expired last year.