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Former CJI P Sathasivam appointed as Governor of Kerala

Sep 4, 2014 09:00 IST

Former Chief Justice of India, Palaniswamy Sathasivam was appointed as the new Governor of Kerala on 3 September 2014. His appointment to the office will come into effect from the date, he will assume the charge of his office.

Sathasivam was appointed to the post after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the resignation of Sheila Dikshit as the Governor of Kerala.

With this appointment, 65-year-old Sathasivam became the first Chief Justice of India to be appointed to the post of a Governor of a State, which is lower in warrant of precedence to the CJI. Apart from this, Sathasivam who was the 40th chief justice of India holding office from July 2013 to April 2014 is also the first non-political person to be appointed for a gubernatorial post by the new NDA government.

Sathasivam’s appointment is the tenth appointment of Governors in different states after the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into power at the centre.

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