Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung submitted his resignation to the Union Government on 22 December 2016. He resigned 18 months short of his tenure.
He didn’t cite any reason for his resignation. In an official press release, he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all his cooperation during his tenure as Lt Governor.
He also thanked Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, for his association in past two years. He also thanked people of Delhi for their support especially during the one year’s President Rule in Delhi.
About Najeeb Jung
• He was serving Delhi as its 20th Lieutenant Governor. He assumed charge of Lt Governor of Delhi on 9 July 2013.
• He took the office from Tajindra Khanna.
• He also served Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) as its 13th Vice-Chancellor between 2009 and 2013. JMI is a central university in Delhi.
• He is a former civil servant. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1973 and worked in Madhya Pradesh and with the Union Government.
• He has served as the chairman of a Core Committee of Vice-Chancellors that was appointed by the HRD Ministry to examine various aspects of higher education.
• He also reviewed the schemes which were available to enhance participation of minorities in higher education.
• He has served as a member of a special task force that was established by Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The committee was formed to suggest developmental options for the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per reports, a senior Home Ministry official said that Jung will continue in his office till his successor is appointed.
Comment: His resignation came in the backdrop of his continuous tussle with Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party.