Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi assumed office as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday. He was administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy by Justice Girish Chandra Gupta, acting chief justice of Calcutta High Court at a formal swearing-in-ceremony held at Raj Niwas in Port Blair.
Mukhi took over from Lt General A K Singh (Retd) who was appointed in July 2013. At the function, Chief Secretary Anindo Majumdar read out the warrant of appointment. Mukhi had been a minister and Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly in the past. Mukhi was a professor in Delhi University and has authored a book titled ‘Company Law and Secretarial Practice’.