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List of lieutenant governors of Delhi

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Style  The Honourable
Appointer  President of India
Inaugural holder  7 November 1966
Residence  Raj Niwas, Delhi
Term length  5 years
Formation  Indian Constitution Constitution Act of 1991

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is the constitutional head of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The post was first established in September 1966, when The Delhi Administration Act, 1966 came into effect. Thus the former Delhi Legislative Assembly was replaced by the Delhi Metropolitan Council with 56 elected and 5 nominated members with the Lt. Governor of Delhi as its head. The Council however had no legislative powers, only an advisory role in the governance of Delhi. This set up functioned till 1990, when Assembly was reinstated, the Lt. Governor retained its role.


Serving since 31 December 2016, the current Lt. Governor is Anil Baijal, a former Union Home Secretary. His official residence is in Raj Niwas, Delhi.

Chief Commissioners

They were ICS(Imperial Civil Service i.e. erstwhile IAS) officers executive head of the union territories.

Lieutenant Governors

So far there has been 21 holders for this post 13 IAS officers generally retired with exception of Najeeb Jung who resigned from the service, 4 ICS officer and 2 IPS officer and 2 from military background who held this post. List of Former Lt. Governor


List of lieutenant governors of Delhi Wikipedia

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