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List of lieutenant governors of Delhi

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
Najeeb Jung

since 9 July 2013
Style The Honourable
Residence Raj Niwas
Appointer President of India
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder 7 November 1966
Formation Indian Constitution
Constitution Act of 1991
Website .in.govdelhi

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is the constitutional head of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.[1] The current and 19th Lt. Governor, Government of National capital territory of Delhi is Najeeb Jung. His official residence is in Raj Niwas, Delhi.[2]

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.[3][4]


  • Chief Commissioners 1
  • Lieutenant Governors 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Chief Commissioners

# Name Took office Left office
1 Shankar Prasada 1948 1954
2 Anand Dattahaya Pandit 1954 1959
3 Bhagwan Sahay 1959 1963
4 Venkata Vishwanathan 1964 7 September 1966
5 Aditya Nath Jha 7 September 1966 1 November 1966

Lieutenant Governors

List of Former Lt. Governor

No Name Took office Left office
1 Aditya Nath Jha 7 November 1966 19 January 1972
2 M.C. Pimputkar 19 January 1972 23 April 1972
3 Baleshwar Prasad 24 April 1972 3 Oct 1974
4 Krishan Chand 4 October 1974 30 March 1978
5 Dalip Rai Kohli 1978 1979
6 Jagmohan Feb 1980 1981
7 Sundar Lal Khurana 1981 Sep 1982
8 Jagmohan Sep 1982 Mar 1984
9 P. G. Gavai April 1984 Nov 1984
10 Mohan M.K. Wali Nov 1984 Nov 1985
11 Harkishan Lal Kapoor Nov 1985 Aug 1988
12 Romesh Bhandari Aug 1988 Dec 1989
13 Arjan Singh Dec 1989 Dec 1990
14 Markandey Singh Dec 1990 4 May 1992
15 Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave 4 May 1992 4 January 1997
16 Tejendra Khanna 4 January 1997 20 April 1998
17 Vijai Kapoor 20 April 1998 9 June 2004
18 Banwari Lal Joshi 9 June 2004 9 April 2007
19 Tejendra Khanna 9 April 2007 9 July 2013
20 Najeeb Jung 9 July 2013 incumbent


  1. ^ "Home-Lieutenant Governor Secretariat". Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Our Honorable Lieutenant Governor". Delhi Govt Portal. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Delhi Legislative Assembly". Legislative Assembly of Delhi website. 
  4. ^ "Delhi Metropolitan Council(1966-1990)". Delhi Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

See also

External links

  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Official website
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