Jyoti Rajkhowa sworn in as new Arunachal Governor

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Itanagar, June 1: Former Assam Chief Secretary Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa was today sworn in as the 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in a ceremony at the Darbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan.Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice K Sreedhar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new governor in the presence of Arunachal's Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his cabinet colleagues, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs besides senior civil and police officials.

 About Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa: 


Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa or J. P. Rajkhowa is the former Chief Secretary of Assam, a state in north-eastern part of India. He is a retired Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) Officer from 1968 batch.

Rajkhowa  did M.A in Economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. Earlier Mr Rajkhowa finished his schooling from Jorhat Government High School, Intermediate in Arts from J.B College, Jorhat, and B.A (Hons) in Economics from Cotton College, Guwahati.

Rajkhowa  was appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 12th May 2015.

While on deputation to the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), New Delhi, a Government of India Public Sector Enterprise, he guided and supervised the publication of the "Do's & Don't's" and was also the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the journal titled "Sachetak".

Mr Rajkhowa also authored a book, Central Vigilance Mechanism with special reference to P.S.E's, besides contributing a number of articles to leading newspapers.

The major work of Mr Rajkhowa, which earned him accolade from historians, scholars, intellectuals, military experts and the general readers, is Generalissimo Chilarai and his times, a historical biography on the legendary Koch king Chilarai.

Rajkhowa was appointed as the Governor on May 12 last by President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee replacing Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma who has been appointed as Governor of Mizoram.

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