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Omar welcomes N N Vohra’s second stint as Governor

Omar welcomes N N Vohra’s second stint as Governor
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today welcomed N N Vohra’s second stint as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, terming it a positive initiative for the state.

‘Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has welcomed the reappointment of N N Vohra as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, describing it a positive initiative in the interest of the state,’ an official spokesman said.

Omar highlighted Vohra’s role during his first term as Governor of the state saying, his advice has always been fruitful and to the best interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Expressing hope that Vohra will continue to guide the government during his second term and be instrumental in the goal of achieving permanent peace and prosperity in the state, the chief minister extended his good wishes to the Governor.

Former bureaucrat N N Vohra was on Saturday appointed as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for a fresh five-year term.

The term of 76-year-old Mr Vohra, who took over as Governor of the state in 2008 when the agitation over land use in Amarnath had led to heightened tensions, was to end on  25 June this year.

During his bureaucratic tenure from 1954 to 1994, Mr Vohra served as Union home and defence secretaries. He was recalled from retirement to serve as Principal Secretary to then Prime Minister I K Gujral during 1997-1998.

Mr Vohra was also the chairman of prestigious Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis from 1999 to 2001 and chairman of Military History Review Committee between 2001 and 2002.

A recepient of Padma Vibushan, Mr Vohra, a Punjab cadre IAS officer, took over as Union Home Secretary in the aftermath of serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993. Prior to this, he was Defence Secretary.


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