Malik will likely be changing Tathagata Roy who accomplished his 5-12 months tenure on the gubernatorial submit. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given the extra charge of Goa

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday transferred Satya Pal Malik because the Governor of Meghalaya, lower than a 12 months into his tenure because the Governor of Goa, a transfer that comes amid run-ins with Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.

Malik will likely be changing Tathagata Roy who accomplished his 5-12 months tenure on the gubernatorial submit. This is Malik’s third switch previously one 12 months.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique mentioned Malik, Governor of Goa, is transferred and appointed as Governor of Meghalaya. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given the extra charge of Goa, the communique added.

Malik takes over from Roy, who accomplished his 5-12 months tenure by serving as governor of Tripura for 3 years and the remaining in Meghalaya.

On 4 November final 12 months, Malik was sworn within the Governor of Goa by Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Pradeep Nandrajog. This was sought to be a extra relaxed posting for Malik from the strenuous tenure because the final Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Malik was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir from August 2018 to October 2019.

Malik was the primary politician-Governor in Jammu and Kashmir after an extended interval, in accordance to Deccan Herald.

Malik was appointed to the submit in Jammu and Kashmir on 21 August, 2018, months after the state authorities collapsed with the autumn of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Peoples Democratic Party authorities.

As per Scroll.in he was on the helm of the state administration when it was below Governor’s Rule after which below President’s Rule, and likewise oversaw the revocation of the state’s particular constitutional standing.

As Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Malik oversaw the transition which included the revocation of article 370, in addition to the splitting of the state into two Union Territories.

Jammu and Kashmir had ceased to be a state from 31 October after the Centre withdrew its particular standing below Article 370 on 5 August and bifurcated it into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Radha Krishna Mathur and GC Murmu took oath as the primary Lt Governors of the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, respectively.

The 74-year-outdated had just lately stirred up controversy after he vetoed the federal government’s proposal to assemble a brand new Raj Bhavan and mentioned the development needs to be delay until the state’s monetary situation improves.

Earlier this 12 months in July, Malik had additionally summoned Chief Minister Sawant to focus on the shortfalls of the BJP-led state authorities’s dealing with of the coronavirus state of affairs in Goa.

Malik blamed the rising quantity of coronavirus instances within the state on an “error of judgment” by the state authorities and mentioned it let down its guard prematurely. Goa “got satisfied” in regards to the virus state of affairs too early, Malik mentioned.

He had described the complete sequence of selections as an “error of judgment” on the half of the BJP-led state authorities. “Lockdown should have been imposed when there was demand,” Malik mentioned.

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