N.N. Vohra to be new Governor of J&K

10 June 2008
The Hindu


New Delhi: The former Union Home Secretary, N. N. Vohra, will be the new Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will replace S. K. Sinha whose tenure ended earlier this month. Mr. Vohra has been the Centre’s mediator since 2003 for talks with various groups in Jammu and Kashmir. He has also been associated with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s initiative of round table conferences on the State. A seasoned and veteran bureaucrat, he has occupied a number of high posts in the government, including the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. Mr. Vohra’s appointment by the Centre as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir comes at a time when the Assembly election is to be held later this year.