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New Delhi , December 28

Former Union Home  Secretary  Anil Baijal has been  recommended for the post of Lt. Governor of Delhi  to succeed Najeeb Jung who resigned from the position last week due to  “ personal reasons.”

Baijal  after his retirement had joined Vivekanand Foundation .

The move came five days after former L-G Najeeb Jung’s surprise resignation. Sources said the Centre has sent Jung’s resignation for presidential approval.

A 1969 batch India Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Union Territories cadre, Baijal was removed as Union home secretary when the UPA government assumed power in May, 2004. He superannuated as secretary in the civil aviation ministry in 2006. Later he served on the boards of many corporate entities.

Baijal’s predecessor Jung had several run-ins with the Delhi government with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accusing the L-G of trying to run the city’s administration by proxy. Baijal will have to navigate complicated jurisdictional issues that arise out of Delhi’s unique position as a union territory acting as the national capital.

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