After Ladakh's status was changed by the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act 2019, which was introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah, more developments have taken place since August 5.
10 days after the Siachen Glacier was declared open for tourists, Ladakh has now found its first ever Lieutenant General in Radha Krishna Mathur.
The warrant of appointment was read by a senior court official after the oath taking ceremony. Toward the end, the L-G inspected a guard of honour of the local police before proceeding for his first day in office.
An IAS officer of 1977 batch from Tripura, Mathur is a post graduate in Industrial Engineering from IIT and retired as defence secretary in 2015.
Ministry of Home Affairs appoints senior bureaucrat Umang Narula as the Advisor to Lt. Governor of Ladakh RK Mathur. pic.twitter.com/UaLxvjO0jy— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) October 30, 2019
Since the reorganization act, Ladakh has been declared a Union Territory without a working legislature.