Srinagar, Aug 5(GNS): Girish Chandra Murmu resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the day marking the first anniversary of Article 370 revocation and splitting the erstwhile state into two UTs by the BJP-led government at centre.
Murmu was sworn in by chief justice of the J&K high court Gita Mittal in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar on October 31.
A 1985 batch IAS officer from Gujarat, Murmu has sent the resignation to President of India who is learnt to have accepted it, sources told GNS.
Murmu had served as expenditure secretary at the Centre before his appointment as Lieutenant Governor. (GNS)