ITANAGAR, July 10 - Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was today sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
He has been given the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during the leave of absence of incumbent Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.
Roy was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh in a brief but impressive function at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Itanagar. He is the 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of this Himalayan State.
Among others, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul and his Cabinet colleagues including Deputy Chief Ministers Kameng Dolo and Chowna Mein, Speaker Wangki Lowang, former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin and DGP S Nithianandam attended the function.
Earlier, the Governor-designate accompanied by his wife Anuradha Roy arrived in the State capital early this morning travelling by Intercity Express train from Guwahati. He was received by the Chief Minister and senior State Government officials at Naharlagun railway station.
New CIC takes oath: Later, Governor Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office to the newly-appointed Chief Information Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) Dr Joram Begi in a separate function at the same hall.
Dr Begi, former State Director of Higher and Technical Education, comes in place of YD Thongchi, whose tenure ended in 2015.