Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
Seal of Jammu and Kashmir
Manoj Sinha
since 7 August 2020
StyleThe Honourable
His Excellency
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthFive Years
PrecursorList of governors of Jammu and Kashmir
Inaugural holderG. C. Murmu
Formation31 October 2019; 4 years ago (2019-10-31)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir is the head of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The office of lieutenant governor was established after an Act was passed in August 2019 in the Parliament of India, reorganising the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories; Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 October 2019.[1] Provisions contained within the act created the positions of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.[2]

Lieutenant governors of Jammu and Kashmir

No. Portrait Name
(born – died)
Home state Tenure in office Immediate prior position held Appointed by
From To Time in office
1 Girish Chandra Murmu
(born 1959)
Odisha 31 October
6 August
280 days Union Expenditure Secretary Ram Nath Kovind
2 Manoj Sinha
(born 1959)
Uttar Pradesh 7 August
Incumbent 3 years, 285 days Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications (until 2019)

See also


  1. ^ "Reorganisation plan" (PDF). JKYouth Newspaper. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Reorganisation Bill" (PDF). Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ Varma, Gyan (25 October 2019). "Girish Chandra Murmu is the first LG of Jammu & Kashmir".
  4. ^ "Manoj Sinha takes oath as LG of Jammu and Kashmir". The Times of India. 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ Chaturvedi, Amit (6 August 2020). "Manoj Sinha appointed as new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir".