Ravindra Narayana Ravi
|15th Governor of Tamil Nadu|
|Assumed office |
18 September 2021
|Chief Minister||M. K. Stalin|
|Preceded by||Banwarilal Purohit|
|18th Governor of Nagaland|
1 August 2019 – 17 September 2021
|Chief Minister||Neiphiu Rio|
|Preceded by||Padmanabha Acharya|
|Succeeded by||Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge)|
|Governor of Meghalaya|
18 December 2019 – 26 January 2020
|Chief Minister||Conrad Sangma|
|Preceded by||Tathagata Roy|
|Succeeded by||Tathagata Roy|
|Deputy National Security Advisor of India|
05 October 2018 – 31 July 2019
|Interlocutor of India-Naga Peace Talks|
September 2014 – September 2021
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Succeeded by||Office Abolished|
|Born||citation needed]3 April 1951 [|
Patna, Bihar, India
|Residence(s)||Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu|
Ravindra Narayana Ravi (born 3 April 1951) is an ex-IPS(29RR), 1976 batch an Indian politician and former bureaucrat serving as the current and 15th Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Ravi served as the 18th Governor of Nagaland from 1 August 2019 to 9 September 2021 and Governor of Meghalaya from 18 December 2019 to 26 January 2020.
Ravi was an officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS), 1976 batch, from the Kerala cadre. He retired in 2012 after serving as the Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau.
In 2014, he was appointed the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee. He was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor of India on 5 October 2018.
He also served as the interlocutor for the talks between NSCN-IM and the Government of India, from 2014 to 2021.
Ravi served as the Governor of Meghalaya from December 2019 to January 2020 before he transferred as the governor of Nagaland.
Ravi was appointed the Governor of Nagaland on 20 July 2019 by the order of the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. The Nagaland Peace Accord between Naga's and Indian government was achieved during his stint in August 2015. It's a major breakthrough for achieving peace in the region since the 1997 ceasefire agreement.
As interlocutor, Ravi had a fallout with the Isak Muivah-led National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) in 2020 with whom he manoeuvred the signing of the 2015 Framework Agreement after he allegedly misinterpreted the agreement and tried to manipulate it. Subsequently, the NSCN (IM) sought to have him removed as interlocutor. Ravi was also perceived to be targeting the NCSN (IM) group while being soft on its rival Naga National Political Groups comprising seven extremist groups.
After his appointment to Tamil Nadu, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party president Chingwang Konyak said the Nagaland government was not happy with the way Ravi functioned and said he interfered in the affairs of a popular government. Journalists of the Kohima Press Club (KPC), boycotted the state farewell programme for Ravi to show their resentment when he was shifted to Tamil Nadu since Ravi refused to interact with the media despite numerous approaches.
On 9 September 2021, R. N. Ravi was appointed the Governor of Tamil Nadu by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. He took charge as Governor of Tamil Nadu on 18 September 2021. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin greeted Ravi and welcomed him. However, his appointment was questioned by Indian National Congress and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, allies to the ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam claiming that there is an ulterior motive in his appointment.
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