Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Present ABOUT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Sh. Manoj Sinha is the second Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. A seasoned Politician from Uttar Pradesh, he is a trained Civil Engineer with Degrees of B.Tech and M-Tech from IIT(BHU) Varanasi.
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Mr. Manoj Sinha is a three time Member of Parliament. He became MP for the first time in 1996 and then in 1999 and 2014. During his third term in 2014, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Railways and in 2016 served as the Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communication.
Present Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
Sh. Manoj Sinha took charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on 7th of August,2020 at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar.
Important Dates and Address of Present Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
|Date Of Taking Charge:-07/08/2020 (All day)|
|Office Address:-Kashmir: Gupkar Road, Srinagar, 190001|
|Residence Address:-Jammu: Palace Rd, Karan Nagar, Jammu,180001|
|Contact Number(Office):-0191-2560225 0194-2501313|
His political career began when he was elected as the president of Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and repeated the term in 1999.Sinha has been a member of the BJP national council from 1989 to 1996. He was elected to the Lower House for a third term in national politics when the BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
Prior to joining active politics, he was a member of the General Council, School of Planning during 1999–2000. He has also been a member of committee on Energy and member of committee on Government Assurances.
Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
He was inducted as a member of the BJP National Council in 1989. He was elected for successive terms in 1996 & 1999 and again in 2014 to the Lok Sabha from Ghazipur Constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He was made the Minister of State for the Railways Ministry in the first set of ministers inducted into Narendra Modi government in May 2014. In July 2016, during the second cabinet reshuffle, he was also made Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Communications Ministry.
An agriculturalist at heart and a silent performer who consciously maintains a low profile, Sinha has been among the best performing members of Parliament in the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999. He has a reputation for quick decision-making and delivering on time.
Recently, he was counted among the seven most honest MPs by a leading magazine. Sinha, a civil engineer and an IIT-BHU alumnus, has set a rare example by utilizing his entire MPLAD Fund for the welfare of the people of his constituency.
He is both recognized for a strong ability to connect with masses, especially at the rural level along with being a firm administrator