Anil Baijal

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Anil Baijal
Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.jpg
Baijal in 2017
21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
In office
31 December 2016 – 23 May 2022
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Ram Nath Kovind
Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal
Preceded byNajeeb Jung
Succeeded byVinai Kumar Saxena
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad
University of East Anglia

Anil Baijal is a retired Central Government Civil Servant of the Indian Administrative Service cadre and served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He took over office on 31 December 2016 after the sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung. He suddenly resigned from the post of Lieutenant Governor & sent his resignation letter to President of India on 18 May 2022.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Baijal holds a master's degree in arts from the University of Allahabad and a master's degree in development economics from the University of East Anglia.[5]


Baijal is a 1969 batch IAS officer from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre. He has served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. During his tenure as Union Home Secretary, he removed Kiran Bedi from her post as the head of jails accusing her of breaking every clause in the jail manual. He has also served as the Chairman of Delhi Development Authority; Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands; additional Home Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; MD of Indian Airlines; CEO of Prasar Bharati; Development Commissioner of Goa; Commissioner (Sales Tax and Excise) of Delhi; Councilor in Charge of India Aid Mission in Nepal. He was responsible for the introduction of DD Bharti.[5][6][7]

He retired from service in 2006 as Secretary of the Urban Development Ministry. After retirement, he was actively associated with the planning and implementation of 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) launched by the Manmohan Singh government. He has served on the executive council of the Vivekananda International Foundation think-tank and multiple corporate boards including IDFC bank.[1][2][7][8] He has also served as an advisor, on National e-Governance Advisory Group (NAG); Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy; Committee on implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in the current Narendra Modi government.[9][10][11]


  1. ^ a b "Former Union home secretary Anil Baijal to be new Delhi Lt Governor – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Anil Baijal to be Delhi's next L-G; all you need to know about the former Home secy". The Indian Express. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Anil Baijal to take oath as Delhi L-G on Saturday – The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Resigns". News18. 18 May 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b "All you need to know about Anil Baijal, the next LG of Del-28". InUth. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Former home secy Anil Baijal appointed new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi". 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Key facts about Delhi's new Lt Governor Anil Baijal". Zee News. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Anil Baijal is next Delhi L-G: Will Arvind Kejriwal now steer away from collision course? – Firstpost". Firstpost. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
31 December 2016 – 18 May 2022
Succeeded by

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