IMPHAL, September 15: Meghalaya Governor Dr Krishan Kant Paul was today sworn in as the 15th Governor of Manipur additional charge at Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan.
Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur Lakshmi Kanta Mahapatra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dr KK Paul.
Dr KK Paul who is presently the Governor of Meghalaya will be taking additional charge as Governor of Manipur.
The newly appointed Governor also inspected a guard of honour provided by a contingent of the Manipur Rifles.
Dr KK Paul also expressed gratitude for the warm welcome shown to him. The Governor had reached the State around 11:30 am today.
Today’s swearing in ceremony was also attended by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, council of ministers, MLAs, parliamentary secretaries, former Chief Ministers Rishang Keishing and Radhabinod Koijam.
State chief secretary PC Lawmkunga, director general of police Shahid Ahmed, other high ranking officials and senior citizens also attended the function.
Later, a reception of the newly sworn in Governor was held at Raj Bhavan, with the Chief Minister and other cabinet ministers in attendance.
Dr Krishan Kant Paul has served as the Commissioner of Delhi Police from February 2004 to July 2007 and had later joined Union Public Service Commission as a member on July 26, 2007.