Wednesday, August 6, 2014

#Governor of Mizoram #Kamla Beniwal sacked

Newly appointed Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal has been removed from her post.The sacking order of 87-year-old Beniwal came on a day she completed her first month in Mizoram Raj Bhavan after her transfer from Gujarat on July 6.
“The President of India has directed that Kamla Beniwal shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Mizoram and has appointed V K Duggal, Governor of Manipur, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Mizoram, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Mizoram are made," a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.

In Gujarat, she had served four years and eight months from November 27, 2009. She was appointed Governor first in Tripura on October 15, 2009 by the UPA government. Gujarat Raj Bhawan records have revealed that former Governor Kamla Beniwal used the state aircraft to travel extensively during her tenure.
In the last three years, Beniwal flew out of Gujarat 63 times, mostly to her hometown Jaipur, between 2011 and 2014.The 87-year-old now sacked Governor of Mizoram - traveled to Jaipur 53 times; the remaining 10 flights were to Delhi. Interestingly most of these have been termed as "official trips" even as the Governor clocked 277 flying hours. Though there is no formula to arrive at the public cost of these trips, but informed sources say it could be about Rs 1.5 crore.