List of Lieutenant Governors of Delhi

List of Lieutenant Governors of Delhi
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is the constitutional head of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The post was first established in September 1966, when the Delhi Administration Act, 1966 came into effect. At that point of time, Delhi Legislative Assembly was replaced by the Delhi Metropolitan Council with 56 elected and 5 nominated members with the Lt. Governor of Delhi as its head. Delhi Metropolitan Council has no legislative power and played an advisory role. This set up functioned until 1990.

The Delhi Metropolitan Council was again replaced by Delhi Legislative Assembly through the Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991, followed by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 which declared the Union Territory of Delhi to be formally known as National Capital Territory of Delhi and supplements the constitutional provisions relating to the Legislative Assembly and the Council of Ministers and related matters.

Lt. Governor retained its role, but he again became de jure head of NCT.


No Name Took Charge Left Charge
1 Aditya Nath Jha 7 November 1966 19 January 1972
2 M.C. Pimputkar 19 January 1972 23 April 1972
3 Baleshwar Prasad 24 April 1972 3 October 1974
4 Krishan Chand 3 October 1974 30 March 1978
5 Dalip Rai Kohli 30 March 1978 17 February 1980
6 Jagmohan 17 February 1980 30 March 1981
7 Sundar Lal Khurana 30 March 1981 2 September 1982
8 Jagmohan 2 September 1982 25 April 1984
9 P. G. Gavai 25 April 19843 November 1984
10 Mohan M.K. Wali4 November 1984 15 November 1985
11 Harkishan Lal Kapoor 16 November 19853 August 1988
12 Romesh Bhandari4 August 198813 December 1989
13 Arjan Singh14 December 198917 December 1990
14 Markandey Singh17 December 1990 4 May 1992
15 Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave 4 May 1992 4 January 1997
16 Tejendra Khanna 4 January 1997 20 April 1998
17 Vijai Kapoor 20 April 1998 9 June 2004
18 Banwari Lal Joshi 9 June 2004 9 April 2007
19 Tejendra Khanna 9 April 2007 9 July 2013
20 Najeeb Jung 9 July 2013 22 December 2016
21 Anil Baijal 31 December 2016 Incumbent