Hon'ble Governor N.N.Vohra

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  • Thursday | 23rd Feb, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • J&K, India
  • 400 approx Attendees
  • 4 Staff members

Short introduction: Educated at the Panjab University; after topping the list in M.A. (English) served as Lecturer in Panjab University (1957-59); Visiting Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK (1969-70). In the Indian Administrative Service (1959-1994), borne on the Panjab cadre; held various responsible positions under the State and Central Governments. Following the Sino-Indian conflict: inducted into the Special Services Bureau (under the Central Intelligence Bureau), underwent training with the elite SAS of UK, and served in the Western Himalayan Sector. Post Operation Blue Star: appointed Home Secretary when Panjab was facing grave disturbances; organized peaceful elections to the State Assembly in Sept 1985. Served the Government of India in various capacities, including for over 8 years in the Ministry of Defence during which he served as Secretary Defence Production (1989-90) and Defence Secretary (1990-93). Consequent to the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai: appointed Union Home Secretary (1993-94). Recalled from retirement to serve as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India (1997-98). Post retirement, served as: · Director of the India International Centre, New Delhi (1995-97; 1998-2003); · Member of the first National Security Advisory Board (1998-2001); · Chairman, National Task Force on Internal Security (2000); · Chairman, Review of Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (1999-2001); · Chairman, Committee on Review of Military Histories (2001-02); · Chairman, Task Force to draw up Programme of Joint Civil- Military Training for National Security Management (2002-03); · Member, CSCAP National Committee (2001-05); · Founder Co-Chairman, India-European Union Round Table (2001-08); · Chairman, Public Services Committee, National Board of Quality Promotion, Quality Council of India (2006-08); · President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation (1999-2006); · Chairman, Sarvodaya International Trust, Delhi Chapter (2000-08). Served as Govt. of India’s Special Representative for carrying out the J&K Dialogue (2003-08). As an international civil servant: served as Consultant to W.H.O., Geneva (1982-84).

Life Member: · United Service Institute, New Delhi; · Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi; · Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Hony Life Member of International House of Japan, Tokyo. Life Trustee: · India International Centre, New Delhi; · The Tribune Trust, Chandigarh. Has been writing and lecturing on Governance and National Security issues and edited over a dozen books. Awarded PADMA VIBHUSHAN in 2007. Awarded Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by Panjab University, Chandigarh (2011). Appointed Chancellor of the Central University of Jammu (2012 – 17) by the President of India. Served as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (2008-13). Re-appointed Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for a fresh term (2013 - ). Presented SILVER ELEPHANT AWARD by President of India (2013) in recognition of his exemplary services for the promotion of the Scouts and Guides movement.

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