GANGTOK, June 26: The former Union Home Secretary, Balmiki Prasad Singh was today appointed new Governor of Sikkim.
He will replace Sudarshan Agarwal, whose tenure ended in January, this year but was extended till date.
Governor Agarwal was sworn in as the 13th Governor of Sikim on October 25, 2007.
Mr. Singh, a former Executive Director of the World Bank has authored four books including “The Problem of Change-A Study of North-East India’ and India’s Culture: the State, the Arts and Beyond.”
A veteran bureaucrat, he is also a recipient of several honours including Nehru Fellowship, Queen Elizabeth Fellowship and Gulzarilal Nanda Award for his outstanding public service in India. He is also the Chief Editor of 'The Millennium Book on New Delhi' published by Oxford University Press, in 2001.
The author, Balmiki Prasad Singh, began his career at the age of 19 as Lecturer in the Post Graduate Department of Political Science, Patna University, and Administrative Service in 1964. Mr. Singh was brought up in a village in Bihar and got the opportunity to serve the length and breadth of the country in various capacities including as Union Home Secretary.