Joshi, who arrived here this morning, was administered
the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of Allahabad
High Court Chandramauli Prasad.
Joshi, who is also the Governor of Uttarakhand, replaces
T V Rajeswar, whose term expired on July 7.
He, however, will continue to hold the charge of
Uttarakhand till his successor Margaret Alva takes over.
Chief Minister Mayawati, her cabinet colleagues, Leader
of Opposition Shivpal Yadav, Congress Legislature Party leader
Pramod Tiwari, BJPLP leader Om Prakash Singh along with
senior bureaucrats and police officers attended the
swearing-in ceremony of the new Governor.
Joshi, who graduated from the Scottish Church College,
Calcutta and completed law from the University Law College
started his career as an IPS officer in 1957.
He worked for the Intelligence Bureau in various areas
like the Interpol, Counterfeiting, Narcotics, Industrial
Security, United Nations Correctional Work and Juvenile
He also worked in the PMO with Lal Bahadur Shastri and
later with Indira Gandhi for over four years and served the
Ministry of External Affairs as the First Secretary in the
High Commissions of India at Islamabad and London and as Head
of Chancery in the Embassy of India in Washington.
Joshi also served as the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi and
Governor of Meghalaya before his appointment as the Governor
of Uttarakhand in August 2007.
Lucknow: B L Joshi was on Tuesday sworn in as
the 28th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in a ceremony held at
Gandhi Sabhagar of Raj Bhawan.
First Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 15:37