Excellency the Governor of
Sh. Narinder Nath Vohra
Educated at the
Following the Sino-Indian conflict he was 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 he was appointed Home Secretary when Panjab was facing grave disturbances; organized peaceful elections to the State Assembly in Sept 1985.
With the Government of India he worked as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (1977-82); Additional Secretary Defence, Secretary Defence Production and Defence Secretary (1985-93). Consequent to the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai he was appointed Union Home Secretary (1993-94).
Recalled from retirement to serve as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister (1997-98).
served as Director of the India International Centre,
Served as Govt. of India’s Special Representative for carrying out the J&K Dialogue (2003-08).
As an international
civil servant he served as Consultant to W.H.O.,
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
Has been writing and lecturing on governance and security issues and has edited over a dozen books.
Awarded PADMA VIBHUSHAN in 2007.
Awarded Doctor of
Laws (Honoris Causa) by
was sworn-in as 12th Governor of Jammu and