Goa Governor transferred to Meghalaya

Satya Pal Malik

New Delhi: Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik has been transferred and appointed the Governor of Meghalaya. Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will discharge the functions of the Governor of Goa in addition to his own duties.

The appointments, notified by President Ram Nath Kovind in a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, will come to effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.

Malik was appointed as Goa Governor in October 2019. He earlier served as the governor of the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir reorganisation.

Malik was at the helm when Jammu & Kashmir was divested of its special status in August 2019 and split into two union territories.

Malik, who began his political career in 1965, was first elected to the Rajya Sabha as a Lok Dal member in 1980. He was again elected to the Rajya Sabha as a Congress candidate in 1986. Malik joined the BJP and was elected as a Lok Sabha member in 2005.