Two years before completing her tenure, Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya resigned on Wednesday. She tendered her resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind, a Raj Bhawan official said.
As per reports, she has resigned for personal reasons. Baby Rani Maurya had taken over from Krishna Kant Paul at the end of his five-year tenure and was sworn in as the Governor of Uttarakhand on August 26, 2018.
She had completed three years in office as the Governor last month. Baby Rani Maurya is the second woman to be appointed as the Uttarakhand Governor after Margaret Alva.
Before becoming the Uttarakhand Governor, she had served on many political and administrative posts. From 1995 to 2000, she was the Mayor of Agra. In 2001, she was a member of the State Social Welfare Board and a member of the National Women’s Commission in 2002. In 1996, she was awarded Samaj Ratna, followed by the Uttar Pradesh Ratna in 1997 and the Nari Ratna award in 1998.
-PTC News with inputs from agencies