New Delhi, Jul 6 UNI | 20 days ago

The Narendra Modi Government tonight carried out a minor reshuffle of Governors with Gujarat Governor Kamla Beni Prasad transferred as Governor of Mizoram, while Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman was shifted as Nagaland Governor, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said.

''Dr Prasad, Governor of Gujarat, is transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of her term.

''Mr Purushothaman, presently Governor of Mizoram, is transferred and appointed as Governor of Nagaland for the remainder of his term,'' the communique said.

The communique said Margaret Alva, Governor of Rajasthan, would discharge the functions of the Governor of Gujarat, in addition to her own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Gujarat are made.

It also said that Mr Purushothaman will continue to hold the additional charge of the office of the Governor of Tripura.

''The above appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices,'' the communique added.

(Posted on 06-07-2014)