Biography of Indian Governor Tejendra Khanna

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Biography of Delhi Governor – Tejendra Khanna

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The governor of Delhi, Tejendra Khanna is an ex-IAS officer.

The present governor of Delhi is Tejendra Khanna. He has also held significant positions in the Government of India, as Chief Controller, Imports and Exports and Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Food.

He was born on 16th December,1938; Shri Tejendra Khanna received his M. Sc. (Physics) from Patna University and M.A. in Public Administration from University of California, Berkeley, U.S. After that on June 1st, 1961, he joined Indian Administrative Service.

He also held different administrative positions in Punjab. During 1991-92, he was the Chief Secretary of Punjab.

In the year 1996, he took retirement from IAS as the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Commerce. From January 4th, 1997 to April 19th, 1998, he served as the 16th Lt. Governor, Government of NCT of Delhi.

He undertook Consultancy for three U.N. agencies, after demitting the Lt. Governor`s Office. These U.N. agencies are UNCTAD, UNDP and ESCAP.
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Since 1999, he also served as a member of the Indo-German Consultative Group set up by the two Governments. This group was constituted to promote Indo-German cooperation under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of both the countries.

He chaired the Board of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. between 1999 and 2007, and also worked as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Standard Chartered Bank, U.K from January 1999 up to December 2003.

He has also been consociated with more than a few organizations, who works in the field of Social Welfare viz. HelpAge India and is also a Trustee Member of the “Population First” focusing, on welfare of the Girl Child.

Tejendra Khanna is a Life Member of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan and since 1978, he has also been the member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration.