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Admiral (Retd ) Devendra Kumar Joshi to be sworn in as 13th Lt Governor of Andamans

Port Blair, Oct 7 (UNI) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) will be sworn in as 13th Lt. Governor of A&N Islands tomorrow.
The Lt. Governor-designate will arrive here from New Delhi, along with Smt Chitra Joshi (Spouse)
and other members of the family at 1230 hours tomorrow.
He will be received by the chief secretary, A&N Administration, DGP and other senior officers of the administration.
The swearing-in-ceremony will be held at 1530 hours at Raj Niwas.
Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Mr Justice Rakesh Tiwari will administer the Oath of
Office and Oath of Secrecy to the new Lt. Governor. Chief secretary Anindo Majumdar will read out the Warrant of Appointment.
Later, the Lt. Governor of A&N Islands, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) will visit the National Memorial Cellular Jail at 1630 hours and lay wreath at the Martyr’s Column there. In the evening, the Lt. Governor will hold a meeting with the chief secretary, DGP, PCCF and secretary to LG
at Raj Niwas.
On Oct 9, 2017, the Lt. Governor will hold an introductory meeting with the chief secretary and senior officers of the A&N administration in the conference hall of Raj Niwas.
A brief presentation will be made by the chief secretary on this occasion. The Lt. Governor is also scheduled to hold a meeting with CINCAN at 1500 hours on Oct 9 itself.
Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) was the 21st Chief of Naval Staff, having assumed office on 31 August 2012. Born on July 4, 1954, in Almora (Uttarakhand), he is a specialist in
anti-submarine warfare. He is an alumni of Naval War College (USA), College of Naval Warfare (Mumbai) and National Defence College (New Delhi). He has also been the Senior Instructor (Navy) at Defence Services Staff College (Wellington).
Admiral Joshi has served in a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments. His commands at sea include guided missile corvette INS Kuthar, guided missile destroyer INS Ranvir and the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, during which he was awarded Nausena Medal, Vishist Seva Medal and Yudh Seva Medal respectively.
Admiral Joshi was also the Defence Advisor in the Indian High Commission at Singapore from 1996 to 1999, with concurrent accreditation to the Philippines. After his elevation to Flag rank, Admiral Joshi commanded the Eastern Fleet, wherein he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM). He has also served in the Integrated Headquarters, as head of all the nodal branches.
He served in the Personnel Branch as the Assistant Chief of Personnel (Human Resource Development), and Warship Production and Acquisition as the Assistant Controller of the Aircraft Carrier Programme (ACACP), and thereafter in the Operations Branch both as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Information Warfare and Operations) and as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff.
Before taking over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command in 2011, he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service integrated command. He was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal during this time. Later, he served as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).
Admiral Joshi voluntarily retired on 26 February 2014 having completed less than half of his tenure as Chief of Naval Staffs. He has also been designated as Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency, for which orders were issued in June, 2017.
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