Ravindra Narayan Ravi was on Saturday sworn-in because the Governor of Tamil Nadu, succeeding Banwarilal Purohit who has since been shifted to Punjab. Ravi, shifted from Nagaland, mentioned he noticed his new function extra as a possibility than a problem.
Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Sanjib Banerjee administered the oath of workplace to Ravi at an official ceremony held on the Raj Bhavan right here. Chief Minister M Okay Stalin, his cupboard colleagues, Leader of Opposition Okay Palaniswami and others participated on the swearing-in.
He is the twenty sixth Governor of the state. President Ram Nath Kovind had final week appointed Ravi, a former IPS officer, because the governor of the state.
He was appointed because the Centre’s Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks on August 29, 2014, a duty he continues to discharge. After the swearing-in, Stalin launched state Assembly Speaker M Appavu and his cupboard colleagues to Ravi.
Later, addressing media individuals, the Governor mentioned he noticed his new function extra as a possibility than a problem. “I believe greater than a problem, it is a chance and I believe it will likely be useful for me,” he said in response to a query.
Asked if his stint in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) will serve in discharging the duty of a governor, Ravi replied, “the slate of our (his and the state government) relationship is absolutely new and clean. My effort will be to make it as beautiful as possible in the days to come.” Dismissing as ‘premature’ to touch upon the four-month-old DMK authorities’s efficiency within the state, Ravi mentioned he would be capable of know extra about it as the times go by. “I believe it’s too untimely for me to say however I imagine that it ought to be doing effectively, the best way it has dealt with Covid-19 which has come down. I believe so,” he replied.
On whether he would carry out review meetings with officials as his predecessor had done, which the then opposition DMK among others had protested against, Ravi shot back saying, “look I have been sworn in some minutes ago. Plans will unfold as the time comes…one thing I know is that this state has a popular government mandated by the people and governance is the responsibility of the government. Governor is to function within the parameters of the constitution. And I will try my best to keep that in mind.”
Born at Patna in Bihar, Ravi, who did his Masters in Physics in 1974, joined the Indian Police Service in 1976 after a quick stint in journalism. He served in Kerala in numerous capacities for over a decade after which in several components of the nation in numerous capacities and was additionally deputed with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). While within the IB, he served largely in theatres of endemic violence together with in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East. He additionally specialised within the dynamics of human migration in South Asia and labored extensively on the political sociology of border inhabitants. After retirement from authorities service in 2012, he repeatedly wrote columns in nationwide dailies. He was appointed as Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee within the Prime Minister’s Office. He was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor in October 2018 and served because the Governor of Nagaland from August 1, 2019 to September 15, 2021.