The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir came into existence on 31-10-2019 in terms of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019. The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir has been carved out of the Erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir that came into being as a single political and geographical entity following the Treaty of Amritsar between the British Government and Mahahraja Gulab Singh signed on March 16, 1846.
Sh. Manoj Sinha is the second Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. A seasoned Politician from Uttar Pradesh, he is a trained Civil Engineer with Degrees of B.Tech and M-Tech from IIT(BHU) Varanasi. Mr. Manoj Sinha is a three time Member of Parliament. He became MP for the first time in 1996 and then in 1999 and 2014. During his third term in 2014, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Railways and in 2016 served as the Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communication.
Sh. Manoj Sinha took charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on 7th of August,2020 at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar.