Najeeb Jung (born 18 January 1951) is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer who served as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Delhi from July 2013 to December 2016. He previously served as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Najeeb Jung
Najeeb Jung (cropped).JPG
Jung in 2011
20th Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
In office
9 July 2013 – 22 December 2016
Preceded byTejendra Khanna
Succeeded byAnil Baijal
13th Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
In office
Preceded byMushirul Hasan
Succeeded byTalat Ahmad
Personal details
Born (1951-01-18) 18 January 1951 (age 70)
Delhi, India
Alma materDelhi University
London School of Economics

Early life and educationEdit

Najeeb Jung's grandparents served as the chief justice and chief engineer in the court of the last Nizam of Hyderabad. His great grandfather was one of the co-founders of the Aligarh Muslim University.

Jung was born and raised in Delhi, where he attended St. Columba's School, New Delhi. He then did his BA (Hons) and MA in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, University of Delhi. He later studied at the London School of Economics and was awarded Master of Science in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics.


Jung joined Indian Administrative Service in 1973 and was encadered into the Madhya Pradesh cadre. He served as Private Secretary to Madhavrao Scindia, Minister for Railways and had been Director in Government of India in the Ministry of Steel. He later served as Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas from year 1994 to 1999.[2] He resigned from the service in 1999.[3]

He later served as a Senior Energy Specialist at the Asian Development Bank, as Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford and as Director for Energy Research at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.[4]

He has published several monographs and reports on the energy sector and is a regular contributor to national newspapers on education and social issues.[5] He was the Chairman of a Core Committee of Vice-Chancellors appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India) to examine various aspects of higher education, Chairman of a Committee to review the existing schemes for enhancing participation of minorities in higher education, Member of the Special Task Force set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs (India) to suggest developmental options for the Jammu region of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Member of the Senate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, (IITK) and several other Committees at the national level.[6]

He quit the service in 1999 after his stint as joint secretary (exploration) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (India).[7] Jung played a crucial role in the privatization of ONGC's Panna-Mukta oilfield that went to a consortium of Reliance-ONGC and British Gas. Jung also had a stint in the Asian Development Bank. Later, he became director, energy research, in Reliance-run Observer Research Foundation.[4] In 2009 September, he became the Vice Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia.[4] In October 2010 he endorsed the judgement of Allahabad High Court on Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi suit.[8]

Lieutenant governorEdit

In July 2013, he became the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, replacing another former IAS officer Tejendra Khanna.[9] Since taking office Jung had been involved in an ongoing jurisdictional dispute with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the head of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Although Delhi is a union territory it has its own organic act, National Capital Territory of Delhi Act (1992), and its own legislature, the Chief Minister and the Lt. Governor have not been able to interpret the operating rules in the same way.[10][11] In a surprise move, he submitted his resignation from the post on 22 December 2016.[12]


  1. ^ "Past Vice Chancellors' Profile: Mr Najeeb Jung". Jamia Millia Islamia. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Najeeb Jung sworn-in as Delhi Lt. Governor". The Hindu. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Najeeb Jung's forefathers held positions of great power". Economic Times. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Najeeb Jung is new vice chancellor of Jamia Millia". Hindustan Times. 3 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Employee Resume: Najeeb Jung" (PDF). Jamia Millia Islamia. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Reserve Bank of India Profile: Najeeb jung". Reserve Bank Of India. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Najeeb Jung Returns to Delhi To Head Reliance Operations". Indian oil and gas. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  8. ^ Jung, Najeeb (2 October 2010). "Post-judgment, a chance for Hindus & Muslims to forge new ties" (PDF). The Times of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 August 2015.
  9. ^ "About Our Honorable Lieutenant Governor". Delhi Govt Portal. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Explained Kejriwal v Jung: Much lies between the lines of Statute, Act and Rules". Indian Express (revised from 20 May 2015 ed.). 14 June 2015. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015.
  11. ^ Anand, Jatin & Iqbal, Mohammed (27 May 2015). "AAP seeks amendment to Constitution". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015.
  12. ^ Sushant Talwar (22 December 2016). "Tired of Power Tussle? Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung Submits Resignation".

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Government offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
9 July 2013 – 22 December 2016
Succeeded by