Past Governors detail

Shri Naresh Chandra Saxena
Governor of Gujarat
From 01/07/1995 To 29/02/1996
Date of Birth : 01/08/1934
Date of Demise :
Place of Birth : Allahabad
Family Status :
Details of the life sketch of
Shri Naresh Chandra Saxena

Born at Allahabad on August 1, 1934. He was educated at Allahabad and obtained M.Sc. (Maths) degree from the Allahabad University. He was a lecturer in the Allahabad University for a short period.

Shri Naresh Chandra joined the Indian Administrative Service in May, 1956 and till 1964 served in different capacities in various districts of Rajasthan.

Between 1965 and 1973, Shri Naresh Chandra's services were placed at the disposal of India and he served as Deputy Secretary, Agriculture, Community Development and Cooperation, Deputy Secretary, Administrative Reforms Commission, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Director, Third Central Pay Commission.

Between 1973 and 1977, he was appointed as the Secretary, Industry and Mines Department, Government of Rajasthan and the Chairman, Rajasthan Electricity Board. He was posted as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Government of India 1977 assignment he held 1981. That year he was appointed in the Commonwealth Secretariat as Adviser on export Industrialization and Policy, Colombo, Sri Lanka, a post he held upto May, 1984.

In July, 1984, he took over as Finance Secretary, Government of Rajasthan and in July 1985, Shri Naresh Chandra became Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan.

He was also Adviser to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir in 1986 for a period of 8 months.

Between 1987 and 1989, he served as Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources , Government of India. He worked as Defence Secretary from February, 1989 to March 1990 and from March 1990 to December, 1990 as Home Secretary, Government of India.

In December, 1990 he became the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India which post he held till July, 1982. Thereafter, in August 1992, he was appointed as Senior Adviser to Prime Minister.

Shri Naresh Chandra took over as the Governor of Gujarat on 1 st July, 1995 and continued till 29.02.1996.