Veteran Naga leader and politician, SC Jamir completed his five-year tenure as the Governor of Odisha and retired from office on March 20. He took the oath of office as Odisha Governor on March 21, 2013.
On March 20, Jamir delivered his last address to the Odisha State Assembly as he demits office on completion of his term. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik has been given the additional charge of Odisha until regular arrangements are made.
The five-time Nagaland chief minister had taken over as Odisha governor in March 2013 after serving as governor of Goa and Maharashtra. He had also been given additional charge of Gujarat in 2009.
The veteran leader got the unique distinction of holding offices under India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the present Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jamir was one of the signatories to the historic 16 Point Agreement with the Government of India in 1960 that resulted in the creation of the State of Nagaland as the sixteenth State of the Indian Union.