Ranchi, May 16: The Governor-designate of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu will take oath of office on May 18.
She would be administered the oath of office at a function to be held at the Birsa Mandap of the Raj Bhawan by Jharkhand Chief Justice Virendra Singh.
Raj Bhawan sources said that the function has been scheduled for 10 am. Sources said that Ms Murmu would be arriving in Ranchi on May 17.
Meanwhile, Dr Syed Ahmad, who has been made the new Governor of Manipur, left for the state. He took over as the Governor of Jharkhand on September 4, 2011. A felicitation ceremony was held in honour of Ahmed at the residence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
It was during his tenure that Presidents Rule was imposed in the state from January 18, 2013 to July 12, 2013. In his tenure, the vice-chancellors and pro-VCs were appointed in the universities of the state.