Shri Najeeb Jung, was born on 18th January, 1951 at Delhi. He did his schooling from St. Columba’s School, Delhi and graduation from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He did his M.A. History from University of Delhi and a M.A. in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics, U.K. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1973, M.P. Cadre. He has served in Madhya Pradesh in various capacities which include Collector and District Magistrate of 3 districts, M.D. of the M.P. Oil Seeds Development Federation and the M.P. Finance Corporation. He served as Private Secretary to Shri Madhavrao Scindia, Minister for Railways and had been Director, Department of Steel, Government of India and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.
Shri Jung worked as Senior Energy Advisor and Principal Energy Specialist from 1995 to 1999 at the Asian Development Bank. He has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford University, teaching and guiding Ph.D students (1999 to 2002). He returned to Asian Development Bank (2002-05) as In charge of Restructuring the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources in Afghanistan. He rehabilitated and redeveloped the entire gas production system as well as natural gas distribution system and introduced modern marketing for the sale of oil products.
He returned to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in
2005. He has advised international oil and gas companies on future
development and published two books on the development of the natural
He returned to India in 2008 and was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in 2009. A prolific writer and regular columnist in national and international newspapers, he has recently published a book ‘Fikr-o-Aagahi’ in Urdu. His works under publication include books on energy issues dealing with India and South Asia (to be published by Oxford University press), politics of the Afghan-Pakistan region and a collection of his essays in English.
Shri Jung has been Chairman/Member of the many Committees constituted by Government of India.
He took over as the 20th Lt. Governor, Government of N.C.T. of Delhi July 9th, 2013