Andhra Pradesh's new Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan is all set to take charge on July 24 as the state government said that the oath of office would be administered by acting Chief Justice of AP Chagari Praveen Kumar at 11:30 am in Vijayawada.
A day ahead of the swearing in, the Governor is expected to visit the Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala and offer prayers.
Meanwhile, the state government has also identified a temporary residence for the Governor and arrangements are presently underway. The government is presently renovating a government building in Vijayawada's Suryaraopeta that was first used as an office by the Irrigation Department and later as the Chief Minister's Camp Office for a brief period.
Special Secretary to the Governor Mukesh Kumar Meena, along with General Administration Department Principal Secretary R P Sisodia inspected the building on Thursday and oversaw the renovation work.
Mukesh Kumar Meena said that the ground floor would be used for official work while the first floor of the building would be the Governor's residence. The arrangements are expected to be done by July 21.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony along with his cabinet members and other dignitaries.
Harichandran will succeed E S L Narasimhan, who has been serving as the Governor for a decade.
84-year-old Harichandran was elected to Odisha Assembly five times from Chilika and Bhubaneswar constituencies. He also held the portfolios of law ministry and revenue and fisheries under the BJP-BJD coalition government in the state.
Bhusan joined the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1971 and became its National Executive Member and its State General Secretary till the formation of Janata Party in 1977. He joined the BJP and was its President for Odisha from 1980 to 1988.