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Shri B.K. Chauhan

Shri B.K. Chauhan is an elected Member of Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, representing Chamba Assembly segment in Chamba District.

He is son of late Shri R.R. Chauhan; born on 11-04-1947 at Chamba; Postgraduate (Geography & History), Punjab University, Chandigarh, M.B.A., Leeds University, U.K.; married to Smt. Manorma Chauhan; one son and one daughter; Political & Social Worker.

Before being inducted into Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) in the year 1974 was selected for State Administrative Service (H.A.S.) in the year 1973 ( first batch) ; prior to this, taught Geography in State Government Institute. As an I.A.S. officer held various posts such as Deputy Commissioner, Purnea (Bihar); Principal Secretary/Secretary, Power, P.W.D., Tourism, Health and Transport (Bihar Govt.); Deputy Commissioner (Lahaul-Spiti and Mandi); Commissioner: Excise & Taxation, ii) Municipal Corporation, Shimla; Managing Director: Tourism Development Corporation, ii) Handloom Development Corporation (Himachal Pradesh Govt.); also remained Chairman, State Electricity Board (Jharkhand), ii) Hydro Power Development Corporation (Bihar); and Vice-Chancellor, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhang (Bihar).At Central level, remained Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Education, Department of DARE, Ministry of Agriculture for five years; Chief Executive, National Horticultural Board (NHB); and Managing Director, Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium. As Managing Director, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (H.P.T.D.C.) led a Himachal Pradesh Cultural Troop under Cultural Exchange Program of Government of India to London (U.K.), Hamburg and Frankfurt (Germany) in 1995.

In order to join active politics sought voluntary retirement from Indian Administrative Service from the post of Additional Chief Secretary (Jharkhand State) in 2003. Joined Bhartiya Janata Party and became Member of its State Executive Committee. Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 2007; remained member, Estimates and Rural Planning Committees during 2008-2012.

Re-elected to State Legislative Assembly in December, 2012.

  • Special Interest : Spreading social and political awareness among masses.
  • Languages Known : Hindi, English and Punjabi
  • Travels Abroad : Represented the country as a head/ member of various delegations to U.K., U.S.A., France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Russia, Japan, China (Hong-Kong), Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tunisia, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.
  • Favourite Pastime : Reading, trekking, cooking and horticulture.