Shri Jai Ram Thakur is an elected Member of Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, representing Seraj Assembly segment in Mandi District.
He is son of Shri Jethu Ram Thakur; born on 06-01-1965 at Tandi, Distt. Mandi; Graduate; educated at Govt. College, Mandi; married to Dr. Sadhna Thakur; two daughters; Agriculturist/Horticulturist.
Remained Joint Secretary, State ABVP, 1986; Organizing Secretary, ABVP (J&K), 1989-93; State Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha; 1993-95; President: State Bhartiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha,ii) B.J.P. District Mandi 2000-03; Vice President State BJP, 2003-05; and President State Bhartiya Janata Party 2006-09.
Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 1998; and re-elected in 2003 and 2007 from Chachiot Assembly Constituency which after the delimitation has renamed. Remained Chairman, General Development Committee & Education Committee; and Vice-Chairman, State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.
Also remained Chairman, Rural Planning Committee and Member of various other House Committees before being inducted into Council of Minister as Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister on 09-07-2012.
Elected to the State Legislative Assembly for a consecutive fourth term in December, 2012.