Shri Rikhi Ram Kaundal is an elected Member of Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, representing Jhanduta Assembly segment in Bilaspur District.
He is son of Shri Bhagat Ram Kondal; born at village Jol, Distt. Bilaspur on January 5, 1947; Matric and Diploma in Electrical Engineering; educated at Mandi; married to Smt. Prakasho Devi Kaundal; One son and three daughters; Political Worker.
Began his career as Electrical Chargeman in Hydel Project, Jogindernagar; joined politics in 1975; remained Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat ( three years).
Elected to the State Legislative Assembly in 1985 and re-elected in 1990, 1998 and December 2007 from Geharwin Assembly Constituency which after the delimitation has renamed as Jhanduta. Remained Deputy Speaker, 1990-92; Minister of State for Co-operation, October 1998 to March 2003; and Chairman of Welfare and Member Human Development Committees before being elected Deputy Speaker on 04-08-2009 and remained such till December 2012.
Returned to Legislative Assembly for a fifth term in December 2012.