Maj Gen Bhuwan Chandra AVSM (Retd.) Khanduri Member of Parliament (MP) from Garhwal (Uttarakhand) Biodata

Name of Member: Maj Gen Bhuwan Chandra AVSM (Retd.) Khanduri

Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency & State: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

Lok Sabha Experience: 10,12,13,14,16

Sixteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Khanduri, Maj Gen Bhuwan Chandra AVSM (Retd.)
Constituency   : Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : bc[DOT]khanduri[AT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s Name Late Shri Jai Ballabh Khanduri
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Durga Devi Khanduri
Date of Birth 01 Oct 1934
Place of Birth Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 17 Feb 1964
Spouse’s Name Smt. Aruna Khanduri (Nee Shakuntala Nailwal)
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
B.Sc.(Previous), B.E.(Civil), M.I.E. (India), psc Defence Services Staff College, Willington, Tamil Nadu, (First Reserve for Defence Services Staff College, Camberley, England; 1969). Post Graduate Diploma in Managment; Administrative Behavior and Leadership Course. Long Defence Management Course.
Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) 1951 – 1953; College of Military Engineering, Pune (Maharashtra) 1957 – 59; Institute of Engineers, New Delhi; Institute of Defence Management, Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh), 1973 -74; Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, 1976.
Profession Engineer
Permanent Address
Jai Durga Niwas, 12, Vikas Marg,
Pauri Garhwal-246 001, Uttarakhand
Tel. (01368) 222600
Present Address
7, K. Kamraj Lane,
New Delhi – 110 011
Tels. (011) 23794554, 23794555, 23016415
Positions Held
1991-96 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1991-96 Chief Whip, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1992-97 Member, National Executive, B.J.P.
1996-97 Vice-President, B.J.P., Uttar Pradesh
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Chief Whip, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Public Accounts
Member, Rules Committee
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Home Affairs; [Departments of, (i) Law and Company Affairs; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions] and Convenor of its Sub-Committee on Personnel Policy of Central Para- Military Forces (CPMFs)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Chief Whip, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Home Affairs; [Departments of, (i) Law and Company Affairs; and (ii) Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions] and Convenor of its Sub-Committee on Personnel Policy of Central Para- Military Forces (CPMFs)
1999-2001 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Ethics
2000 till Date Member, National Executive, Bharatiya Janata Party
Nov. 2000-23May 2003 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Road Transport and Highways
24 May 2003- 21May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Road Transport and Highways
12 July 2003 – 8 Sept. 2003 Union Cabinet Minister, Road Transport and Highways with additional charge as Minister, Urban Devlopment and Poverty Alleviation
May 2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
June 2004-August 2004 Chief Whip, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Buisness Advisory Committee
2 Sep. 2007-13 March 2012 Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttarakhand
13 September 2007 Resigned from Lok Sabha
8 March 2007-27 June 2009 and Chief Minister, Uttarakhand
11 Sep. 2011-13 March 2012 Chief Minister, Uttarakhand
16 May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1 Sep. 2014 – 31 Aug. 2018 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Defence
15 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping
1 Sept. 2018 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
Social And Cultural Activities
Managing “Chandra Ballabh Trust”, an Educational Trust, started in Garhwal, in 1917 by his grand-father.
Special Interests
Prohibition and Cultural Heritage of India; Environment and Forests, Defence, Social Work, Population Control.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Sports and Reading
Sports and Clubs
Vice-President, Archery Association of India, State President (Uttrakhand); and Member, India International Centre, New Delhi ; Tennis, Squash, Hockey and Football
Countries Visited
Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A. and Vietnam
Other Information
– Served Indian Army, Corps of Engineers, 1954-1990; (i) Commander of an Engineer Regiment during Indo-Pak War, 1971 in Samba Sector; (ii) Commander of an Engineer Brigade, Meerut, (Uttar Pradesh), (iii) Chief Engineer, Siliguri Zone (West Bengal); and (iv) Deputy and Additional Military Secretary, Military Secretary’s Branch, Army Headquarters, New Delhi; conferred Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) by the President of India for distinguished services in the Indian Army, 1982; Patron, Parvatiya Sanskriti Parishad, Dehradun, 1990-93; Founder President: (i) Poorva Sainik Seva Parishad,Uttar Pradesh, 1992-2000; and (ii) Uttaranchal Pradesh Sangarsh Samiti, 1994-96; Member, Wild Life Society of India, 1990-2000; Member, G.B. Pant Himalaya Environment and Development Committee, 1998-2000.

– Elected as Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Garhwal Constituency in Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand in 1991, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014.

– As Minister of Road Transport and National Highways, he was responsible for the National Highways Development Project, involving development and construction of four/six laning of about 13,510 km of road at the cost of over Rs. 54,000 crore (1998-99 prices). This Dream Project of the then Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, included the Golden Quadrilateral (Delhi – Kolkata – Chennai – Mumbai – Delhi circuit) involving 5,846 km at a cost of over Rs. 25,050 crore (1998-99 prices). About 85 per cent of the project was completed by May 2004.

– The Economic Times Newspaper Survey (24 March, 2011) gave 9th rank to Golden Quadrilateral, among the 50 Historic Works of India after Independence (since 1947).

– Placed among the SIX TOP POLITICIANS of the country by The Hindustan Times Newspaper (Jan. 6, 2008) survey for being one of the unsung politicians and real force behind the Golden Quadrilateral Highway Project and change in Uttarakhand governance.

– Judged as the best Chief Minister of India by India Today magazine (18 Feb. 2008), out of 35 Chief Ministers of the Country.

– The 13th Finance Commission headed by Shri Vijay Kelkar, visited Uttarakhand and held meeting from 27 to 29 of January 2009, and awarded Rs. 1000 crore, to Uttarakhand for Good Financial Management for the years 2007-08 and 2008-09, when I was Chief Minister.

– Awarded Mother Teresa International Award for the year 2013 on 16 June 2013

– As Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, credited with bringing and passing in Vidhan Sabha, Uttarakhand, the FIRST strong Lokayukta Act in the country, which was approved by the President of India; Citizen Charter Act; Transfer Act for Government employees and introducing a number of major Administrative and Financial reforms in the State of Uttarakhand.


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