Hon'ble Member Legislative Assembly
|Shimla Address :Set No.108, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Vidhayak Sadan, Shimla-171004.|
|Permanent Address :Village Ropri, P.O. & Tehsil Jhandutta, Distt. Bilaspur, (HP).|
|Mobile Number :9418484288|
Son of Smt. Sunehru Devi and Late Shri Rohli Ram Katwal; born on 17th May, 1956 at Village Ropri, P.O and Tehsil Jhandutta, District Bilaspur, HP; MA (Political Science) from Agra University, MBA, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC), Certificate in Human Rights (CHR) and Certificate in Computing (CIC) from IGNOU; married to Smt. P.Angmo Katwal; two daughters (twins) and one son; Retired Civil Servant, Agriculturist, Horticulturist, Social and Political worker.
Started career as Telephone Operator (P&T Deptt.). Thereafter joined General Insurance Corporation of India as Assistant Administrative Officer. Joined Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service in 1986 and appointed to Indian Administrative Service in year 2001.
As an HAS and IAS officer held various important assignments in the Govt. of H.P. i.e. SDMs, Collector of Forests in Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu and Mandi Districts, Additional District Magistrate Shimla & Deputy Comissioner, Una.
Remained Additional Secretary/Special Secretary: Home, Health, Education, General Administration (Cabinet), Chief Minister's Office, Training and Foreign Assignments, Administrative Reforms, Revenue & Disaster Management, Science & Technology, Social Justice & Empowerment.
Head of Departments: Ayurveda, Information & Public Relations, Youth Services & Sports, Estates, Hospitality & Protocol, Polloution Control Board, State Project Director Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Women & Child Development and Food & Civil Supplies.
Managing Director: Himachal Pradesh Milk Federation, Himachal Pradesh Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation, Himachal Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation, Himachal Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation and Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation.
Also functioned as District Census Officer, 2001; State Nodal Officer Census, 2011; State Nodal Officer and OSD, Organising Committee Commonwealth Games, Delhi-2010.
Retired from HP Government as an IAS officer in May, 2016 and joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 14th October, 2017.
Elected to the Thirteenth Vidhan Sabha in December, 2017; and nominated as Member, Human Development, Privileges and Ethics Committees.
Special Interest: Political and Social Service.
Favorite Pastime: Trekking, gardening, reading, listening radio and music.
Sports and Club: Member, H.P. Riffle Association.
Kabaddi and Badminton.
Books Published: Case Study: Sustainable Plastic Waste Management in H.P (Presented in group, in International Workshop on Excellence in Public Administration and e-governance, in New Delhi) which was selected for teaching in Harvard University, USA.
Awards: Awarded President Silver Medal for outstanding performance in Census Operations, 2001
Travels Abroad: South Korea as a Chairman of Indian National Youth Delegation under International Youth Exchange Programme, August/September 2009; Tibet/China as a Liason Officer led Kailash Manasarovar Yatra group in Batch -5, KMY-2015 and Srilanka (as an IAS Officer from LBSNAA).
Languages Known: Hindi, English and Urdu.