Hon'ble Member Legislative Assembly
|Shimla Address :Set No- 201 & 202, Pt.Jawahar Lal Nehru Vidhayak Sadan, Shimla-171004.|
|Permanent Address :Village Hara. P.O. and Tehsil Fatehpur, Distt. Kangra.|
|Mobile Number :9418056603|
Son of Shri Hoshiyar Singh; born on 22nd September, 1943 at Lahore (Pakistan); B.A. and two years training in Forestry from N.F.R.C., Dehradun; married to Smt. Ravinder Kumari Pathania on 5th Oct, 1973; one son and one daughter, Agriculturist.
Served in H.P. Forest Department as Range Officer; resigned from service to join Janata Party in 1977 and later on joined Congress (I) in 1980.
Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 1977; re-elected in 1990, 1993, 2003 November, 2009 (by- election) from Jawali Assembly Constituency and in 2012 from Fatehpur Assembly Constituency. Before delimitation in 2007 Fatehpur Assembly Constituency was known as Jawali.
Remained Vice-Chairman: State Forest Corporation, 1982-83, ii) State Housing Board, 1984-85; Minister of State for Agriculture (Independent charge), 1995-98; and Transport Minister, August 2007 to December 2007 ; Member, Estimates and Public Administration Committees . November 2009 to December 2012; and MPP & Power Minister with additional charge of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Agriculture, December, 2012 to 20th December 2017.
Re-elected to the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha (7th term) in December, 2017 and nominated as Member Public Accounts and Human Development Committees.
Favorite Pastime: Agriculture, gardening and reading religious and history books.
Sports: An active athlete during school and college years.
Languages Known: Hindi, English and Punjabi.