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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member

Bijoy Krishna Handique

Bijoy Krishna Handique

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Jorhat
State Assam
Father's Name Late Shri Krishna Kanta Handique
Mother's Name
Date of Birth 01.12.1934
Place of Birth Jorhat, Assam
Profession Political & Social Worker
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 22 Feb 1965
Spouse's Name Smt. Swarup Rani Handique
No. of Children 3
Educational Qualifications

Educated at Calcutta University, Calcutta, West Bengal

Permanent Address

Kushal Konwar Path
Jorhat-785 001
Phone: 0376-2320166, 2329088

Present Address

C-2, M.S. Flats
B.K.S. Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23718095, 23737960,23011705
Mobile: 9868180151

E-Mail handique@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

Member, Assam Legislative Assembly

President, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.), Jorhat

Member, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)]

- Chairman, Estimates Committee, Assam Legislative Assembly
- Chairman, Inquiry Committee on Assam State Electricity Board
- Member, Committee on Government Assurances, Assam Legislative Assembly

Member, Rajya Sabha

Vice-President, Pradesh Congress Committee (Indira) [P.C.C. (I)], Assam

Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

- Member, Committee of Privileges
- Member, Government Assurances Committee
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministries of Education, Sports and External Affairs

Elected to 10th Lok Sabha

- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
- Member, Committee on Official Language
- Member, Committee on External Affairs
- Member, Committee on Food and Civil Supplies

1992 onwards
Member, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)]

Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

Member, Committee on External Affairs

Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

- Chairman, Railway Convention Committee
- Member, Committee on Industry
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs

Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)

Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs

- Member, Congress Working Committee, AICC
- Member, Rules Committee, Lok Sabha

Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)

23 May 2004 - 28 January 2006
Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence; Parliamentary Affairs

29 January 2006 onwards
Union State Minister, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Social And Cultural Activities

  1. Engaged in relief work in natural calamities;

  2. organiser of crafts among women;

  3. organised cultural activities among tea garden workers and rural population;

  4. and provided hostel facility to tribal students of tea estates

Special Interests

Developmental work, environment and foreign affairs

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading, poetry, bird-watching and collection of Orchids

Sports and Clubs

Tennis; and sports complex organiser

Countries Visited

Widely travelled; visited Germany, Netherlands and U.K. as a member of the World Trade Authority delegation sponsored by Union Ministry of Commerce; Represented India in, World Congress of Peace Forces, Moscow, 1973; Disarmament Commission, Warsaw, 1975; as a member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation visited Democratic Republic of Korea on its foundation anniversary, 1984; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by, Speaker, Lok Sabha to Cyprus, 1992, Thailand, 1997 and the 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Bangladesh, 2003; Vice-President of India to Morocco and Paris, 1993; Prime-Minister to Bangladesh for bilateral talks, 1997; and Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha to Inter Parliamentary Union, Chile, 2003; represented India in the 48th session of the U.N.O., 1993; also visited many countries as a member of the study group of the Committee on Official Language

Other Information

- Managing self-founded institutions;
- organised relief work;


  1. Kushal Konwar Indoor Stadium Committee;

  2. Jyoti Chitrobon-Film Studio Society (a Government Undertaking–the first film studio in public sector in the country), 1973-78;

  3. North-Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (a Government of India Undertaking); and

  4. Inquiry Committee on Assam State Electricity Board; Member, (i) Executive Council, Dibrugarh University;

  5. Court of North-Eastern Hill University, 1980-84;

  6. Tea Board;

  7. E.S.I. Corporation, 1980-84;

  8. Wild Life Board of India, 1985;

  9. Indian Council of Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R.), 1985; and

  10. Trade delegation sponsored by the Trade Development Authority