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Our Governor

Devanand Konwar
Governor of Tripura

Assumed Office On

March 25,2013

Fathers Name

Late Padma Kant Konwar

Education

B.A. (Hons. in English) from Cotton College, Guwahati. M.A. in English from Delhi University. LL.B. from Guwahati University.

Marital Status

Married

Profession

Served as Lecturer in the English Department in Cotton College, Guwahati. Joined and served American Standard Vacuum Oil Co., later turned ESSO-Standard Oil Co., in Bombay in 1961 as Marketing Manager and worked there for full seven years, co-ordinating Petroleum products distribution networks in northern and eastern India from Trombay, Vizag, Barauni, Noonmati, Digboi Refineries and Budge - Budge Sea Terminal and other Company Inland Product Terminals. Newly established a Degree College in Guwahati City known as Guwahati College as its founder Principal in 1968-69. Then joined Guwahati High Court Bar in November 1969 and practiced there as well as in the Supreme Court of India as an Advocate till 1991. Professionally served as Government Advocate for the States of Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizorum in the Guwahati High Court.

Political Career

Joined the Indian National Congress Party as a Student Leader in 1955. Held various Party posts at District and State Levels at different times including General Secretaryship and Vice-Presidentship of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 1982-1990. Had been chosen to lead a composite 28-member FSU (Friends of Soviet Union) Delegation composed of participants from Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to Moscow, Taskhent, Alma Atta, Kiev, Sochi, Leningrad, etc. in the Soviet Republics in 1989. While working as the General Secretary of Assam PCC, Mr. Devanand Konwar was responsible along with the then PCC President, Late H.N.Talukdar, for holding General Election in Assam in 1983 in the face of stiff and violent opposition to and boycott of the election by other political parties and AASU agitationists. Mr. Konwar participated in that election as INC candidate and got elected to Assam Assembly from 108-Sibsagar LAC. After the Vithalbhai Patel House Convention of the Congress on 1st and 2nd January, 1978, which was attended by Mr. Devanand Konwar along with few others and where Congress (I) came into being, the Congress Party had been divided into Congress (R) and Congress (I). In 1978 General Election in Assam, instead of contesting as a candidate, Mr. Devanand Konwar was entrusted with the responsibility of running the Assam State Congress (I) election office at Guwahati, co-ordinating the election campaign works throughout the State of Assam. Much though he was keen to contest a Lok Sabha seat from Assam in 1991 General Election, he could not be accommodated and he was asked to fight the Assembly seat from 107 THOWRA LAC. He did so and comfortably won the seat. Consequently, in Hiteswar Saikia Govt in Assam in 1991 he was appointed as a Cabinet Minister and put in charge of Revenue, Power, Law and Municipal Administration Departments. In 1996 General Election, Congress Party lost power in Assam to AGP. He contested from his THOWRA LAC and comfortably won the seat and sat in the opposition. In 2001 General Election, again he was elected from 107-THOWRA LAC. In Tarun Gogoi Government formed in 2001, he was given responsibility as the Cabinet Minister for Finance, Revenue and Power Department. Then in the expansion of Ministry after two years, he was put in charge of Power, Law and the Legislative Affairs Department. In the constitutional downsizing of Ministry in July, 2004, he had to be eased out by Sri Tarun Gogoi along with several Senior Cabinet Ministers. He worked as AICC Observer in the Assembly elections in Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya as and when elections were held in those States. In Arunachal Pradesh election in 2004, he was nominated by Hon'ble Congress President to act as a Member of the 4-Member Screening Committee for selection of candidates. He served as an AICC Observer in that election and helped to bring the Party Govt. in that State. With the announcement of Congress Party election in 2005, he was appointed by AICC as APRO in 2005 for the State of Orissa along with Syed Sibte Razi earlier and then with Smt. Urmila Singh. On this assignment in Orissa they did their best and they were the first to complete the work and submit the report to the Chairman, Central Election Authority of the Party. He was appointed as AICC Observer for Arunachal Pradesh in 2009 in Parliamentary Election. He regained both the Lok Sabha seats of Arunachal Pradesh from the BJP there. He was appointed as Governor of Bihar in June, 2009 and he assumed charge as the Governor of Bihar on 26.09.2009. He was appointed as Governor of West Bengal in early December, 2009 additionally to discharge the function of the Governor of that State. He was appointed as Governor of Tripura for the remainder of his term in place of Dr. D.Y. Patil on March 09,2013 and he assumed charge of the office of the Governor of Tripura on March 25, 2013.

Contact Address

Permanent Address - Nitai Konwar Gaon, Post Office - Nitai Pukhuri, District - Sivasagar, Assam. Present Address - Raj Bhawan (Pushbanta Palace), Agartala, 799066. Tripura West

Contact Number

+91 381 232 4091 ,  +91 381 232 5767

Fax

+91 381  232 4350

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