Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma
Room No-E 304
3rd Floor, E Block
Assam Secreteriat, Dispur
Phone No.: +91-361-2237315
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma was born on 1 February, 1969. He passed his HSLC from Kamrup Academy, Guwahati in 1985 and from then till 1992, when he completed his post-graduation in Political Science, he was a student of Cotton College.He was the General Secretary of Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) for 3 conjugative terms. Dr Sarma did his LLB from Government Law College, Guwhati and then obtaining a Ph.D. degree from Gauhati University. He practiced law at Gauhati High Court from 1996 to 2001. Himanta Biswa Sarma joined Indian National Congress (INC) party in 1996. He served three terms as a MLA in Assam, from Jalukbari constituency in 2001, 2006 and 2011. He served in the Assam government as Minister (both state and cabinet) for Agriculture, Planning & Development, Finance, Health, Education, and Assam Accord Implementation from 2002 to 2014.
Dr Sarma joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in August 2015 and was appointed BJP's Convener of the Election Management Committee for the Assam Assembly Elections in 2016. He won from the Jalukbari constituency for the 4th time in May 2016. He is currently the Cabinet Minister for Finance, Health & Family Welfare, Education (Higher, Secondary and Elementary), Planning & Development, Tourism, Pension & Public Grievances, Handloom and Textile (only Khadi and Village Industry), GDD, and Cooperation.
Apart from this he is also the Convenor of the North-East Development Alliance (NEDA), President of the Assam Badminton Association and interim President of the Badminton Association of India.