At present, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh is Dr. Raman Singh. Raman Singh is a prominent leader representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is also a doctor by profession.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Early Life of Dr. Raman Singh
Dr. Raman Singh was born on October 15, 1952. He hails from Kawardha in Chhattisgarh, which is a small city and municipality in the Kabirdham district of the state. His father was a farmer. He spent his school life in Kawardha, Chhuyikhadan, and Rajnandgaon. He attained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree from the Government Science College in Bemetara in 1971-72. Later, he graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine in 1975 with a BAMS degree from the Raipur Government Ayurvedic College.
Parents of Dr. Raman Singh
The father of Dr. Raman Singh is Shri Vighnaharan Singh Thakur, who was a renowned lawyer in Kawardha and his mother is Smt. Sudha Singh.
Personal life of Dr. Raman Singh
Dr. Singh is married and has two children. The name of his wife is Veena Singh and he has one son named Abhishek Singh and one daughter named Asmita Singh.
Educational qualification of Dr. Singh
The educational qualification of Dr. Singh is B.Sc, B.A.M.S.
Political career of Dr. Raman Singh
Dr. Raman Singh began his political career by becoming a member of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS) as a youth associate. Bharatiya Jan Sangh is the predecessor of the present day Bharatiya Janata Party. He advanced his political career and also became a municipal councilor. In 1976-77, he also became the President of Bharatiya Jan Sangh Yuva Morcha in Kawardha.
As Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Dr. Raman Singh assumed the position of the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on December 7, 2003.
As Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Singh took his state to the top position in India in terms of the accomplishment of the 20-point plan on the advancement of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes as laid down by the evaluation of the Statistics and Program Implementation Ministry, Government of India from 2006 to 2007. The state of Chhattisgarh achieved the topmost honor from the United Nations due to the acknowledgment of the human development pattern. Furthermore, Dr. Singh has been acclaimed all throughout India for his outstanding financial management skills in his rule.
Achievements of Dr. Raman Singh as chief Minister
In 2005, Dr. Singh prohibited naxalite outfits in the state in the "Salwa Judum" program and this campaign was even backed by his opposition, the Indian National Congress, guided by Mahendra Karma.
The Union Ministry for Industries announced Chhattisgrah as the topmost state in terms of investments in January 2007. The state had witnessed an influx of Rs. 107,899 crores.
Positions held by Dr. Raman Singh
Given below are the various positions held by Dr. Singh during his illustrious political career:
|1990 and 1993||He was elected as a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly for consecutive two terms|
|1999||He was elected as a member of the 13th Lok Sabha by winning the Parliamentary Elections from the Rajnandgaon Constituency in Chhattisgarh.|
|From October 13, 1999 to January 29, 2003||He served as Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry under the prime ministership of Shri Atal Bihari Bajpayee|
|2004||He was elected as a member of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly and took oath as Chief Minister|
|2008||He was again elected as a member of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly and took oath as Chief Minister for the second term|
As Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Singh spearheaded the Indian Trade Fair missions to countries like Nepal, Israel, Dubai and Palestine.
Departments managed by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister
Dr. Singh looks after the following departments as the Chief Minister of the state:
- Finance Department
- General Administration Department
- Fiscal and Statistical Department
- Planning Department
- Mining Department
- Energy Department
- Information Technology Department
- Public Relations Department
- Aviation Department
- Biotechnology Department
Awards won by Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh has won the following awards:
- The 'Outstanding Person' Award - Conferred by the Chhattisgarhi NRI Association and The Indo American Community of North America.
- 'Bharat Asmita Shreshtha Jan Pratinidhi' Award - Conferred by K.G. Balakrishnan, the Honorable former Chief Justice of India.
The assembly constituency of Dr. Singh is Rajnandgaon.
Countries visited by Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh has visited the following nations:
- The United Kingdom
- The United States of America
The contact details of Dr. Raman Singh are as follows:
Residential Address: C M House, Civil Line, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
- Office Address:
Room No. 303, Mantralaya, D.K.S. Bhavan, Raipur (CG) 492001
Tel No: 0771 2221000, 5080303, 2221001, 0771 2331001, 2331000 (Residence)
Fax No.: 0771 2221306, 2331001