Last Updated On: 03/01/2015

Personal Information


Father Name

Late. Sh. Narainu Ram Shandil.

Mother Name

Late Smt. Lakshni Devi Shandil.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Village Bashel, Tehsil Kandaghat, Distt. Solan HP.

Spouse’s Name

Late Smt. Indira Shandil.

No. of Children’s

1 Son & 2 Daughters.

Language Known

Hindi, English.


M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.



Educated at D.A.V. College, Ambala, S.D.B.

College, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.


Social work and polity.


Indira Cottage, Summer Hill,

Shimla-171005 (HP)

Tel. (0177)-230078, Mob. No. 94182-30048

Shimla Address

Minister House No.7, Yates Place Chhota Shimla, Shimla-2 (HP).


Reading, listening of classical music, trekking and

long walks in nature.

Sports and Clubs

Badminton, tennis, golf & Member of Gaiety Theatre (Club), Shimla.

Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments


Made an in-depth study of the life-style of tribal’s and ethnic problems of the people of North East India during the period 1988 to 1996, awarded Doctorate from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 1996 on this study.

Army Career-Milestones:

Ø  Served in the Indian Armed Forces form 1962-96 in responsible administration.

Ø  He served almost in all types of Terrains in North-East like Arunachal Pradesh/Mizoram/Nagaland/Meghalaya/Sikkim and also provided services in Bhutan.

Ø  He also remained posted at heights of     Siachen Glacier.

Ø  He had actively participated in 1962 with Indo-China War, 1965 Indo-Pak War & 1971 Indo-Pak War.


Political Career-Milestones:


Ø  Elected to 13th Lok Sabha nominee in 1999.

Ø  Re-elected to Lok Sabha (14th) in 2004 as Indian National Congress nominee.

Ø  General Secretary In-charge- Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh and Member.

Ø  Member of Congress Working Committee (CWC).

Ø  Elected to the Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly for the first time in December, 2012 and inducted into Council of Minister as Social Justice & Empowerment Minister with additional charge of Sainik Welfare.

Ø  After having served the Nation, today he is providing services to the public as Cabinet Minister under the leadership of Raja Virbhadra Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of HP.




Ø  Bharat Youth Award Winner.

Ø  India’s Best Citizen Award.

Ø  Rajiv Gandhi National Integrity Award.

Ø  Best Member of Parliament Award.

Ø  Dr. Y.S.Parmar Karamvir Award.