Arnab Deka

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His Excellency
Sir Arnab Deka
GCV
Personal information
Born December 18, 2002 (2002-12-18) (age 18)
Guwahati, India
Nationality  Vishwamitra
 India
Political party National People's Congress
Relations Arpan Deka (brother)
Occupation Student, Politician
Religion Hindu

Sir Arnab Deka is a senior Vishwamitran politician and a former member of the union council of ministers. He had served on top ministerial positions since 2016, including that of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is a former classmate of the current monarch of Vishwamitra, Dhrubajyoti Roy.

Career

He joined Vishwamitra, then known as the Children's Group as a citizen in 2015 and was soon appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttar Guwahati on 10 July 2015 and remained in office until the implementation of President's Rule in the state on 6 December 2015. Upon his setting as chief minister, he was appointed as the Minister of Culture under the cabinet of Prime Minister Sarala Baishya on 6 December 2015 and remained in that position until the dissolution of the parliament on 11 April 2016. He was re-inducted into the council of ministers under Dhrubajyoti Roy on 11 April 2016 as the Minister of State for Finance. Lot of people view his appointment as a junior minister as his displeasure or reluctance to join the council of ministers. He finally stepped down from the union council of ministers on 10 July 2016 and was re-appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttar Guwahati for a second term and he remained in that position until 2 October 2016. He was re-inducted into the union council of ministers on 2 October 2016 as the Minister of State for Culture.

Following the victory of Dhrubajyoti Roy-led Secular Party and Independent Party coalition in the 2016 December general election, he was appointed as the Minister of External Affairs on 30 December 2016 and he continued to remain in that position until 12 April 2017. During his tenure as the external affairs minister, he also hold charge of the portfolios of the Minister of Sanitation and Cleanliness Campaign and Social Justice.

Following the victory of Tanishkaa Patranabish in the 2017 general elections, he was appointed as the Governor of Brihattar Guwahati on 6 July 2017 by then President Dhrubajyoti Roy and was reappointed in the same capacity for a second term on 24 April 2018, making him the longest serving governor of the state of Purvanchal. On 4 February 2019, he was transferred as the Governor of Beltola for the remainder of his term, but was again transferred as the Governor of Madhya Guwahati on 20 July 2019. He remained as the governor of Madhya Guwahati until the expiration of his tenure on 2 September 2019, following which he was appointed as a union cabinet minister. He was inducted into the council of ministers on 2 September 2019, as the Minister of Human Resource Development and Law and Justice. In a reshuffle of the union cabinet on 29 September 2019, he retained the portfolio of the minister of human resource development. He was entrusted the additional charge of the Minister of Sanitation and Public Health on 30 September 2019.

Titles, styles and honours

National honours

Ribbon Honour Date Post-nominals
letters
Order of the Vishwamitra - Ribbon.svg
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra 1 January 2021 GCV
Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy.svg Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy 8 June 2021
Medal for services to National Leader II - Ribbon.svg
Recipient of the Medal "For Services to National Leader II" 30 April 2020 MNLII
Investiture Medal of National Leader III - Ribbon.svg
Recipient of the Investiture Medal of National Leader III 3 May 2021 MNLIII