Bishnu Chetry of Uttaranchal
Bishnu Chetry (born 4 May 2001) is the current Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal having served in office since the 08th June 2020, and is third in the order of seniority of the succession of the Rashtradhyaksh. He is also serving as the Chairman of the Conference of Rulers since 01st August 2020. Earlier, he had been a long time Cabinet Minister and also served as the Vice-President twice.
He joined then Children's Group in June 2015 and shortly rose through the ranks. In October 2015, he was nominated to be the Vice-President of the Children's Group by the Prime Minister and eventually became the Vice-President on 02nd October 2015 in order to succeed Anoushkaa Patranabish, whose three-year long tenure came to an end. He was re-elected to the office in March 2016 and served in the capacity until 29 May 2016.
First tenure in the Union Cabinet
Soon after stepping down as the Vice-President, he was inducted into the Council of Ministers as a Cabinet Minister on 29 May 2016 to fill in the vacancy created by the appointment of Arnab Sil as the Vice-President. He was entrusted the duties of the Union Cabinet Minister for Finance and served in that capacity until October that year. On 10 July 2016, he entrusted the additional duties of the Minister of Law and Justice. On 02nd October 2016, he was shifted to the Ministry of Home Affairs and was in office until his resignation on 27 November 2016.
Second term as Vice-President and Acting President
Following the resignation of Arnab Sil as the Vice President on 27 November 2016, Bishnu Chetry in his capacity as the Minister of Home Affairs became first in line of succession as hence succeeded as the Vice President and served on acting basis until 27 January 2017, when he was permanently elected to the office.
He became the Acting President on 11 April 2017 following the resignation of incumbent President Sarala Baishya and remained in office for a day until when Dhrubajyoti Roy was elected the President on 12 April 2017.
On 22 July 2017, after personally meeting the President, he submitted his resignation as the Vice President after expressing his desire to rejoin the Union Cabinet.
Tenure in the Union Cabinet
On 06 August 2017, he was appointed as a Cabinet Minister for the Union. A new ministry was created under the name of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, merging the existing Ministry of Culture, Information and Broadcasting, Skill Development, etc., thus forming a heavy-weight ministry for the former Acting President. In a cabinet reshuffle on 08 September 2017, he was allocated the additional charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
On 25 December 2017, when Dhrubajyoti Roy became the Prime Minister, he became No.4 in the Union Cabinet and retained his Ministry of Human Resource Development. After the general elections of March 2018, he was reinducted into the Council of Ministers as the Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development in addition to the Law and Justice Ministry.
In May, the same year, he became the Cabinet Secretary (equivalent to the Minister of Home Affairs) and remained in office until the fall of the Supreme Leader. In the executive cabinet formed on 12 October 2018, headed by the President Dhrubajyoti Roy, he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Defence and Cabinet Affairs.
In the cabinet formed on 07 January 2019, he returned to the Ministry of Home Affairs as Cabinet Minister. On 19 March the same year, he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister but retained the same ministry.
On 14 July 2019, he was promoted as a Senior Minister along with Arnab Sil and he was moved to the Ministry of Defence and Security. On 06 August, he was shifted to the Ministry of External Affairs. On 29 September, he was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs. In November, he was again shifted to the Ministry of External Affairs. In December, he was entrusted the additional charge of the Minister of Commonwealth Affairs and International Relations. On 12 December 2019, he was shifted and appointed as Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs, Law and Justice.
On 10 January 2020, he was appointed as Second Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the Ministry of External Affairs, Commonwealth Affairs and International Relations. Following the installation of the Interim Cabinet in March 2020, he was appointed as Advisor to the President with the rank of a Cabinet Minister, but three days later, on 09 March 2020, he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet with the responsibility of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Upon the election victory of Tanishkaa Patranabish on 19 March 2020, he was reinducted into the Union Cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of External Affairs and Minister of Health.
Upon the usher of the new era - Heiwa under the executive Presidency of Tanishkaa Patranabish, he was appointed as Senior Minister (equivalent to Head of Government) with the responsibilities of the Ministry of Home Affairs and all other departments not allocated to any minister.
Monarchy and Rajpramukh
Bishnu Chetry was a member of the Executive Council and upon the establishment of an absolute monarchy on 08 June 2020, he was appointed as the Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal (provincial ruler of the State of Uttaranchal). Since 01 August 2020, he was also serving as the Chairman of the Conference of Rulers.
Titles, styles and honours
Bishnu Chetry of Uttaranchal
|Reference style||His Exalted Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Exalted Highness|
Titles and styles
- 2 October 2015 – 8 June 2020: His Excellency Bishnu Chetry
- 8 June 2020 – 4 August 2021: His Royal Highness The Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal
- 4 August 2021 – present: His Exalted Highness The Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal
Dates of rank
|Insignia||Rank||Component||Date of rank|
|General||Royal Vishwamitran Army||8 July 2020|
|Royal Knight of the Most Exalted Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra||15 April 2021||KV|
|Chancellor and Grand Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus||5 July 2020||GColL|
|Knight of the Most Auspicious Order of the Sanghamitra||18 October 2020||KOS|
|Grand Cordon of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra||24 February 2021||GCC|
|Grand Cordon of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra||14 August 2020||GCV|
|Grand Commander of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka||23 January 2021||GCKP|
|Officer of the Most Noble and Most Auspicious Order of the Commonwealth||4 August 2019||OC|
|Member of the Order of Service Merit||31 December 2019||OSM|
|Recipient of the Bhushan Ratna||17 April 2018||BR|
|Recipient of the National Service Medal||15 April 2021||NSM|
|Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 20th Birthday of the First Prime Minister||11 November 2020|
|Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy||8 June 2021|
|Recipient of the Medal "For Services to National Leader II"||30 April 2020||MNLII|
|Recipient of the Investiture Medal of National Leader III||3 May 2020||MLIII|
Provincial and territorial honours
|Purvanchal||Knight Companion of the Most Esteemed Supreme Order of the Royal House of Purvanchal||4 July 2021||KCP|
|Purvanchal||Grand Knight of the Most Noble Royal Family Order of Purvanchal||7 September 2020||GKOP|
|Purvanchal||Member of the Most Eminent Order of Loyalty and Faithful Service||13 August 2021||MFS|
|Beltola||Member 1st Class of the Most Esteemed Royal Family Order of Beltola||12 July 2021||RFI|
|Kamrupa||Knight of the Most Esteemed Order of the Royal Family of Kamrupa||22 March 2021||KRFK|
|Kamrupa||Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the State of Kamrupa||22 March 2021||KGSK|
|Kamrupa||Commander Grand Knight of the Premier and Exalted Order of Kamrupa||22 February 2021||CKOK|
|Cangun Llus||Member of the Most Honourable Order of the Heron||1 May 2021||MOH|
|Chandril||Knight of the Order of Chandril||1 December 2020||KOC|
|Gradonia||Commander of the Order of William I||10 June 2021||COW|
|Queensland||Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the Royal House Helmond-Bernhard||9 September 2021||KGHB|
|Sildavia||Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Relation Vishwamitra-Sildavia||18 September 2021|
Wear of orders, decorations, and medals
Awards that are worn regularly by His Exalted Highness Bishnu Chetry, the Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal are noted in the above tables and are worn in accordance with customary Vishwamitran conventions applicable to the occasion, the location and to the form of dress worn. Awards not specifically noted are worn by Bishnu Chetry on appropriate occasions relating to the country that made the award, again in accordance with Vishwamitran conventions. The ribbons worn by Bishnu Chetry are as follows:
Standards and arms
|Full armorial achievement||Personal escutcheon||Royal banner||Royal monogram|
|Armorial as Commander of the Order of William I|