Achievements of Late Tarun Gogoi during his tenure as an Indian Politician

The Political career of Late Tarun Gogoi was a bagful. The list describing his political life looks something like this –

  • 1968 : Member, Municipal Board, Jorhat.
  • 1968 : Member, Municipal Board, Jorhat.
  • 1971 : Elected to 5th Lok Sabha.
  • 1976 : Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee.
  • 1977 : Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (2nd term).
  • 1983 : Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (3rd term).
  • 1983 : Joint Secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC(I)).
  • 1985 : General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC(I).
  • 1986-1990 : President, Pradesh Congress Committee P.C.C.(I)), Assam.
  • 1991-1993 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Food.
  • 1993-1995 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge). Ministry of Food Processing Industry.
  • 1993-1995 : Member, Assam Legislative Assembly.
  • 1997-1998 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on Government Assurances
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on External Affairs.
  • 1998-99 : Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • 1998 : Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term).
  • 1999 : Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term).
  • 1999-2000 : Member, Committee on Railways.
  • 18 May 2001 : Assumed the Office of Chief Minister, Assam. (1st Term)
  • Sept-2001 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 11 May 2006 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 14 May 2006 : Assumed the Office of Chief Minister, Assam (2nd Term)
  • 13 May 2011 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 18 May 2011 : Assumed the Office of Chief Minister, Assam. (3rd Term) (source : Wikipedia)


Before Lt. Tarun Gogoi took over, the condition of Assam was in a very unpleasant state. But notably large developments started to take place in all the sectors after his party took responsibility of the office.

Previously the Asom Gana Parishad Government had dropped down the state’s economy to a greater extend. There were huge deficit in the bank accounts and the government employees did not receive their salaries for months. The course of development initially started from 2001, but it was only after 2005 when developmental activities actually took place.

The number of civilians killed in 2001 in Assam was 1,500, but the numbers dropped down to 154 civilians subsequently. The killing of civilian mostly took place in Bodoland due multiple conflicts.

It was recorded that 85 lakhs people were employed in Assam during his reign. The per capita income of the state that was only Rs.13,059 in 2001 which rapidly took growth to Rs.49,480.

Also, around 4 lakhs people received employment in several departments of the Government.

The former Assam CM always believed that a lot was yet to be done.

Even the agricultural production between 2001 and 2014 grew to 54.50 tonnes from 38.54 tonnes. An amount of INR 6,000 crore of agricultural loans were taken during the last fiscal from a negligible amount when he became the Chief Minister of Assam for the first time.

He will always be known for his role in the development sector of Assam.