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Gokul Butail

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Gokul Butail
Joint Secretary, Indian National Congress
In office
February 2018 – Present
Advisor, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
In office
September 2014 – November 2017
Personal details
Born (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 31)
Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
ParentsDinesh Butail (Father), Rachita Butail (Mother)
ResidencePalampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Alma materIllinois Institute of Technology (B.S.)
ProfessionStrategist, Politician

Gokul Butail (born 17 April 1989) is a politician & strategist, currently working as Joint Secretary of Indian National Congress.[1][2] .He is attached with the Data Analytics Department of Indian National Congress. [3]. He also served as Information & Technology Advisor to the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh from September, 2014 until November, 2017.[4] He is credited for many eGovernance reforms in the state during this period including making Palampur as a WiFi city and launching various citizen centric applications. .[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Gokul was born in Palampur Himachal Pradesh.He hails from politically influential and leading tea growing family of the region. Gokul is the grandson of the former Congress leader and leading Tea Planter Kunj Bihari Lal Butail and grand nephew of Brij Behari Lal Butail.

He holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States.

He was employed with Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Boston, United States as a Business Strategy Consultant from 2012 until 2014.


  1. "AICC WEBSITE". Indian National Congress. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. "Cong appoints coordinators in data analytics dept". India Today. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. "Politician & Strategist Gokul Butail Appointed Joint Secretary". Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  4. "Ex-Chief Minister Advisor, Gokul Butail joined Rahul Gandhi's Team". Tribune India. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. "Himachal Pradesh's Palampur Becomes First Town With Free Wi-Fi Facility". NDTV. NDTV. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. "Himachal launches mobile app for job-seekers". Business Standard. IANS. Retrieved 8 May 2018.

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