About Us

Bihar Bhawan is the official state mission of Government of Bihar in New Delhi to maintaining a statutory representation in the National Capital, liaison with the federal Government on behalf of the Government of the state and to connect with the Bihari Diaspora in the national capital. It is also the official home away for the Chief Minister of Bihar and other dignitaries of the state government visiting New Delhi for administrative purposes. Recently, this statehouse in the capital served a charioteer during the corona lockdown as it was operational 24x7 to reaching out, assisting and helping millions of migrants of Bihar who were stranded in various Indian parts.

Bihar Bhawan is situated in Lutyen’s Delhi at Kautilya Marg in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The state liaison center is administered and controlled by the Resident Commissioner under the administrative control of the General Administration Department, Govt. of Bihar. Several other offices of Government of Bihar in Delhi are also controlled and administered by the office of Bihar Bhawan. It includes Tourism department, Industry department, Bihar Information Center and Bihar Niwas.

Bihar Bhawan controls, executes and supervise all the state government’s events, seminars, congregation, press conferences, cultural events & festivals and symposium in the national capital with the aid and advice of the other state government’s machinery in Delhi.

Bihar Diwas and Trade Fair Exhibition at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi are two major events maneuvered by Bihar Bhawan with the support and assistance of the Industry Department of the Bihar. Diaspora of the Bihar in Delhi celebrates ‘Bihar Diwas’ by organizing cultural extravaganzas involving participation in large numbers. The State Government of Bihar also organizes Bihar Utsav to commemorate Bihar’s Foundation Day. Bihar Utsav is marked as a cultural fest that embraces and displays the art, culture and social heritage of Bihar at Dilli Haat in Delhi. Bihar Bhawan celebrates all the major festivals of Bihar with great fervor and joy. The statehouse is illuminated on most of important occasions or fests like Bihar Diwas, Diwali, Independence Day and others.

About the Resident Commissioner (RC)

The Resident Commissioner (RC) of Bihar Bhawan is the authorized representative of State in the National capital who ensures possible liaison between the government of State and the government in the Centre, and between the State Government and several diplomatic guild and associations. He/she administers a secretariat level establishment controlled by the honorable Chief Minister of the State.

Palka Sahni is the current Resident Commissioner of Bihar Bhawan. She is the senior officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) who has served as District Magistrate in Jehanabad, Khagaria and Nalanda in Bihar. She in the past has served as the Director in the ‘Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry’, where she managed some flagship undertakings of the Government of India such as “Make in India” and “Ease of Doing Business”. She has also led a team that played a pivotal role in making India enter the top-100 in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” rankings. Palka Sahni has also worked as Executive Director in Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), PFC Limited. It was also a major program of the Government of India aimed at strengthening and modernizing the power distribution system in urban areas.