Sunday, January 03, 2010

Know Your Babu: 1975 batch IAS SV Prasad supersedes 20 officers to become Andhra chief secretary

SV Prasad, a 1975 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS officer, became the new chief secretary of AP on last Thursday, replacing P Ramakanth Reddy who in turn was appointed State Election Commissioner for a period of five years. Significantly, Mr Prasad, superseded about 20 senior IAS officers of the 1973, 1974 and 1975 batches to clinch the most coveted post for bureaucrats in the state.
A mechanical engineer by profession, and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad Mr Prasad served handled many a managerial assigment in the state. Here is the man in action with the Herculean task of bringing back Andra Pradesh into normalcy after the Telangana issue flared up.

Name: S V Prasad
Cadre and Batch: 1975 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS
Date of Birth: September 9, 1951
Place of Domicile: Andhra Pradesh
Mother Tongue: Telugu

Educational Qualifications
a) BE, Mechanical Engineering
b) MBA, IIM-Ahmedabad

Major Postings
a) Collector, Cuddapah district (From October 12, 1982 to February 2, 1983)
b) Collector, Vishakapatnam district, (From February 4, 1983 to May 22, 1985)
c) Managing Director, (Deputy secretary level, AP Co-op Bank,
(May 30, 1985 to November 23, 1987)
d) Managing Director (Deputy secretary level, Allwyn Nissan Ltd)
(From November 27, 1987 to May 11, 1988)
e) Commissioner & Director, Info & Public Relations (IPR) Deptt
(From May 12, 1988 to January 31, 1990)
f) Director (Director level, Information & Broadcasting, Public Relations
(From July 1, 1988 to January 1, 1990)
g) Vice Chairman & M D, (Director level, AP Dairy Dev Fedn Ltd)
(From January 31, 1990 to April 30,1990)
h) Commissioner, (JS Level, Excise department)
(From May 1, 1990 to May 23, 1990)
i) Vice Chairman & M D (JS Level, AP Dairy Dev Fedn Ltd)
(From May 23, 1990 to December 21, 1990)
j) Secretary, (JS Level, General Admin Deptt)
December 22, 1990 to July 2, 1992)
k) Secretary to CM, (JS Level)
(From July 2,1992 to December 19, 1994)
l) Vice Chairman & M D (JS level, AP State Road Transport Corpn)
(From December 20, 1994 to September 25, 1995)
m) Principal Secretary to CM (JS level)
(From September 6, 1995 to May 14, 2004)
n) Chief Commissioner (Additional Secretary level), Hyderabad
(From December 8, 2008---)

Foreign Training
Programme on Corporate Management for 2 weeks in Thailand (1986)

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