Sunday, February 28, 2010

New agriculture secretary Prabeer Kumar Basu, 1976 batch Bihar cadre IAS

IN EARLY 1980s, he was the district magistrate in Bihar’s Monghyr and Darbhanga districts. But for Prabeer Kumar Basu, a 1976 batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, the high-points of the career included his stints at the ministry of energy, and then in disinvestment ministry when Arun Shourie was at the helms. Mr Basu has now been appointed as agriculture secretary.

Name: Prabeer Kumar Basu
Cadre and Batch: 1976 batch IAS
Date of Birth: May 23, 1952
Place of Domicile: West Bengal

Educational Qualifications
PG in Physics

Major Postings
a) District Magistrate, Monghyr,
(From June 1, 1982 to May 1, 1983)
b) District Magistrate, Darbhanga,
(From November 1, 1983 to June 1, 1984)
c) Director, Finance, Cadre
(From June 1, 1984 to June 1, 1987)
d) Special Secretary, In Cadre
(From June 1, 1990 to August 1, 1991)
e) Registrar, In Cadre, Agriculture and Cooperation
(From August 1, 1991 to April 1, 1992)
f) Director, Ministry of Power, New Delhi
(From April 1, 1992 to September 1, 1996)
g) Joint Secetary, Ministry of Power,
(From September 1, 1996 to July 13, 1997)
h) Secretary, JS Level, State Electricity Board, In Cadre,
(From November 1, 1999 to March 1, 2000)
i) Joint Secetary, Ministry of Disinvestment,
(From November 15, 2000 to November 14, 2005)
j) Commissioner and Secretary, Additional Secretary Level
In Cadre, Disaster Management
(From April 20, 2006 to February 28, 2007)
k) Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi
(From march 6, 2007 to November 24, 2009)
l) Special Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi
(From November 24, 2009 till recently)

Foreign Training
8 weeks course at Sydney (Australia), 1985

Awards or Publications

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