B. P. Acharya
B. P. Acharya
|Born||30 October 1960|
|Occupation||Indian Administrative Service Officer|
B. P. Acharya (born 30 October 1960) is a senior officer of the 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
Acharya's first government position, in 1985, was as a sub-collector in Bhadrachalam. In 1993 he became Warangal collector. He was Special Chief Secretary, Planning in Telangana until December 2017. On his retirement in 2020, he was Director General for MCR HRD Institute of Telangana and also Special Chief Secretary in General Administration Department for Telangana State.
As Secretary, Industries and Commerce, he was involved in creating Genome Valley on the outskirts of Hyderabad and many such industrial clusters. After retirement, he was appointed as advisor to the Indian Council of Medical Research for their National Animal Resource Facility for Biomedical Research in Genome Valley.
In January 2012, Acharya was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on charges of conspiracy, cheating, and corruption in connection with a joint development venture with Emaar Properties at Gachibowli during his tenure as vice chairman and managing director of the publicly owned Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation in 2005–10. He was released on bail in March 2012 and surrendered after his bail was revoked later the same month. The accused secured a stay in early 2016. The High Court subsequently quashed the charge against Acharya, and neither he nor another senior IAS officer accused by the CBI were among the 15 people charged in June 2019.
Acharya's wife, Ranjeev R. Acharya, is also a senior IAS officer.
Publications and exhibitions
- Kakatiya Heritage, ed. M Pandu Ranga Rao (contribution)
- Obtuse Angle at Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad (exhibition)
- "CRHRD Institute director-general BP Acharya set to retire today". The New Indian Express. 31 October 2020.
- "Bathukamma is made Telangana state festival". Deccan Chronicle. 25 July 2014.
- "B.P. Acharya posted as Principal Secretary, Planning". The Hindu. 13 November 2013. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
- Reddy, Ravi (10 August 2015). "Big plans on tourism". The Hindu.
- "ICMR appoints BP Acharya advisor to NARFBR". The New Indian Express. 11 April 2021.
- Swarup, Anil (1 March 2021). "Making it Happen: Genome Valley, the biotech hub of India". The Daily Guardian. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
- "ఎన్ఏఆర్ఎఫ్ బీఆర్కి సలహాదారుగా బీపీ ఆచార్య" [BP Acharya elected as NIRF BR advisor]. Eenadu (in Telugu). 11 April 2021.
- Rahul, N. (18 October 2016) [30 January 2012]. "Andhra Pradesh Home Secretary arrested". The Hindu.
- "B.P. Acharya urges court to absolve him in Emaar case". The Hindu. 25 July 2016 [4 May 2013].
- "Emaar case: Suspended IAS officer BP Acharya surrenders". NDTV.com. 30 March 2012.
- Mutha, Sagarkumar (22 February 2017). "Emaar case: No progress in trial last year". The Times of India.
- Kumar, M Sagar (19 June 2019). "Enforcement Directorate files chargesheet in Emaar scam". The Times of India.
- Parveen, Zareena (31 August 2020). "An expansive treatise on the golden era of Kakatiyas". The New Indian Express.
- Nadadhur, Srivathsan (29 April 2017). "B P Acharya's Obtuse Angle: Travails of a civil servant". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 October 2020.