B. P. Acharya

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B. P. Acharya
BP Acharya Office.jpg
Acharya in his office at MCR HRD Institute
Born30 October 1960
NationalityIndian
OccupationIndian Administrative Service Officer

B. P. Acharya (born 30 October 1960) is a senior officer of the 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

Career[edit]

Acharya's first government position, in 1985, was as a sub-collector in Bhadrachalam. In 1993 he became Warangal collector.[1] He was Special Chief Secretary, Planning in Telangana until December 2017.[2][3][4] 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.[1][5]

As Secretary, Industries and Commerce, he was involved in creating Genome Valley on the outskirts of Hyderabad and many such industrial clusters.[6] 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.[5][7]

Corruption investigation[edit]

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Infrastructure Corporation in 2005–10.[8][9] He was released on bail in March 2012 and surrendered after his bail was revoked later the same month.[10] The accused secured a stay in early 2016.[11] The High Court subsequently quashed the charge against Acharya, and neither he nor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.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Acharya's wife, Ranjeev R. Acharya, is also a senior IAS officer.[8]

Publications and exhibitions[edit]

  • Kakatiya Heritage, ed. M Pandu Ranga Rao (contribution)[13]
  • Obtuse Angle at Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad (exhibition)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CRHRD Institute director-general BP Acharya set to retire today". The New Indian Express. 31 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Bathukamma is made Telangana state festival". Deccan Chronicle. 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "B.P. Acharya posted as Principal Secretary, Planning". The Hindu. 13 November 2013. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ Reddy, Ravi (10 August 2015). "Big plans on tourism". The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b "ICMR appoints BP Acharya advisor to NARFBR". The New Indian Express. 11 April 2021.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "ఎన్‌ఏఆర్‌ఎఫ్‌ బీఆర్‌కి సలహాదారుగా బీపీ ఆచార్య" [BP Acharya elected as NIRF BR advisor]. Eenadu (in Telugu). 11 April 2021.
  8. ^ a b Rahul, N. (18 October 2016) [30 January 2012]. "Andhra Pradesh Home Secretary arrested". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "B.P. Acharya urges court to absolve him in Emaar case". The Hindu. 25 July 2016 [4 May 2013].
  10. ^ "Emaar case: Suspended IAS officer BP Acharya surrenders". NDTV.com. 30 March 2012.
  11. ^ Mutha, Sagarkumar (22 February 2017). "Emaar case: No progress in trial last year". The Times of India.
  12. ^ Kumar, M Sagar (19 June 2019). "Enforcement Directorate files chargesheet in Emaar scam". The Times of India.
  13. ^ Parveen, Zareena (31 August 2020). "An expansive treatise on the golden era of Kakatiyas". The New Indian Express.
  14. ^ 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.