Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu: Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu has been appointed as the new Secretary-General Of Rajya Sabha.
- Dr. Ramacharyulu, 63, was appointed by the Rajya Sabha Chairman M.Venkaiah Naidu.
- He had been working as Secretary in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat since 2018.
- He replaces Desh Dipak Verma, who demitted office as Secretary-General on 31st August 2021 after serving for four years.
- Ramacharyulu is the first-ever Upper House employee to have risen to the secretary general’s post in about 70 years since the Rajya Sabha came into being in 1952.
- Nine such insiders have become the Secretary-General of Lok Sabha so far.
About Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu:
- Born on March 20, 1958, Dr. Ramacharyulu has about 40 years of experience in handling various aspects of the functioning of the Parliament.
- He joined the Secretariat in 1983 after serving in the Lok Sabha Secretariat for a year earlier.
- He served as Special Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Legislature, in 2017.
- A Bachelor of Laws and Master of Arts (Political Science) degree holder, Ramacharyulu was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by the Jawaharlal Nehru University for his work on ‘Committee Systems of Indian Parliament and the US Congress: A Comparative Study’ in 2005.
About Rajya Sabha:
- The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India.
- It is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution.
- At present, the Rajya Sabha has a maximum membership of 245, of which 233 are elected by the legislatures of the states and union territories using single transferable votes through Open Ballot while the President has the power to appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services.
- The Upper House was founded on 3 April 1952 by the Constituent Assembly of India.
- It is headquartered in New Delhi.
- The current Chairperson is M.Venkaiah Naidu.