Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday appointed Dr. Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu as the new secretary general of the Upper House of Parliament. Ramacharyulu has been working as secretary in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat since 2018.
Ramacharyulu, who has over 40 years of experience, was appointed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu as the Rajya Sabha secretary in 2018. He succeeds Desh Deepak Verma, who retired after completing four years in office. As per the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, This is the first such appointment since its inception in 1952. Nine employees have become the secretary general of Lok Sabha so far. Ramacharyulu is the first ever Upper House employee to have risen to the secretary general’s post. He joined the secretariat in 1983 after serving in the Lok Sabha Secretariat for a year. He served as Special Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Legislature in 2017. As the secretary of Rajya Sabha, he was instrumental in establishing a practice for the office of the Chairman to send out various communication to various MPs call in their respective mother tongues. This practice has become extremely popular with the members of Parliament of the Upper House.
He holds Bachelor of Laws and Master of Arts (Political Science) degrees and 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. Dr Ramacharyulu is likely to take charge on Wednesday, September 1 at noon.