Daniel Babu Paul IAS
Former Additional Chief Secretary
|Born||11 April 1941|
|Died||13 April 2019 78) (aged|
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
|Alma mater||College of Engineering, Trivandrum|
|Home town||Kuruppampadi, Kerala|
Daniel Babu Paul (Malayalam : ഡി. ബാബു പോൾ; 11 April 1941 – 13 April 2019) was an Indian civil servant, writer, member of the Indian Administrative Service and member Ombudsman for local self-government institutions of Kerala during 2000–2001. He was the Former Finance Secretary, Government of Kerala. He retired in the rank of Chief Secretary.
The Indian Administrative Service, often abbreviated to I.A.S., or simply IAS, is the administrative arm of the All India Services. Considered the premier civil service of India, the IAS is one of the three arms of the All India Services along with the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS). Members of these three services serve the Government of India as well as the individual states. IAS officers may also be deployed to various public sector undertakings.
He was a member of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).
D. Babu Paul was born to Fr. Paulose Cheerothottam Kor Episcopa, a Jacobite priest and headmaster, and Mary Paul, a teacher on 11 April 1941.His brother is K. Roy Paul. He was a Third rank holder in class X and completed his Pre-degree from Union Christian College, Aluva. He was the 7th rank holder in the country for the Civil Service examination.
Jacobite means follower of Jacob or James. Jacobite may refer to:
The Union Christian College, Aluva is an educational institution in Kerala, India. It is situated in Aluva (Alwaye) in Ernakulam District.
He died on Saturday, 13 April 2019, at the age of 78.
His wife Anna Babu Paul (Nirmala) (1943–2000), was the former president of YWCA Trivandrum and secretary of The Trivandrum's Women Club. She was also a member of the Censor Board of Film Certification. He is survived by children Cherian C Paul and Mariam Joseph.
This biographical section is written like a résumé . (April 2019)
Babu Paul held the following offices: Vice Chancellor of Kerala University; Lecturer in Civil Engineering; Additional Chief Secretary in the rank of Chief Secretary of State [1998–2000]; First Member, Board of Revenue, and Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism, Information and Cultural Affairs, also in the rank of Chief Secretary; Principal Secretary to Govt, Tourism, Information & Cultural Affairs [1996–1998]; Second Member, Board of Revenue, in charge of Land Revenue and Transport Commissioner Secretary to Government, General Education [1988–96]; Chairman, Cochin Port Trust [1984–88]; Finance Secretary, Kerala State [1982–84]; Secretary to Government, Transport, Fisheries and Ports [1980–82]; Expenditure Secretary, Kerala State [1979–80]; Chief Executive, State Road Transport Corporation [1977–79]; Managing Director, Travancore Titanium [1975–77]; Project Coordinator, Idukki Hydel Project & District Collector [1971–75]; District Collector, Palakkad [1970–71]; Managing Director, Handloom Development Corporation[1968–70]; Sub Collector Assistant Collector [Under Training]. He was a member of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.
University of Kerala (UoK), formerly the University of Travancore, is an affiliating university located in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the state of Kerala, India. It was established in 1937, long before the birth of the state of Kerala in India, by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the university. C. P. Ramaswami Iyer, the then Diwan of Travancore, was the first Vice-Chancellor.
Babu Paul published his first book at the age of 19. The book Oru Yathrayude Ormakal was written in memory of his trip to Europe to participate in the International Student's Conference. His Autobiographical Service story "Katha Ithuvare" was published in 2001. He is the writer of the first Malayalam Bible Dictionary Veda Sabda Rathnakaran. He also wrote - A Queen's Story: Five Centuries of Cochin Port.He has written various other English and Malayalam books.
A list of books authored by him includes:
Babu Paul received numerous awards for his Bible dictionary, Veda Shabda Ratnakaram. They are as follows: Honorary Doctorate from Damascus St. Efraim Unity; Gundert Award presented by International School of Dravidian Languages for the best dictionary in Dravidian language; Guruvayoor Nair Samajam Award; Alexander Marthoma Award; N V Sahitya Puraskaram; Samskara Deepam Award by Indian Institution of Christian Studies, and a fellowship conferred by the same; Christian Literary Award, Keralala History Association Award for Queen's Story which is the history of Cochin port; Sophia Award for the total contribution in the field of culture; MAGA Award from the Malayali Association for his contributions to the cultural development of Kerala; M. K. K. Nair Award for exhibiting interest in temple arts; Bar Eto briro Award (The highest a lay man can aspire for in the Syrian Orthodox Church, the only recipient in India); Rajiv Gandhi Award for his excellence in Civil Service.
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