D. Babu Paul
|Dr. Daniel Babu Paul IAS|
|Born||April 11, 1941|
Dr. Daniel Babu Paul IAS (born April 11 29, 1941) is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service and was a member Ombudsman for local self-government institutions of Kerala during 2000-01.
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].
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.
Babu Paul received numerous awards for his Bible dictionary, ' Veda Shabda Ratnakaram. The following are them: Honorary Doctorate from Damascus St. Efraim University; 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
The other awards received by Babu Paul are: Kerala 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