Aditya Nath Jha

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Aditya Nath Jha
Born18 August 1911[1]
OccupationICS Officer

Aditya Nath Jha (18 August 1911-1972) of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) was the recipient of Padma Vibhushan in 1972 for his service to Civil Services in India. He belonged to the 1936 batch of the ICS.[2]

Jha was the son of Sir Ganganath Jha, and the brother of Shri Amarnath Jha, a scholar of English and Sanskrit and former vice-chancellor of Allahabad University. Educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, he entered the ICS on 16 September 1936 and served in the United Provinces as an assistant magistrate and collector before transferring to the Indian Political Service in November 1939. At the time of Independence, he was the secretary to the Resident for the Eastern princely states.[1]

Post-independence, Jha served as the first director of the National Academy of Administration, Mussorie.


  1. ^ a b The India Office and Burma Office List: 1947. Harrison & Sons, Ltd. 1947. p. 235.
  2. ^ "Padma Vibhushan Awardees". Retrieved 21 June 2012.
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