D. Bap Reddy

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D. Bap Reddy
FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
In office
Preceded byS. H. Prakoso
Personal details

Dwaram Bap Reddy was a top-ranking official[1] within the United Nations System. He served at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for twenty years.


Bap Reddy was among the earliest Indian Reddys to come to United States of America and arrived in September 1946. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley,[2] United States in 1950. He was elected as President of the association for the Indian students studying at the University of California, Berkeley. This association was called Hindustan Students Association and was headquartered at the International House. He was also a Member of the Student Advisory Council of the International House.[3][4]

Service with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations[edit]

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) is the primary worldwide non-governmental organization responsible for food and agricultural issues. Bap Reddy served as the Deputy Regional Representative[5] of Asia and Pacific, for the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Maliwan Mansion, Phra Athit Road, Bangkok[6] from 1978 to 1982 with rank of Director and Diplomatic rank of Level 5 of Washington Executive Schedule[7]. He was appointed as the Deputy Regional Representative by the Director-General of FAO. In FAO selection for posts ranked Director and above is the prerogative of the Director-General[1]. As FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and Pacific, he had administrative and budgetary responsibilities for the FAO Regional Office of Asia and Pacific which has 46 Member countries. He was Secretary of 5 FAO Regional Conferences for Asia and Pacific from 1974 to 1982 in Tokyo, Manila, Kaula Lampur, New Delhi and Jakarta. He served as Acting Regional Representative[8] of Asia and Pacific for FAO in 1980 with rank of Assistant Director-General, Diplomatic rank equivalent to that of National Deputy Minister of a Member State,[7] and privileges and immunities similar to Ambassador complete Diplomatic immunity similar to the immunities enjoyed by diplomatic agents under International law[9][10][11]. Secretariat members within the UN system enjoy Diplomatic rank if their posts are graded P-5 or above[7]. FAO Officials in professional rank of P-5 or above have immunities same level as members of foreign diplomatic missions[9]. He served as FAO Representative[12] of Indonesia for the FAO Office in Indonesia, Menara Thamrin, Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta[13] from 1982 to 1986, with rank of Director and privileges and immunities same level as of Consul-General[9]. As FAO Representative in Indonesia, he represented FAO and its programmes, policies and strategies, advised FAO on policy matters with special reference to Indonesia and advised and assisted the government in planning, programming and strategies in Food and Agriculture. With rank of Director in FAO he had Diplomatic rank at roughly Executive Level 5 of the organizational structure of National Ministry of Agriculture of a Member State for 10 years[7]. He served as ad interim FAO Representative with immunities same as all UN Agencies' heads similar to Ambassador[9][10], in Nepal in 1987. For the FAO, he assisted the governments in formulating 50 country level and 19 regional level programmes and projects, about 19 countries benefited.

During his service he met dignitaries, leaders and heads of government of several countries. He met Japan: Prime Minister E. Nishimura, Indonesia: President Soeharto, Nepal: Prime Minister Kirtinidhi Bista, India: President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India: Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, India: Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, Philippines : President Ferdinand Marcos, Thailand: Prime Minister General Kriangsak, Thailand: Prime Minister General Prem Tinsulanand, Fiji: Prime Minister Ratu kamisese Mara, Bangladesh: President Sheik Mujibur Rahaman. He visited 56 countries during studies and service . He visited Egypt, Kenya, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kampuchea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan(East & West), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam(South), Vietnam(North), Belgium, Benelux, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Iran, Israel, Canada, USA, Fiji.

Service in India[edit]

Prior to serving with the FAO, he was an active researcher with more than 200 papers and articles to his credit. He was directly involved in the establishment of the plant protection counters at Indian ports of entry, a vital element in protecting India's food supply. In 1964 he was appointed by the Government of India to a Ministerial level Committee on the Harmful Effects of Pesticides. The Committee was headed by M.S Thacker, a Member of the Planning Commission. Apart from making many useful recommendations, the Committee advocated the introduction of National Pesticide Legislation.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • The Plant Protection Agreement for Asia and Pacific Region is an intergovernmental treaty and administered by the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission. The Commission consists of representatives of all member countries. The Director-General of FAO appoints and provides the secretariat that coordinates, organizes and follows up the work of the Commission[14]. Bap Reddy served as Executive Secretary[15] for the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission, for the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Maliwan Mansion, Phra Athit Road, Bangkok[6] from February 1967 to November 1979. During the Eleventh Session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission, which has a membership of 24 countries, the member nations paid a tribute to his contributions: "Dr. Reddy has been a driving force in plant protection throughout the Region. For extended periods he has carried out extensively and efficiently a wide range of activities, with little permanent assistance. In so as this Committee is concerned he has effectively organized six of the biennial meetings of the Committee as well as numerous projects on plant protection in the Region have received his continuing attention. Members of the Committee join in thanking Dr. Reddy for being the enthusiast who placed Plant Protection in South East Asia and the Pacific Region in a position where it is now receiving due consideration".
  • Award presented by the Government of Republic of Korea.
  • In his honor, the Plant Protection Association of India has instituted a national award, the Dr. D. Bap Reddy National Award for Integrated Pest Management, which is awarded once in two years to entomologists.[16][17]
  • Invited by the Royal Society of London to deliver a Special Lecture on Food Production(1965).
  • Plant Protection News, Philippines published a Profile in recognition of Contributions(1975).

Personal life[edit]

Dr. D. Bap Reddy was married to Smt. Vidyavathi Devi. His younger son Vijay Reddy has world's elite education, did schooling at International School Bangkok, widely recognized as one of the premier International schools in the world has been providing quality education to expatriates representing more than 60 countries started with children of United Nations and American diplomats[18] and did B.S, M.S, PhD in electrical engineering with Honors from Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin[19], ranked No.5 best engineering school in the world according to the Academic Ranking of the World Universities and eighth nationally according to U.S News and world Report. [20][21]


  1. ^ a b "Senior-level positions" (PDF).
  2. ^ "UC Berkeley Rank in the World".
  3. ^ "Article in Oakland Tribune regarding D. Bap Reddy, President of the Hindustani Students Association, at the University of California at Berkeley in 1948".
  4. ^ "Article in Berkeley Daily Gazette regarding Bap Reddy, President of University of California Club, sending a resolution to Premier Nehru of India and to Devidas Gandhi in 1948".
  5. ^ "Dr. D. Bap Reddy, FAO Deputy Regional Representative".
  6. ^ a b "FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific".
  7. ^ a b c d "Diplomatic Rank of UN Officials".
  8. ^ Dr. D. Bap Reddy, Acting Regional Representative.
  9. ^ a b c d "Privileges and Immunities of UN Specialized Agencies".
  10. ^ a b "Scope of Privileges and Immunities of UN Specialized Agencies".
  11. ^ "Precedence".
  12. ^ Dr.D.Bap Reddy, FAO Representative in Indonesia.
  13. ^ "FAO Office in Indonesia".
  14. ^ Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission.
  15. ^ Dr. D. Bap Reddy, Executive Secretary of Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission.
  16. ^ "Dr. D. Bap Reddy National Award in Integrated Pest Management" (PDF). Ias.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  17. ^ "Dr. D. Bap Reddy National Award in Integrated Pest Management".
  18. ^ "International School Bangkok".
  19. ^ "Cockrell School of Engineering".
  20. ^ "Cockrell School of Engineering rank in the World".
  21. ^ "Cockrell School of Engineering rank in the U.S".