P. V. Ramesh

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Dr. P.V. Ramesh
Principal Secretary of Finance Andhra Pradesh
In office
January 2012 – incumbent
Personal details
Born Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh India
Residence Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Alma mater CMC Vellore (M.B.B.S)
Occupation Civil servant (Indian Administrative Service)
Website [1]

Dr. P.V. Ramesh (also known as P. Venkata Ramesh Babu) (Telugu:డా.పెనుమాక వెంకట రమేష్;1960– ) is an IAS officer from the 1985 batch recruited from Andhra Pradesh.[1] During his career, spanning over 25 years, he worked with the state government of Andhra Pradesh, the central government of India and the United Nations Organization. While working with the United Nations Organization he was responsible for project design, supervision, monitoring, evaluation, fund administration of rural development and poverty alleviation projects funded by IFAD, UNDP, UNODC, UNFPA, in several countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and US.[2] During his stint with UNO, he worked in very high profile positions such as Country Programme Manager IFAD in Sri Lanka, Coordinator and Acting Director of UNOPS Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa based at Nairobi, Kenya, and Country Representative for UNFPA in Kabul, Afghanistan to mention a few.[2]



  • Sub Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Adilabad District (1987–1989).[3] The article "Land to the Tiller and Tiller to the Land – Implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reforms in Andhra Pradesh"[4] published out of the study conducted during his stay at Utnoor.
  • CEO, Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Hyderabad, (2005–2006).[5]
  • Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Ministry of Medical, Health and Family Welfare (2006–2007).[2][5]
  • Country Representative, UNFPA, (2007–2009).[6]
  • Commissioner, Department of Industries and Export Promotion, Government of Andhra Pradesh (2009–2010).[7][8]
  • Principal Secretary H&FW Government of Andhra Pradesh, (2010–present).[9][10][11][12]
  • Prime architect of 104 Mobile service in Andhra Pradesh a scheme which benefits rural poor.[13]
  • Principal secretary of Youth Affairs and Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh (August 2011 – present)
  • On 1 August 2011 Ramesh was transferred to Youth Affairs and Culture Department. Deccan Chronicle paper noted that this was an insignificant assignment for Dr. P.V. Ramesh given his valuable knowledge, vision and experience as a reformer of health sector in Andhra Pradesh and abroad.[15]
  • Ramesh went on leave for several months after being transferred out of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, he finally got a posting that suits his stature and experience in the Finance Department in January 2012 reports Deccan Chronicle.[16]

Other information[edit]

  • 22 June 2010 : He was instrumental in bringing a funding of £40 million from the Department for International Development of the UK for Andhra Pradesh State Health Reform Programme which was launched in 2007. It brought about a significant improvement in the health sector, and hence is being considered for replication in other states.[17]
  • 23 September 2010 : He called for the focus to be back on primary and secondary health care in Andhra Pradesh so that the scheme Aarogyasri which is benefiting corporate hospitals can be set right.[18]
  • 15 November 2010 : He recommended setting up a commission to study suicide trends in Andhra Pradesh. The idea of a suicide help line is also being considered.[19]
  • 17 November 2010 : In his keynote address at Healthcon-2010, he urged industry to participate and partner for universally accessible health care in Andhra Pradesh.[20]
  • 23 November 2010 : He opposed underage marriage in Andhra Pradesh.[21]
  • 27 November 2010 : Improvement in hospital baby deliveries noted in the state of Andhra Pradesh due to massive increase in health workers. More women opt to deliver at hospitals than at home.[22]
  • 2 December 2010 : He tried to assure and appease agitating staff of Health Management Research Institute (HMRI). HMRI staff demanded the AP state government to take over 104 services as it is being funded hundred percent by the state government after the satyam debacle.[23]
  • 3 December 2010 : He commented on the expansion of Hyderabad city hospitals to other parts of India saying that public health institutions are unable to meet the demand and hence, private hospitals have huge opportunities.[24]


  1. ^ http://persmin.nic.in/civillist/AppendixQryCL.asp?fmAppNum=B
  2. ^ a b c "NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh". Retrieved 20 November 2010.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Dr._NTR_University_of_Health_Sciences_Andhra_Pradesh" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ "::SAKTI A Voluntary Organisation ::". Sakti.in. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Samata Vs Govt of A.P. Judgment". Mmpindia.org. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.apufidc.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=82 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "APUFIDC" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ "IRIN Asia | AFGHANISTAN: High birth rate killing mothers, infants – UNFPA expert | Afghanistan | Children | Gender Issues | Health & Nutrition". Irinnews.org. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "pioTV". pioTV. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "News_Aug09_nimsme.pmd" (PDF). Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Vijayawada News : Division-wise machinery to deal with fever-related issues: health official". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  10. ^ 25 September 2010 DC Correspondent (25 September 2010). "Medical staff pulled up for negligence | Deccan Chronicle | 25 September 2010". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "U.S.-India Business Council, Dr. P.V. Ramesh, Dr. Romi Singh, Mr. Greg Kalbaugh, USIBC Life, Business Wire India". Businesswireindia.com. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  12. ^ 24 September 2010 DC (24 September 2010). "State deputes special team to curb diseases | Deccan Chronicle | 24 September 2010". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.manamlagaru.com/columnists.php?col_id=292
  14. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Ramesh takes charge as director of NIMS". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  15. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/kiran-transfers-20-ias-officers-663
  16. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/ias-officers-get-choice-posting-012
  17. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh says AP health reform programme is being considered for replication in other states". 
  18. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh comments to improve aarogyasri". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 23 September 2010. 
  19. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh considers suicide help-line". 
  20. ^ "Keynote address at Healthcon-2010". 
  21. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh opposes underage marriage". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 30 September 2010. 
  22. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh comments on improvement in institutional deliveries". 
  23. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh tries to appease HMRI staff". The Times of India. 2 December 2010. 
  24. ^ "Dr. P.V. Ramesh comments on city hospital expansion". The Times of India. 3 December 2010.