Pune: Dr. Padmakar Ramachandra Dubhashi, an Indian civil servant, was also a pioneer of cooperative movement and who was awarded with Padmabhushan dies due to old age at his home in Pune on Monday. Dubhasi born on March 7 1970, held various position in state and central government. He received a MA and a Ph.D from Pune University and a DLitt from Bombay University. In 1953, he joined the Indian Administrative Service.
He started his career in Davangere, as a divisional officer. During a career as a public servant starting in 1953, he held many posts of importance such as Divisional Commissioner, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, the Director of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the Government Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, from where he retired in 1981.
In between, he was selected for British Council scholarship to the London School of Economics where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Economic and Social Administration, in 1963. The Government of India honoured him, in 2010, with Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, for his services to the nation.