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    P. Abraham, IAS (Retd.) was born at Gaddamanugu, an unelectrified village in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Had early education in his village; post graduated in MA from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1962 and was allotted to Maharashtra; obtained Management Degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai. Some of the important positions held by him in Maharashtra were Collector and District Magistrate, Bhir (1966-69); Secretary, Maharashtra State Electricity Board (69-72); Chairman, Maharashtra State Textile Corporation (72-75); Secretary (Energy) (86-89); Chairman, Maharashtra State Electricity Board (89-91). In Andhra Pradesh, important positions held by him were Secretary, Municipal Administration, Urban Development and Housing (82-83) and Commissioner of Industries (83-86). In Government of India, he functioned as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence (91-94); Secretary, Ministry of Power (94-97) and Member, Union Public Service Commission (1997-2003). He had the unique distinction of being the first Chairman of any State Electricity Board to ever become the Union Power Secretary since Independence. He undertook consultancy assignments for World Bank as an Energy Expert. He negotiated a loan of $ 400 Million with the World Bank as Chairman, MSEB. Travelled widely in USA, Europe, China, Japan and South East Asia. He is the author of 'Ambedkar' Contribution for Economic Planning and Development - It's relevance (2002) and "Power Sector Reforms" Focus on Distribution (2003). He writes regularly to journals and dailies. He is an avid golfer.

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