P. D. T. Acharya

P. D. Thankappan Achary (born 17 June 1945) is the former Secretary General of the 14th Lok Sabha and 15th Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India.[1] As Secretary General, he was also the ex-officio administrative head of the Secretariat of the Lok Sabha. The post of Secretary-General is of the rank of the Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India, who is the senior most civil servant to the Indian Government. The incumbent to the post is appointed by the Speaker of Lok Sabha in consultation with the Prime Minister of India and in the Lok Sabha. As per precedence, incumbents to the post of Secretary General have either been senior officers in the Lok Sabha Secretariat or senior civil servants in the Government of India.

P. D. Thankappan Achary
Secretary General of Lok Sabha & Lok Sabha Secretariat
Preceded byG. C. Malhotra
Succeeded byT. K. Viswanathan
Personal details
Born (1945-06-17) 17 June 1945 (age 76)
Kadammanitta, Travancore, British India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India


  1. "PDT Achary new Secretary-General of Lok Sabha". The Hindu. 29 July 2005. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.