Dr. Busi obtained B.A. (Economics Main) degree from Andhra
University, Visakhapatnam, through Andhra Christian College, Guntur,
and obtained M.A. (Economics), LL.B., LL.M. (Constitutional Law)
degrees from Marathwada University (since renamed as Dr.
Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University) and stood second in
the order of merit in all the above examinations. In 1989, he was
awarded PhD degree by Andhra University for his thesis entitled
"Indian Union Excise Taxation 1950-84 with Special Reference
to Andhra Pradesh."
Dr. Busi was Head of Department of Economics and taught
Economics for over five years during 1963-68 to Undergraduate and
B.A. (Honors) students of People's Education Society's Milind
College of Arts, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He was a Member of
the Board of Studies in Economics of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Marathwada University in two spells - 1963-68 and 1987-90.
Executive, Administrative and Vigilance Experience
Dr. Busi was selected to the Indian Revenue Service (Customs
and Central Excise) in 1968. He secured the highest percentage of
marks in Economics subject of IAS and Allied Services Examination
(now called as Civil Services Examination) of 1967. He held important
positions in Government of India and Public Sector Undertakings.
Some of the important positions held by him include: (i) Under
Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, New
Delhi (1976-79); (ii) Trustee of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (1982-85);
(iii) Executive Director (Vigilance) of MIs Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur (1986-90); (iv) Collector of Customs and Central Excise,
Pune (1992-93); (v) Additional Director-General of Central Excise
(Anti-evasion), Southern Region, Chennai (1993-94); (vi)
Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Hyderabad and Guntur
Commission rates (1995-99).
Dr. Busi was a Member of the Customs, Excise and Gold Control
Appellate Tribunal of Kolkata Bench (now renamed as Customs,
Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal) during 2000 and 2001.
Lok Sabha Election Assignment
In 1996, under the direction and superintendence of the Election
Commission of India, Dr. Busi functioned as the Election Expenditure
Observer of the Bapatla Parliamentary Constituency in Andhra
The year 2006 was the Golden Jubilee Year of Dr. Babasaheb
Ambedkar's Conversion to Buddhism and it was celebrated with gaiety
and religious fervor throughout India and abroad.
With a view to assess the overall effect of conversion on the
lives of the Buddhist Converts, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur
University's Post Graduate Department of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Thought had taken the lead in organizing a two-day National Seminar
on the "Impact of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Conversion to
Buddhism" on February 25-26, 2006. Honable R.S. Gavai, the then
Member of Parliarnent (Rajya Sabha) and Chairman of Paramapoojya
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti, Nagpur, inaugurated the
Seminar in the Convocation Hall of the University. The elite of Nagpur
attended the Inaugural function that was presided over by Dr. S.N.
Pathan, Vice-Chancellor of the said University. Dr. Pradeep Aglave,
Head of the Department of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Thought and
Organizer of the Seminar, welcomed the gathering and explained the
significance of the Seminar. The Guest of Honor Dr. Madhukar L.
Kasare, a Member of the Source Material Committee of Dr.
Babasaheb Ambedkar Writings and Speeches and a Senate Member
of Nagpur University, addressed the gathering and explained the
circumstances that led Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to embrace
Buddhism. I had the good fortune to have been felicitated by the
Chief Guest Honable Shri R.S. Gavai in the Inaugural Ceremony.
There was an overwhelming response to the Seminar. About
130 research scholars and postgraduate students from different Indian
Universities attended the Seminar. Dr. C.D. auk, Professor of
Ambedkar Thought & Philosophy, Dr. Ambedkar national Institute
of Social Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (old name MHOW) , presided
over the Forenoon Technical Session on February 26, 2006. The theme
of the First Technical-Session we "Religious and Cultural Impact of
Conversion to Buddhism". Bhante Vimalkitti Gunasiri of Nagpur gave
the Keynote Address. The principal speakers were: Prof. Waman
imbalkar, Prof. Subhash Nagrale, Dr. Malti Sakhare and Dr.
On the invitation by the People's Education Society, Mumbai, I
delivered a speech on October 14, 2007 at Ananda Bhavan, Mumbai
on "Buddhism: A Scientific Religion".
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