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 in 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 Miss 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 Custom 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 Beatle Parliamentary Constituency in Andhra
It was Gautama Buddha who, for the first time, revolted against
Brahmanism. His Doctrine, which was built on the foundation of
morality and ahimsa (non-violence), restored human dignity and
brought about social equality, peace and tranquility. The Buddhist
revolution was widely welcomed, and it had also received royal
patronage. Hence, it flourished for several centuries. Incidentally,
Brahmins lost their secured sources of income. They, therefore,
engineered a Counter Revolution through Pushyamitra Shunga, a
Brahmin Commander-in-Chief of Mauryan Army. He killed the
Mauryan King Brihadratha and ascended the throne. He vowed to
destroy Buddhism. He vigorously implemented Manuscript to the
detriment of lower classes of the society. He legitimized animal
sacrifice and restored the highest Status to the Brahmins. The counter-
revolution was carried forward by several Kings, Hindu saints and
philosophers, who ruthlessly persecuted the Buddhists and converted
the Buddhist Stupas into Hindu Temples. The subsequent foreign
invasions, from time to time, accelerated the pace of the extinction of
Buddhism from India.
The Manuscript, through Caste System, has brought about
untold misery to the lower classes of people of the Hindu society.
These classes have been deprived of human dignity, denied education,
kept away from the dignified sources of income, made to live in
Ghettoes and even their touch was considered as pollution. The
Mansumriti promoted slavery. It was in 1843, the British Government
abolished slavery in India. In 20th Century, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
raised a banner of revolt against Hinduism. In the first instance, he
publicly burnt Manusmriti at Mahad (Maharashtra) on December
25, 1927. He demanded annihilation of caste. He made several attempts
to reform Hinduism. When his efforts failed, he renounced Hinduism
and embraced Buddhism on October 14, 1956 (Vijayadasharni day).
Severallakhs of his brethren had followed him and became Buddhists
on that day. The mass conversion has thus become an important
landmark in the history of world religions as no religious leader had
converted severallakhs of people to a religion on a single day. Thus,
Dr. Ambedkar's contribution to the renaissance of Buddhism in India
is indeed very significant and deserves to be written in golden letters
on the pages of the History of Indian Religions. It is significant to note
that he vowed to make India a Buddhist Bharat.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had great fascination for Buddhist
worship. He wanted his followers to follow the Buddhist way of life
as diligently as possible. For their benefit and guidance, he published
Buddha Pooja Path - a Manual for Buddhist Worship, in Pali and
Marathi. He wrote a book on Buddhism. But, he could not publish it
during his lifetime. However, it was posthumously published by the
People's Education Society, Mumbai, in 1957 under the title The
Buddha and His Dhamma.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar obtained five acres of land in
Bangalore to build a Buddhist Monastery to train monks. About half
of that land was encroached by others. Now, at last, the People's
Education Society has built a monastery and a training school for
monks at the campus of Nagasena High School at Bangalore in the
vicinity of the two prestigious institutions, namely, Raman Institute
and Indian Institute of Science.
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