Shri P D T Achary was Secretary-General of Lok Sabha from 2005 to 2010. During his long career of forty years Shri Achary served the institution of Parliament with distinction.
Shri Achary has sound knowledge of the working of Parliament. He is well-versed in its procedures, traditions, and conventions. During his tenure as Secretary-General he helped the Speaker and the House with his creative interpretation of Rules and the Constitution.
Shri Achary has special knowledge of the Law of Elections, Office of Profit and the Law on Defection. He authored three books, viz., Law of Elections, The Office of Profit and the Speaker Rules. He has also written a number of articles on contemporary issues. Presently, he is working on a book titled The Discovery of Resurgent India.
Shri Achary is widely travelled. He made very substantial contributions in the deliberations of Commonwealth Parliamentary Associations (Secretary Conferences) and the Inter Parliamentary Unions (Secretaries Association) meetings. His contributions in the Secretaries conferences under the All India Presiding Officers Conference were also significant. He has been invited to give lectures in the National Law University, Gujarat, Nirma University, Gujarat, Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Delhi University and Kannur University in Kerala.
Shri Achary is invited for panel discussions in national TV Channels on important occasions