Governor of Karnataka: Assumed Office
of the Governor of Karnataka on 2nd December 1999.
Governor of Himachal Pradesh
: Took over the Charge of the Office of the Governor of on 26th
July 1997 and held the Office upto 2nd December 1999.
Qualification: M.A., LLM
Advocate: Enrolled as Advocate
in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.
Civil Service: Joined the
Central Government Service as an officer belonging to Group-A Service
and after working in various capacities as a Member of the Indian Legal
Service in the Legislative Department served as
- Special Secretary in the Legislative
- Member-Secretary of the Law Commission;
and Secretary to the Government of India;
- Secretary to the Government of India
in the Legislative Department and also member- Secretary, Law Commission
simultaneously for some time;
- Chief Election Commissioner for
a short period;
- Served as Honorary Advisor to the
National Commission for Women
- Appointed as Secretary-General,
Rajya Sabha from 1st July 1993 to 25th July 1997.
Judicial Experience: Served
as Judicial Member of the Customs, Excise and Gold Control Appellate
Tribunal in the first batch under the Ministry of Finance (Department
- Spreading legal (including electoral
law) awareness, particularly among women and weaker sections of society.
- Interacting with Judges and Police
on Criminal Justice system in Work shops, seminars and training courses
- Working for handicapped.
- Studying political developments,
national and international.
- Author of legal topics like Women
and law, children and law, handicapped and law, defection law and certain
other Constitutional aspects
- Co-author of the "Rajya Sabha at
- Author of novels, short stories,
essays and plays in Telugu.
- Also wrote middles in dailies in
Smt Rama devi was born 15th January 1934 at Chebrolu in Andhra pradesh
to Shri V.V.Subbhiah and Smt. V. Venkata Ratnamma. She was educated
at Eluru and Hyderabad. She is married to Shri V.S.Ramavatar and has
a son and two daughters. Her favourite pastime / recreation is reading,
going for long walks and watching nature.
Durga Bai Deshmukh Colony,
Hyderabad-500013 (Andhra Pradesh)