Born in 1937, he obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pune.
He entered the IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and gave 21 years of service to India in various prominent capacities, such as:
Collector of Ahmednagar District;
Managing Director, DCVL (Development Corporation of Vidarbha Ltd)
Industries Commissioner, Government of Maharashtra;
Chairman of the MSSIDC (Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation) and Chairman of the Leather Industries Development Corporation of Maharashtra (both Public Sector Undertakings of Government of Maharashtra).
Municipal Commissioner, Pune .
He excelled in Administration as well as in Academics and Social service.
Here is a small sampling of his numerous achievements, in addition to his Govt service
After Voluntary Retirement from the IAS in May 1982
o Economic Adviser, Bajaj Tempo Ltd;
o President, Noduron Founders Maharashtra Ltd., a Joint Sector Project of the Government of Maharashtra
o Director, Indian School of Political Economy, Pune;
o Director, National Insurance Academy, Pune. During his time, NIA was the recipient of 'Educational Service Provider of the Year (1998)' Award in Asia.
Director on the Board of Directors of 5 Public and Private Ltd. companies.
Had close association with
o University of Pune
o Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Member, Academic Council)
o Bharati Vidyapeeth (Member, Academic Council)
o Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth (Trustee)
o Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (Member, Advisory Committee).
o YASHADA and other Educational Institutions.
Recognized as a Ph.D. Guide by two Universities. Four students awarded Ph.D.
He also mentored and tutored several hand-picked students to pass the tough IAS entrance exam, several of whom have become prominent Officers through the IAS now
Speaker at various institutes of repute, mainly on topics like:
o Current Economic Scenario in India
o recent Industrial Policy Changes
o Public Sector (Privatization)
o impending changes in the Public Sector, especially Insurance Industry
o problems of Urban Management and civic issues
Two books to his credit
o 'Coping With Liberalization' (July 2000);
o ‘Insurance In India’ (September 2003).
Was closely associated with several studies and Reports, such as:
o Employment Multiplier in Pune Metropolitan Region prepared by the Centre of Studies in Social Sciences, Pune for the IDBI.
o Similarly, was involved in preparing a Study on Dairy Industry commissioned by the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Government of India, New Delhi, also through the Centre of Studies in Social Sciences.
o Prepared a comprehensive 'Report on Finance for Housing in India' for the Construction and Scientific Research Centre, Pune.
o Had been contributing several articles and Book Reviews in various Journals and Newspapers, covering mainly problems of Industrialization, civic Administration and its Budgeting, Insurance etc.
Associated with several Social and Cultural activities in Pune city dealing with a variety of areas such as the Vedas, classical music, health care, sports, community development etc.
He was also quite involved in helping the cause of Vision and Eyesight for the poor, through Netra Seva Pratishthan
Had been actively involved in the development plans for Pune city through various Committees and was the Chairman of the Urban Heritage Conservation Committee, Pune.
Recipient of many awards – he was also given an International Award in Macau in 1998
He has had the distinct honor of having met with several great personalities, such as Morarji Desai (former Prime Minister of India), Dr. Radhakrishnan (former President of India) and Mother Teresa
He passed away in Feb 2008 and gave somebody the gift of eyesight even in his demise, by donating his eyes after his death. He is missed by everyone he has ever touched.
Late Shri Bhaskar Damodar Palande 18xx-19xx
Bhaskar Damodar was one of the elites in the records of British Government of that time. He displayed a very rare level of intelligence in various subjects including Mathematics, Geography and Astronomy. He wrote many poems, one of which was a part of the Anthem to be recited by school children everyday. It read, "Prabho Pranat Vastsala...." The unfortunate part was that he had a very short life span, in that, he died in the prime of his youth, say in his 30s. The poems were later brought out in the form of a book, "Ratnamala". The caption on the book cover was "Bhaskarachi Sada Ratnamala Vada".
Palande started a co called E.Pal& co.Just see the fun,it's nothing but,Palande re arranged as E Pal& co.It was started in late 30s or early 40s.It represented three leading U.K. cos.,Gallenkamp,B.D.H.(British Drug House) ,Albright & Wison.He traded in the products made by them.No Chemical lab would be complete without these.He set up most of the Chemistry labs in majority of the colleges in Maharashtra & part of the present Karnataka, which was a part of old Bombay state.