Dr. M.P. Tangirala is a 1990 batch officer of the Indian P&T Account and Finance Service. He joined the Civil Service after obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, and a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
He has worked in the areas of revenue assurance, financial advice, vigilance, training and licensing finance in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, and in financial and economic analysis in the telecom sector regulator, TRAI, in two stints, first as Director and then as Advisor. He also worked as Executive Director, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, Hyderabad. He has been Government nominee Director in BSNL, and was on the Boards of Insurance Information Bureau and Institute of Insurance and Risk Management during his stint at IRDAI.
He also worked in the Union Public Service Commission in two stints. He holds a degree in law from Osmania university, Hyderabad, an M.Phil from Punjab University, Chandigarh and a PhD from the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where his thesis was on the Institutional aspects of regulatory governance in the Indian telecom services sector. He is at present Additional Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services.