Montek Ahluwalia: The planman

The Deputy Chairman of India's Planning Commission is someone with decades of public-policy experience at the highest levels and has strong views on what needs to be done.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 21:07 IST
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The Deputy Chairman of India's Planning Commission, analysts say, isn't a bureaucrat-academic content with sitting back and letting things happen.

Montek Singh Ahluwaliais someone with decades of public-policy experience at the highest levels and has strong views on what needs to be done and is committed enough to those views and methods to see that they are taken as far as they can be taken.

Ahluwalia has been a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. He had previously served as Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance; Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs; Commerce Secretary; Special Secretary to the Prime Minister; and Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance.

He graduated from New Delhi and moved to Oxford University for his Masters. His published work includes papers in professional journals and contributions to books.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 19:27 IST