Bibek Debroy appointed full-time member of NITI Aayog

The government has inducted noted economist Bibek Debroy, a former professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, as a full-time member of NITI Aayog, the body that has replaced the Planning Commission.

Debroy has earlier worked as director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, consultant to the union finance ministry in various capacities and is chairman of the high powered committee on restructuring the Railways.

He has served as the secretary general of industry chamber PHDCCI.

Debroy had worked as director for the Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy (LARGE) project, set up by the finance ministry and UNDP for examining legal reforms in the country.

Debroy has also authored several books, papers and popular articles, and has been a consulting editor of some financial newspapers in the country.

He was also a member of the National Manufacturing Competitive Council and a member of Rajasthan chief minister's Advisory Council.

He has been associated with a number of prestigious institutes in the field of academics, including Presidency College Kolkata, Delhi School of Economics, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Trinity College, Cambridge, and the institute for South Asian Studies, Singapore.

Born on 25 January 1955, Debroy has authored several books, papers and articles on Economic issues besides authoring a ten-volume unabridged English translation of the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.