Biography
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     Appointments
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     International assignments
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     Special distinctions
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     Public activities
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     Cherished memories
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     Quotable Quotes

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For twenty years, he was the full time Chief Economist to India’s Tata Group of Industries and to the Group Chairman, Mr. J. R. D. Tata, and other senior Group directors. J.R.D. considered him to be easily the most readable economist in the country. DRP occupied senior positions in the Government of India in the Ministries of Finance and of Commerce & Industry, for over ten years before joining the Tatas. He is a Consulting Economic Adviser & presently runs his own one – man think tank ‘Centre for Economic Policy Advice’, Mumbai.

After retirement from Tatas, DRP was entrusted with many important assignments extending for several years. For example:

• Chief Consulting Economist to the Industrial Development Bank of India

• Chief Consulting Economist to the World Gold Council

• Member, State Planning Board, Government of Goa

• Member, State Planning Board, Government of Maharashtra

• Member, International Advisory Group of Business Economists of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris

• Member, International Advisory Board, Trans-National Research Organisation, U.S.A.

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Education & Research

B.A. (Hons.), 1950. Pune University, India (Economics, Statistics, Mathematics)

B.A. (Hons.), 1952. Cambridge University (U.K.) (Sidney Sussex college) (Economics Tripos Part II)

M.A. (Cambridge), 1957.

Research Fellow: Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University 1952-53

First class career. Many scholarships & prizes in school & college.

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Personal Information

Born:
September 6, 1930, Pune, India, Indian National.
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi.

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Experience & Employment

1954-67

Served the Government of India. Many senior positions held in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Forward Markets Commission), & the Ministry of Finance (Stock Exchange Division)

Government nominated Director on the Board of Directors of several recognised stock exchanges & commodity exchanges.

Secretary, Forward Markets Review Committee, Government of India (1966).

1967-1991

1967 - Joined the Tata organization as Senior Economist.

1973 - 1991 - Chief Economic Adviser to the Tata Group.

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Director on the Board of the following companies

• Tata Exports Ltd. (from 1980-1996)

• Indian Merchants Chamber (from 1981-2003)

• Tata Finance Ltd. (from 1984-1992)

• Dr. Writer’s Food Products Pvt. Ltd. (from 1985-1990)

• Perfect Machine Tools Co. Ltd. (from 1993-1995)

• Apple Mutual Fund Ltd; Bangalore (from 1993-1996)

and many more...


 

 
 
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