Forum Chair to draft India’s Fiscal Consolidation Road Map

Dr. Vijay Laxman Kelkar, B.S., M.S., PH.D.,

Vijay L Kelkar, Chairman of the Forum of Federations and Chairman of 13th Finance Commission, will draft India’s fiscal consolidation road map, announced India’s Finance minister Mr. P Chidambaram on 19 August 2011.

Dr. Kelkar along with Indira Rajaraman, emeritus professor NIPFP and Sanjiv Mishra, former expenditure secretary and member 13th Finance Commission will form a three member team to essentially create a new path for implementation of GST and a tight fiscal marksmanship. The team is expected to report by the end of September.

Dr.Kelkar education:
-Bachelors of Engineering (BE) from the College of Engineering, Pune.
-Masters degree from University of Minnesota
-PhD in economics from University of California, Berkeley.

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