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What Do You Do? Years in the Indian Economic Service: A Memoir

Author Name: Sharat Kumar | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

Embark on a captivating memoir chronicling the author's remarkable three-decade journey within the Indian Economic Service. From his early days at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy to becoming a faculty member, the narrative offers a firsthand account of the diverse roles undertaken by these officers. With an emphasis on the intricate planning process, the author's extensive tenure at the Planning Commission unveils valuable insights.

Through engaging anecdotes, the book tackles pressing subjects such as climate change, urbanization, foreign direct investment, and more. The author's unique vantage point, including participation in the United Nations Commission on Social Development, provides rare glimpses into past events. Notably, the book delves into the Indian Economic Service's service conditions, offering futuristic perspectives and innovative recommendations. A compelling blend of personal journey and professional expertise awaits.

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Sharat Kumar

Sharat Kumar, an academic luminary, holds an M.A. from JNU, New Delhi, and a Ph.D. from A.N. Sinha Institute, Patna. Amidst his M.A., he embraced the JP movement and faced arrest during the 1975-77 Emergency. Transitioning from lecturer at Patna University to Indian Economic Service officer, he excelled. His IES tenure encompassed vital roles in the Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, and beyond. As Reader-in-Economics at LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussourie, his expertise resonated.

Instrumental in Afghanistan's development project, Sharat represented India at the United Nations Commission for Social Development. He shaped policy decisions and contributed to three Five Year Plans. With five books, numerous articles, and a stint as Senior Adviser, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, his legacy embodies visionary scholarship.



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