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Montek Singh Ahluwalia


About Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahuwalia is a noted economist and is the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission. Ahuwalia who assumed the post in 2004, has also worked as an additional secretary to former premier Rajiv Gandhi between 1985 and 1990.

He also served in the World Bank for three years.

Recognition

Montek Singh Ahluwalia is named for the Lokmanya Tilak Puraskar 2008 for his contribution to Indian economic growth.

Ahluwalia is believed to be in race to become the next Indian Finance Minister. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh himself is of the opinon of picking Ahluwalia as Finance Minister.

Predictions

  • February 15, 2011: Inflation would drop to seven per cent by March 2011.
  • May 18, 2012: India can grow at 8-9% for 20 years

Other Professional Information

In recent news

Ahluwalia was present at the Planning Commission meeting to discuss a draft Integrated Energy Policy document

Ahuwalia said that FDI in retail will not hurt small kirana shops in the country. Speaking in a television programme in September 2012, Ahuwalia said that the Modern retail is the expanding segment.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia in News

The Impetus of Development Assistance: A New Trajectory
Business Wire India Scholars from across India and the world debate on issues of public policy and development assistance Two day forum is jointly organized by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) and the International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA) ​

The Future of Healthcare: A Collective Vision

Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai Wins 2nd Year in a Row “India’s Best Multi Speciality Hospital” Award
Lilavati Hospital, regarded among the best tertiary care hospitals in the country, has been honored once again as “India’s Best Multi Specialty Hospital- Megapolis” in ‘India Healthcare Awards 2013’ at a ceremony held recently in New Delhi. The event was presided by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman – Planning Commission of India

Andhra Pradesh News on December 18, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on December 18, 2012

Mauritius Foreign Minister to visit India tomorrow
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius, Dr.Arvind Boolell, will visit India on a four-day trip on Wednesday.

With Pranab gone, Vodafone top boss to meet Ahluwalia today
Hours after former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee filed his nomination papers for presidential polls, and a day after Prime Minister's admission that there are problems on the tax front, Vodafone India Chairman Analjit Singh will meet Deputy Chief of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, here on Thursday.

Manmohan Singh takes stock of Indian economy
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, took stock of the economy here on Wednesday along with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and PMEAC chairman C. Rangarajan.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia backs FDI in retail
Deputy chief of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, said the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector would provide impetus to Indian entrepreneurs, here on Saturday.

Krishna to co-chair third India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue with Clinton
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will co-chair the third India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue along with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on June 13 in Washington DC.

Infrastructure gap in Manipur needs to be bridged on priority, says Montek Singh
Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday met Manipur Chief Minister OIbobi Singh and said that infrastructure gap in the state needs to be bridged on priority.

'Costly'-Rs. 35 lakhs-Planning Commission toilets angers BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government over reports that the Planning Commission has spent Rs. 35 lakhs on renovating two toilets in its office, saying there is an ocean of difference between what the Centre preaches and practices.

BJP empathizes with Jayalalithaa, charges UPA of discrimination
Accusing the UPA Government of discriminating against the non-Congress state governments, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed compassion for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa over her disappointment with the Centre's annual economic package for her state.

Jayalalithaa disappointed with annual economic package for Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday expressed her disappointment with the Central Government's annual economic package for her state.

Narendra Modi slams Central Govt. for economic slowdown
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the Central Government for economic slowdown in the country.

Foodgrain stock crisis: PM to meet key Cabinet Ministers, Planning Commission chief
Keen to address the nation's foodgrain crisis, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is expected to meet key Cabinet Ministers on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

India, Japan pledge to promote more cooperation in energy sector
India and Japan on Monday decided to intensify cooperation in energy efficiency and conservation sector as well as environmental issues.

Japanese Foreign Minister to pay three-day visit to India
Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba will be on a three-day visit to India beginning on Sunday.

Eurozone crisis can affect India's growth: Montek Singh Ahluwalia
The Deputy Chief of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has said that if the Euro Zone crisis does not stabilise on time, it would have an impact on India's growth in the long run.

Montek Ahluwalia justifies Centre's package for different states
Responding to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's disappointment with the Centre's annual economic package for her state, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said the plan assistance is distributed to different states according to the Gadgil-Mukherjee formula, and emphasized that the weaker states needing more support get a much larger percentage.

India to declare tea national drink in 2013
India will declare tea as the national drink by April next year, the country's top planner has said.

Ahluwalia lauds Karnataka's stellar economic performance
Deputy Chairperson of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia has lauded Karnataka's stellar economic performance indicators.

Montek says closer economic cooperation can mutually benefit India, China over next 20 years
Vice Chairman of India's Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has called for closer economic cooperation between India and China for mutual benefit over the next 20 years.

Krishna in US to attend third India-US Strategic Dialogue
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has arrived here to hold the third India-US Strategic Dialogue with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Ahluwalia calls water most 'underpriced' resource
The Deputy Chairperson of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, on Wednesday said water is the most 'underpriced resource' of the country and called for setting up of a regulatory mechanism to ensure rational water use.

Rahul Gandhi assures to solve Bundelkhand woes
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today assured that the missing drought relief package allotted to Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand district would soon reach its final destination.

Pranab obliges fund starved Arunachal despite ADB's denial
There could not be a better relief for fund-starved Arunachal Pradesh after Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee assured Chief Minister Nabam Tuki that he will consider an alternative source as a special package for projects pending for want of funds due to China's objection to the Asian Development Bank's funding to the state in 2009.

Opposition protest against FDI in retail unjustified, says Ahluwalia
The Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, on Friday, assailed opposition parties for carrying on their unjustified protest against the government's decision to approve foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.

Central Government ' biased' in funds allocation to states, alleges Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Nov 18 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has alleged that Central Government is biased over allocation of funds to the states. Chennai, Nov 18 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has alleged that Central Government is biased over allocation of funds to the states.

PM to release National Innovation Council's Report to People 2011
The National Innovation Council (NInC)'s first Report to the People 2011 will be released by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on November 15.

Dip in industrial output results in economic slowdown, says Ahluwalia
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, today expressed concern on the country's slow economic growth, which was highlighted by the dip in the industrial output.

Ahluwalia says nothing wrong in rupee depreciating
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has downplayed the worry about the recent decline in the rupee and said that trying to defend the currency is not worth the risk it would pose to the country's reserves.

Petrol price hike in India will raise headline inflation, says Ahluwalia
The Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has said the petrol price hike in India would certainly give an upward tick to headline inflation.

PM urges G20 leaders to act against illicit money and tax havens
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has taken up the issue of black money in the G20 meet in Cannes and has urged the leaders to take lead in making the system more transparent and end bank secrecy.

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