Given away by Dr C Rangarajan, Hon’ble Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister on this 18th day of March 2010, at New Delhi
Instrumental in formulating and implementing many reform policies, Dr Shankar Acharya is a person who has served the longest as Chief Economic Adviser, from 1993 to 2001. Dr Acharya is a man of many dimensions. As his collection of essays, ‘Can India grow without Bharat’, highlights the growth of India is yet to become inclusive. His concern over inclusive growth is evident in all his writings and he is clear that the Indian story of growth, especially in post-liberalisation era, has been overshadowed by multiple human development issues. Exclusion, he says, is the primary reason for unequal distribution of the benefits of growth. Dr Acharya is now Member, Board of Governors and Honorary Professor with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and additionally serves on many boards.