Dr. S. Narayan
DATE OF BIRTH
Entered Indian Administrative Service in 1965
- University of Madras (Madras Christian
College) M.Sc. Physics
- University of Adelaide, South Australia
-Master of Business Management (Finance)
- University of Cambridge, U.K. - M.Phil-Development
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Nearly four decades (1965 to 2004) in public service
in the State and Central Governments, in Development administration.
Lastly (2003-2004) was Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister,
and was responsible for implementation of economic policies of
over 30 Ministries including Finance, Commerce & Industry,
Petroleum, Agriculture, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways,
Power, etc. The responsibility in this task was monitoring
of the special economic agenda of the Cabinet on behalf of the
Prime Minister's Office.
Prior to this assignment, was in Government of India as Finance
& Economic Affairs Secretary, Secretary in the Departments
of Revenue, Petroleum, Industrial Development and Coal since 1997.
As Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas was responsible for
policy formulation and implementation in the hydrocarbon sector,
particularly, dismantling of the Administered Price Mechanism
Between 2000 and 2003, in the Ministry of Finance, responsibilities
have included formulation of macro-economic policy for the
Government, tariff and taxation policies as well as initiatives
for modernizing the capital markets. Reforms in the Banking Sector
and in financial Institutions were a major focus of this responsibility.
Was one of the key players in formulating the national Budget
between 2000and 2004. Special interests include public finance,
energy policy, governance issues and international trade.
As Secretary, Rural Development in Tamil Nadu for several years
between 1989 and 1995 was responsible for launching micro-credit
group initiatives for the rural sector. This initiative has now
blossomed into over three lakh groups in Tamil Nadu. Initiated
several sustainable development programmes, including social forestry,
water management and self-employment programme for the economically
disadvantaged. Worked for four years (1992-1995) in an inter-Governmental
Institution, sponsored by the FAO, in Dhaka, Bangladesh looking
at rural development programmes in eleven South Asian and South
East Asian countries.
Visiting faculty at several academic institutions including the
National Academy at Mussoorie.
Contributes regularly to newspapers, including Financial Express,
Hindustan Times, Economic Times etc., on issues relating to public
policy, governance, public finance, trade and energy.