New Delhi: Former governor of Reserve Bank of India Mr. Chakravarthi Rangarajan an Indian economist awarded with the Mahalanobis Lifetime Achievement award on June 29 in the recognition of his contribution to official statistics. The function held in virtual mode on keeping in mind of the current situation of COVID-19.
In his speech he said, “I do hope that the national statistical commission will be given a statutory from soon. I also hope there will be a satisfactory end to the controversies that have risen on data recently C. Rangarajan is an Indian economist, a former Member of Parliament and 19th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is the former Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council; he resigned the day the UPA lost power. He is also the Chairman of the Madras School of Economics; former President of the Indian Statistical Institute; the Founding Chairman of the CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; former Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad; and a professor in Ahmedabad University.
He served as a Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1982 to 1991, after which he served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 22 December 1992 and 21 December 1997.
While serving as the governor of Andhra Pradesh, he received additional charges as governor of Odisha from 1998 to 1999, and as governor of Tamil Nadu from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.
Posted Date : 03-07-20
Categories : HONOR