B. K. Chaturvedi
Occupation(s)Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

B. K. Chaturvedi[1] is an Indian civil servant. He is former cabinet secretary, Government of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contribution to the field of civil services. He belongs to 1966 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

Early life

B. K. Chaturvedi was born in Uttar Pradesh. He holds a master's degree in Physics from Allahabad University, with specialization in Electronics. he studied Public Administration from Manchester University, U.K. (1978).[2] He was member of Planning Commission.


Before joining the IAS, Chaturvedi was a professor of physics at the Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad.

In 2004, the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, picked up 1966 batch IAS, Chaturvedi from Allahabad as the top bureaucrat of the country.

He was a Member, Planning Commission, Government of India. He has been a Member, Thirteenth Finance Commission since November 2007.


  1. ^ Padma Bhusahn Awards 2010
  2. ^ "Planning Commission : About Us : Member". Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.