Inderjit Kaur Barthakur
Born1934 (age 89–90)
Meghalaya, India
Occupation(s)Civil servant
AwardsPadma Shri
Padma Bhushan
Mahila Shiromani Award
International Women Award
Bharat Jyoti Award
Indira Priyadarshini Award

Inderjit Kaur Barthakur is an Indian civil servant, economist and writer.[1] She is a member of the North Eastern Council (NEC), which carries the rank of a Minister of State of the Union government.[2] She has published several books of poetry, stories and cuisine[3] and So Full So Alive[4] and Stories to Win the World[5] are some of her notable works. She served as a secretary to the Government of India and was the president of the Indian Economics Association in 1990.[1]

Awards and honours

She is the recipient of awards such as Mahila Shiromani Award (1989), International Women Award (1992), Bharat Jyoti Award (2008) and Indira Priyadarshini Award (2011).[1] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 1992 and followed it up with the third highest honour of the Padma Bhushan in 2009.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Inderjit Kaur Barthakur". Kumud Books. 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Nearing 80s, these ex-babus still full-time members of NE panel". Hindustan Times. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Bokrecension profile". Bokrecension. 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ Inderjit Kaur Barthakur (1994). So Full So Alive. Allied Publishers. p. 375. ISBN 9788170231608.
  5. ^ Inderjit Kaur Barthakur (1988). Stories to Win the World. Arcline Publications. ISBN 9780895090843.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.