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Yoginder K Alagh
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Yoginder K Alag at Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust; January 2020
Born (1939-02-14) 14 February 1939 (age 83)
Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
University of Rajasthan (M.Sc)
OccupationEconomist
Known forFormer Member of Indian Planning Commission

Yoginder K Alagh (born 14 February 1939) is a noted Indian economist and former Union Minister of Government of India. He was the Chairman of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) from 2006 to 2012.[1] He was the Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.

Early life

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Alagh was born at Chakwal in Punjab, now in Pakistan, to Bhagat Ram. He studied at Maharaja's College, Jaipur and Department of Economics at University of Rajasthan. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Career

The Chairman Civil Service Examination Review Committee, Union Public Service Commission Prof. Y.K.Alagh (left) speaking at the 2nd Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 2004 in New Delhi on 11 January 2004
The Chairman Civil Service Examination Review Committee, Union Public Service Commission Prof. Y.K.Alagh (left) speaking at the 2nd Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 2004 in New Delhi on 11 January 2004

Academic career

He has taught Economics at the University of Rajasthan, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, University of Jodhpur, Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has acted as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Also founding member of Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology(CEPT), Ahmedabad presently one of India's pioneering Planning and Public policy institute.

Political career

He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in November 1996 and continue till April 2000.[2]

From 1996 to 1998, he was a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning and Programme Implementation, Science and Technology and Power for Government of India. He headed various institutions and Commissions and acted as expert with a number of UN organisations. He was also the Member of Planning Commission, Govt. of India.[3]

Personal life

Dr. Y. K. Alagh is married to Raksha Alagh on 9 June 1967. He has a daughter, Tavishi Alagh (an independent filmmaker) and a son, Munish Alagh (post doctoral fellow at IIM Ahmedabad).[3]

Awards

  1. V K R V Rao Prizes in Social Science Research in 1981 in Economics discipline. The award is instituted by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India.

^Fellow, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Elected First Fellow of the Society in 2011

Publications

References

  1. ^ Karen Leigh (7 July 2010). "The epic marketing challenge for UID". Livemint.com. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Rajya Sabha members". 164.100.47.5. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b Symposium Profile from the Institute for Human Development (IHD) http://www.ihdindia.org/PDFs/symposium_profile_website.pdf