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Panel Discussion on “Taxation and Financial Reforms in India”

April 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on “Taxation and Financial Reforms in India”

Details of Panelists

Dr. Parthasarathi Shome

Parthasarathi Shome is Chairman, International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation (ITRAF), Bengaluru.  Prior to that he was Adviser (Minister of State) to the Indian Finance Minister, and Chief Economist, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), United Kingdom.  Earlier he was Chief of Tax Policy, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Professor of Economics, The American University, Washington DC.  He received the highest civilian honour of the Brazilian Government,  Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross, and the Jeanne S Mattersdorf Award of the National Tax Association of America as “an outstanding student in the field of taxation and public finance” for his PhD thesis from Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Anup K Pujari

Dr. Pujari is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre. Dr. Pujari has the experience of public sector management in the State of Karnataka for several years. His notable postings include Principal Secretary, IT & Biotechnology; Managing Director, Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Corporation; Registrar, Bangalore University; Addl. Commissioner, Commercial Tax; Addl. Secretary, Finance; Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kanada District & Shimoga District.  Dr. Pujari has served in Government of India in various capacities including the Director General of Foreign Trade in the Department of Commerce. During his tenure as  Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise he was involved in policy making at the highest level. Dr. Pujari served as the Chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited from October 01, 2015 to December 10, 2015 and serves as its Director. He has been a Non-Official Part-Time Independent Director at GAIL (India) Limited since January 31, 2017.

Dr. Pujari has done Ph.D in Economics from Boston University and holds a post graduate degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Recently Government of Karnataka has tasked him with the establishment of Bengaluru Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE).

Mr. B K Bhattacharya

An academic turned administrator, Mr B K Bhattacharya joined the Karnataka cadre of the IAS in 1964 after a spell of teaching Economics in Burdwan University, West Bengal. Known for his studied and no-nonsense response to whatever he is faced with, Shri Bhattacharya has held various responsible posts under the government of Karnataka and the Government of India. He retired as the Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka. After retirement he headed two committees on Pension Reforms – One for the Central Government Employees (set up by the Government of India), and the other for State Government Employees (set up by the Reserve Bank of India).


April 26, 2017
6:30 pm
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