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Taxation and Financial Reforms in India

April 21, 2017

Taxation and Financial Reforms in India

Dr. Parthasarathi Shome
Chairman, International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation, Bangalore.

Dr. Anup K Pujari
Former Secretary, Govt of India
and Former Chairman, Steel Authority of India

Organised by Bangalore International Centre (A TERI Initiative)

About the Topic:
Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, an acknowledged Taxation and Development expert discusses with Dr. Anup K Pujari, a former Secretary to the Government of India on the broad theme of taxation and financial reforms in India. The dialogue will focus on several taxation-related issues which impact on financial reforms statergy in our country, and several other issues related to economic policy, demographic dividend, palliative care, Swatch Bharat, Indo-British History, Brexit, and many other relevant issues.

Dr.Shome has recently published a book titled “Development and Taxation: 60 Critical Commentaries”, The event would also be an ocassion to launch the book in Bangalore by Mr.B.K Bhattacharya, former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.

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).

Panel Discussion on Wednesday | 26th April 2017 | 6:30 PM

Bangalore International Centre,
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore 560 071.

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