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Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, since 2004, is one of the most honored Statesmen in the globe. He is known for his integrity, honesty, knowledge and intellegence in economic and financial matters.
He showed his capabilities as Finance Minister of India and Prime Minister of India. He is the person who became instrumental to liberalization in Indian economy as Finance Minister.
He has proven his quality as student, as teacher, as author, as civil servent and also as parlamentarian before adorning the prime post.
He is the first non political person to qualify as prime ministerial candidate of India.
Born: September 26, 1932
Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab, presently in Pakistan)
Father: Mr. S. Gurmukh Singh
Mother: Mrs. Amrit Kaur
Married With Mrs Gursharan Kaur on September 14, 1958
Children: Three daughters.
Indian Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM in the world. He is an expert in economics. He is recognised globally as the best qualified Politician and Statesman.
1. Placed in first position in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1952
2. Placed in first position in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1954
3. Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College,
Cambridge, 1955 and 1957
4. Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge, 1957;
5. DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India's
1. Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;
Reader, Economics, 1959-63;
Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65;
2. Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1969-71;
3. Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
4. Honorary professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1996
India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth -Clarendon Press, OxfordUniversity, 1964;
He is also author of large number of published articles in various economic journals.
He passed the most prestigious examination of Union Public Service Commission of India (Indian Civil Service) to be recruited as Indian Civil Servent. This service is now known as Indian Administrative Service.
1971-72: Economic advisor, Ministry of foreign trade, India
1972-76: Chief economic advisor, Ministry of finance, India
Director, Industrial Development Bank of India;
Director, Reserve Bank of India;
Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank;
Alternate governor for India, Board of Governors, IBRD
November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, Ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs);
Member, finance: Atomic Energy Commission;
Member, finance: Space Commission
April 1, 1980 - September 15, 1982:
Member-secretary, Planning Commission of India
1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study
September 16, 1982- January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank
1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors,
International Monetary Fund
1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister
1985: President, Indian Economic Association
January 15, 1985- July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India
August 1, 1987- November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner, South commission, Geneva
December 10, 1990- March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on economic affairs
March 15, 1991- June 20, 1991: Chairman, University Grant Comission, India
June 21, 1991- May 15, 1996: Finance Minister, Indian Union
October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam
June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance
August 1, 1996- December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce
March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance
August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules
Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges
2001 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group
June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee
Honors and Awards:
1. Adam Smith Prize, Universityof Cambridge, 1956
2. Padma Vibhushan, 1987
3. Finance Minister of the Year, 1993, Euro money Award.
4. Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993, Asiamoney Award.
5. Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993, Asiamoney Award1994
1966: Economic Affairs Officer
1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International
1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus1993: