Thirteenth Finance Commission Chairman Vijay Laxman Kelkar has been appointed as Chairperson of the Finance Ministry’s think-tank National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP). He replaces former Reserve Bank governor C. Rangarajan.
Dr. Kelkar’s four-year term commenced on Saturday, according to an NIPFP release.
Prior to the Chairman of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, he was Advisor to the Union Finance Minister from 2002 to 2004. He was also the Union Finance Secretary in 1998-1999.
NIPFP records its deep sense of appreciation and gratitude for the significant contributions made by the revered outgoing Chairman, Dr. Rangarajan during his long stint (1998-2014), which have immensely helped the Institute towards scaling to its present level of growth and effectiveness, the release said.