Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission

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Since the prime minister happens to be the ex-officio chairperson of Planning Commission of India, the position of the deputy chairperson has great significance. The appointments are made by the Central Cabinet.

List of Deputy Chairpersons of the Planning Commission[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Other Posts
1 Gulzari Lal Nanda 17 February 1953 21 September 1963 Minister of Planning
2 V.T. Krishnamachari 17 February 1953 21 June 1960
3 C.M. Trivedi 22 September 1963 2 December 1963
4 Ashok Mehta 3 December 1963 1 September 1967 Minister of Planning
5 D.R. Gadgil 2 September 1967 1 May 1971
6 C. Subramaniam 2 May 1971 22 July 1972 Minister of Planning
7 Durga Prasad Dhar 23 July 1972 31 December 1974 Minister of Planning
8 P.N. Haksar 4 January 1975 31 May 1977
9 D.T. Lakdawala 1 June 1977 15 February 1980
10 N.D. Tiwari 8 August 1981 Minister of Planning
11 S.B. Chavan 9 August 1981 19 July 1984 Minister of Planning
12 Prakash Chandra Sethi 20 July 1984 31 October 1984 Minister of Planning
13 P.V. Narasimha Rao 1 November 1984 14 January 1985 Prime Minister of India
14 Manmohan Singh 15 January 1985 31 August 1987 Prime Minister of India
15 P. Shiv Shankar 25 July 1987 29 June 1988 Minister of Planning
16 Madhav Singh Solanki 30 June 1988 16 August 1989 Minister of Planning
17 Ramakrishna Hegde 5 December 1989 6 July 1990
18 Madhu Dandavate 7 July 1990 10 December 1990 Finance Minister of India
19 Mohan Dharia 11 December 1990 24 June 1991
20 Pranab Mukherjee 24 June 1991 15 May 1996 President of India
21 Madhu Dandavate 1 August 1996 21 March 1998
22 Jaswant Singh 25 March 1998 4 February 1999
23 K.C. Pant 5 February 1999 17 June 2004
24 Montek Singh Ahluwalia 6 July 2004 5 June 2009
25 Montek Singh Ahluwalia 6 June 2009 26 May 2014

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