Narendra Jadhav

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Narendra Jadhav
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Narendra Jadhav
Born 28 May 1953
Occupation Member, planning commission of india
member, NAC

Narendra Jadhav (born 1953) is a noted Indian bureaucrat, economist, social scientist, writer and educationist. He is a member of Planning Commission of India.[1] as well as a member of National Advisory Council (NAC), since 31 May 2010[2] Prior to this, he had worked with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and headed economic research at Reserve Bank of India (RBI)[3]

Early life[edit]

Jadhav attended Chhabildas High School, Dadar. Narendra Jadhav did his BSc in Statistics from Ramnarain Ruia college Mumbai University in 1973. He also did his MA in Economics from Mumbai University in 1975. He later received a PhD in Economics from Indiana University, USA in 1986[2]

His family consisted of his elder brother Janardan (J.D.) (ex-IAS and ex-commissioner of BMC), elder sister (name unknown), mother (Sonabai) and father (Damu- Damodar Runjaji Jadhav).



Jadhav served the Reserve Bank of India for 31 years, taking voluntary retirement in October 2008, from the position of Principal Adviser and Chief Economist (in the rank of Executive Director). In the RBI, steered a team of 120 career economists and played a significant role in macroeconomic policy-making in India especially after the macroeconomic crisis in 1991.

He worked for four and half years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), first as Adviser to Executive Director for India and briefly as a Consultant to the Independent Evaluation office of the IMF.[2]

He worked as Chief Economic Counsellor for Afghanistan (2006) and earlier, also as an Advisor to the Government of Ethiopia (1988).

In 2008, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra appointed him as the Chairman of a One Man High Powered Committee in the context of 'Farmers' Suicides'. Jadhav Committee Report has been accepted by the Government and is being implemented.


Jadhav served as Vice-Chancellor (from 24 August 2006 to 15 June 2009) of University of Pune.[4] He put emphasis on favouring socially oriented programs intended to help reserved communities. This may have turned the focus of this University away from research and teaching towards social engineering. Incidentally the University of Pune has historically been among the more favoured destination for the foreign students coming to India.

Social scientist and author[edit]

A writer with 100 research papers, 14 books on economic and social issues including four in Marathi to his credit. His latest contributions are two books in Marathi on Rabindranath Tagore – one is an anthology of Gurudev's poems translated into Marathi and the other one (being released) is on Gurudev's life and times.

Jadhav's biographical novel, written in Marathi and English, was a best seller with combined sales exceeding 500,000 copies, and has been translated into 17 languages (French, Spanish, Korean, Thai, and major Indian languages. The book has received several awards including the coveted Sahitya Academy Award for its Punjabi version. The book is being translated into Japanese, Chinese, and several European languages). In addition, Jadhav has authored around 30 major official reports, over 100 research papers/articles besides serving a number of committees. He has also delivered a series of Memorial lectures/Key Note addresses in national and international fora.

He has been featured in Time, International Herald Tribune, and (on the cover page of) Readers' Digest.[5] He has participated in discussions on almost all leading national and international TV channels. Has been a recipient of as many as 33 national and international awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work.

Narendra Jadhav is serving as a Member, Planning Commission (in the rank and status of Union Minister of State). He took over this responsibility on 16 June 2009 and was sworn in by the Prime Minister on 27 July 2009.

As Member, Planning Commission, Jadhav's sectoral responsibilities include Education, Labour-Employment-Skill Development, Sports & Youth Affairs, and Social Justice and Empowerment. In addition, Jadhav looks after the States of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Goa, besides the Union Territories of Diu-Daman and Dadra-Nagar Haveli.

Narendra Jadhav has also been appointed as a Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, with effect from 31 May 2010.[2] Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called Jadhav, "a role-model for the disempowered millions in our country.”


  • 'Late Dr Annasaheb Shinde Smruti Puraskar' by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Sri Rampur, Maharashtra (30 September 2013)
  • Anna Bhau Sathe Sahitya Ratna Puraskar by Kala Rang, Pune (14 September 2013)
  • 'Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar 2013', Maharashtra Gujarati Samaj, Mumbai (25 May 2013)
  • 'Chaitanya Deep Puraskar', Rotary Club of Parvati, Pune (7 April 2013)
  • 'Maharishi Valmiki Rashtriya Samman' by Champaran Sanskritik Mahostav Samiti, Motihari, Patna, Bihar (3 March 2013)
  • 'Purushottam Award' P.K. Anna Patil Foundation, Shahda, Maharashtra, (9 October 2012)
  • 'Distinguished Fellowship 2012 Award', Institute of Directors, New Delhi (17 August 2012)
  • Maharashtra State 52nd Anniversary Award, Peoples' Art Centre, Mumbai (1 May 2012)
  • Honorary D.Litt by Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Mysore, (4 April 2012)
  • Honorary D.Litt by Kalinga Instituter of Social Services (KISS) Bhvaneshwar, (6 January 2012)
  • 'Commander of the Order of Academic Palms' (Commandar dans l'ordre des Palmes), Government of France (2011)
  • 'Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion' Indiana University, USA (2011)
  • "Na. Ha. Apte Memorial Puraskar" for the book "Ravindranath Tagore Samagra Jeevant Darshan" Organised by Pune Martahi Granthalaya, Pune

(7 December 2011)

  • Honorary D.Litt by Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Pune – 18 March 2011
  • Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by Sido-Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka, Jharkhand – 26 March 2011
  • 'Planner of the Year Award' Journalist Federation of India (2011)
  • 'Role –Model for India Award' CMS, Delhi (2011)
  • 'Indira Sant Puraskar' for the book of Ravindranath Tagore's Poem : 'Bhayashoonya Chitta Jeth' Apte Vachnalya, Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra


  • 'Savitribai Phule – Fatima Shaikh Award' Shikshak Bharati, Maharashtra (2010)
  • Elite Award- Excellence in Financial Communication, by Association of Business Communicators of India, Mumbai (November 2010)
  • Santdev Mamledar Yashwant Gaurav Purskar, by I-News, Satana-Nashik (June 2010)
  • Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar International Award, by Jivak Welfare Society, Nagpur (June 2010)
  • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Rashtriya Smruti Puraskar, by Marwadi Foundation, (February 2010)
  • Guruvarya Shankarrao Kanitkar Smruti Puraskar, by Modern Education and Progressive Society, Pune ( January 2010)
  • Jewel of Ruia Award, by Alumni Association of Ruia College, Mumbai (December 2009)
  • Bharat Shiromani Award, New Delhi ( September 2009)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Award for Excellence in Education Field, by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Mumbai (September 2009)
  • Excellence Award for Excellence in Education Field, by Top Management Consortium, (April 2009)
  • Kesari Gaurav Sanman Award by Kesari Art and Culture Foundation (January 2009)
  • Manohar Shikshan Ratna Puraskar by Manohar Pratishtan (January 2009)
  • Nyayamurthi M.G.Ranade Puraskar by Rashtriya Samajik Parishad (2008)
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Puraskar by Ahmednagar District Central Co-operative Bank. (2008)
  • Mahatma Phule Puraskar (2008)
  • Nashik Bhushan Puraskar, Rotary International, Nashik, (2008)
  • Neminath Jain Award, Pune (2008)
  • Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Society (2007)
  • Srimanta Malojiraje Smriti Puraskar by Malojiraje Smriti Pratishtan, Phaltan (2007)
  • Kritadnyata Gaurav Puraskar by Preeti Sangam Dyanprobodhini Sanstha, Karad (2007)
  • Samajik Nyaya Puraskar by Nyaymoorti Ramshastri Prabhune Pratishtan (2007)
  • Swami Vivekanand National Award by Ramkrishna-Vivekananda International Foundation (2007)
  • Vocational Excellence Award by Rotary Club (2007)
  • Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar by Jaihind Foundation, Satara (2007)
  • Abhinav Bhushan Puraskar, Abhinav Global Foundation, 2007
  • Adjunct Professor, Honour by XI'AN JIOTANG University, China (6 April 2007)
  • Lions Club International Award, (2006)
  • All India Association of MBAs Award, (2006)
  • Guruvarya Puraskar (Lokshikshan Puraskar), (2006)
  • "Vishwa-Setu Award" for International Peace and Harmony (2005)
  • 'Sahitya Academy Award' for the Punjabi version of the book 'Amcha Baap Aan Amhi' (2005)
  • "Suryadatta Award" Award for Excellence in Banking and Finance (2005)
  • "Maharashtra Ratna" Award for all-round contribution (2004)
  • C.D. Deshmukh Award by Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai, for contribution to economic literacy (1997)
  • FIE Foundation National Award for contribution to Indian culture (1997)
  • All India Publishers' Association Award for the book "Challenges to Indian Banking' (1996)
  • Mukadam Award for the Book "Aamcha Baap Aan Amhi", (1996)
  • Asmita Darsha Award for the book "Dr. Ambedkar: Economic Thoughts and Philosophy"(1994)
  • All India Publishers’ Association Award for the book ‘Monetary Economics for India’ (1994)
  • Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad Award for the book: “Dr. Ambedkar: Economic Thoughts and Philosophy"(1993)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Economic Theory for the Ph.D. dissertation Indiana University, USA (1986)
  • Best International Student Award by Indiana University, USA (1983).
  • National Scholar in Economics Ministry of Education and Culture, Government of India (1981–86)
  • Best Debater Award, Debating Competition Ruia College, Mumbai (1972)
  • Late G.N.Akshikar Centenary Award, (Second Prize and Exceptional Performance in Marathi and Sanskrit), Chabildas High School, Mumbai



1. Dr. Ambedkar : An Intellectual Biography Konark Publishers, New Delhi (600 + pages, being released on 6 December 2013)

2. Dr. Ambedkar : Pradnyasuryache Vaicharik Charitha (Marathi) Granthali, Mumbai (600 + pages, being released on 6 December 2013)

3. AMBEDKAR WRITES Dr. Ambedkar’s Writings (Edited) Two Volumes (Konark Publishers, New Delhi)

   Vol.I : Political Writings
   Vol.II : Scholarly Writings

(1000 + pages, being released in December 2013)

5. Pradnya Mahamanavachi Dr Ambedkaranche Samagra Lekhan Karya (Marathi, Edited) Two Volumes (Granthali, Mumbai) (800 pages, released in October 2013)

   Vol.I : Rajkiya Lekhan
   Vol.II : Arthik, Samajik, Manavavansha, Shastriya ani Dharma Vishayak Lekhan These two volumes are also available in 4 parts 

9. LASAVI Mazhya Samagra Abhivyakticha (Marathi, Edited) (A Compendium of 61 Writings – 50 Articles, 8 Speeches, 3 Print Media Interviews)

10. Dr. Ambedkar Speaks 301 Seminal Speeches (edited) A Trilogy combined size : 1630 pages (Konark Publishers, New Delhi, March 2013)

   Vol. I : Introduction, Autobiographical Speeches, Guidance to Followers and Complete Bibliography
   Vol.II : Social, Economic, Religion, Law and Constitution
   Vol.III: Political Speeches

13. Bol Mahamanavache Dr. Ambedkaranchi 500 Marmabhedi Bhashane (edited) A Trilogy, combined size 1665 pages (Granthali, Mumbai, October 2012)

   Vol. I : Introduction, Autobiographical Speeches, Guidance to Followers and Complete Bibliography
   Vol.II : Social, Economic, Religion, Law and Constitution
   Vol.III: Political Speeches

16. Ravindranath Tagore : Yug Nirmata Vishvamanav (Marathi), Granthali, Mumbai (May 2011)

17. Ravindranath Tagore : Samagra Sahitya Darshan (Marathi), Granthali, Mumbai (May 2011)

18. Bhayshoonya Chitta Jeth…. Ravindranathanchya Pratinidhik Kavita 151 (Marathi) Granthali, Mumbai (2010)

19. Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India(Family Biography), (Simon and Schuster, USA, 2005); Paperback by California University Press, USA, 2007

20. Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Central Banking in India, (Macmillan India Ltd., New Delhi, 2005)

21. Re-emerging India: A Global Perspective, (ICFAI University Press; Hyderabad, 2005)

22. Outcaste – A Memoir, Life and Triumphs of an Untouchable Family In India, (Penguin, India, 2003). Winner of the coveted Sahitya Academy Award for the Hindi Version

23. Governors Speak, (edited) (Reserve Bank of India, 1997)

24. Challenges to Indian Banking: Competition, Globalization and Financial Markets (edited), Macmillan Publications, New Delhi, India 1996.) Winner of All-India Publishers' Association Award

25. Monetary Economics for India, (Macmillan Publications, New De1hi, 1994). Winner of All-India Publishers' Association Award.

26. Amcha Baap Aan Amhi, (Marathi) (Granthali, Mumbai, 1993) Winner of several awards and a best seller translated into 15 Indian and foreign languages

27. Our Father and Us (Children’s Edition in Korean) Gammy Young Publishers, Korea (2009)

28. Dr. Ambedkar : Economic Thought and Philosophy, (Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1992

29. Dr. Ambedkar: Aarthik Vichar Aani Tatvadnyan (Marathi) (Sugava Prakashan, Pune, 1992) Winner of Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad Award, and Asmita Darsha Award

30. Macroeconomic Investment Management in LDCs: A Social Cost-Benefit Approach, (Indiana University, USA, 1986)


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