|Occupation||Member, Planning Commission of India
Narendra Jadhav (born 1953) is a noted Indian bureaucrat, economist, social scientist, writer and educationist. He is presently a member of Planning Commission of India. as well as a member of National Advisory Council (NAC), since May 31, 2010  Prior to this, he had worked with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and headed economic research at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 
Jadhav attended Chhabildas High School, Dadar. Narendra Jadhav did his B.Sc in Statistics from Ramnarain Ruia college Mumbai University in 1973. He also did his M.A in Economics from Mumbai University in 1975. He later received a Ph.D in Economics from Indiana University, USA in 1986 
His family consisted of his older brother Janardan(J.D.)(ex-IAS and ex-commissioner of BMC), older 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.
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 august 24,2006 to June 15, 2009) of University of Pune. In a period of less than three years, under his leadership, a metamorphic transformation of the University was brought about making it dynamic, vibrant, socially conscious and indeed, a Model State University, which is now also the most favoured destination for the foreign students coming to India (i.e., 45 percent of foreign students coming to India, study at the University of Pune).
Social Scientist and Author
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 shot to fame with his biographical novel written in both Marathi and English- a runaway best seller with combined sales exceeding 5,00,000 copies, which has also been translated into 17 languages (French, Spanish, Korean, Thai, as well as in most 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. 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 currently serving as a Member, Planning Commission (in the rank and status of Union Minister of State). He took over this responsibility on June 16, 2009 and was sworn in by the Prime Minister on July 27, 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 May 31, 2010. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called Jadhav, “a role-model for the disempowered millions in our country.”
- Elite Award- Excellence in Financial Communications, by Association of Business Communicators of India, Mumbai ( November, 2010)
- 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).
- “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).
- Asmita Darsha Award for the book "Ambedkar: Economic Thoughts and Philosophy"(1994).
- 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).
- Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Central Banking in India Macmillan India Ltd., New Delhi 2005
- Re-emerging India: A Global Perspective ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad 2005
- A biographical novel titled, "Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India" published by Simon and Schuster USA, in 2005.
- A biographical novel entitled "Outcaste - A Memoir Life and Triumphs of an Untouchable Family In India", published by Penguin, India in 2003.
- The original biography is in hindi language originally started by Damodhar (his father) and was finished and edited by Narendra Jadhav. The book's name is 'असीम है आसमान' (Aseem Hai Aasmaan) meaning 'The Sky Never Ends' This book then got translated into tamil, french, english, marathi, german and other languages of the world.
- Challenges to Indian Banking: Competition, Globalization and Financial Markets (edited), Macmillan (India) Publications, New Delhi (1996).(Winner of All-India Publishers' Association Award).
- Monetary Economics for India' Macmillan (India) Publications, New Delhi (1994). (Winner of All-India Publishers' Association Award)
- 'Ambedkar: Economic Thought and Philosophy' Popular Prakashan Bombay (1992)
- 'Macroeconomic Investment Management in LDCs: A Social Cost-Benefit Approach' Indiana University, USA (1986).
- Plan panel’s Jadhav is also in NAC - Hindustan Times
- Narendra Jadhav,Member NAC National Advisory Council (NAC).
- "Dalit Dreams". The Times of India. Jan 16, 2004.
- Narendra Jadhav - Welcome to Official website of Narendra Jadhav [www.drnarendrajadhav.info]
- This article contains text from NAC (govt. of India), website which requires accredition as per its Copyright policy.
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