N. C. Saxena

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Dr. N. C. Saxena
Alma mater Allahabad University
Occupation Member, NAC
Spouse(s) Naomi Saxena
Children Jhilmil Breckenridge

Dr. N. C. Saxena is an Indian bureaucrat who served as a member of the Planning Commission of India.[1]


N. C. Saxena is a former IAS officer. He is a member of the National Advisory Council.

He headed a planning commission panel on rural poor and recommended rank-based system including automatic inclusion and exclusion of poor families.[2]

On August 16, 2010, a committee headed by him warned that plans by Vedanta Resources to mine on Dongria Kondh land in eastern India threaten the survival of the tribe.[3] This led to the Indian government refusing clearance to the project.[4]