Prajapati Trivedi

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Dr Prajapati Trivedi
Secretary, Performance Management, Cabinet Secretariat
In office
2 January 2009 – 8 August 2014
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by Dr SB Agnihotri
Chairman, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention, Cabinet Secretariat
In office
2 January 2009 – 8 August 2014
Preceded by Dr. Renuka Viswanathan
Succeeded by Dr. Gurdial Singh Sandhu
Personal details
Born (1953-08-09) 9 August 1953 (age 63)
Spouse(s) Supreeti Trivedi
Alma mater St. Stephens College
London School of Economics
Boston University
Occupation Economist,Writer & Administrator

Dr. Prajapati Trivedi (born August 1953) is an Indian Economist presently working as Senior Fellow (Governance) & Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, at the Indian School of Business. He is also the Faculty Chair for the Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP). In addition, he is a Visiting Fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government, Washington, DC, and visiting Economics Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University[1][2] Prior to Joining the Indian School of Business he served as a Secretary to the Government of India. In January 2009, he was appointed as the first Secretary, Performance Management.[3][4] Based in the Cabinet Secretariat with the responsibility for managing Government Performance, he reviewed and reported to the Cabinet Secretary/Prime Minister on the performance of all government departments. In addition, he also headed the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention as its chairman.[5] Dr. Trivedi has worked for fourteen years (1994-2009) as a Senior Economist[6] for the World Bank in Washington, DC, before joining the Government of India in the year 2009. He was previously Economic Adviser to Government of India from 1992 to 1994.[7]


Dr Trivedi has authored the following books[8]

  • How to implement Privatization Transactions
  • A Critique of Public Enterprise Policy
  • Applied Microeconomics for Public Policy Makers
  • Memorandum of Understanding


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