Soumya Kanti Ghosh appointed Member – Sixteenth Finance Commission

Soumya Kanti Ghosh appointed Member - Sixteenth Finance Commission

Soumya Kanti Ghosh Economist
Soumya Kanti Ghosh Economist

Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh presently Group Chief Economic Advisor- State Bank of India appointed as Part time Member – Sixteenth Finance Commission.

Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh is currently Group Chief Economic Advisor, State Bank of India. Previously, he has worked at the Tata AIA, American Express and ICRA among others. Dr. Ghosh has been a co-author in a pioneering work to capture payroll data in India for the first time, both formal and informal, and designing the PMKISAN scheme for farmers and the ECLG scheme for MSME borrowers that have been very successful during the times of pandemic. Dr Ghosh also had a role in designing the Credit Health Guarantee scheme.

Following his report, EPFO and ESIC has started to give out monthly payroll data. Dr. Ghosh is a member of the Working Group that has been set up by Government of India for the revision of Wholesale Price Index. He serves as a Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association’s Economist Group.

He is also a member of SEBI Advisory Committee on Research, Insolvency Board Committee on Research, Economic Advisory Council, CII and Editorial Advisory Board of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. Dr Ghosh is also a member of Governing Board at IICA. For 4 successive years ending 2021, Dr. Ghosh has been ranked as one of the Best Individuals in Research in India by the Asset magazine. Dr Ghosh has completed his doctoral thesis from JNU. wishes Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh the very best.

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