Official Website of Dr. Narendra Jadhav

Dr. Narendra Jadhav has successfully completed (on April 24, 2022) his first term as a Member of Parliament-Rajya Sabha (nominated by the President of India).

Professionally, Dr. Jadhav is an Economist, Educationist, Academic, Administrator and a best-selling Author of 41 books in English, Marathi and Hindi.

As an Independent Member of Parliament, Dr Jadhav has carved out a distinct place for himself through his studious interventions in the House and while serving on various Standing Committees (i.e. Finance, Commerce, Information Technology, Social Justice and Empowerment and Welfare of SC/ST), as well as Consultative Committees (i.e, External Affairs, Tourism and Culture).

Dr Jadhav is about to complete his magnum opus – a 61-hour Mega Web Series titled ‘Indian Constitution: The Pride of Our Nation’. The Mega Web Series made in English with participation from 18 Supreme Court and High Court Judges, 34 MPs, 10 top Constitution experts and more than 30 domain experts of repute, is expected to be released in India and abroad soon in all major Indian languages, with a view to mark ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mohotsav’.

Holding a Ph.D in Economics from Indiana University, USA, Dr Narendra Jadhav has had an outstanding professional career spanning over 47 years in public service. Some of the distinguished positions held by him with distinction, include Member - Planning Commission; Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University; Adviser, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of India. Dr Jadhav recently also served as the Chairman, Advisory Committee on RBI History: Volume V (1977-2007), which is expected to be released soon. Presently, Dr Jadhav is chairing a High-Powered Committee to formulate a ‘Vision and Roadmap to the Future’ for Gokhale Institute of Political Economy, Pune.

Having worked as a Distinguished Professor at Council for Social Development (CSD), New Delhi, Dr Jadhav is currently a Visiting Professor in Ashoka University and in Indian School of Business (ISB); Professor Emeritus - MIT School of Government and a Master in Masters’ Union Business School,New Delhi (Macroeconomics).

Dr Narendra Jadhav is currently serving as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL), Tata Tele Maharashtra Ltd (TTML), Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL), Sustainable Agro-Commercial Finance Ltd (SAFL), Dhani Services Ltd (formerly Indiabulls Ventures Ltd) and Dhani Loans and Services Ltd (formerly Indiabulls Consumer Finance Ltd).

Dr Narendra Jadhav is a prolific writer in three languages; Marathi, English and Hindi. He has written or edited 41 books-21 in English, 13 in Marathi and 7 in Hindi and has over 300 research papers and articles to his credit, besides 31 official reports on a range of public policy issues in India. Dr Jadhav’s family biography in English: Untouchables (Simon and Schuster, USA) is an international bestseller, translated into 15 languages, including French, Spanish, Korean and Thai. The Marathi original of his family biography – ‘Aamcha Baap Aan Amhi ’ has created history with unprecedented 201 editions. Its Punjabi version received a coveted Sahitya Akademi Award.

A celebrated public figure, Dr. Jadhav is recipient of as many as 72 national and international awards for his contribution to the fields of Economics, Education, Literature. Culture and Social Work. These include four Honorary D.Litt. Degrees and the title of the ‘Commander of the Order of Academic Palmes’ by the Government of France. Earlier this year, Dr Jadhav was honored with a ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata Samman 2022’ instituted by Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Sabhyata Foundation. (A list of major awards is attached – Attachment Two).

Dr Narendra Jadhav featured in TIME (October 1997), the National Geographic Journal on "Caste System in India" (March 2004), in International Herald Tribune (2005) and a Cover Story in Readers’ Digest (October 2006).

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