An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Governing body

The governing body of NIPFP comprises of three representatives of the Ministry of Finance, one representative of the Planning Commission of India, one representative of the Reserve Bank of India, three representatives of sponsoring State governments, three distinguished economists, three heads of sister research institutions, and members of other sponsoring agencies and invitees. At present, Dr. Vijay Kelkar, former Chairman of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, is the Chairman of the Governing Body.

In a meeting held on 19th March, 2016, the Governing Body reconstituted itself for a further period of 4 years i.e. from April 5, 2016 to April 4, 2020.
List of current members on the Governing Body are:
Dr. Vijay Kelkar, (Chairman)
Chairman, NIPFP
134/4-6, Ashok Nagar, Off Range Hill Road,
Bhosale Nagar, Shivaji Nagar
Pune 411 007
Shri Sumit Bose, (Vice-Chairman)
Vice-Chairman, NIPFP
New Delhi-110 067
Under Rule 7(b)(i)
Three nominees of the Ministry of Finance
Dr. Hasmukh Adhia (Member)
Revenue Secretary 
Ministry of Finance
Government of India
Room No.128-A
North Block
New Delhi-110001
Shri Shaktikanta Das (Member)
Secretary (Economic Affairs) 
Ministry of Finance
Government of India
North Block
New Delhi-110001
Shri Arvind Subramanian (Member)
Chief Economic Adviser
Ministry of Finance
Government of India
Room No.167-D
North Block
New Delhi-110 001 
Under Rule 7(b)(ii)
One nominee of the RBI
Dr. Rajiv Ranjan (Member)
Department of Economic and Policy Research
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office Building
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai-400 001
Under Rule 7(b)(iii)
One nominee of the Planning Commission
Dr. Bibek Debroy  (Member)
Niti Aayog
Parliament Street
New Delhi-110001
Under Rule 7(b)(iv)
Three nominees of sponsoring State Govts.
Shri. Krishan Kumar (Member)
Secretary Expenditure
Department of Finance
(Punjab Civil Secretariat) 
Finance Pension Policy and Coordination Branch
Government of Punjab, Civil Secretariat
Chandigarh-160 001
Shri Prem Singh Mehra
Principal Secretary (Finance)
Government of Rajasthan
Rajasthan Secretariat
Jaipur - 302 001
Ms. Sheetal Verma
Special Secretary
Finance Department
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow - 226 001
Under Rule 7(b)(vi)
One nominee of the ICICI Bank
Shri Rakesh Jha (Member)
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
ICICI Bank Towers
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Mumbai-400 051
Under Rule 7(b)(vii)
Two nominees of institutions
Shri Sandeep Jajodia (Member)
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
5, Sardar Patel Marg
(Near Hotel Diplomat)
New Delhi-110 021
Shri Pankaj R. Patel (Member)
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Federation House, Tansen Marg, 
New Delhi-110 001
Under Rule 7(b)(viii)
Three eminent economists
Dr. Shaibal Gupta (Member)
Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)
BSIDC Colonoy
Off Boring Patliputra Road
Patna 800 013
Dr. Errol D’Souza (Member)
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad 385 015
Dr. Sudipto Mundle (Member)
Emeritus Professor
New Delhi-110 067
Under Rule 7(b)(ix)
Three representatives of collaborative inst.
Dr. Shekhar Shah (Member)
Director General
National Council of Applied Economic Research
11, Parisila Bhawan
I.P. Estate, Ring Road
New Delhi – 110 002
Shri R. H. Khawja, IAS (Retd.) (Member)
Director General
Administrative Staff College of India
Raj Bhawan Road, Bella Vista
Hyderabad-500 082
Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Member)
President and Chief Executive
Centre for Policy Research
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021
Under Rule 7(b)(x) 
One member to be co-opted by Governing Body
CA. Tarun J. Ghia, FCA (Member)
Council member
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 
ICAI Bhawan 
Indraprastha Estate, IOT 
New Delhi-110 002
Under Rule 7(b)(xi)
Director of the Institute (ex-officio)
Dr. Rathin Roy (Member-Secretary)
Director, NIPFP, New Delhi
Under Rule 7(b)(xii)
One Senior Fellow of the Institute by rotation
Dr. Ila Patnaik (Member)
Professor, NIPFP, New Delhi 
Special Invitees
Shri Sushil Chandra
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Ministry of Finance
Government of India
Room No.150
North Block
New Delhi-110 001                       
Shri Najib Shah 
Central Board of Excise and Customs
Ministry of Finance
Government of India
Room No. 156-A
North Block
New Delhi-110 001