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Indian Welfare System: Vision & Evolution

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To sustain the growth and development of a nation, it is necessary to enhance the wellbeing of its citizens. Since its independence, India has recognised the country's vast socioeconomic disparities and declared itself a welfare state, subsequently amending its constitution to promote the social and economic welfare of its people. Nonetheless, the greatest difficulty lies in developing a complete, efficient, cohesive, and well-coordinated system that can optimally provide for the welfare of its citizens. In the lecture, the speaker discusses the current welfare system in India and outlines the necessary modifications for optimal benefit distribution.

About the Speakers

Dr. Arvind Virmani

Arvind Virmani is Chairman of the Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare (EGROW) and President of the Forum For Strategic Initiatives (FSI, Delhi). He has been a Mentor (economic policy) to FICCI & a member of RBI Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary policy He was earlier Executive Director, IMF and Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Principal Advisor, Planning Commission. During his tenure he advised on a host of economic policy reforms, through 100s of policy papers, notes and committees. He has served as Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and as Director & Chief executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He has published 35 journal articles and 20 book chapters and written over 50 other working papers in the areas of Macroeconomics, growth and finance, tax reform, International trade & Tariffs, International relations, and national security strategy.

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