Dr. (Mrs.) R. Thamarajakshi is a
distinguished Economist. She belongs to the Indian
Economic Service. Presently she is Secretary to
Government of India in the Ministry of Planning,
Department of Statistics.
R. Thamarajakshi was educated at the prestigious
universities of Madras and Delhi. Having topped in
M.A. Economics, she secured M.Litt degree in
Economics from the University of Madras. She also
got a diploma in Statistics. She obtained her
Doctorate in Economics from the University of
Dr. R. Thamarajakshi had started her career as a
teacher in the universities of Madras and Delhi.
She taught economics to post-graduate students in
the University of Madras. She was Associate
Fellow, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She
later moved on to Government of India and held
various key posts at senior level. She has been
Principal Advisor for Agriculture and Environment
and Manpower in Planning Commission. She was
Research Fellow at the International Food Policy
Research Institute, Washington, U.S.A. She has
functioned as Member Secretary, Agriculture Prices
Commission and Economic Advisor, Ministry of
Industry, Government of India.
Dr. R. Thamarajakshi has, to her credit, over
fifty research papers/publications/presentations
at National/International forums in various
fields, viz., agricultural price policy,
employment planning, human resource development,
women and development, etc.
An internationally recognised expert, Dr. R.
Thamarajakshi has done consultancy assignments for
United Nations' Organisations such as ESCAP, UNIDO,
ARTEP (ILO), and also for APDC.