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Little sign of change in aftermath of notebandi
The Asian Age, February 28, 2017

Digital society’s many disruptions
Live Mint, February 22, 2017

India’s Place in an Uncertain Trump Presidency
The Wire, February 12, 2017

Better, faster Net options needed
The Asian Age, February 10, 2017

Lower taxes to be competitive
The Asian Age, January 27, 2017

The right processes for a good budget
Live Mint, January 24, 2017

Let CAG do reviews, not Aayog
The Asian Age, January 05, 2017

Sustaining transition to a digital economy
Live Mint, December 28, 2016

Heralding the Digital Economy Isn’t Enough, Can India Exploit it for Job Creation?
The Wire, December 14, 2016

It Is Time to Address India’s Abysmal Job Creation Record
The Wire, November 25, 2016

Improving India’s job creation ranking
Live Mint, November 15, 2016

Note ban: Centre didn’t plan properly
Deccan Chronicle, November 15, 2016

Congratulation from Mr Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, UNCTAD for appointment as a Member of India's Board of Trade

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Please click to download the image.Mr. Pradeep S Mehta (68) is the founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), a leading economic policy research, advocacy and networking, non-governmental group in India, with offices in Nairobi, Lusaka, Accra, Hanoi and Geneva. CUTS was established in 1983 and has completed 30 glorious years. He has studied commerce at the Calcutta University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur.

In April, 2012, Mehta has been nominated to the High Level Stakeholders Panel of WTO on Defining the Future of Trade. He has been Honorary Adviser to the Commerce & Industry Minister of India and NGO Adviser to the WTO Director General from 2002 to 2005.

Recently he has been a Member of the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee on Industry and Chairman of its Task Force on National Competition Policy. Further, he has also Chaired Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’s Working Group on Road Safety Education.

He serves on several policy-making bodies of the Government of India and Inter Governmental Organisations related to trade, investment, competition, environment and consumer affairs.

He chairs the advisory committee of the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu. In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ITCSD); Geneva, Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi and on the Global Policy and Campaigns Committee on Economic Issues of Consumer International, London.

A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organizer in the social science field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. He has published/edited several books and papers on trade, investment, competition and development.

(Updated on 2016.04.29)

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