Bimal Jalan (born 17 August 1941) is a former
Governor of Reserve Bank
India and a nominated member of the Upper House of India's
Rajya Sabha during 2003–2009.
Education and career
Jalan graduated from Presidency College, Calcutta, and later attended
Cambridge and Oxford but no further detail as to his course of study
is known publicly.
Jalan held several administrative and advisory positions in the
Government of India, namely, Chief Economic Adviser in the 1980s,
Banking Secretary between 1985 and 1989 and Finance Secretary,
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance between January 1991 and September 1992. In
1992-93 and then from 1998-2008, Jalan was the President of the
Governing Body of the National Council of Applied Economic Research,
Planning Commission in New Delhi.
He was the
Reserve Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India for two terms. The
India reappointed Jalan as
Governor of the Reserve Bank
of India, first for a period of two years commencing 22 November 2000
to 21 November 2002 and again for a further period of two years
commencing from 22 November 2002 and ending 21 November 2004. He was
Y. Venugopal Reddy on 6 September 2003. During his
Indian Rupee note of 1000 denomination was introduced.
He is the writer of many books such as "The Future of India", "India's
Politics: A View from the Backbench","The Future Of India: Politics,
Economics, And Governance","The Indian Economy: Problems And
Prospects", "India's Economic Policy","Emerging India: Economics,
Politics and Reforms" and "India's Economic Crisis: The Way Ahead".
India's Economic Crisis: The Way Ahead (
Oxford University Press, 1991)
The Indian Economy: Problems and Prospects (editor) (Penguin, 1993).
India's Economic Policy: Preparing for the Twenty-first Century
(Viking, 1996) examines some of the critical policy choices for India
at the present juncture.
The Future of
India Politics, Economics and Governance (Penguin,
India's Politics: A view from the backbench (Penguin-Viking, 2007).
Rajya Sabha members". Retrieved 2009-12-31.
^ "List of Governors". Reserve Bank of India. Archived from the
original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 2006-12-08.
^ Jain, Manik (2004). 2004 Phila
India Paper Money Guide Book.
Kolkata: Philatelia. p. 77.
^ "List of self authored books".
^ "Most widely held works by Bimal Jalan". WorldCat.
Governors of the Reserve Bank of India
Osborne Smith (1935–37)
James Braid Taylor (1937–43)
C. D. Deshmukh
C. D. Deshmukh (1943–49)
Benegal Rama Rau (1949–57)
K. G. Ambegaonkar (1957)
H. V. R. Iyengar (1957–62)
P. C. Bhattacharya (1962–67)
Lakshmi Kant Jha (1967–70)
B. N. Adarkar (1970)
S. Jagannathan (1970–75)
N. C. Sen Gupta (1975)
K. R. Puri (1975–77)
M. Narasimham (1977)
I. G. Patel
I. G. Patel (1977–82)
Manmohan Singh (1982–85)
Amitav Ghosh (1985)
R. N. Malhotra (1985–90)
S. Venkitaramanan (1990–92)
C. Rangarajan (1992–97)
Bimal Jalan (1997–2003)
Y. Venugopal Reddy (2003–08)
Duvvuri Subbarao (2008–13)
Raghuram Rajan (2013–16)