Delhi Economics Conclave 2015

IAS Prelims 2023

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Delhi Economics Conclave 2015 on 6th November. The theme of the DEC this year is “Realizing India’s JAM (Jan-Dhan Aadhar Mobile) Vision”.

The Session will have Inaugural Address by the Prime Minister followed by Opening Remarks from the Union Finance Minister, Shri ArunJaitely.

Other dignitaries to be participate in the Inaugural Session include Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha and Dr. Arivnd Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser(CEA) among others.

In the opening Plenary Session on ‘International and Indian Experience and Future’, Dr. Arvind Panagriya, Vice Chairman, Niti Ayog will be in the chair. Prof. Brian Forde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mr. Luis Henrique Paiva from Brazil would be among the key Speakers. Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Cabinet Secretary will speak on ‘Indian Experience’.

In the second Plenary Session, on ‘The benefits and risks of biometric authentication-evidence from social programs in India’ Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman, EXIM Bank will be in the Chair. Prof. Karthik Muralidharan, Professor of Economics, University of California-San Diego will be the Speaker.

The Third Session in the afternoon on ‘Beneficiaries’ experiences with technology-based targeting’ will be chaired by Shri J.S. Deepak, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Communication Technology, Government of India.

In the fourth Plenary Session on ‘Financial Inclusion and DBT-the uncovered territory’, Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance will be in Chair while Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India will be the Speaker.

In the fifth Plenary Session on the theme ‘Political economy and States’ perspectives and preparedness’, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (IC) for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will be in Chair.

The first post- tea Plenary Session will have Conversation on ‘JAM+Vision for Future’. The participants will be Dr. Arvind Subrmanian, Chief Economic Adviser and Mr. Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman, UIDAI.

The Closing Session will have Panel Discussion on the theme of ‘JAM Vision – Challenges and Way Forward’ and will be moderated by the Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.