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Subhash Garg
  Former Finance Secretary of India

Dream of Viksit Bharat: India's $10 Trillion Economy Dream

India's $10 trillion dream presents a formidable yet attainable objective, signalling a transformative journey towards global economic prominence. This vision hinges on a multifaceted strategy encompassing policy reforms aimed at nurturing innovation and attracting investments, empowering the workforce through comprehensive skilling initiatives, fostering a robust manufacturing sector to drive self-reliance and exports, and ensuring widespread financial inclusion. Achieving this target entails sustained exponential economic growth, facilitated by the creation of millions of new jobs across various sectors, an overhaul of infrastructure in transportation, energy, and communication, and embracing cutting-edge technologies to propel progress. This collective effort will propel India towards a brighter future, marked by prosperity and resilience – the future of Viksit Bharat.

20th

March

15:20

AM

Shridhar Shriram Auditorium, SRCC

Speaker Profile

A distinguished figure in the realm of finance and governance, Mr Subhash Garg is a dynamic strategist with a proven track record in public policy and economic reform. With a career spanning decades, Mr Garg has made significant contributions to economic policy, financial regulation, and administrative reform. His astute leadership and vision have shaped key financial policies, contributing significantly to India's economic landscape. He has held prominent positions in both the public and private sectors. In the past, he has served as an Executive Director at the World Bank for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka.

He has served on the Board of Directors for the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). In the past, he has also handled the prestigious portfolios of being the Economic Affairs Secretary, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the country's economic policies and being the Finance Secretary, where he played a vital role in handling the country's fiscal management and in accelerating India’s growth trajectory. Before his illustrious work as Secretary to the Government of India, he worked in various capacities for both the Union Government and the Government of Rajasthan in his tenure as an IAS officer.

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