Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Montek Singh Ahluwalia (born 24 November 1943) is an Indian economist and civil servant who was the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, a position which carried the rank of a Cabinet Minister. He tendered his resignation for this post in May 2014 following the impending end of the UPAII regime at the center. He was previously the first Director of the Independent Evaluation Office at the International Monetary Fund.
The President of India awarded him the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour for public service.
He has published a number of articles on various aspects of the Indian economy in academic journals.