Dr. Vijay Kelkar is currently the Chairman of India Development Foundation, India & Chairman, Forum of Federations, Canada. He was a Non-executive Chairman of National Stock Exchange of India Limited. Dr. Kelkar is also the Chairman of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP).
Dr. Kelkar is the former Finance Secretary to the Government of India. He has held many senior level positions in the Government of India including the most recent position as the Chairman of the Finance Commission; Advisor to Minister of Finance; Finance Secretary, Government of India; Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Chairman of the Tariff Commission.
He has also served in several key posts in international organisations such as Director and Coordinator of International Trade Division, UNCTAD, Switzerland and Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan at the International Monetary Fund, USA.
Dr. Kelkar has done B.E., from College of Engineering Pune, M.S., from University of Minnesota US, and Ph.D. in economics from University of California Berkeley, US.
Dr. Kelkar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, in January 2011.