Raja Chelliah

Contribution of Raja Chelliah to Indian Public Finance

November 23, 2015

Raja Chelliah played a major role in reforming Indian economic policies. He was the main architect of the tax reforms programme when the economic reforms were implemented in 1991. He is often referred to as “The Father of Tax Reforms”.  After working as Chief of the Fiscal...

Raja Chelliah Tax Reforms Committee

November 23, 2015

Prior to the liberalization of Economy, India’s tax regime was marred with numerous problems. In terms of direct taxes, there was a high degree of progressiveness in 1960s and 1970s that led to adverse effect on tax collection efficiency. Further, there were large number of exemptions eroded...