Bimal Jalan is a former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and a nominated member of the Upper House of India's Parliament, the Rajya Sabha during 2003 - 2009. Jalan graduated from Presidency College, Calcutta, and later attended Cambridge and Oxford. He has authored numerous books like, ‘The Indian Economy: Problems’, ‘India’s Economic Policy’,’ India’s Economic Crisis: The way’, ‘The Future of India’ and many others. Jalan held several administrative and advisory positions in the Government of India, namely, Chief Economic Adviser in the 1980s, Banking Secretary between 1985 and 1989 and Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance between January 1991 and September 1992. In 1992-93 and then from 1998-2008, Jalan was the President of the Governing Body of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, Planning Commission in New Delhi.