Smt. Ganga Murthy

Ms Ganga Murthy is an M Phil from the Department of Economics in the Madras University. She joined the Indian Economic Service in 1976 and have over 3 decades of experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating schemes and programmes across different sectors of the economy in the Government of India. During her career also obtained an MSc in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, UK.

She began her career in the Planning Commission with planning for the decentralized sector and ways to address regional imbalances in the country. This was followed by stints of varying time periods in the Departments / Ministries of Rural Development, Pensions, Economic Affairs, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Health and Family Welfare and Consumer Affairs. She superannuated from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs in August 2013 as Principal Economic Adviser.

She was in-charge of the Economics Directorate in the Railways as Senior Economic Advisor, between 2009-11 before moving in as Principal Economic Adviser in Consumer Affairs from 2011-2013.

She also acted as the Secretary for the Public Accounts Committee and the Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe irregularities in Securities Transactions in 1992 during an interesting stint in the Lok Sabha during 1991-93.