Senior Adjunct Fellow, RIS (Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries)
Subhomoy Bhattacharjee is Consulting Editor at the Business Standard newspaper. He works on public policy, primarily finance, energy and urban issues. He comments on current economic issues at On Point with Subhomoy Bhattacharjee His latest book “India’s Coal Story”, traces how India’s coal reserves was at the centre of a major political scandal that nearly sent a Prime Minister to jail. It explores why since Independence, Indian business and government could not settle the rights on energy security, creating the murky politics of coal–& sketches the options for India’s future energy security. His earlier book was “Special Economic Zones in India; Myths and Realities” (co-authored). He has read Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and at Shri Ram College of Commerce. He has worked in the Govt of India as part of Indian Information Service & has since moved to The Economic Times, Indian Express & Financial Express newspapers. His analysis of power sector reforms is in “The Difficulty of Being Gajendra Haldea”, whose contributors include Dr Manmohan Singh and Montek Singh Ahluwalia. His essay on the power of the civil services is in “Transforming the Steel Frame; Promise and Paradox of Civil Service Reform”—a collection of essays on Indian bureaucracy, edited by Vinod Rai, former CAG. Subhomoy is also Senior Adjunct Fellow with Delhi based think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Coordinator, Centre for Maritime Economy and Connectivity. He is Adjunct Faculty at OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat where he teaches economics and regulatory issues. He is also a frequent commentator on television channels for their business news programmes. He is presently working on his next book that sketches the conflicting role of political and permanent executive in the government, for framing public policy.