Dr. Sharat Kumar, an M.A. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, is currently Director in the Planning Commission. After teaching in Patna University and Ranchi University he joined the Indian Economic Service and has served Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Finance and Planning Commission (Government of India). He was also with the faculty of Economics at the LBSNAA, Mussoorie as a reader in Economics. He went to the Netheriands on a United Nations fellowship in 1994. He has written numerous articles in different economic journals and has published a book on â€˜Mixed Economy and Liberalizationâ€™ (1992). Dr. Praveen Jha, an M.A. and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University is currently Asstt. Professor at the Centre of Economic Studies and Planning of the University (JNU). He was earlier with the faculty of Economics, St. Stephenâ€™s College, Delhi University. He has also served the LBSNAA, Mussoorie as a visiting fellow. During the academic year 1999-2000, he was invited to teach at the University of Bremen, Germany. He has written numerous articles in different journals and has published a book on â€˜Agriculture Labour in Indiaâ€™ (1997).