The Economist

Mr. Gopal Krishna Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant and is currently the Managing Director of Vogue Stock Ltd. The current positions he hold and the past role that he has played in various Business Associations and Think Tanks and Regulatory Organization make him an expert on the subject matter pertaining to Economics. He extensively writes for newspaper, financial journals and delivers lectures in seminars & conferences on these subjects.

While his brain is wired as that of an economist, his heart is of a social worker beating for the common good, making him a rare mix of an Activist and an Economist. He believes in stringent yet seamlessly implemented policies to boost confidence and sentiment in the economy. He has always considered corruption as the biggest threat to our country, particularly rampant corruption in the ownership and allocation of natural resources.

In his vision, economy cannot run on adhocism. There has to be a long term perspective coming out of clear vision for Country’s future. Socio Economic development can take place only after proper allocation of national resources. The flows at the policy level cannot be overcome through administrative mechanism. If the policy were right, the administration could be held accountable.
In his role as the National Convener of BJP’s Economic Cell, he has drafted many Bills and has even worked on plans for Prevention of Bribery in Private / NGO sector. One of his most notable work as an economist has been drafting a legal frame work to get Indian money back from safe tax havens. His detailed document on Development v/s displacement and his research work on Jaladhikar an element of life have been widely appreciated.

Mr. Gopal Krishna Agarwal in his various roles has worked towards economic policies that can help make life of common men better. His vision for India is of a country with Low inflation and higher per capita income, higher investments in infrastructure, sustainable GDP growth, less reliance on foreign funds, high and equitable employment rate across the country and strong growth in agricultural sector. All this is possible only when our planners internalize the process of social policy making by recognizing social development as an explicit primary goal, rather than subservient to national economic development plans.