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K. C. Sivaramakrishnan Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

K. C. Sivaramakrishnan is Research Professor and Chairman of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. Sivaramakrishnan is one of the leading authorities in the field of Urban Planning and Development. He entered the Indian Administrative Service in 1958 and served in the West Bengal cadre. He was the Chief Executive of the Durgapur Development Authority in 1967–71; the Chief Executive of the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) in 1971–75; Project Director, Central Ganga Authority in 1985–88 and Secretary, Urban Development, Government of India in 1988–91. He was also Urban Management Advisor in the World Bank during 1979–82 and Senior Advisor in 1992–95. He was Parvin Fellow at the Princeton University in 1965–66 and Homi Bhaba Fellow at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta during 1976–77. Sivaramakrishnan’s various publications include Metropolitan Management: The Asian Experience (1986), Power to the People: The Politics and Progress of Decentralisation (2000), Handbook of Urbanization in India: Analysis of Trends and Processes of the 2001 Census (2005), and Courts, Panchayats and Nagarpalikas: Background and Review of the Case Law (2009).