Pradeep S Mehta

Pradeep S Mehta (68) is the founder secretary general of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS), one of the largest consumer groups in India. CUTS has now completed 25 glorious years. Mehta studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior (higher secondary), St Xavier’s College at Calcutta University (B.Com) and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur.

Mehta serves/has served on several policy making bodies of the Government of India, related to trade, environment and consumer affairs, including the National Advisory Committee on International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and its working groups. He also serves on the Executive Board of the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development, Geneva and chairs the Advisory Board of the South Asia Network on Trade, Economics and Environment, Kathmandu.

Mehta also serves on the advisory boards of Centre Advisory & Review Group of the Research Centre on Regulation and Competition, Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester University, UK; Institute for Consumer Antitrust, Loyola College, Chicago, USA and the OECD’s Advisory Committee for Investment in Africa, OECD, Paris.

In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mumbai and the Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi.

A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organiser in the social field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. Over 700 articles of Mehta have been published in several newspapers and magazines on issues relating to consumerism, competition policy, and trade & economics.

He has written and/or edited several books and monographs such as: Towards a Functional Competition Policy for India; Competition Regimes around the World; WTO and India: An Agenda for Action in Post Doha Scenario; Analyses of the Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy; Multilateralisation of Sovereignty; How to survive as a consumer; Numbers, at what cost.

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