Pradeep S Mehta is the Chairman of the CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). Mr. Mehta is the founder Secretary-General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), leading economic policy research, advocacy, and networking, a non-governmental group in India, with offices in Nairobi, Lusaka, Accra, Hanoi, and Geneva. CUTS was established in 1983 and has completed 30 glorious years. He has studied commerce at the Calcutta University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur. In April 2012, Mehta has been nominated to the High-Level Stakeholders Panel of WTO on Defining the Future of Trade. He has been an Honorary Adviser to the Commerce & Industry Minister of India and NGO Adviser to the WTO Director-General from 2002 to 2005. Recently he has been a Member of the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee on Industry and Chairman of its Task Force on National Competition Policy. Further, he has also Chaired the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’s Working Group on Road Safety Education. He serves on several policy-making bodies of the Government of India and Inter-Governmental Organisations related to trade, investment, competition, environment, and consumer affairs. He chairs the advisory committee of the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment(SAWTEE), Kathmandu. In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ITCSD); Geneva, Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi and on the Global Policy and Campaigns Committee on Economic Issues of Consumer International, London. A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organizer in the social science field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. He has published/edited several books and papers on trade, investment, competition, and development.
Web Address: www.PradeepSMehta.com
Substantively, Dr Sharma’s interest lies where business strategy, economics, law, and policy converge. He assists Governments and Corporates address policy and business issues relating to "business responsibility", "market structure" and "business conduct" through designing customized advisory and capacity-enabling solutions.
Prior to CIRC, Dr Sharma held VB Padode Chair Professor in Business Responsibility and the responsibility of Registrar at Vijaybhoomi University. From 2009 to 2012, he steered CIRC as Director. In his professional career, he has taken up various leadership roles with the IICA under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, and Economic Laws Practice (ELP), to name some.
His key policy engagements include Planning Commission Working Group on Competition Policy; MCA’s High-Level Committee for Framing India’s National Competition Policy and MCA’s High-Level Committee for Reforming Business Environment in India.
He has a Ph.D. in International Trade Law and Economics and an
At CIRC, he leads a team of specialist lawyers, regulatory economists, financial analysts, experts in AI and ML, and sector experts to deliver solutions to clients in the private sector and governments.
Assistant Director Fit-for-purpose pedagogy, skills & economic growth
Dr Shweta Sharma is a policy researcher and an assistant director at CIRC. She is deeply passionate about bridging the gap between education and employability.
She specialises in education, skill development, and their interaction with economic policies. Her doctoral research enquired about the interaction of education policy and economic policies. She has been a UGC post-doctoral fellow to research on policies towards skill formation.
She has been a university faculty in business schools in India and Ethiopia. Her expertise encompasses teaching, research, and project management.
Specialization: Prepare Voucher of Cash Transaction, Bank Transaction, and Other expenses daily and enter it into Accounting Software and keep all the records in a safe place. Bank Reconciliation. Preparation of Trading & Profit & Loss & Balance Sheet. Preparation of Income Tax Return in the Web-e-Tax. Filling Sale Tax, Income Tax, Service Tax Returns, TDS. Strengths: Problem-solving, reliability, initiative, discretion, multi-tasking, prioritizing, positive attitude and communication and interpersonal skill