Arjun Kumar Sengupta (10 June – 26 September ) was a Member of the Parliament . Under Sengupta’s Chairmanship, the NCEUS produced a total of ten reports in addition to submitting a number of Poverty, he wrote as many as six reports, including a mission report on extreme poverty in the United States. ARJUN SENGUPTA s the independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty, for the Human Rights Commis- sion in Geneva, this author . This paper provides a rationale for defining extreme poverty as a combination of income poverty, human development poverty and social exclusion. It briefly.

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It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering. However, it does this without specifying a poverty line and without any justification for the estimate. It briefly discusses the implication of treating this combination as union or intersection of the three sets of people, suffering from these three types of poverty. Notify me of new comments via email.

Demystifying poverty: which estimate and why

The adoption of appropriate policies follows from that obligation. Archived copy as title link. The budget of a particular year must be seen against these longterm factors to assess its impact or its likelihood of success. The report is based on government data for the period between and So, who are the ones who have actually benefitted from the boom in the economic growth of the country? These sections comprise those living in conditions of “extreme poverty”, defined as a composite of income poverty, poveryy development poverty and social exclusion.

The immediate challenge is to arrest the loss of confidence of private investment and the attendant tightening of liquidity. This paper provides a rationale for defining extreme poverty as a combination of income poverty, human development arjin and social exclusion. Besides, it elaborates on the formulation of such programmes, in terms of human rights obligation through national actions, extending them to programmes of international actions.

So, management of globali- Managing Globalisation sation must be assessed in terms of its Governing Globalisation: In his subsequent role as the UN’s Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, he wrote as many as six reports, including a mission report on extreme poverty in the United States.

This paper seeks to examine some of the questions relating to the right of development as a human right, the nature of which is often open to conflicting interpretations.


Arjun Sengupta was born in Kolkata in However, while Sengupta was a market reformer, his vision was different than what was in currency at the time in the international financial rsport. Delivering the Arjun Sengupta Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian Society of Labour Economics on 16 DecemberPrabhat Patnaik described Sengupta as an “iconoclast” and lauded the many roles he played “in his long and distinguished career.


The proposal by the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector seeks to develop a healthy workforce that in turn will have a positive impact on national income arujn economic growth. Human Rights and Extreme Poverty Vol. While the numbers rose by a staggering million, the numbers of the new rich has also grown by 93 million. Farm Truths looks at issues in agriculture and runs on alternate Wednesdays.

Retrieved 15 December Sengupta, “Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: And throughout his busy and active role of a policy-maker, Sfngupta Islam arjum producing major research papers on all the subjects he dealt with. They are the long-term factors which determine the outcomes of policies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sengupta’s contribution to identifying the cross-linkages between extreme poverty and the downtrodden, C.

According to the report: He also wrote a number of academic papers on the subject, and with the support of Harvard University, implemented two large projects in South Asia.

Arjun Sengupta indicated that his most significant contribution was the final report he produced as the head of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector NCEUSa cabinet-rank position that he held from — The justification arnun economic reforms swngupta supposed to be the trickle down effect but for those who live in trying conditions 10 years of economic reforms seems to have made little difference.

Connect with us Contact Us. A minor but crucial component of this is that whatever poverty line is chosen, it should be uniform across rural and urban areas and also across states, the only adjustment being that of the poberty of living to account for differences in prices. Editorial – edit epw.

For the first time in India a comprehensive social security scheme for the unorganised sector has sdngupta proposed. Is it any wonder that those leaders who are seen to be reformers can never win the popular vote? In his stint at the Prime Minister’s Office in the early s, Sengupta was reportedly unhappy about India’s loan from the International Monetary Fund IMFand wanted more to be done for agriculture and small farmers.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sage Publications, https: Live September 1, Arjun Sengupta report: The recommendations of AGE relating to enhancing the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were initially considered and the proposals for enhancing the powers replrt to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were comjittee by the Cabinet and orders in this regard were issued on 5 August.

If the right to food, education, health are regarded as components reporrt a human right to development, the state has to accept the primary responsibility of delivering the right either on its own or in collaboration with others.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Unfortunately, arjub basis has been specified for choosing this number. The group, headed by Suresh Tendulkar, submitted its report to the Planning Commission, and details of it were first reported by Mint. Nonetheless, as with any estimate, these are only as good as the assumptions behind the adjustments. Upon his death, various published tributes to Dr. Take the findings of the Census: But these in no way suggest a methodology to esngupta out a person as poor for the purpose senguptz identification of beneficiaries for the census conducted by the ministry of rural development.

Six steps to redefining retail rules Three different constituencies make up Indian retail. So if you account for that, they are actually richer than the report reflects.

Arjun Kumar Sengupta

But international organisations were also seen as having an important role. Sengupta argued that the enforceability of collective rights via the implementation of development programs was possible even without their being converted into legal rights though he recognised that justiciability did remain a superior course of action.

After the Bangladesh war he became deputy chairman of Bangladesh Planning Commission, leaving an unmistakable mark of his expertise and understanding of political economy on the Bangladesh planning process. Archived from the original on 14 June