Kolkata, July 29: West Bengal, Chief secretary H K Dwivedi have conferred with a PhD degree by Calcutta University, sources said. Calcutta University conferred PhD degree in “development Economics” to the 58- years old Dwivedi for his thesis titled “Measurement of fiscal and Debt sustainability of Indian states- An alternative approach on July 23rd, they said it on Wednesday.
The 1988 batch IAS officer has completed PhD under the guidance of prof. Achin Chakraborty of the city-based institute for developmental studies. Dwivedi had completed his master degree in development economics from London School of Economics and has published research papers in reputed journals.
Dwivedi was the finance secretary of the WB government for 9 years and has implemented radical public finance management reforms in the state.