Dr. Menjor Singh

Associate Professor in Economics,

The author of well-known books, social and economic reformer in India

Founder of Rural Women Foundation, India (RWF)  

www.ruralwomenfoundation.com/

He had administrative experience for more than a decade while serving as Joint Director of Higher Education (University), Government of Manipur, India.

He is an author of the well-known books

“ECONOMIC REFORMS IN INDIA”,

“WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION AND THE THIRD WORLD” and

“PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT. A CASE STUDY".

All the proceeds obtained from the books have been donated to RWF. Till date, he has donated more than Rs.10 million to RWF.
Founder of the Modern Library Foundation, Bishnupur District, Manipur, India

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

(i) Question Setter in Economics, Manipur University,
(A Central University) , Imphal, Manipur, India

(ii) Examiner in Economics, Manipur University,
(A Central University), Imphal, Manipur, India.

(iii) Examiner in Economics of Manipur Public Service
Commission (MPSC) for MCS & MPS Combine Selection Test
Examination, Government of Manipur, India.

(iv) Approved Guide for Ph.D. degree in Economics,
Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, India. 5( five) Ph.D. scholars are undergoing research under my supervision.

(v) Published 3 (three) works of International Standard, viz.
(a) Economic Reforms in India (2001)
(b) World Trade Organization and The Third World (2005)
(c) Participatory Development A Case Study (2008)

(vi) Author of ‘’An approach to Agricultural Development with
Sustainability’’ in Perspectives on the Economy of Manipur. (2010)

(vii) ‘World Trade Organization & The Third World’ Series (Special Edition)
Publishing soon including new chapters.

(viii) Attended many Seminars / Conferences at national and international levels.

ASSOCIATIONS

• Founder, Rural Women Foundation, Bishnupur District, Manipur, India.
• Founder, Modern Library Foundation, Bishnupur District, Manipur, India.
• Formerly, Finance Officer, All Manipur Lecturers Association, Imphal, India.
• Life Member, North- East Economics Association, Guwahati, India.
• Formerly, State Convener, Economics Cell, BJP Manipur State, India.
• Research Guide, Manipur University, India.

 BOOK DESCRIPTION

ECONOMIC REFORMS IN INDIA:
The book, Economic Reforms in India, traces neatly the background against which India adopted a three- pronged strategy of economic reforms comprising privatization, liberalization and globalization. It has scanned microscopically the entire gamut of the current reforms process in India, and carefully delineated the arguments for and against the Reforms and, the revival of the market mechanism as the principal instrument of economic growth and development. The book also monitors very closely India’s experience in the Reforms, and has explored the chunk areas where the Reforms have achieved some remarkable success as also those where they have failed to see the light of the day, thereby unearthing their myths and pitfalls.

A striking feature of the book is that it has embarked well upon the global experience of economic reforms, and delves deeply into India’s involvement as well as experience in the global environment of economic reforms.
Another feature of importance in the book is clear-cut delineation made of the State action vis-à-vis the market mechanism in an economy like ours which promises either partial or complete liberalization. Furthermore, the book has explored explicitly the areas where State action and public activism are called for in an endeavor of alleviation of poverty and deprivation, and enhancement of entitlements and capabilities of man in the direction of economic development with a human face.
First Edition 2001
@ Dr. Menjor Singh
All Rights reserved
ISBN 81-7099-806-9
ittal Publication, New Delhi, India. Pages -202

PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY

The book, Participatory Development A Case Study, neatly discusses theoretical issues like Democracy for Development, Indian Experience of Planning and its Failures. It has explained how and why the conventional approach to India’s development planning has failed to achieved the avowed objectives.

It also elaborately discusses the Participatory Way of Rural Development with pointed explanation why participation is needed in the context of modern planning in a democratic set-up like ours. It has thus explained how people , as changed agents should be instrumental in bringing about rapid development in rural areas, pointing to the various ways of participation. It also seeks to explain how people have to manage CPRs in a participatory way for sustainable development.

In particular, the book critically examines the validity of several participatory institutions - he so-called NGOs working in the State of Manipur in the context of removal of poverty, and also highlights the outcome of the case study undertaken by the author besides suggesting measures for improvement.

The book thus concludes with a logistical formulation of rational strategies, and the ways and means for better participation or, means for better participation or , more appropriately , enhanced participation of the people at grass-roots level in developmental activities.
First Edition 2008
@ Dr.Menjor Singh
All rights reserved ISBN 81-8324-209-X
Mittal Publication, New Delhi, India. Pages - 156


WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION & THE THIRD WORLD

The book, World Trade Organization and the Third World traces neatly the background against which the General Agreement on Tariffs &Trade (GATT) was formed with the objective of upholding free and fair trade at global level, up-to the Final Agreement arrived at under GATT.

An overview is made about the results of the various rounds of trade talks/negotiations concluded so far under the aegis of GATT,
in particular, about the Uruguay Round –the last round, and its results. It also neatly discusses the various measures against unfair trade practices , contingency trade measures for improvement of global trade, and the agreements reached so far in both traditional and non- traditional trade areas/sectors, and their implications for the countries in the Third World including India.
It delves deeply into those areas /sectors and the negotiation reached on them, and explains why some powerful countries in the North gain and those less powerful ones in the South meet with losses.

A striking feature of the book is that it embarks well upon the experiences of the developing and less developed countries in the Third World, and suggests as to how they would negotiate in the near future.

A thorough discussion is also made on India’s experience , as a leading developing country , in the trade negotiations at GATT and WTO levels.
A major portion of the book is devoted to study and analysis of the organizational structure , powers and functions of WTO, and its relation with the UN and other economic groupings. It has been well proved in this book that the Ministerial Conferences at WTO level are all but uncertain and unpredictable. And as such, even though WTO is a successor to GATT, and is contemplated to do away with the inadequacies and imbalances experienced under GATT regime, it still works at the dictates of the powerful majors like the US and EU, there being left little elbowroom for the concerns of the poor countries in the Third World.

The book thus unfolds the deficiencies and imbalances witnessed under the WTO systems , and points to the critical choices to be made by the member nations of WTO in future negotiations.
First Edition 2005
@ Dr.Menjor Singh
All rights reserved
ISBN 81-8324-081-X
Mittal Publication, New Delhi, India.
Pages- 392

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