Dr. Shashank Saksena, an Indian Economic Service officer from the 1987 batch, has degrees of Master of Arts in Economics and LL.B. from University of Allahabad, "M.Sc. in Macro Economic Policy and Planning for Developing Countries" from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom and Ph.D. in "Agricultural Economics" from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh.
Currently, Dr. Shashank Saksena is a Senior Economic Adviser in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and is involved with the formulation of financial sector policy and legislative reforms. He has also worked in the areas of formulation of policy reforms in the areas of Agricultural Price Policy, Capital Market, External Commercial Borrowings, Banking Sector, Pension Reforms and State Finances in various Central Departments and Ministries. He has over 20 years of work experience in different Departments of the Ministry of Finance. He has been a Member of several Expert Committees in the financial sector. He has been involved with the formulation and enactment of over dozen financial sector legislations with respect to the securities market, the banking sector, payment system, financial markets and pension sector and the delegated legislations made thereunder during this period. He has also published technical papers in a Book and News Magazines.