Kshitish Chandra Neogy


Kshitish Chandra Neogy (1888–1970), also known as KC Neogy, was an Indian politician from West Bengal. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India, member of the first Cabinet of independent India and the chairman of the first Finance Commission of India.

Neogy was a member of the Indian National Congress and was elected as a member of the Central Legislative Assembly in 1920, 1923, 1926, 1930 representing Bengal and was returned to the assembly in successive elections. He held a number of important posts in Government of India including Chairman of the Planning Advisory Board and Indian Railway Enquiry Committee. He was also a member of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.[1]

Neogy was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly of India and after independence became a member of the First Cabinet of Independent India under Jawaharlal Nehru as the Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation and later as Minister for Commerce.[2] After the resignation of R. K. Shanmukham Chetty, Neogy took charge as the second Finance Minister of India in 1950. He held office for just 35 days and did not get an opportunity to present a Budget [3] since he resigned along with Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

On 22 November 1951, Neogy was appointed by the President of India as the chairman of the first Finance Commission of India.[4]

Neogy had three children with his wife, Lila. His eldest son, Prithwish Neogy (1918–91), was a professor of art history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2013-08-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Chaudhary, Valmiki (1984). Dr. Rajendra Prasad: Correspondence and Select Documents. p. 326. ISBN 9788170230021.
  3. ^ "- Liaquat Ali Khan: 1946-1947 (Interim government)".
  4. ^ "Inauguration of K. C. Neogy Conference Room in Thirteenth Finance Commission" (Press release). New Delhi: Fourteenth Finance Commission. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2017-07-23.

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