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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
24-May-2018 17:33 IST
Fifteenth Finance Commission constitutes a High Level Group to examine the strengths and weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of Health Sector

The Fifteenth Finance Commission has constituted a high level group consisting of eminent experts from across the country in Health Sector. Dr. RandeepGuleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi will be its Convenor.


The role and functions of the High Level Groupon Health Sector will be:

  • To evaluate the existing regulatory framework in the Health sector and examine its strength and weaknesses for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector keeping in view India’s demographic profile;
  • To suggest ways and means to optimize the use of existing financial resources and to incentivize the state governments’ effort on fulfillment of well-defined health parameters in India; and
  • To holistically examine best international practices for the health sector and seek to benchmark our frameworks to these practices for optimizing benefits keeping in mind our local issues.

High Level Group on Health Sector will have following Convenor and Members:


  1. Dr. RandeepGuleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi (Convenor);
  2. Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru;
  3. Dr. DeelipGovindMhaisekar, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Science, Pune;
  4. Dr. NareshTrehan, Medanta City, Gurgaon;
  5. Dr. BhabatoshBiswas, Prof & HOD of Cordio Thoracic Surgery, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata; and
  6. Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India