So, I just thought of looking at the profile of NAC members. Given the kind of policies they bring out, it becomes highly essential to explore the credentials of these policy makers. Here is the page with member names: Member's Profiles,NAC Chairperson: Smt. Sonia Gandhi--do not need to comment Members, National Advisory Council Ms. Anu Aga---retired chairman of Thermax Dr. Narendra Jadhav--economist at RBI Dr. Mihir Shah---economist at PC Shri Naresh C. Saxena---some experience in forestry Prof. Pramod Tandon---expert about NE region and educationist Ms. Aruna Roy---political activist Dr. A. K. Shiva Kumar---economist Shri Deep Joshi---NGO guy Ms. Farah Naqvi---activist writer Ms. Mirai Chatterjee--director of SEWA Shri Ashis Mondal--NGO guy Looking at the group, it looks like no one is specialized enough to analyze the wide level impacts of NAC's program on the economy as a whole or welfare. Looking at the publishing records of economists disheartens me even more.