Dr. TCA Anant is the Chief Statistician of India (CSI), with concurrent charge as the secretary of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).
Prof. T. C. A. Anant holds PhD. in Economics from Cornell University; MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and BA (Hons.) in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.
He has been a member of the Expert Group on Trade and Competition Policy, Ministry of Commerce; Visiting Professor and Member, Academic Council,National Law University, Jodhpur; Member Advisory Committee for History of the Reserve Bank of India. He has also served as member-secretary of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, funding organisation of the Central government.
He has participated in several high level conferences, seminars and workshops, and has a number of publications to his credit. His research work has spanned a wide range of areas from game theory, industrial organisation and environmental economics to the interface between law and economics. He is also a member of the advisory committee on regulations under the Competition Commission of India.
Anant has also been associated as a resource person for projects sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and the International Labour Organisation. In this capacity, he has been associated with the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, and participated in the first Retreat for Supreme Court Judges held in July 2005. He has also been a member of the Academic Council of the National Law University, Jodhpur since its inception.