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Mr.Raj Liberhan


Mr. Liberhan is currently the Director of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. He has varied experience with a significant range of responsibilities at the senior level in government, public sector and NGO environment; building and sustaining organisations, programmes and missions with sector specific objectives and services; formulating initiatives for developing policy parameters in the urban development, environment and literacy sectors. He has a specialisation in establishing mission philosophy and governance profiles for civil society on civic issues and literacy and creating and sustaining Economic and Financial systems for large organizations ( at the Macro Level).

Project Management:

  • Budget formulation, budget management, Resource mobilisation and Fund management.
  • anning and formulating projects.
  • Conceptualising and developing program focus.
  • Managing and coordinating project implementation.
  • Project and programme review.

Economic and Financial Administration:

  • Processing of project approvals vis-a-vis their feasibility economic viability, funding patterns etc., and monitoring their implementation.
  • Project appraisal, review and evaluation for financial viability.
  • Financial evaluation and negotiation of contracts.
  • Design and implementation of relevant MIS for commercial projects.
  • Identification and finalisation of organisation’s investments.
  • Mobilisation of resources through banks and allied firms and leading financial institutions.
  • Designing and marketing appropriate debt instruments.
  • Coordination and direction of all financial accounts, audit and administrative functions.

Consultant to UNDP/UNIDO, New Delhi
(October 2000 – February 2001)

Expert Member, Urban Planning Group for Study undertaken on the `Gurgaon Green City Project’ to be implemented with technical assistance from Green City, Denmark. The study was to help prepare a blue print for integrated city management system.


Government Enviornment

As a civil servant in the Government of India, I handled various assignments in the ministry and field offices of the Director finance, from December 1972 to 1995. During my tenure with the Government, I had assignments with the Ministries of Shipping and Transport and Commerce & Supply.

Budget formulation:

  • Prepared annual plan proposals for the Ports sector in India including the 6th five-year plans. The approved plan form part of the plan budget.
  • Monitoring of the progress of plan implementation including fund releases.
  • Budget implementation and management information system.
  • Overseeing the treasury functions in the line ministries of Shipping and Defence and Supply including payment processing, preparation of account reports and presentations of annual accounts for the sector.
  • Monitoring inter governmental settlement of accounts.
  • Interacting with Central Bank for settling governmental transactions.
  • Financial evaluation and negotiation of contracts for supplies.
  • Implementing finance terms of procurement contracts for the Central procurement agency of the Government of India.


Assigned with internal auditor responsibilities to audit and review government expenditure in defence and preparation and submission of audit reports to the executive authorities.