Dr. Jitendra Singh
Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions

Dr. Jitendra Singh is a popular Diabetes specialist of international repute, Professor Diabetes and Endocrinology, noted intellectual, author, invited faculty to all the major national and South-Asia Diabetes conferences and a social activist.Elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Udhampur Constituency (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) from the State of Jammu & Kashmir in 2014. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.

Shri P.K. Sinha
Cabinet Secretary Government of India

Shri P.K. Sinha, who belongs to the 1977 batch of Indian Administrative Service, did his graduation in Economics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi. Thereafter, he did post-graduation in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Dr. P.K. Mishra
Additional Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister

Dr. P.K. Mishra, at present Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India, has, as a former member of the Indian Administrative Service, varied work experience (holding senior positions) in field organizations as well as at the policy-making levels of the government. He headed a Task Force of the Union Home Ministry, during 2012-13, to review the Disaster Management Act, 2005. He also chaired a committee constituted by the Union Agriculture Ministry to review the working of crop insurance schemes. He was also on the International Advisory Group of the World Bank to prepare a Disaster Recovery Framework at the global level.

Shri Sanjay Kothari
Secretary DoPT

Mr. Sanjay Kothari is a Haryana Cadre IAS Officer from 1978 batch with a Master’s Degree in Physics and Master in Business Administration from United Kingdom. He has worked as District Magistrate, Gurgaon; Home Secretary, Union Territory of Chandigarh and Chairman, Managing Director, Director and Secretary, Haryana Tourism. He has also been Secretary, Revenue and Rehabilitation, Personnel, Health, Cultural Affairs and Public Relations in the State of Haryana. In the Government of India, he has worked in the Ministry of Tourism, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Pension Departments. Since August, 2014 he has been appointed as Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training.

Shri Chirravuri Viswanath
Secretary DARPG

Shri Chirravuri Viswanath belongs to the 1981 batch of Indian Administrative Service and is presently holding charge of Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions since 2nd May, 2016.

Shri Bhaskar Khulbe
Additional Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister

Shri Bhaskar Khulbe is a 1983 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal Cadre. He is a post graduate in Zoology. He has also done courses in Social Policy in 1994 from the United Kingdom; and Leadership and Strategic training in 2014 from the United Kingdom. He has served in West Bengal in various capacities in Departments of Land Revenue Management and District Administration; Rural Development; Agriculture & Cooperation; Fisheries; Law & Justice; and Science & Technology.

Shri Pramod Kumar Das
Joint Secretary (Training) DoPT

Shri Pramod Kumar Das is a Member of the Indian Administrative Service of Madhya Pradesh cadre belonging to 1986 batch. He did his post-graduation in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1983 and Masters in Development Management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines in 2002.He joined Department of Personnel & Training in June, 2012. Prior to this, he has served the State Government of Madhya Pradesh in various capacities both at the field level and State level. He has worked as Sub-Divisional Officer and District Collector.

Mr. Yuri Afanasiev
UNDP Resident Representative , India

Mr. Yuri Afanasiev is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India. He assumed his duties in July 2015. Prior to his current position Mr. Afanasiev served for 10 years as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Croatia.

Mr. Jaco Cilliers
Country Director UNDP , India

Shri Jaco Cilliers is the Country Director of UNDP in India. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP in Uzbekistan, where he was responsible for the management and coordination of Programme and Operations. He also worked with UNDP Cyprus as Senior Programme Manager and Head of Office.

Dr. Taradatt
Director General,Training Coordination, ATI Odisha
Dr. Anup K Pujari
IAS (Retd.)

Dr. Anup K Pujari joined IAS in 1980 (allotted to Karnataka Cadre) and has served in various capacities in the State of Karnataka (1980-1996 and again 2003-2006). Dr. Pujari has the experience of public sector management in the State of Karnataka for several years. His notable postings include Principal Secretary, IT & Biotechnology; Managing Director, Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Corporation; Registrar, Bangalore University; Addl. Commissioner, Commercial Tax; Addl. Secretary, Finance; Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kanada District & Shimoga District.

Chairman Aravind Eye Care , Madurai

Dr.R.D.Ravindran graduated in medicine from Stanley Medical College in 1981 and completed his residency in Ophthalmology leading to Masters in Ophthalmology from Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

Shri N. C. Saxena
Advisor UNDP, India

Dr.Naresh Chandra Saxena was the topper of his batch in the Indian Administrative Service, which he joined in 1964. He retired as Secretary, Planning Commission, Govt of India (GOI). He also worked as Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, and Secretary Minorities Commission (GOI). He was Member of the National Advisory Council from 2004 to 2008 and 2010 to 2014. During 1993-96 he was Director, LalBahadurShastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, which trains senior civil servants. On behalf of the Supreme Court of India, Dr Saxena monitors hunger based programmes in India. He has chaired several government committees, such as on 'Women's Land Rights', ‘Identification of poor families’, ‘Implementation of Forest Rights Act’, ‘Joint Review Mission on Elementary Education’ and 'Bauxite Mining in Orissa'

Shri B. S. Baswan
IAS (Retd.)

Shri Baswan joined Indian Administrative Service in 1967 as an Officer of the Madhya Pradesh Cadre. He was educated at the Doon School, Dehradun; St. Stephen's College, Delhi; Elphinstone College, Bombay; Victoria University, Manchester (UK); and Banff School of Advanced Management, Canada. During his career, he has held many important positions such as, Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Secretary, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, MHRD, Govt. of India as well as the Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

Shri Padamvir Singh
Former Director LBSNAA, Mussoorie

Shri Padamvir Singh joined Indian Administrative Service in 1977 and was allocated to the Madhya Pradesh cadre. He did his schooling from The Doon School, Dehradun and graduated in Economics Honours from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Thereafter, after pursuing post graduate studies in Philosophy and Politics, he joined Indian Administrative Services.

Shri Rajeev Kapoor
Director LBSNAA, Mussoorie

An officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1979, PGDBA from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1981 and MPP from Princeton University, USA in 2000. . He has joined the Academy as Director in May, 2014. Prior to this, he was Principal Secretary to Governor of UP. Earlier he has served the state government in various capacities in the departments of Agriculture, Finance, Public Works, Energy, Technical and Vocational Education, Development banking, Industry and Health.

Dr. Amita Prasad
Additional Secretary Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Dr.Amita Prasad is an IAS officer of 1985 batch of Karnataka Cadre. She has done Post Graduation in History and Economics. She has also done Masters in Business Administration and Ph.D. She has undergone several in-service trainings in Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, IILM, National Law School of India University, IC Centre for Governance etc.

Dr Gyanendra Badgaiyan
Director General NCGG

Dr Gyanendra Badgaiyan is currently serving as the Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance; was working as a member of the IAS from 1991 to 2013 (January). Have worked as Chief Economist at UNDP and Research Fellow at UN University. As a member of the IAS, served in various policy and field level positions including Finance Secretary and Collector. Also taught at LBSNAA, Mussoorie as Professor, Economics. Studied Economics at Delhi School of Economics and Cambridge University and obtained PhD from Princeton University

Shri Anand Limaye
Director General YASHADA , Pune

An IAS Officer of 1989 Batch and Gold Medalist of the University of Pune, Mr. Anand Limaye has worked in the capacity of Collector of Nanded & Beed districts; Director General, Information & Public Relations.

Shri Vinod Agrawal
Director General Dr. MCR HRDI

Sri Vinod K Agrawal is a senior officer of Indian Administrative Service (1983) in Telangana cadre. He carries with him a varied experience of handling diverse jobs in the Government of Andhra Pradesh like Land Administration, Principal Secretary, Registration & Stamps Department, Industrial Development, Excise Administration, Tribal Welfare, Education, Co-operation and Marketing, Industries, Taxation, District Administration etc.. Currently he is Director General, Dr MCR HRD Institute and Spl CS to Government of Telangana.

IPS Aruna Bahuguna
Director (NPA) Hyderabad

She has worked in various positions with Andhra Pradesh police. She also holds the distinction of being the first woman SDG in Central Reserve Police Force. Aruna had served in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for five years. She also worked as joint commissioner of police, Hyderabad, and served as Special Director General, CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) . Aruna was decorated with Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. She has done her schooling from St George’s Grammar School, Hyderabad.She has done her undergraduation from Women’s Christian College, Chennai.

Dr. Sunita H. Khurana
Director ,ISTM

Dr. Sunita H. Khurana is presently posted as Director, Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) since September 2015. She did her M.Phil in Economics from Guru Nanak Dev University in 1982 and M.Phil in Social Sciences from Punjab University in 2006. In 2013, she completed her Doctorate in Philosophy from Punjab University. Prior to joining ISTM, she has served in various Central Government Ministries. She has served as Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Urban Development (1999-2006); as Director in Ministry of Rural Development (2006-2012); as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Defence (2012-2013); and as Joint Secretary in National Commission for Women (2013-2015).

Ms. Sarika Aggarwal Synrem
Director ,MATI Shillong

Ms. Sarika Aggarwal Synrem is a career civil servant. She joined Indian Defence Accounts Service in 2001. She has served in various capacities in providing important financial advice, payment, accounting and internal audit functions in respect of Army, Air Force, Border Roads Organisation etc. Ms. Synrem assumed the charge of the Director, Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute on deputation w.e.f. September, 2015.

Director General, ATI Kolkata

“Globalisation and Workers in Developing Countries-Can Social Partnership Become a Model for Industrial Relations?” In The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 44, 2002. 9.” Trade Union Growth and Decline in Asia”. In British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2002, Co-authors: Sarosh Kuruvilla, Hyunji Kwon, Soonwon Kwon. 10.”Global or Local? - Employment Relations of Japanese Multinationals in India”. Paper for presentation in the IRRA Conference, Seoul, April 2004.

Ms. Sumeeta Banerji
Assistant Country Director UNDP India

Sumeeta Banerji is a social development professional and currently Heads the Democratic Governance Program at the United Nations Development Programme in India. She handles a portfolio of programmes providing technical assistance and policy advice to key Government of India Ministries and State Governments on a wide range of governance themes including public administration, access to justice.

Prof. S. Parasuraman
Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai

Dr. S. Parasuraman has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, activist, administrator and development worker. Prof. S. Parasuraman is currently working as Director (vice-Chancellor) of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has held key positions in international organisations. He was Senior Advisor to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, UNESCAP, Bangkok.

Shri Emmanuel David
Director , TMTC Pune

Shri Emmanuel David is the Director of Tata Management Training Centre, the capability building arm of the Tata Group. With over 3 decades of experience in sectors like automobiles, infrastructure, hospitality and financial services, Emmanuel has led Human Resources function in many organizations.

Prof. William Gaudelli
Associate Professor at Teachers College

William Gaudelli is Associate Professor of Social Studies and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research areas include global citizenship education and teacher education/development. Gaudelli has published over 50 scholarly pieces in journals, including Teachers College Record, Teaching Education, Theory and Research in Social Education, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, The Journal of Aesthetic Education and Teaching and Teacher Education along with two books.

Shri Birjendu Gupta
Regional Director Centre for Creative Leadership

Shri Birjendu Gupta has cumulative experience of over two and a half decades in business, and talent development. Having worked in PwC, Wipro, Redington, Godrej & Boyce, Hindustan Lever and Glaxo, he brings in a unique competence of deep business understanding, human resources management and leadership development proficiency

Shri Kiran Gandhi
IC Centre for Governanace

Shri Kiran Gandhi is a human resource consultant to several small, medium and large companies in India. He previously worked as Head, Human Resources at three global Indian companies and as the training head of Tata Motors, Jamshedpur. He offers corporate training in leadership and management and has served as an executive coach at leading companies. Hehas taught as visiting faculty at prestigious management schools such as the Indian Business School, the Indian Institute of Management and the Tata Management Training Centre, and is a regular facilitator at Asia Plateau, the India Center for Initiatives ofChange (IofC).

Shri Vinay Hebbar
Managing Director Harvard Business Publishing India

Vinay Hebbar is the Managing Director for the Asia Pacific Region at Harvard Business Publishing. In this role he responsible for the South Asia, South East Asia, Australia and Middle East markets for the all 3 HBP verticals, viz. Corporate Learning, Higher Education, and the Harvard Business Review Group. He is also a member of the Board of Harvard Business School, India.

Shri Manoranjan Pani
General Manager , GCMMF (AMUL)Gujarat

Shri Manoranjan Pani joined Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., (GCMMF) (AMUL) in the year 1991 directly after completing his post-graduation in rural management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and rose to the present level of General Manager (Sales & Marketing). Shri Pani is also B Tech in Dairy Technology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

Dr Ashwini Chhattre
Sr. Research Fellow and Visiting Professor ISB

Dr Ashwini Chhattre is currently working as Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Professor, Economics and Public Policy in Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is working as Director of Research, Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture Network, India. Ashwini Chhatre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with research interests broadly centered on the dynamic cross-scale interactions between democratization, economic development, and environmental governance. Ashwini was the Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science, Harvard University in 2007.

Mrs. Ritu Mathur
Programme Analyst, UNDP

Mrs. Ritu Mathur, Programme Analyst, UNDP has an experience of more than a decade of working closely with training institutions in the country. During this period, she has worked extensively on capacity building with ATIs on human development and with State Institutes for Rural Development on training of elected representatives of Panchayati Raj.

Shri. D. Ponnusamy
Faculty , AIM, Chennai

Shri. D. Ponnusamy, is a BE (Production Engineering) from NIT, Tiruchirappalli, with MBA and PG. Dip. in Industrial Engineering. Is a senior Faculty Member and Programme Director of Anna Institute of Management for the past 25 years. Prior to joining Anna Institute of Management has worked in executive positions at Private and Central Government Institutions for nine years. Is a Government of India certified Master Trainer in Direct Trainer Skills and Recognised Trainer in Design of Training and Evaluation of Training. Has imparted training to 27967 participants by conducting 1088 training programmes. Based on invitations, presented papers at various international seminars.

Shri S.P.Gupta
Director General, HIPA, Gurgaon

He is a well known face in the field of Infrastructural Development i.e. Urban Development, Housing, Land Acquisition, Agriculture with special emphasis on Organic Farming, Animal Husbandry with special reference to Cow Wealth Protection and Samvardhan, Environment & Forest, Regulatory and enforcement functions etc.

Dr. Jyotsna Hirmukhe
Associate Professor & Director CIDM, YASHADA

Dr. Jyotsna Hirmukhe is Associate Professor & Director, CIDM, YASHADA , Pune. Originally a Selection Grade Deputy Collector from the Maharashtra Civil Services, her passion for Training has brought her to YASHADA, the Apex Training Institute of the Government of Maharashtra. She holds an M.Sc. in Botany and Ph. D. in Organizational Management under the Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune.