General

Body of BRLF

Category and Maximum No. Allowed

Name of the Member

President

Dr. Ajay Dandekar, Professor, Department of History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS) Shiv Nadar University

Member Secretary

Chief Executive Officer, BRLF

Government of India (4)

Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India
Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India
Joint Secretary (in-charge of BRLF), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

State Government (9)

Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Jharkhand
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Chhattisgarh
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Odisha
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of West Bengal
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Rajasthan
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Gujarat
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Maharashtra
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Madhya Pradesh
Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Government of Telangana

Eminent Persons (30)

Shri SM Vijayanand (IAS retd), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala
Shri Mohan Hirabai Hiralal, Secretary, Vrikshamitra, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra
Ms. Ashwini Kulkarni, Founder, Pragati Abhiyan, Nashik
Shri Sumit Bose, IAS (retd), Vice Chairmain, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
Shri Shankar Venkateswaran, Advisor, Business, Society and Sustainable Development
Shri Shashi Shekhar (IAS retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India
Dr. Vanita Mukherji, Consultant, Gender and Development
Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty, (IAS retd), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh
Dr. Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ashoka University
Dr. Sriram Ramaswamy, FRS, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Smt. Vibha Puri Das (IAS retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India
Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University
Shri KJ Joy, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune
Mrs. Pushpa Sundar, Development Consultant
Shri Ved Arya, Founder SRIJAN
Dr. Sudipto Mundle, Distinguished Professor, National Council for Applied Economic Research
Ms. Sumi Krishna, Former President, Indian Association for Women’s Studies
Shri Manav Jalan, Consultant, Strategic Partnerships
Shri Harsh Chouhan, Shivganga, Madhya Pradesh
Ms. Pinky Brahma Chaudhury, Co-Founder, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Shantha Sinha, Former Chairperson, National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights
Ms. Roopa Mehta, CEO, Sasha and President, World Fair Trade Organization
Shri Sunil Chavan, Head, Nirman, SEARCH, Gadchiroli
Mr. Biraj Patnaik, Executive Director, National Foundation for India
Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, VSM, National Convener of Forum for Integrated Security in India and Chancellor Sikkim University
Shri Girish Prabhune, Punaruththan Samarasata Gurukulam, Pune

Institutions-Financial (4)

Chairperson, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Chairperson, State Bank of India
Chairperson & Managing Director, Central Bank of India
Chairperson & Managing Director, Bank of India

Institutions-Philanthropic /Academic /R&D (7)

Shri V. K. Madhavan, CEO, WaterAid India
Ms. Smita Agarwal, Head Education CSR, Tata Steel Ltd
Ms. Jayamala Subramaniam, CEO Arghyam, Bengaluru
Dr. MA Kalam, Dean, Administration and Regulatory Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, Krea University
Prof. Sonajharia Minz, Vice Chancellor, Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka, Jharkhand
Dr. Nitin Desai, Chairman, Governing Council, The Energy and Resources Institute
Shri Ravi Pratap Singh, International Program Director & Regional Director South Asia, Aide-et-Action

Institutions-Trade /Industries (2)

Shri Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Chairman Emeritus, Energy and Environment Committee, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, and Industry