Governance

BRLF is governed by a General Body and Executive Committee comprising elected, nominated, or ex-officio members. BRLF’s General Body and Executive Committee includes representatives of central and state governments, eminent persons from academia, civil society, and the corporate sector with demonstrated experience, understanding, and commitment to the issues of concern to BRLF, financial institutions, public sector undertakings, philanthropic foundations, academic institutions and institutions representing the industry.                   

BRLF is subject to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, and The Right to Information Act, 2005 applies to the Society.

Members of the General Body - January 2023

Category and Maximum No. Allowed Name of the Member
President
Shri Girish Yashwant Prabhune, Founder - Punaruththan Samarasata Gurukulam, Pune
Padma Shri Awardee in the year 2021
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 S M Vijayanand, IAS (Retd.), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala
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, Former Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University
Shri K. J. Joy, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune
Ms. 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, Sasha Association for Craft Producers, Kolkata
Shri Sunil Chavan, Hon. Director, Dr. M L Dhawale Memorial Trust
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
Ms. Ashwini Kulkarni, Founder, Pragati Abhiyan, Nashik
Shri Gagan Sethi, Janvikas & Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad Gujarat
Shri Himanshu Kulkarni, ACWADAM, Pune
Ms. Aditi Mehta, IAS (Retd.) Former Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt of Rajasthan
Shri Devaji Bhai Tofa, Gram Sabha Mendha Lekha, Gadhchiroli Maharashtra
Shri Babu Joseph, Former CEO, Axis Bank Foundation
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
Dr. M. A. Kalam, Visiting Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad
Prof. Sonajharia Minz, Former Vice Chancellor, Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka, Jharkhand
Dr. Nitin Desai, Chairman, Governing Council, The Energy and Resources Institute
Shri Ravi Pratap Singh, International Development Consultant & CEO, Ecosys Development Foundation
Ms. Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Budh Nagar U.P.
Institutions-Trade /Industries (2)
Shri Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Chairman Emeritus, Energy and Environment Committee, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, and Industry

Members of the Executive Committee - January 2023

Category and Maximum No. Alowed Name of the Member
President
Shri Girish Yashwant Prabhune, Founder - Punaruththan Samarasata Gurukulam, Pune
Padma Shri Awardee in the year 2021
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 (3)
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
Eminent Persons (14)
Shri S. M. Vijayanand, IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala
Mrs. Pushpa Sundar, Development Consultant
Shri Ved Arya, Founder SRIJAN
Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty, IAS (Retd.), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh
Dr. Vanita Mukherji, Consultant, Gender and Development
Smt. Vibha Puri Das, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India
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, Sasha Association for Craft Producers, Kolkata
Shri Sunil Chavan, Hon. Director, Dr. M L Dhawale Memorial Trust
Ms. Aditi Mehta, IAS (Retd.) Former Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt of Rajasthan
Shri Gagan Sethi, Janvikas & Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad Gujarat
Shri Babu Joseph, Former CEO, Axis Bank Foundation
Institutions-Financial (2)
Chairperson, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Chairperson, State Bank of India
Institutions-Philanthropic/
Academia/ R&D/ PSUs/ Trade institutions (5)
Prof. Sonajharia Minz, Former Vice Chancellor, Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka, Jharkhand
Dr. MA Kalam, Dean, Visiting Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad
Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, VSM, National Convener of Forum for Integrated Security in India & Chancellor, Sikkim University
Ms. Smita Agarwal, Head, Education CSR, Tata Steel Ltd.
Shri Ravi Pratap Singh, International Development Consultant & CEO, Ecosys Development Foundation