Mr. Ganesh Pandey (Convener, Shramik Bharti)

As a Law student after his graduation, Mr. Ganesh Pandey had been involved with the student movement. Later, he got deeply involved with the working class movement both with the organized and the unorganized sectors of the labouring poor. Resigning from the steady government job, he made his entry into the Developmental Sector at the age of forty-two by founding Shramik Bharti in 1986. Read More...

An effective orator and a well-meaning strategist with an ingrained intention for the upliftment of the suppressed, Mr. Pandey has carved a niche for his vision and mission by bringing Shramik Bharti to its present stature. His untiring efforts have helped in making Shramik Bharti a credible resource and training centre to help other grassroots civil society organisations walk the road that he has laid for them. Mr. Pandey has been sincere in his solidarity and handholding for the voluntary sector in general and in the endowment of emerging Development Organisations in particular.

Ms. Usha Varkey (Member)

Ms. Usha Varkey is one of the founders of Shramik Bharti. A teacher by profession, she specializes in organizing communities and working with women and children. Travelled extensively within the country and abroad to participate in different forums and conferences including Beijing Conference in China in 1995, she brought ideas and inspiration that continues to enrich the organization.

Dr. Yashwant Singh (Member)

Dr. Yashwant Singh (Ph.D. Botany) is an agriculture scientist. He is an expert of promotion of agricultural technologies for Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture in degraded soils. He has a long record of working as agriculture and technical expert with prestigious organizations like PRADAN, International Development Enterprises, South Asia Partnership– India, AFPRO and Sulabh International.

Dr. Jayant Upadhyay (Member)

He has a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur has a long and distinguished career in health and reproductive health projects. He started his career with Shramik Bharti as Programme Officer Health and later worked in several renowned organizations like South Solidarity, Prerna Population Resource Centre and Care India where he is presently working as Project Director MP Nutrition Project. He has several publications both national and international under his name. He is a firm believer in team-building and guiding people for their betterment.

Prof A.K. Sharma (Member)

He is a senior academician associated with IIT Kanpur in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. His areas of specialization are social demography and social statistics. A remarkably prolific academician, he has published about 104 papers in national and international journals and presented more than 75 papers in different National and international conferences along with publishing six books. He has been bestowed with many awards.

Ms. Achla Savyasaachi (Member)

She is an LLB CCS University and is presently associated with Microfinance Institutions Network as a senior consultant. She has worked with Sa-Dhan, the National Association of Community Development Finance Institutions for thirteen years. She has worked extensively on different approaches for widening and deepening of financial inclusion in urban and rural India. She extensively worked in promoting people-based institutions- Self Help Groups and their federations.

Dr Anjali Tewari (Member)

She is MD in Pathology from the renowned GSVM College of Kanpur. She is currently working as Laboratory Director at Regency Hospital since 1997. She is the chairperson of Ethics Committee at IIT Kanpur along with serving as Technical Assessor with NABL. She has published several research papers. Her interest lies in Women-issues, Literature, and art.