Board Members

Current Members​

Dr. K Kasturirangan

Chairman, PAC

Dr. KRS Murthy

Former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Dr. A Ravindra, IAS

Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka & Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development.

Dr. H Sudarshan

Founder, Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra & Founder and Hon. Secretary, Karuna Trust.

Sudhakar Rao, IAS

Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.

Vivek Kulkarni, IAS

Founder Managing Director, BrickworkRatings.

Dr. R Balasubramaniam

Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement.

Gurucharan Gollerkeri

Ex-Officio Member, Director, PAC

2013-2014

  • Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah, former Chief Justice of India and former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, is the Chairperson of the Board.
  • Dr. K.R.S. Murthy, former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Dr. A. Ravindra, former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Advisor on Urban Affairs to Chief Minister of Karnataka, and Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development.
  • Dr. P.V. Shenoi, former Director, Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Anita Reddy, Founder-Trustee, AVAS, Bangalore.
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan, founder, Vivekananada Girijana Kalyana Kendra, B.R. Hills, Karnataka, and Founder and Honorary Secretary, Karuna Trust.
  • Sudhakar Rao, former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.
  • Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
  • Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd.) Founder Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings
  • Maja Daruwala, Executive Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).
  • Founder-Chairman and Permanent Invitee: Dr. Samuel Paul
  • Director: R. Suresh

2009-2012

  • Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah, former Chief Justice of India and former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, is the Chairperson of the Board.
  • Dr. K.R.S. Murthy, former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Dr. A. Ravindra, former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Advisor on Urban Affairs to Chief Minister of Karnataka, and Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development.
  • Dr. P.V. Shenoi, former Director, Institute of Social and Economic Change,Bangalore.
  • Anita Reddy, Founder-Trustee, AVAS, Bangalore.
  • Arcot Ramachandran, Chairman, The Energy and Resources Institute, and former Under Secretary-General, United Nations.
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan, Founder, Vivekananada Girijana Kalyana Kendra, B.R. Hills,Karnataka, and Founder and Honorary Secretary, Karuna Trust.
  • Sudhakar Rao, former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.
  • Kiran Karnik, Trustee/Board member in National Foundation for India, Oxfam
    India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust, Nehru Foundation for Development,
    Emergency Management and Research Institute, Foundation for Education and
    Development (until July 2009).
  • Director : R. Suresh
  • (Late) Sri T.R. Satish Chandran, IAS, former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka and founding Board Member of PAC (passed away on 10 September
    2009).
  • A. K. Venkata Subramanian, Trustee, The Catalyst Trust, Citizen
    Consumer and Civic Action Group and Vidya Sagar Educational Trust (passed
    away on 01 September 2009).

2008-2009

  • Dr. Samuel Paul -Founder and Chairman (until October 2008) Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah (from October 2008)-former Chief Justice of India and former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Members
  • Dr. K.R.S. Murthy-Former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Dr. A. Ravindra-Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, and Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development
  • Dr. P.V. Shenoi-Former Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
  • Anita Reddy-Founder-Trustee, AVAS, Bangalore
  • Arcot Ramachandran-Chairman, The Energy and Resources Institute, and former Under Secretary-General, United Nations.
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan-Founder, Vivekananada Girijana Kalyana Kendra, B.R. Hills, Karnataka, and Founder and Honorary Secretary, Karuna Trust.
  • A. K. Venkata Subramanian-Trustee, The Catalyst Trust, Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group and Vidya Sagar Educational Trust
  • Kiran Karnik-Trustee/Board member in National Foundation for India, Oxfam India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust, Nehru Foundation for Development, Emergency Management and Research Institute, Foundation for Education and Development.
  • M.R. Jaishankar-Managing Director, Brigade Group, Bangalore
  • P.P. Madappa-Consultant, based in Bangalore
  • Prof. Manubhai Shah-Founder, Consumer Education & Research Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Ms. Mirai Chatterjee-Coordinator of Social Security at SEWA, Ahmedabad Director-Dr. Gopakumar Thampi

2007-2008

  • M .R. Jaishankar, Managing Director, Brigade Group, Bangalore
  • Kiran Karnik, Trustee/ Board member in National Foundation for India, Oxfam India., Public Service Broadcasting Trust, Nehru Foundation for Development, Emergency Management and Research Institute, Foundation for Education and Development
  • P. P. Madappa, Consultant, based in Bangalore
  • Prof. Manubhai Shah, Founder, Consumer Education & Research Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Ms. Mirai Chatterjee, Coordinator of Social Security at Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) , Ahmedabad
  • Dr. K.R.S. Murthy, Former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Dr. A. Ravindra, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  • Dr. P.v. Shenoi, Former Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan, Social Worker, Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra
  • A. K. Venkata Subramanian, Trustee, The Catalyst Trust, Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group and Vidya Sagar Educational Trust

2003-2007

  • Dr. Samuel Paul-Chairman
  • M.R. Jaishankar,-Managing Director, Brigade Group, Bangalore
  • Dr. Kamla Chowdhry,-Trustee, National Foundation for India
  • P.P. Madappa,-Consultant, based in Bangalore
  • Prof. Manubhai Shah,-Founder and Managing Trustee, Consumer Education & Research Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Ms. Mirai Chatterjee, -Coordinator of Social Security at the Self-employed Women’s Association(SEWA), Ahmedabad
  • Dr. K.R.S. Murthy,-Formerly Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Dr. A. Ravindra,-Formerly Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  • Dr. P.V. Shenoi,-Formerly Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore