Who is Who

Dr. K. Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd)

Chairman, Court of Governors
Administrative Staff College of India
Dr. K. Padmanabhaiah was born on 6th Oct, 1938 in a village in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. He obtained a Masters degree in Science from Andhra University and a Masters degree in Financial Management, from the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai. In 1961, he joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in Maharashtra cadre. He served Government of Maharashtra in a variety of important positions like Director of Sugar Co-operatives; District Collector, Nashik; Principal Secretary, Planning; Principal Secretary, Finance and Municipal Commissioner of Greater Bombay.

His tenure as Director of Sugar Co-Operatives (1970-74) saw the most spectacular growth of Sugar Industry in the State and it received national and international recognition. He was invited by various State Governments to advise them on development of co-operative sugar factories. During his tenure as Collector (1975-77), Nashik district was adjudged as one of the best districts in the country in performance of the 20-point program of the Prime Minister and his initiatives were widely appreciated by the National press. He performed a stellar role as Municipal Commissioner, Greater Bombay (1990-91) and he was awarded the prestigious Gaints International’s Award for excellence in Civic Administration.

He served Government of India as Joint Secretary, Petroleum (1982-84); Joint Secretary, Power (1984-86); Minister Economic in Indian High Commission in London (1986-1989) and Secretary, Urban Development and Housing (1993). In 1993, Maharashtra and Karnataka States were struck by a devastating earthquake. The Government asked him to chair an ‘Advisory Committee of International Experts’ on reconstruction and rehabilitation of the earthquake affected areas. The Committee’s report served as a blue-print for the entire rehabilitation and reconstruction work with aid from the World Bank. Subsequently he worked as Secretary Civil Aviation; Chairman of both ‘Air India’ and ‘Indian Airlines’ (1994) and as Union Home Secretary and Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir Affairs (1994-1997).

By 1994 the entire civil administration and political process in the Kashmir valley was in disarray, and insurgency was at its peak. As Union Home Secretary, he played an extremely crucial role in reviving the political process in Jammu & Kashmir State during 1994-1997, and in holding the very first elections in the insurgency ridden State after a gap of nine years. His work received nation-wide recognition and he was awarded the ‘Shiromani Award’ for National Development and Integration (1996) and the ‘Priyadarshini Award’ for outstanding Public Service (1996). After retirement in 1997 he was appointed as the Government of India Representative for Naga Peace talks. He persuaded the Naga rebel leadership who were based abroad for decades, to come back to India, persuaded them to move away from their rigid stand of sovereignty, continued the dialogue with patience & perseverance, and persuaded them to continue the ceasefire which led to peace in Nagaland and Naga-inhabited areas of the North East. He relinquished this post on 31st August 2009 on completion of the tenure.

He also chaired the Committee on Police Reforms (2000), the Committee on Re-organization of S.S.B., and the Committee to Review the working of National Institute of Urban Management. Most of his recommendations on police reforms have been accepted for implementation by the Government. In 2008, he was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the President of India for outstanding contributions to the Nation in the field of Civil Service.

Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.)

Indus Foundation
Mr. C. D. Arha, 75, is the Chairman of the Indus Foundation. He joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1968. He served the Government of India and the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in various top level positions. Mr. Arha was Secretary in the Ministry of Coal & Mines, Government of India. He worked with FAO of the United Nations, Rome. Mr. Arha also served as Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission, Andhra Pradesh. He worked with distinction as Chairman of several large Indian public sector enterprises, namely, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, and Coal India Ltd. Mr. Arha is presently serving as Director of Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd, Emami Cements Ltd, Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd, and ACB (India) Ltd. He holds an M.A. (History) and Diploma in Management & Administration of Rural Development (University of Birmingham, UK).

Mr. S.B.Anumolu

Indus Foundation
Mr. S.B.Anumolu, 73, is the President of the Indus Foundation, New Jersey, USA, which was founded in 1995. He obtained his Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). He joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1969 and was trained at Mussorie and Mt. Abu in India. He worked for 18 years in various senior level positions including that of Deputy Inspector General of Police before leaving Government service. He received letters of commendation from the Government for the good work done. He worked as Managing Director of an industry for six years and later as Managing Director of a management consulting company for six years and led several business delegations to the USA, Canada, Japan, the UAE, and other Gulf countries. His vision involves promotion of Excellence in the fields of Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Skill Development, Startups and Entrepreneurship in India on par with that of the developed countries.

Advisory Board

  Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, Indus Foundation, Hyderabad
  Prof. M S Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai
  Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, New Delhi
  Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi
  Dr. Anil Kaul, Director, OSU-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, USA
  Dr. Anthony J. DeStefano, Former President, Association of American Pharmaceutical Scientists, USA
  Dr. Ashutosh Sarker, Regional Coordinator, ICARDA South Asia & China Regional Program, New Delhi
  Dr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty, Former President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Hyderabad
  Dr. Chandra Reddy, Dean, College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University, USA
  Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori, Professor, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA
  Dr. Edward Guiliano, President and CEO, New York Institute of Technology, USA
  Dr. K.Ravi Chandran, Professor, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai
  Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao, Former Director, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education, Govt. of Telangana, Member, MCI, Hyderabad
  Dr. M. Venkata Reddy, Former Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad
  Dr. M.C.Das, Management Consultant, MCD Associates, Vijayawada
  Dr. Nirmala Vaz, Professor, Jyoti Nivas College (Autonomous), Bangalore
  Dr. Ravi Khetarpal, Exec. Secretary, Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions, Thailand
  Dr. Alok K Sikka, Representative-India, International Water Management Institute, New Delhi
  Dr. S. Jeelani, Director, Centre For Virtual Learning, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  Dr. Satyanarayana V. N., Head, Business Development, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
  Dr. Seyed E Hasnain, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  Dr. V. Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad
  Dr. V.Madhu, Pediatric Dental Surgeon and Consultant, Hyderabad
  Mr. Anand Kumar, Principal Consultant, National Skill Development Agency, New Delhi
  Prof. P. K.Jain, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jabalpur
  Mr. Anil Gupta, President - Board Practice & Leadership Consulting, Cornerstone India, New Delhi
  Mr. Anil S Mathur, COO, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, Mumbai
  Mr. Ganesh Natarajan, Executive Chairman and Founder, 5F World, Pune
  Mr. Jaikant Singh, Head Partnership & State Engagement, National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi
  Mr. P. Vijaya Babu, Former State Information Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Hyderabad
  Mr. R. Janardhan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore
  Mr. Ranjit Madan, CEO, Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, New Delhi
  Mr. Shuvadeep Ray, Consultant, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, New Delhi
  Mr. Srikantan Moorthy, Executive Vice President, Head Global Services – ADM, Infosys Ltd, Bangalore
  Mr. Sushim Banerjee, Chief Executive Officer, Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council, Kolkata
  Mr. Vivek Reddy, Senior Consultant, Government & Corporate Relations, Foxconn, New Delhi
  Ms. Annu Wadhwa, Chief Executive Officer, Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council, Gurgaon 
  Ms. Meena Lochani Raghunathan, Director, GMR Group, Bangalore
  Prof HJ van der Merwe, Executive Dean, North-West University, South Africa
  Prof. Dr. A K Srivastava, Director, Amity Centre for Research & Innovation, Amity University, Varanasi
  Prof. Judyth Sachs, Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
  Prof. M. Habeeb Ghatala, Dean and Head, Princess Durru Shehvar Institute of Medical Technology, Hyderabad
  Prof. Shashi Sharma, Director, Department of Agriculture & Food, Govt. of Western Australia
  Prof. Steve Wilton, Foundation Chair, Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch, Australia
  Prof. U.B.Desai, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  Prof. Xiaotang HU, Vice President, Tianjin University, China
  Dr. Ramu Suravajjula, Coordinator of the Summit & Awards 2018, Editor & PRO, ASCI, Hyderabad
  Mr. S.B.Anumolu, Managing Trustee, Indus Foundation, Hyderabad