Niua

People

Hitesh Vaidya
Director

Debolina Kundu
Professor

Debjani Ghosh
Associate Professor

Sandeep Thakur
Associate Professor

Paramita Dey
Head (Resources and Waste)

Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar
Chair, Urban Resilience

Uday Bhonde
Project Coordinator (NG)

Utsav Choudhury
Team Leader

Kanak Tiwari
Lead - Urban Policy and Planning

Nilesh Prakash Rajadhyaksha
Lead - Urban Policy and Planning

Nabamalika Joardar
Fellowship Manager

Naim Keruwala
Program Coordinator & Team Lead

Deep Pahwa
Communication Expert (Graphic Design)

Victor Rana Shinde
Team Lead & Water and Environment

Mahreen Matto
Program Manager

Krishna Kant Pandey
Team Leader

Priya Upadhyay
Sr. Program Associate (Standards)

Rohitaash Debsharma
Program Associate

Thomas Krishna pegu
Program Fellow

Zia UIhaque
Program Fellow

Ankita Raman
Research Associate

Gaurang Patel
Program Fellow

Abhisikha Das
Program Associate

Pallavi Thool
Project Associate

Amanjot Kaur
Sr. Associate

Abby Varghese
Program Fellow

Anupama Bhardwaj
Program Fellow

Abhismit Nayak
State Program Officer (Odisha)

Shashank Mishra
Associate (Data & Technology)

Tehan Katar
Graphic Designer

Jyoti Verma
Research Specialist

Somdutta Barua
Research Associate

T Shravani
Project Associate

Himani Verma
Young Professional

pravin bhardwaj
Expert-Solid & Liquid Waste Management

Swastika Chakravorty
Research Associate

Mukesh Patir
National Project Coordinator

Jitendra Anand
Procurement Specialist

Sangeeta Vijh
Supervisor W.P.

Pawan Sharma
Sr. Urban Planner

Pragya Sharma
Project Manager

Preeti Rakesh Shukla
Design Associate

Priti Shukla
Junior Associate

Priyanka Mehra
Research Associate

Rahul Sachdeva
Sr. Program Manager

Raman Kumar Singh
Sr. Urban Planner

Sarath Babu M G
Lead (Technology, Data Solutions and Innovation)

Naveen Mathur
Research Officer/ HR

Sarika Chakravarty
Sr. Sector Coordinator (Land, Transport & Shelter)

Shivali Punhani
Accountant (NG)

Sonali Mehra
Research Associate(NG)

Tania Debnath
Post Doctoral Fellow

Tavishi Darbari
Research Associate(NG)

Tek Chand Sharma
Incharge DTP

Umra Anees
Program Officer

Vaishnavi  T G Shankar
Lead - Training & Capacity Building

Nikita Madan
Research Associate(NG)

Naveen Dangi
Manager - Operations

vishakha jha
Sr. Environment Specialist

Devender Singh Rawat
Communication Associate (Design)

Abhijeet Mishra
Sr Web Developer

Aksheyta Gupta
GIS Specialist

Anirban Bera
Software Developer

Banibrata Choudhury
Research Associate(NG)

Bhavnesh Bhanot
Communications Associate(Graphic Design)

Biswajit Kar
Research Associate(NG)

Doab Singh
Programme Officer(NG)

Durga Prasad Gupta
Senior Accountant

Kaustubh Parihar
Project Associate (NG)

Lovlesh Sharma
Sr. Water & Infrastructure specialist

Mayura Gadkari
Project Coordinator

Md Asif Raza
Program Officer

Empati  Uday Kumar
Senior Associate

Mutum Chaobisana
Sector Coordinator

Sarita Bansal
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE GCRF SHLC PROJECT

Saiba Gupta
Research Associate - MPD 2041

Monika Mohan
Personal Assistant (PA) to the Director

Inder Kumar
PS to Director

Kanika Bansal
Project Associate

Anna Brittas
Research Associate

Hari Prakash Haihyvanshi
Senior Program Officer

Shantanu Kumar Padhi
Senior Program Officer - Technical

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs | Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs was born in Delhi on 15 February 1952. He did his BA (Hons) History from Hindu College, University of Delhi and was placed first in order of Merit in 1971 and completed his MA(History) 1973 in the First Division.

Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri served on three occasions as a member of India’s delegation to the GATT/United Nations in Geneva including as Ambassador and Permanent Representative from 2002 to 2005. He was the President of the United Nations Security Council in August 2011 and November 2012 and Chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in 2011-2012.

http://mohua.gov.in/minister/Hardeep-Singh-Puri.php

Shri Kaushal Kishore

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri Kaushal Kishore, Hon'ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs was born in Lucknow on 25 January 1960. He completed higher secondary from Kalicharan Inter College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He has served as Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State, Gov. of Uttar Pradesh Member of Standing Committee on Home Affairs; Consultative Committee in Ministry of Labour Employment; Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Standing Committee on Water Resources Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

http://mohua.gov.in/minister/kaushal-kishore.php

Shri Manoj Joshi

IAS, Secretary | Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri Manoj Joshi, IAS presently holds the position of Secretary at Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Earlier, he was Special Secretary at Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He has also worked as Principal secretary at Finance department, Kerala; Joint Secretary at Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions; Secretary Director at Port department and PWD; and has served across various other departments.

Shri. Manoj Joshi is an Mechanical Engineer and has also completed his PG Diploma in Management.

http://mohua.gov.in/cms/contact.php

Shri Kunal Kumar

Mission Director(Smart Cities) | Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri. Kunal Kumar, IAS presently holds the position of Joint Secretary & Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India since May 2018. Earlier, he was Municipal Commissioner at Pune Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra for close to 4 years. He has been working in the State of Maharashtra since 1999 and has served across various cities of Maharashtra.

Shri. Kunal Kumar has worked as District Collector in three districts of Bhandara, Jalgaon and Aurangabad and has also worked as Municipal Commissioner in Kolhapur Municipal Corporation. Besides travelling, he has an avid interest in reading and follows sports across the world.

Shri. Kunal Kumar is an Electrical Engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee, and has successfully completed his Masters in Public Management from National University of Singapore jointly conducted with Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA. Shri. Kunal Kumar was awarded by the Prime Minister of India for excellence in AADHAR Governance award during his stint as District Collector of Aurangabad.

http://mohua.gov.in/cms/telephone-directory.php

Shri Rahul Kapoor

Director, Smart Cities Mission | Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India

Shri. Rahul Kapoor is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service and is currently working as a Director in the Smart Cities Mission in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. He oversees the operational issues related to implementation of Smart Cities Mission projects and has been involved in program design of various initiatives of the Ministry related to innovation, capacity building, standardization, liveability, and governance of Smart Cities.

Shri. Rahul Kapoor has worked as Director (Banking) in the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. As Director Finance in the Ministry of Railways, he has gained expertise in design and implementation of Public Private Partnership projects and framing of innovative schemes for non-fare revenue generation. Shri. Rahul Kapoor has also worked extensively in Rail Land Development Authority on financial appraisal, modelling and management of land development projects.

Shri. Kapoor has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Economics from University of Delhi.

MEMBERS

Mr. Kunal Kumar

Joint Secretary (Mission Director-Smart Cities)

VICE-PRESIDENT

Mr. Shyam S Dubey

Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Mr. Cherian Thomas

National Director World Vision India

Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Parikh

Executive Director

Integrated Research Action and Development (IRDAde)

Mr. Malwinder Singh Jaggi

Commissioner

Municipal Corporation Amritsar

Mr. K Venkata Ramana Reddy

Metropolitan Commissioner, VUDA

Dr. Dinesh H.Brahmbhatt

IAS (Retired)

Dr. O.P Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer

World Resource Institute

MEMBER-SECRETARY

Mr. Hitesh Vaidya

Director

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)