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Common Cause and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have challenged the introduction of the Electoral Bonds, as part of the Finance Act 2017, which have, arguably, made electoral funding of political parties more opaque and legitimised corruption to an unprecedented scale.

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Governing Council

MR. VIKRAM LAL

MR. VIKRAM LAL

Vikram Lal, former Chairman of the Eicher Group, was born in 1942 in Delhi. He did his Senior Cambridge from the Doon School in 1957, after which he went abroad to study mechanical engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt in West Germany. He joined Eicher, the family company established by his father, in 1966. Eicher started as the first tractor manufacturer in India in 1960, and eventually branched out into light commercial vehicles in 1986, and then into heavy vehicles. Amongst oth...

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MR. KAMAL KANT JASWAL

MR. KAMAL KANT JASWAL

Kamal Kant Jaswal served in the Uttar Pradesh Cadre of the Indian Administrative Service for over 36 years till October 2004. Kamal Jaswal holds degrees of Master of Science in Geology from the University of Lucknow, M.Phil. in Economics and Management of Public Enterprises from the University of Paris XI and L.L.B. from the University of Delhi. During his career in the IAS, Kamal Jaswal held a number of important positions in the field as well as the State and Central secretariats. He als...

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Maj. Gen. J.P. Gupta

Maj. Gen. J.P. Gupta

Name : J.P. Gupta Date of Birth : 28 December 1932 Place of Birth : Village Lai, Dist. Patna, Bihar Education : 1st Course : National Defence Academy Post Graduate : Defence Services Staff College, Wellington Post Graduate : National Defence College, New Delhi Post Graduate : National Defence University Washington DC (USA) Professional Courses : Senior Command Course, Army War College Army College of Defence Management Major Professional Ass...

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DR. B. P. MATHUR

DR. B. P. MATHUR

Birendra Prasad Mathur is a former member of the Indian Audit & Accounts service (IA&AS) and has held the post of Dy Comptroller & Auditor General, Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Joint Secretary and Addl Financial Adviser, Ministry of Defence and Accountant General, Maharashtra. He had also served as an Adviser, Government of Afghanistan. Dr Mathur has also done a stint as Director, National Institute of Financial Management and had been Vi...

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DR. VIPUL MUDGAL

DR. VIPUL MUDGAL

Dr. Vipul Mudgal has been a journalist and academic in India, the UK, and South East Asia for over 30 years. He has held senior editorial positions at Hindustan Times, India Today, BBC World Service and Asia Times. He has been Resident Editor of HT at Jaipur and Lucknow, Editor Insight at New Delhi, and Regional Editor of Asia Times in Bangkok. He has headed operations in print, electronic and Internet media in India and abroad. Vipul has a doctorate on media and terrorism from Leicester Univ...

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DR. ASHOK KHOSLA

DR. ASHOK KHOSLA

Ashok Khosla is Chairman of the thirty-year-old Development Alternatives Group. Headquartered in New Delhi, the DA Group was among the first civil society organizations set up to address the issues of sustainable development as a whole. It also pioneered systematic innovation of technologies for rural applications, the concept of social enterprise, creating business-like approaches for eradicating poverty and conserving the natural resource base. Concurrently, Ashok is President of the Intern...

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MR. PRAKASH SINGH

MR. PRAKASH SINGH

Prakash Singh has been a very distinguished police officer of India with an excellent track record for combating terrorism in the turbulent parts of the country. He served – and occupied the highest positions – in the most volatile areas of Nagaland, Assam, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Kashmir. The Government of India, in recognition of his contribution to national security, awarded him the ‘Padmashri’ in 1991, An expert on internal security, Singh has given lectures all ...

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MR. PRASHANT BHUSHAN

MR. PRASHANT BHUSHAN

Office: C-67, Sector- 14, Noida - 201 301 Tel : 0120-2512523, 2512695 Fax: 0120-2512694 Residence: B-16, Sector - 14, Noida- 201301 Tel : 0120-2512411 e-mail : prashantbhush@gmail.com Chamber: 301,New Lawyer s’ Chamber s Supreme Court Tel : 011-23070301, 23070645 Mobile : 9811164068 Education : B.A., LLB. (Allahabad University), M.A. (Philosophy of Science, Princeton University, U.S.A.) Practising lawyer in the Supreme Court of India ...

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MS. MADHU PURNIMA KISHWAR

MS. MADHU PURNIMA KISHWAR

Madhu Purnima Kishwar is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Director Indic Studies Project at CSDS. She is also the founder editor of Manushi - a Journal about Women and Society, which was founded in 1978. The print edition of Manushi gave way to online edition in 2008. (See www.manushi.in). The Journal has endeavoured to promote informed activism through research-based writing and critiques on various issues in a manner that integrates women’s rights ...

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MR. LALIT NIRULA

MR. LALIT NIRULA

Lalit Nirula is a second generation member of a family that has been in the Hotel and Restaurant industry for 78 years. The business, which he joined in December 1967, has successfully brought to an over 4000 year old traditional society with classical and street food culture, new non-traditional food products, innovative concepts and modern work culture. The Company was considered leaders in their field of family foods, being the largest Indian owned restaurant chain in the Indian sub-continent...

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MR. PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA

MR. PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA

Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is an independent journalist and an educator. His work experience, spanning 35 years, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bengali and Hindi. His main areas of interest are the working of India’s political economy and the media, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films. He lectures on...

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