Governing Council Of CASP
Prof. Pramod Purushottam Kale, PRESIDENT and TRUSTEE:
Joined the Indian Space Efforts in 1962 right from the launch of first rockets in Thumba. He worked as a research student with Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and was selected as a team member for the establishment of Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station near Thiruvananthapuram. As a result of his work there he was deputed to work at Goddard Space Flight centre, NASA, USA. He retired as Director Indian Space Research Organisation and is even today a member of the review committee for satellite launches. He was awarded the Padma Shree in 1984 (at the age of 43) for his work with the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) program which used satellites to bring educational aid to various schools in rural India. He has also been awarded the Vikram Sarabhai Award for System Analysis and Management Problems and Bharat Jyot Award in 1999. He is also a member of the Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission of Maharashtra.
Smt. Sudha Joshi, VICE PRESIDENT and TRUSTEE: is an economist and social activist. She was member of Legislative Council of Maharashtra from 2002 to 2008, and Rajya Sabha from 1984 to 1990. She chaired the committee to recommend provision of better facilities to LPG consumers which was accepted in its entirety and implemented by the Govt of India. She represented India at the “Asian Women Parliamentarians Conference on Population and the Status of women” in 1989 and was Deputy Secretary General of Asian Women Parliamentary Association. She won the Silver Medal for Acting in “Sundar Mee Honar” in 1961 and has been a Member of the Central Board of Film Censor from 1992 to 1998. She was a member of the Estimates Committee, Public Accounts Committee Mahila Bal Kalyan Committee of the Maharashtra Legislature and Chairman Maharashtra Social Welfare Board from 1991 to 1997. She is a Director of Maharashtra Sahakari Udyogini Ltd, President of the Kokan Medical and Education Trust.
Dr (Capt) CM Chitale,HON SECRETARY And TRUSTEE: is Professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Pune. He has worked in various positions at the University of Pune since 1997, including Dean, Faculty of Management, Registrar and Chair Professor CSIR – IPR Chair. He is a visiting faculty at numerous management institutes and is a recipient of the Bharat Excellence Award from the Friendship Forum of India and the Eminent Education Award of the International Institute of Education and Management. Capt. Chitale earlier served the Indian Army as a commissioned officer from 1976-81. He is also associated with the MUHS, YCMOU, Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) Pune and is an elected Trustee of QMTI Khadki.
Mr. Dilip V. Satbhai, HON TREASURER: A Chartered Accountant by profession also has a Ph.D. in law. He has won the prestigious “Ghamandi prize” for acquiring knowledge in the field of law. He has been visiting faculty at Bruhan Maharashtra College of Commerce and ILS Law College, Pune. He has been specially awarded at the hands of Shri. Sharad Pawar in recognition of his commitment to professional services.
Ranjana Kaul Phd., TRUSTEE: Partner, Dua Associates, a leading law firm in India, and has been in legal practice, mainly related to corporate law and litigation, for more than twenty five years. Additionally, Dr. Kaul specializes in the law of outer space. She renders professional advice on international and domestic legal, policy and political aspects of outer space activities and their applications, with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. She holds an LLM from the Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She has been Counsel for the Union of India in the High Court of Delhi and for State of Maharashtra in the Supreme Court of India. She serves as Independent Director on the Board of Directors of DARCL Logistics Ltd. She also serves as Chairperson, Shiv NiketanEducation Society( regd.) which operates The Elisabeth Gauba School, New Delhi, the iconic seventy-five year old pioneer in early learning. Dr. Kaul has previously served as Member of the Delhi State Commission for Women, New Delhi.
Mr Jayant Umranikar, TRUSTEE: A career police officer retired as Director General of Police in Maharashtra. During his service he was deputed to the Foreign Service and served in various diplomatic missions and represented India in many negotiations. Later he has served as Chief of Antinaxal Operations and with the Training and Special units. He has been awarded the Police Medal and the Presidents Medal for Distinguished Service. His primary areas of interest are terrorism, national security, security of establishments, and issues related to children and senior citizens.
Mrs Vaijayanti Joshi, TRUSTEE: is currently Principal ILS Law College, Pune. Her major area of interest is the law in relation to women and children particularly in relation to the underprivileged.
Mr Sudhir Devare, TRUSTEE: served with the Indian Foreign Service from 1964 to 2001 when he retired as Secretary Ministry of External Affairs. While with the IFS he served as ambassador to South Korea, Ukraine and Indonesia among other countries and as Secretary MEA he was closely associated with the evolution and implementation of the “Look East” policy. He has subsequently been a member of the National Security Advisory Board, Visiting Professor at the East Asian Studies Centre at JNU and Director General Indian Council of World Affairs. He is currently the Ram Sathe Professor at the Symbiosis Institute of International Studies and continues to work as a member on tech Expert and Eminent Persons Group of ASEAN Regional Forum.
Mr.Sakharam Anant Joshi, TRUSTEE: completed his B.Sc. from Poona University and MLW from Bombay University. He has worked in various national and foreign industries in the Personnel and Administration Department. He has also served with CASP as a Manager in various administrative positions.
Mrs. Sushama Joshi :has been associated with CASP from past 20 year. Since then she has served organization on different positions. She was DY Executive Director Program and also was Programm Manager of Pune Unit.
Mrs Parinita Pal, Elected Member Governing Council: has a master’s degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has vast experience of implementing programs in community development, reproductive health, HIV, juvenile delinquency and child welfare.
Dr. Binod C. Agrawal,Tustree : is a pioneer of holistic study and qualitative research and quantitative survey in development and communication sector. He is founder of several educational and research institutions and has published books and articles in National and International Journals. He is founder Director of Mudra Institution of Communication, Ahemdabad He was Vice Chancellor (2005 to 2012) of Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun , Professor of Eminence and Director General 1995 -2015 of TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad. He has also served nation by working as Advisor in Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad and so on. In his carrier of 42 years he has visited as Visiting Faculty in various institutes and Guide for Ph.D aspirants.
Ms Smita Barve, Staff Representative : has completed her B.A. Economics from Pune University and associated with CASP since 1993.She is currently working on the Post of Program Officer in Pune unit. She has joined the organization as an Assistant to social worker and has been promoted to the position of Social Worker in the year 2001.
Governing Council Meeting at Pune Head Office held on 5th August, 2016
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