Governing Body


Ram Sakal Ram was an Ex-Judge and former Chairperson of the Juvenile Justice Board. He did his Graduation from the prestigious Langat Singh College, Muzaffarpur, and his LL.B. from Sri Krishna Jubilee Law College, Muzaffarpur. He got himself enrolled as an advocate in the Bihar State Bar Council in the year 1987 and practiced civil as well as criminal sides before various forums in the state of Bihar. Known for his undisputed commitment towards the marginalized & weaker sections of society, he fought a number of cases of the downtrodden people pro bono till the time of his selection in the 24th Bihar Judicial Service Examination of the year 1990. After his retirement, with his vision of a more democratic, inclusive, and knowledge-based society, he founded this research institute. As the founding President and the Chief Executive Officer of the institution, he was not only directly and indirectly concerned with the conduct of all the activities of the institution but is also the main determinant of its present and future nature through his guidance and intelligence.


Mr. Mukesh Chandra is an Advocate, practicing in the Supreme Court of India at New Delhi. Mr. Chandra, a graduate in Political Science from Jai Prakash University Chapra, has earned his Master’s degree in Sociology from Delhi. He has also qualified in the National Eligibility Test-Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Having completed his Law degree from Campus Law Center, University of Delhi, he got himself enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi and started his own practice in Supreme Court of India. Mr. Chandra’s field of practice is extremely wide and involves Constitutional Law, Civil Laws, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Service Law matters and substantial work in Civil rights. He has served as Political advisor / consultant to various political parties of the country for almost two decades. Apart from keeping a close eye on the country’s politics, society and judicial system, Mr. Chandra also has a deep inclination towards literature. He regularly writes poetry, story and diary as well as editorial columns on contemporary subjects.


Manish Chandra is a well-known writer, speaker, and educationalist who has earned his M.Phil. from the prestigious Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, BHU with a distinction grade. Mr. Chandra cleared his UGC NET in Public Administration and received Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship at the very first attempt. He is the recipient of the prestigious National Award for Communal Harmony. He was associated with the Indian journal of Dalit and Tribal Studies as an Associate Editor. He has written and edited more than 150 research articles and sixteen books including the best-selling book “Neetishastra, Satyanishtha aur Abhiruchi” for civil services aspirants. As a social science scholar, he has participated and presented his research papers in more than three dozen International and National seminars, capacity-building programmes, workshops and symposiums. Mr. Chandra is a life member of Indian Sociological Society, Indian Society of Gandhian Studies and Human Empowerment and Research Society.


Mala Meshram is a social activist, writer, and editor of various books on socio-political issues. She has earned her post-graduation degree in social work from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), and has qualified the National Eligibility Test of UGC with the same subject. Ms. Meshram has worked in many important projects so far in her professional career of 18 years. Some of which are as follows –

  • Senior Community Mobilizer in Chhattisgarh Action & Research Team (2014-2016)
  • Block Programme Coordinator at (CSR VIPL) Vidharva Power Ltd. Nagpur through SARD New Delhi (2012 to 2014)
  • Field Investigator in RCH Project DLHS-3 with Taleem Research Foundation, Ahmedabad Gujarat (2007– 2008).
  • Coordinator with Vasudha Mahila Manch, Bilaspur in Integrated Rural Health Project, sponsored by Danish International Development Agency (2002 to 2005).

Apart from these projects, Mala Meshram has also participated in the training seasons, special camps and workshops of Chhattisgarh Industrial and Technical Consultancy Center, Small Industries Service Institute (Ministry of Small Industries, Government of India), Bharat Aluminum Company Limited, NSS, and RSVY. As a seasoned writer, Mrs. Meshram regularly writes for magazines, journals, and news portal; and has edited three books. In the last five years, she has participated in more than a dozen international and national seminars, symposiums and webinars and has presented her papers on various contemporary issues.