NHSRC Team

Executive Director

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    Dr. Rajani R. Ved Executive Director

    MBBS from Madras University, MPH from Harvard University, and is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has about 30 years of experience working on community based health services delivery and health systems strengthening Expertise includes design and evaluation of large-scale health program, implementation research and scaling up.

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    Ms. Krishna Bose Personal Secretary to ED

    MA (History) from Jaipur University. Has 18 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working in the office of Executive Director NHSRC since January 2008

Community Processes

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    Dr. Garima Gupta Sr. Consultant

    BDS, PGDHM (IIHMR Jaipur). A lead member of various studies and evaluation at NHSRC. Key experience areas: Supporting states in ASHA program implementation, performance monitoring and evaluation

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    Dr. Neha Dumka Sr. Consultant

    Public Health Professional (IIHMR, Jaipur) with nine years of experience working on Health systems, Implementation and evaluation in health-related projects, including an year of clinical experience . Earlier worked as Program Manager in Public Health Foundation of India.

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    Rupinder Sahota Sr. Consultant

    Health care professional (BDS, PGDHHM from IHMR, Jaipur) with more than 9 years of experience in management and administration in health sector (5 years of Public Health experience at field level). Core Strengths- Program Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Supportive Supervision, Documentation and Communication skills.

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    Sumitra Dhal Samanta Sr. Consultant

    MA (Women’s studies and Social work), LLB, PGDRD is a Public Health Professional with having 12 years of experience working on; Health system strengthening, Planning, Capacity building, M& E and Research in the field of reproductive child health, Adolescent, Gender, Health financing, TB-HIV, Malaria, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation. Earlier worked with GoO-UNFPA, MAMTA HIMC, Lepra Society, Red-Cross and MIA

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    Mr. Arun Srivastava Consultant

    MA Economics (Allahabad University). 14 years exp in Supporting NGOs & PRIs, Water & Sanitation, ASHA & VHSNC interventions. Believes in convergence, community action and strengthening of PRIs & CBOs

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    Mr. Syed Mohd. Abbas Consultant

    MA (Sociology). Areas of work: Health, Sanitation & Nutrition. Areas of interest: Community processes interventions, implementation & training. Earlier worked with Unicef, Care in Bihar, UP & Rajasthan

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    Ms. Ima Chopra Consultant

    M.Sc (Food and Nutrition); PGDPHM (IIPH-Delhi). Four years of experience in therapeutic nutrition and four years of experience in implementing health-related research projects in schools and community. Areas of interest: Public Health Management and Project Implementation.

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    Dr. Anusha Sharma Consultant

    BDS, Master of Health Administration (TISS, Mumbai). Over 1.7 years of clinical experience followed by 1 year of experience as Consultant in Health Care Technology- EHR named Bahmni and 10 months of experience in implementation of Health related project in Uttar Pradesh

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    Dr. Suman Consultant

    Public Health Professional with BDS and Masters in Public Health from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Two years of clinical experience in dentistry followed by 3.5 years of experience with UNICEF as RMNCH+A Consultant. Key focus areas include supporting districts and states in implementation of government programs (RMNCH+A, ASHA program, Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Maternal & Child nutrition)

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    Mr. Dharam Raj Singh Consultant

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    Dr. Noorussabah Consultant

    Medical Graduate with MBA in Public Health Management (Hamdard University New Delhi ) six years of experience in management and administration in health sector . Core Strengths- Program Implementation, Strengthening Public Health Facilities, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Supportive Supervision, Documentation and Communication skills.

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    Dr. Atul Bhanu Rairker Consultant

    A Public Health Professional (MBA - Health Management, IIHMR Jaipur) , experience of working with International Development Agencies in close coordination with State Health Department in a multi-cultural set-up. Instrumental in carrying out Planning, Capacity Building, Implementation, Supportive Supervision, Evaluation and Research of various Maternal and Child Health programs in EAG states.

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    Dr. Harsha Joshi Jr. Consultant

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    Ms. Vandana Jakhmola Secretarial Assistant

    Graduate from Delhi University. Has 15 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working for Community Processes Division of NHSRC since November 2010

Healthcare Financing

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    Dr. Sandeep Sharma Consultant

    Ph.D from JNU, New Delhi and M.Phil in Applied Economics from CDS, Thiruvananthapuram. More than 5 years of experience working in the area of Health Financing and Equity issues in Health care

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    Dr. Maneeta Jain Consultant

Healthcare Technology

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    Mr. Mohamamad Ameel Sr. Consultant

    A biomedical engineer and a technical columnist. Completed a fellowship in health technology assessment. Previous experience of working at head of biomedical engineering in large teaching hospitals

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    Anjaney Consultant

    Biomedical Engineer with experience in handling Medical device industrial projects. Extensive knowledge of Radiology, intra operative Neuro-Imaging & navigation Systems

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    Mr. Ajai Basil Consultant

    Graduation in Biomedical Engineering (B.Tech.) from Calicut University and Post-Graduation in Biomaterials from Queen Mary, University of London. Experienced in clinical engineering, installation and research on medical devices.

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    Vigneshwaran PS Consultant

    Biomedical Engineer with six years of comprehensive experience and knowledge of customer support, testing, research, designing and coordination of project activities relating to Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL -3) laboratory upgrades as per WHO guidelines and also involved in servicing and managing medical equipment and interacting with the R&D team on new medical instruments.

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    Mr. Bharat Bhushan Dahiya Consultant

    Graduation in Bio-Medical Engineering (B.Tech.) from Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana and Masters in Business Administration from GGSIPU, Delhi. Have more than nine years of experience in field of Bio-Medical Engineering, including three years of Project Management experience. Earlier worked as Project Manager in National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, Delhi.

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    Ms. Vertika Agarwal Consultant

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    Ms. Ashi Karke Secretarial Assistant

    Graduate from Delhi University. Currently pursuing MBA in HR. Has 11 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working for Public Health Planning Division since last six years

Human Resources for Health

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    Ms. Mona Gupta Advisor, Health Policy and Integrated Planning and lead NPMU

    Economics graduate and an MBA, with 20 years’ experience in the health sector across NGOs, Government, Research organizations, International Development Agencies and Consulting firms. Expertise include planning and program management, HRH, and health systems strengthening

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    Dr. Sweta Roy Sr. Consultant

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    Dr. Ashwini Kumar Pratap Sr. Consultant-Health Policy and Integrated Planning

    Health care professional (MBBS ,MD Community Medicine from Berhampur University) with more than 8 years of experience in community based health services delivery and health systems strengthening. Expertise includes strengthening and sustaining the VPD surveillance system, strengthening and expanding the Routine Immunization services, newer vaccine introduction, improving and institutionalisation of the Quality in Family planning services, Teaching and Capacity building. He worked in Medical College , World Health Organisation and Jhpiego.

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    Dr. Manisha Bhatia Consultant-Health Policy and Integrated Planning

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    Dr. Nikunj Makwana Consultant

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    Ms. Ayushi Rai Consultant

    "Bio-technologist turned Public Health Professional”, after completing bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from School of Life Science, Manipal University, Karnataka, she did her post-graduation in Public Health with a specialisation in Environment and Occupational Health from Manipal University, Karnataka. Previously worked as Research Officer and Project Associate in the Technical Support Unit for Food Fortification project at Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur supported by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and TATA Trust; she was also involved in designing and planning executive education for the capacity building of health care professionals in Health Management, Hospital Management, Pharmaceutical Management and Rural Development at IIHMR University, Jaipur. She is passionate about empowering all generations to make health a priority in an ever-changing world.

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    Mr. Mahtab Alam Consultant

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    Dr. Sonal Agrawal Consultant

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    Ms. Swamili Khurana Consultant

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    Mr. Sanjay Ray Secretarial-Assistant

    Performs Data Entry tasks, undertakes secretarial assistance related works for Human Resource for Health and HMIS division

Public Health Administration

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    Dr. Himanshu Bhushan Advisor

    Is presently working as the Head of Public Health Administration division of NHSRC, A technical support wing of Ministry of health and family welfare, Govt. of India. He was formerly Deputy Commissioner and head of Maternal Health Division in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Dr Himanshu Bhushan has rich and diverse experience both as clinician and public health expert, wherein in the past he served remote areas of India as a clinician and then in the ministry of health, Government of India. Operationalizing Emergency Obstetric Care, Training of MBBS doctors in EmOC & Life Saving Anaesthetic Skills, Establishing Blood storage centre, Strengthening pre-service teaching and training of Nursing, Dedicated Maternal and Child Health Wings in the country, prioritizing resources to delivery points, setting up skills lab, Quality Assurance, assured referral transport are some of the key initiatives which have been spearheaded by him." He was also instrumental in many other policy decisions like, Permitting ANMs, Staff Nurses to prescribe and give drugs and injectable, Universal supplementation of calcium and Deworming during pregnancy, Screening and management for GDM, hypothyroidism, making care during pregnancy and child birth a free entitlement and many more are due to his initiative and efforts. He was instrumental in developing and implementation of Nursing Road Map for the country. He has publications in prestigious public health journals and has contributed both as National and International expert including WHO, Unicef, UNFPA, ICMR and other such prestigious organizations. In his present position also he is supporting Govt of India and states in implementation of all above initiatives and also newer program like PMSMA. Several policies for health system strengthening have been firmed up on his initiative and recommendations like Guideline for DH strengthening and making them knowledge Hubs, Centralized Grievance Redressal and Health Help line, National Ambulance services, etc. National Urban Health Mission is another area that he is leading. Several policy and guidelines like CD frame work, Guidebook for enhancing performances of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) in Urban area, Tools for Vulnerability Mapping and Assessment, NUHM Orientation Module for Planners, Implementer and partners, UPHC Guidelines is now part of NUHM. He is a Member Secretary for 5 Task Forces on Comprehensive primary Health care: RMNCH A, Mental Health, Dental Health, Burns & Trauma and Architecture and infrastructure development of Health and Wellness Centre. The list of his works are long...but his dream is “Every Poor Women and Men accessing govt. health facilities should get a Rich Treatment by us”

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    Mr. Prasanth K. S Sr. Consultant

    Specializes in Implementation of Public Health Laws. Area of interest: Health Governance. Worked for GoI guidelines on Maternal Death Review, Near Miss, Child Death Review, Skills Lab, MNH Toolkit

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    Dr. Neha Jain Sr. Consultant

    A healthcare enthusiast , M.B.B.S, M.D. & Master of Business Administration from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad - with 7+ years of experience in healthcare services, healthcare policy and research. Previously worked with tech-based healthcare start-up to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services in the rural/ semi-urban India by devising cost-effective solutions. She also worked with leading hospitals –Tata Main Hospital & Narayana Hrudayalaya group where she led various key projects to improve overall clinical processes and customer experience. Having felt a strong need in her clinical practice to address the healthcare issues impacting the society at large, Dr. Neha pursued MBA in Healthcare to equip herself with the knowledge of complete value chain of healthcare systems in India. Passionate about Public Health, she is a firm believer of giving back to the society

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    Dr. Smita Shrivastava Sr. Consultant

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    Ms. Shivangi Rai Consultant

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    Dr. Aashima Bhatnagar Consultant

    BDS, MBA-Hospital & Healthcare Management (Symbiosis International University, Pune). Core work areas: Implementation of Model Health Districts (MHD) initiative in the states, developing technical guidelines for key initiatives like MHD, CLMC etc. Areas of interest: Maternal and Child Health, Strengthening Public Health Facilities.

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    Dr. Kalpana Pawalia Yadav Consultant

    Public health professional (IIHMR, New Delhi) with Bachelors in Homoeopathy Medicine & Surgery from GGSIPU, Delhi. Has more than 4.5 years of experience (including 1 year of clinical experience as Junior resident at Govt of NCT of Delhi ) . Previously she has an experience of working with BMGF funded organization (IHAT- UPTSU) for a period of 3.5 years where she was responsible for providing techno-managerial support for improvement in quality of care across RMNCH+A life cycle approach at the field level. Core area of interest- Program implementation, Monitoring and evaluation, Training, capacity building, supportive supervision and documentation.

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    Mr. Ajit Kumar Singh State Facilitator, Bihar

    Social scientist, working in the field of Public health since last 14 years with vast experience in Immunization, District Health planning, Micronutrient initiative. Works closely with Govt of Bihar

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    Dr. Archana Pandey Consultant

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    Ms. Shifa Arora Consultant

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    Dr. Sachendra Raj Consultant

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    Dr. Warisha Mariam Consultant

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    Dr. Poonam Junior Consultant

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    Ms. Manju Bist Secretarial assistant

    Graduate from Delhi University.Has done diploma in Secretarial Practices.7 years of work experience in administration and HR,currently working with Healthcare Technology Division,NSHRC.

Public Health Planning

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    Mr. Padam Khanna Sr Consultant I/C Knowledge Management Cell

    Over 30 years of exp in Health and Development sector with GoI and Development Partners. Areas of expertise: Community Health, Advocacy, Research & Training, Communication and Program Management

Quality Improvement

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    Dr. J. N. Srivastava Advisor

    A Public Health Expert having core-competency in BMW Management and RCH Services

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    Dr. Parminder Gautam Sr. Consultant

    M.Phil. (Health Systems Management) BITS Pilani, MBA (Health Care Administration) FMS, DU with 20 years of experience in Hospital and Health system Management

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    Dr. Deepika Sharma Sr. Consultant

    PGD in Hospital Management & Health Promotion, lead auditor for ISO 9001:2008. 5 years' experience in establishing & implementing Quality System. Lead & Co-Author for various publications

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    Ms. Vinny Arora Consultant

    MBA (Hospital Administration), PG certified (QM & AHO). 11 years of experience in health care Quality and operations management. Area of Expertise:- Accreditation & training, Infection Control.

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    Dr. Rashmi Wadhwa Consultant

    PGDHM (IIHMR- Delhi), BDS, certified professional in Health Care Quality Management from Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation, Hyderabad. 3 years of experience working in implementation of National guidelines of quality improvement (NQAS) in public health facilities and for quality improvement of neonatal health (Family Participatory Care for sick newborn).

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    Dr. Chinmayee Swain Consultant

    MHA-BHMS, PGDHHM, PGDESD (PG Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development), PGDHQM (PG Diploma in Health Care Quality Management). Profound experience of 11+years as Hospital Manager in 3 District Head Quarters Hospital of Odisha.Ensured implementation of National Quality Assurance Program in the facilities for strengthening the hospital systems.

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    Mr. Gulam Rafey Consultant

    Healthcare Professional with Masters in Pharmacy and PG Diploma in Hospital & Public Health Management, having 4 years of experience in Drugs & Logistics Management system and Pharmaceuticals. Worked for Human Resources for Health in recommendation of State Program Implementation Plans. Currently involved in National Quality Assurance Certification program for the improvement of health care services in public health facilities.

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    Dr Shivali Sisodia Consultant

    Masters in Public Health (MPH). 3+ years’ experience in the field of Quality Management System in Public Healthcare facilities. Area of expertise: ISO, NABH, Urban Health.

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    Dr. Arvind Prakash Srivastava Consultant

    Medical Graduate with Masters in Hospital & Healthcare Administration(MHA), having various Experience in Corporate health sector as well as in Public Healthcare.

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    Ms. Indu Suryawanshi Secretarial Assistant

    Graduate from Delhi University with nine years' experience in Office Administration

Administration

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    Dr. Uddipan Dutta Principal Administrative Officer

    33 years of experience in Air Force Medical Services which includes Primary Medical Care, Medical Administration & Recruitment. Has a Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics from NLSIU, consequently has interest in field of Medical Law and Ethics

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    Mr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Admin Consultant

    MBA (Mkt), BA, and Diploma in Material Management with over 20yrs of qualitative experience in Procurement, Logistics and Administration with the Indian Air Force

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    Amit Arora Administrative Assistant

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    Mr. Mukesh Kumar IT Executive

    B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering). Certified in CCNA, CCNP, MCSE. Over 5 years of experience in Networking. Earlier Projects: CWG-2010 with Cert-IN and SWAN Uttarakhand

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    Mr.Gaurav Prakash Finance Manager

    Master degree in finance. He joined NHSRC in Feb-2017. He has over 15 years of experience of corporate and non-profit sector. Prior to join NHSRC, he worked in Nokia and WHO country office India.

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    Mr. Ashok Pathar Consultant Accounts

    Graduate from Delhi University. Has 25 years of work experience in managing Accounts & Finance. Working with NHSRC since October 2008

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    Ms. Neha Rastogi Consultant Accounts

    Masters in Commerce, currently pursuing MBA in Finance. A certified lead auditor of ISO 9001:2008. 8 years' experience in finance and account sector. Working with NHSRC since 2011.

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    Mr. Ankit Sharma Accounts Assistant

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    Mr. Vinit Goklani Human Resource Manager

    MBA with over 15 years of experience in HR/Administration. Specialization in Recruitments at all levels and Strategic HR functions

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    Mr. Subrata Kumar Patel Consultant-HR

    PGDBM (Human Resource Management) with 10 years of experience in HR/Admin. Specialization in Recruitments and HR Generalist functions

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    Ms. Priyanka Sood Consultant - HR

    MBA with over 4 years of experience in Human Resource functions with specialization in Recruitments and HR Operations activities.

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    Ms. Anupriya Singh Consultant

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    Mr. Mukesh Kumar HR Assistant

    BA with over 5 years of experience in in HR/Admin. Specialization in Recruitment, Data Management, Documentation Process and File Management

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    Mr. Padam Samal Office Assistant

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    Mr. Girish Kumar Administrative Assistant

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    Mr. Amit Kumar Driver Cum-Admin. Assistant

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    Mr. Prakash Chemjung Pantry Cum-Office Assistant

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    Mr. Ravi Pantry Cum-Office Assistant

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