Curriculum Vitae


 Dr Nupur Tiwari, Ph.D
Associate Professor , Political Science,Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
, Indian Institute of Public Administration , New Delhi
Contact Details: 011-23468340 ,23702405
E-mail: nupur.tiwary@gmail.com

Member of Committees constituted by Government of India:

  1. Member of Thematic Group on Panchayati Raj and Local-self government , Ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER)  GoI
  1.  Members of the Task Force on Watershed Management and Panchayats, WMP , Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Soil Conservation society of India, New Delhi
  2.  Consultant , Expert Committee for Leveraging  Panchayati Raj ,Constituted by Ministry of Panchayati Raj ,Government of India(November ,2012)
  3. Domain Expert for PM award for excellence in Public Administration (2014)
  4. Delegate for Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy-Joint Statement Oragnised at Dubai from 12 to 13 th December , 2015 , Dubai, UAE. A Joint Statement  emanated from the very useful contributions at the said Dialogue which was presented to the govts of both the countries

 Worked as Principal Investigator(PI)/Project Director  in    Projects  :

  1. PESA and Left Wing Extremism(LWE): A Study of Extremist Affected Areas of  Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Orissa , Funded by ICSSR , New Delhi
  2. Impact of MGNREGA in narrowing gender gap in the Informal Workforce :A comparative Study of women participation in Uttar Pradesh ((Shahjhanpur and Bareilly));  Department of Rural Development , Government of UP
  3. Independent Evaluation of SHGs formed by Non Profit Organizations for Supply of Hot Cooked Supplementary Nutritious Food under ICDS Project of Delhi Govt.Department of Women and Child Development . Govt of Delh
  4. Evaluation of  Consumer’s Satisfaction of the products of Kendriya Bhandar, DoPT,GoI
  5. Impact of Women’s Reservation in Panchayats on Household Welfare sponsored by National Council of Applied Economic Research and International Development Research Centre ,IDRC, Canada as part of research programme of IDRC-NCAER  on “Decentralization , Rural Development and Inclusive growth
  6. A research Project for preparing of a “ Road map for the Panchayati Raj: An All India Perspective ” sponsored by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt of India
  7. “Strengthening the Role of Women in Grassroots Democracy”: at Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (Funded by govt. of Ireland, Iris Aid)

Research Publication (International Refereed journals)

  1. ‘The Dependency Syndrome of Inclusion : Women in Panchayats’’ Evidence from a Randomised Survey of Bihar, IJPA
  2. Tiwari , Nupur (2013) “Political Reservations for Women in Panchayats: The Saga of  representation , Participation and Inclusion “,Human Rights International Research Journal VOL-I, issue I,ISSN -2320 6942 ,ISBN 978-93-81-583-98-2 , Page no 319-326
  3. Panchayats in Governance: Further steps for Evolution into Institutions of Self Government in multilevel democracy. Governance for Excellence ISBN 978-81-925487-9-1 Published by JM International Publishers, Dec ,2012
  4. Poverty Alleviation: The Kudumbashree Initiative ,Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance ISSN-1836-0394,Commonwealth Secretariat ,Issue 4 :November 2009
  5. “Rotation of Reserved seats in Panchayati Raj”. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance ISSN-1836-0394, Issue 2:January 2009 http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/cjlq

National Refereed Journal

  1. “The Gramin way to swachhata “, , Governance Now, August 16-31, 2016 , vol.07 issue
  2. “Eraviperoor gram panchayat delivers services the e-way”, Governance Now, October 1-15 ,2015, vol.06 issue
  3. Tiwari, Nupur ( 2014) , Panchayati Raj Institutions as tool for Empowerment at Grassroots , Journal of Politics & Governance ,October-December ,2014ISSN: 2278 – 473X ,Vol. 3 No. 4 , pg 5-13
  4.  New leadership and changing societal paradigmsPanchayats and Women " Geography and you IRIS (2014)
  1. Tiwari, Nupur (June 2013 )Twenty years of Panchayati Raj as Institutions of Local Self Government :Instrument for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development, The Grassroots Governance Journal  , Volume XI ,ISSN 0973-0257
  2. Introduction the politics of presence:The Policy of Reservations for Women in Panchayats ,Dialogue ,Vol 15 no 2,ISSN ,0973-0095 ,October- December -2013
  3. Centrality of Panchayati Raj in Rehabilitation and Resettlement .IJPA, Vol. LVIII No. 4 ,Oct-Dec ,2012 ISSN 0019-5561
  4. Tiwari,Nupur ,“Women  and  Panchayati Raj ”(June 2012), Yojana , Vol 56 ,ISSN-0971-8400 
  5. “How Inclusive are the Panchayats”. VoL XLVI No 15 ISSN-0012-9976 April 9-15, 2011 Ecomonic and Political Weekly
  6. “Reservation in Panchayats”  Economic and Political Weekly Vol XLIV No 5, ISSN-0012-9976 January 31 ,2009
  1. Inclusive growth through Inclusive governance in North Eastern Region   . Mani Shankar Aiyar & Dr Nupur Tiwari. Yojana-December 2008 , ISSN -0971-8397
  2. Gram Sabhas and recognition of Forest Rights of scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers ,Mani Shankar Aiyar & Dr Nupur Tiwari, Yojana- , ISSN -0971-8400  September -2008 Vol 52,
  3. “Reinventing the delivery of essential social services at grassroots level through Panchayati Raj”. Kurukshetra ,Vol. 57 ,No-6 , April 2009 
  4.  “Rural Development through Integrated Planning and Implementation at the Panchayat Level”. The Indian Journal of Public Administration , IIPA New Delhi –Jan –March ,2009 ISSN 0019-5561
  5. Reconciling ‘Accelerated Growth’ With ‘Inclusive Growth through Panchayati Raj Indian Journal of Public Administration -ISSN 0019-5561,  Indian Journal of Public Administration ,( Jan-March , 2010 ) Volume LVI , No -1 .ISSN 0019-5561
  6. Women in Panchayat- Journal of Indian Institute of Public   Administration (New Delhi) – Vol. LIV, January – March 2008 ISSN 0019-5561
  7. Role of Panchayats in Watershed Management and Conservation  ,Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Society of India,Vol 7, No 3 , pp 41-48 (2008) ISSN-0022-5461
  8. The Kudumshree initiative ,Man power Journal- VoL xliv, No -4,October December ,2009 ,II ISSN  0542-5808,Institute of Applied Manpower Research, NewDelhi
  9. Recent Trends in gender Mainstreaming and Poverty Alleviation: The Kudumbashree Initiative. Indian Journal of Federal Studies  ISSN No. : 0976-8408, 2/2009
  10. “Rethinking the rotation term of reserved seats for women in Panchayati Raj”  by Dr. Nupur Tiwari. Indian Journal of Federal Studies 2/2008. ISSN No. : 0976-8408
  11. Status of State Finance Commission-Madhya Pradesh Journal of Social Sciences - Vol. X, July December- 2005– ISSN:0973-855X,Madya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain
  12. Role Of Gram Sabha for effective implementation of forest rights act-2006,( The grassroots Governance Journal ISSN-0973-0257l, Vol VI, June 2008)
  13. Impact Of Reservation and Participation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions The case of Dalit Women in India .Volume VIII January – December 2010 The grassroots Governance Journal ISSN-0973-0257
  14. Local Governance in India and Pakistan .A comparative Analysis. Review of Politics ISSN 0972-1436 Bihar vol.xvi No -2 July –Dec ,2008
  15. A Decade of Democratic Decentralization In India- Review of Politics ISSN 0972-1436 Bihar Vol. XIV, No. 2, July – December 2006.
  16. Impact of Women’s Reservation on Panchayati Raj in bringing about Inclusive Growth. Gram surajya , NCAER ,June 2010 , volume no 1
  17. “India: can the elephant take a tiger leap?” The India Economy Review 2009, Volume VI, Quarterly Issue : 31st March 2009
  18. Inclusive Growth through Panchayati Raj. Friday ,30th of April , 2010,Inclusion,Governance&e-governance  http://corporate.skoch.in/index.php?option=com;content&view=article&id=580&itemid=131
  19. Reinforcing the implementation and monitoring of the schemes under NREGA through Panchayati Raj www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/convergence
  20. Working Paper]Implementing MGNREGA through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) indiagovernance.gov.in
  21. “PRIs key to land acquisition, relief & rehabilitation” – Inclusion: mainstreaming the marginalized Vol. 1 No 1 July-September 2008
  22. Globalized Prosperity and Localized Poverty  ; Decentralization  Community Community Update ,UNDP, No .42 05 January , 2010
  23. The Paper published :Decentralisation, Grass Roots Planning and sustainable Development Panchanyati Raj in India (Nupur Tiwari) in the proceedings of the Conference Glafad International Conference on Good Governance, Conflict Resolution, Decentralisation and Socio-economic  Development, Midrand, Johannesburg- South Africa ,2014

Books / Monograph

  1. Panchayati Raj and Women Empowerment  : Dependency vs Autonomy, New Century Publications , ISBN 978-81-7708-428-3, 2016
  2. Tribal Self Governance ::PESA and its Implementation   , Rawat Publication  ISBN 978-81-316-07541, 2015
  3. MGNREGA and Gender Equity, Kanishka Publishers ISBN ,978-81-8457-6825 , 2015
  4. How Inclusive are  The Panchayats : The future Strategm , Monograph IIPA, 2014
  5. New Insights into Social and Political Empowerment of Women in Panchayati Raj, IIPA Discussion papers Series No-6,September 2012
  6. “Rural Decentralization, Peoples Participation and Inclusive growth”, Federal Studies Monograph Paper Series. Centre for Federal Studies ,ISBN 978-81-7831-182-1 , Manak Publication, 2011
  7. "Annotated Bibliography on Local Self-Governance", (Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie)

Forthcoming

  1. Panchayats in Governance:  Further steps for evolution into institutions of self government in a multi-level democracy: Cambridge Scholar Publishers, London , UK(manuscript accepted ,under publication )
  2. Tribal Development and Violent manifestations Edited, Concept Publishers manuscript accepted ,under publication

Contributed  Chapters in Books /Government of India Document

  1. “Inclusive growth through inclusive development in north east”in the book Development Of North East India Multidimensional Perspective  by Manglam Publishers & Distributors, first edition 2015Isbn 978-93-82816-20-1
  2. Rural Decentralisation, People's Participation and In clusive Growth  Nupur Tiwari Democracy, Development and Tribes in India: Reality & Rhetoric ISBN10, ISBN13812121
    1. Tiwari , Nupur Panchayats Women and Health for All , Concept Publishing company ,ISBN 93 5125 063 6
    2. Elected Women Representatives and Empowerment , Concept Publishing company ,ISBN-13:978-81-8069-873-6
    3. Panchayati Raj Reforms in India – Powers to the People at the Grassroots ISSIBN81-7391-925-9  (by Kanishka Publishers, distributors, New Delhi – 110002)
    4. 50 years of Panchayati Raj and Decentralised Development  . Edited by Rakesh Hooja and Sunil Dutt, ISBN-108184571879, Kanishka Publishers, New delhi, 2010, Chapter ” Women in Panchayati Raj”
    5. Panchayati Raj in India. Are they really successful in Participatory Decision Making? Policy Issues in Federalism –International Perspective, Vol -5  ISSIBN 10-81-309-1100-Edited by Paul Morton and Rupak Chattopadhyay , Forum of Federation – 2008
    6. Empowering Women Panchayat Members. A handbook for Master    Traineers by Dr Amitava Mukherjee. (Concepts Publication-New Delhi )
    7. Handbook and Manual of Participatory Rural Appraisal. Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie)
    8. “Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Governance” in Volume 11 Chapter 1 North Eastern Vision 2020 by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region GoI and North Eastern Council, in Collaboration with the Hon’ble Minister of DoNER. Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar. (2007)
    9. “Poverty Eradication”  in Volume 11 Chapter 2 North-Eastern Vision 2020 by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region GoI and North Eastern Council, in Collaboration with the Hon’ble Minister Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, DoNER.(2007)
    1. "Development Challenges in Tribal  Areas : LWE and PESA "'  in the book Tribal Development and Violent manifestations Edited, Concept Publishers manuscript accepted ,under publication

    Reports prepared for Government of India/others

        1. KB
        2. Independent Evaluation of SHGs under ICDS,DWCD, Govt of NCT
        3. Prime Minister Award for Public Administration , Nominated as the Domain Expert.Report on  the spot study of Eraviperoor Grama Panchayat ,Pathanamthitta Dist,Kerala . for PMO  .
        4. Report on Women in Informal Workforce , bases on two day seminar on for ICSSR
        5. Report on Tribal Development and Violent manifestations in a two day National Consultation on Repositioning Tribal Question for Public Policy (March 19-20, 2014), IIPA New Delhi
        6. Report on Impact of quota system for Womens Empowerment in Panchayats
        7. Report on MGNREGA and Gender Equity for Ministry of Rural Development
        8. REPORT ON Effective Implementation of protective Legislation :PESA  for ICSSR
        9. Report of Expert Committee on Leveraging Panchayats for Efficient Delivery of Public Goods and Services  for Ministry of Panchayati Raj , GoI. (I was involved in the preparation of this Report as Consultant)
        10. Report on “Road map for the Panchayati Raj” Commissioned by Ministry of Panchayati Raj ,Government of India ,New Delhi
        1. Report on “Pakistan-India Symposium on Local-governance” organized by National Reconstruction Bureau, Govt. of Pakistan. Prepared for Ministry of Panchayati Raj ,Govt Of India .(2007)
        2. Detail Project Report (DPR) on Panchayat Mahila Shakti Abhiyan for Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GOI(2007)
        3. Report of Training of Trainers programme for  elected women Panchayat members (Task force Panchayati Raj, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation)
        4. Report on workshop on Training Needs Assessment of Women PRIs member (Task force on Panchayati Raj, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation)
        5. Evaluation Report on Pilot Testing of States facilities training volumes by state resource institution (Task force on Panchayati Raj, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation)

    Delivered Lectures /Training in

    1. Organised Hindi Diwas on 14th September,2016 at IIPA,
    2. Delivered Lecture on Poverty Eradication, Peoples participation and Inclusive growth. in Two days National Seminar on Good Governance , Development and Human Rights, 19th -20th August , 2016 , organized by NHRC in collaboration with National Law University, New Delhi.
    3. Participated in National Conference on Deendayal Antyodaya Yojna – National Urban Livelihoods Mission ( Day- NULM) , 27TH June 2016 , Vigyan Bhawan , Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation , Government of India
    4. Lectured on "Women Empowerment" on 17th March, 2016 at 4:00 PM at  Zakir Husain Delhi College , Delhi  University.
    5. Lectured on Qualitative research Methods  on February 12 , 2016 , to Scientists and Technologist in Fifteenth Foundation Training Programme  for DST at IIPA.
    6. Was a Panelist in Conference “The Global Experience of Local Government and its Implications for India” organized by RGICS, on Saturday 23 January 2016, 10 AM to 01.30 PM, at Jawahar Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi.
    7. Was one of the Delegates for Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy-Joint Statement, Oragnised at Dubai from 12 to 13 th December , 2015 at Hotel Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre, Dubai, UAE. A Joint Statement  emanated from the very useful contributions at the said Dialogue which was presented to the govts of both the countries
    8. Chaired a session on  Rural Governance in an International Conference  on Governance in India: Problems and Prospects  organized by  Department of Public Administration, Mizoram University from 4-6 November , 2016 and presented a paper on  “How many battles will I Fight : Women in Panchayati Raj in Bihar “
    9. Chaired a session  in a National Symposium  on Women in Informal Workforcr: Problems and Prospects, 27-28 Oct , 2015 at IIPA
    10. SBM – Three programmes    26-27  Feb 12-13 19-20            March
    11. SBM-19-20th October , 2015
    12. Lectured in  Brainstorming session on PESA and LEFT Wing Extremism , organized on 25th June , at IIPA .
    13. Three lectures on Social Audit , for  the participants of Manipur Civil Service officers on May 18, 2015 from 2-5 pm at IIPA
    14. Lectured on Women in Panchayats in  German Friedrich Ebert Stiftung  in collaboration with WFS in New Delhi on 18th March, 2015 from 3 pm to 5 pm.
    15. Took Three Lectures in 14th Foundation Training Programme for Scientists and Technologists during November 17, 2014 – February 06, 2015 at IIPA. These Lectures were on Participatory Rural Appraisal .
    16. Delivered a lecture to 2nd Foundation training programme for the Manipur civil service (MCS) officers , Manipur (Nov 6 to December 26, 2014. The Topic :Politics of Inclusion :Woman Reservations in Panchayats , Nov 5,2014.
    17. Chaired a plenary session in an International  North American Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment on Interdisciplinary Issues: Sustainability and Environmental Solutions”.. This International Conference was organised   by International Academic Forum , USA, in  Providence, Rhode Island, USA from 11  to 14 September  ,2014 .
    18. Chaired a session and delivered lecture in   National Conference on Politics & Governance  on 3 August 2014  at India International Centre , New Delhi, organised by Academy of Politics and governance , New Delhi-110001
    19. Delivered three lectures on Participatory , Qualitative Research Methods for Six Weeks customized training programme for Indian Telecommunication Service Officers on 17/6/2014 at IIPA , New Delhi
    20. Delivered three lectures on Participatory , Qualitative Research Methods for Six Weeks customized training programme for Indian Telecommunication Service Officers on 123/6/2014 at IIPA , New Delhi
    21. Chaired a session on Tribal Development and Violent manifestations in a two day National Consultation on Repositioning Tribal Question for Public Policy (March 19-20, 2014), IIPA New Delhi
    22. Was called as Chief Guest   by. State Institute of Rural Development ,Department of Rural Development,Govemment of Jharkhand   and delivered a lecture on  ''Role of PRIs and BNVs in Rural Development''  in a Seminar on 6th August , 2013  at Hotel Ashoka , Ranchi
    23. Delivered lecture on “Role of Panchayti Raj Institution in Women’s Empowerment”, and “Gender Equity and MGNREGS” in a National Training Programme for block and district level officials  organised by National Institute of Rural Development (Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India),  on “Gender Mainstreaming  in Rural Development” from  June 17th to June 20th , 2013.
    24. Delivered Training in NIRD , Jaipur on MGNREGA and Gender Equity : Some critical concerns , 20-21 May , 2013 . This training was delivered to District Level Administrative officials.
    25. Chaired a Technical Session at the National Conference on Politics and Governance held on 5th May , 2013, organised by APG-MDRF,Management Development Research Foundation New Delhi  at India International Centre , New Delhi
    26. Chaired a plenary session and  delivered a lecture  in a conference on “Panchayats, Rights and Survival of the Girl Child”  on 22-23 April ,2013Organised by by Institute of Social Sciences , UNICEF and Action Aid at Constitution Club , Rafi Marg,New Delhi
    27. Delivered a Lecture on Women and Panchayats  in a Celebration of 20th Anniversary of The Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1992 organized by Institute of Social Science , ISS on 22 December 2012   atConstitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
    28. Chaired a plenary session and  delivered a lecture in a conference on   Panchayats Women and Health for All ” organized by Institute of Social Sciences and UNWomen at Venue: Viswa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi on April , 25 , 2012
    29. Chaired a plenary session and Lectured on Women and Panchayats   in Celebration of 20th Anniversary of The Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1992 Venue: Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi by Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi on 22 December 2012
    30. 38 APPPA : Rural Study and Village Visit
    31. 39 APPA Rural Study visit                 
    32. IAS Professional course –(Phase -1 2006 Batch) May ,2007 ,Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie
    33. 74 Foundation course ,for IAS probationers ,1 September to 12 December ,2003 , Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie
    34. Imparted training for  Management Development Programme for Empanelled Deputy Secretaries of Central Secretariat Services of Government of India Nov -6 –Dec 8 ,2006  Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
    35. Orientation  Programme for newly appointed Assistant Director of Jammu and Kashmir State –August 27-31 ,2007 ,organized by IIPA ,New Delhi
    36. Provided training to the young professionals of CAPART  ,July 16 to 27 ,2007  ,organized by IIPA
    37. Exploratory Programme, Planning as an Instrument of Economic growth  with special reference to National  Common Minimum programme (NCMP),24 August,2005 Faculty of Economics and Developing Planning Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurgaon 
    38. Gender training and capability building of women elected members of   Panchayati Raj Institutes PRIs. (Local self governance) in Rajiv Gandhi Foundation ,New Delhi    (2005).
    39. Delivered lectures on Rural Developmnt (Participatory Rural Appraisal ) in 13th Foundation Training Programme for Scientists and Technologist  , Nov. 11, 2013 to Jan. 31, 2014 at Indian Institute of Public Administration
    40. Delivered Lecture on Decentralization ,Integrated Decentralized Planning and Rural Development ,  to the scholars of Shivaji University ,Kolhapur on 21 February ,2014 at IIPA , New Delhi

    Papers Presented in Seminar /Conference :

    1. Presented a paper on  “How many battles will I Fight : Women in Panchayati Raj in Bihar  in an International Seminar  on Governance in India: Problems and Prospects in Department of Public Administration, Mizoram University from 4-6 November , 2016
    2. Presented a Paper on Effective Implementation of PESA iand LWE in a  Brainstorming session on PESA and LEFT Wing Extremism , organized on 25th June , at IIPA
    3. Participated  and Presented in 1st National Symposium on Excellence in Training held on 11-12 April 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Prepared the pedagogy and training outline for ToT on Gender Mainstreaming  in  Disaster Risk Management
    1. Paper presented on Twenty years of Panchayati Raj and the Future Strategm for  two days National Conference on Devising Policy Strategies for India  from 13-14 January, 2015 organised by Department of Political Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, DelhiIn Collaboration with Bihar Political Science Association (BPSA), Patna
    1. Presented a paper on How Inclusive are the Panchayats: The Future Stratagem . for National Seminar ‘Two Decades of Panchayat Raj in India: Experiences, Issues, Challenges and Opportunities’ (January 15 - 16, 2015) Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research MPISSR,Ujjain
    2. Presented a paper on  "Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth through Rural Local Governance (Panchayai Rai) in India in an International  North American Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment on Interdisciplinary Issues: Sustainability and Environmental Solutions”.. This International Conference was organised   by International Academic Forum , USA, in  Providence, Rhode Island, USA from 11  to 14 September  ,2014 .
    1. Presented a paper “How Inclusive are the Panchayats: The Future Stratagem”in   National Conference on Politics & Governance  on 3 August 2014  at India International Centre , New Delhi, organised by Academy of Politics and governance , New Delhi-110001
    2. Paper presented” Introducing the Politics of Inclusion: The Policy of Reservations for Women in the Panchayats”  National Workshop on Inclusive Governance and Social Justice: Concerns and Strategies , IIPA , New Delhi March 10-11, 2014
    3. Paper  Presented  on   Effective Water  Management throughRural Local Governance( Panchayati Raj) in India   in an International European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. ECSEE 2013  held at the Brighton Thistle, UK, from July 4-7, 2013.
    4. Paper presented Titled,” Inclusive Growth Through Inclusive Goverenance in North Easter Region in ICSSR Sponsored Multidisciplinary National Seminar on “Development in North East India: Problems and Prospects” to be organized by the Department of Education Mizoram University, Aizawl, on 6th -7th June , 2013
    5. Paper presented titled “Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth ” at the National Conference on Politics and Governance , organized by APG-MDRF,Management Development Research Foundation New Delhi  held on 5th May 2013 at IIC, New Delhi
    6. Political Reservations for Women in Panchayats: The Saga of  Representation , Participation and Inclusion  organized by International Conference on Women Empowerment -2013 to present your paper during 08/03/2013- 09/03/2013InternationalMultidisciplinary Research Foundation,Executive Council Members, Technical Committee Members of ICWC – 2013
    7. Paper presented on 'New Localism' And Central-Local Relations in India : THE FUTURE STRATAGEM  in the   International Conference on Federalisms and LocalismsOrganised byO.P. Jindal Global University and Europaeum, Oxford Date Thursday 10 October 2013
    8. Paper Wasme 18th international conference on smes conference ,accra ,ghana 18th wasme icsme ,accra, ghana during november 7-11, 2012.]Paper presented on Women as informal sector entrepreneurs and their role in alleviating poverty” Poverty Eradication And Inclusion Through Micro Enterprises”
    9. Presented a paper on the theme “MGNREGA Fostering Gender Inclusivity in Rural India: The Saga of Participation and Inclusion” in  two days Workshop onMGNREGA and Gender Equity “17-18 April, 2013 at Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA , New Delhi
    10. Presented a paper on the theme “ Role of PESA in containing Left wing Extremism” in National Symposium on ‘PESA and Self Governance: A concern of 12 Five year Plan” sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research , ICSSR ,on 25-26 February, 2013 at Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA , New Delhi
    11. Participated  and presented the report State level case study on "Impact of Reservations in Panchayats for Women and its impact on Household Welfare.:A case study of Bihar ” as part of the IDRC-NCAER research program on decentralisation and rural development in the workshop on “Decentralization and Rural Governance in India” to be held in Alwar from 17-19 December. Organized by NCAER-IDRC CRDI-Canada
    12. National seminar entitled “Socio- Economic Empowerment Of Women” On 7thdecember, 2012.   Sponsored By Ugc And     Ginni Devi Modi Girls' P.G.College  Modinagar, Chaired a session and Paper Presented On” From Representation To Participation To Inclusion : Women In Panchayats”
    13. Workshop on Impact of Quota system on Women’s Empowerment, 28 March, 2012, IIPA, New Delhi. Paper presented “Women in Decision making: Evidence from Bihar”.
    14. Chaired a plenary session and presented a paper in a conference on   Panchayats Women and Health for All ” organized by Institute of Social Sciences and UNWomen at Venue: Viswa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi on April , 25 , 2012
    15. Paper presented in the International Conference on “Conservation System and Watershed Management in Rain fed Areas for Rural Employment and Poverty Eradication (ICON-FARM)” organized by the Soil Conservation Society of India from February 12-16, 2008.
    16. Paper presented in 4TH International Conference on Federalism held at New Delhi in between 5th To 7th November, 2007. “ Panchayati Raj in India -Are they really successful in participatory decision making
    17. Background paper presented in National Consultation of Academics  organized by Ministry of  Panchayati Raj, GOI  ,25 and 26 February ,2009 “Future Agenda of Panchayati Raj Institutions”
    18. Presented a paper in Annual forum of UNDP Decentralized Community Annual Forum 2009, 22-24 October 2009. “Land and water in Local Governance”.
    19. Presented a paper in the International Seminar on Women Work and Poverty in Bihar ,sponsored by ICSSR and U.G.C. during 7-8 November ,2009 and presented a paper on Impact of Reservation on “Empowerment of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions In Bihar”
    20. Presented a paper in 21 Skoch Summit on “Infrastructure, Finance and Governance “aspects of Inclusive Growth,10-12 November,2009. Paper Presented “Reconciling Accelerated growth with Inclusive Growth ”
    21. Meeting of State Secretaries and Experts to review the programmes of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and to discuss the Draft Road Map for the Panchayats. , 23rd April, 2010 Conference Room –A Vigyan Bhawan Annexe , New Delhi . Prepared the Draft road map for the Panchayats and presented it in the Consultation meetin
    22. International Round Table on Impact of Political Reservation for Women in  Local Governance and Rural Service Provisions .10 May , 2011 at Patna, Paper presented on “Impact of Reservations on  Quality of Participation of Elected Women Representatives in Panchayats : Evidence from Bihar”
    23. Chief guest and Chaired a session in Two Day  National Conference on the main theme “SOCIO-ECONOMIC REFORMS IN EMERGING INDIA & ITS IMPLICATIONS”, on Wednesday & Thursday, the 9th & 10th February, 2011 IN Jain College ,Chennai , presentated a paper on “ Women Empowernment in rural india”
    24. Paper presented in Glafad International Conference on Good Governance, Conflict Resolution, Decentralisation and Socio-economic  Development, Midrand, Johannesburg- South Africa 

    Forthcoming

    1. Presenting a paper entitled “Effective Water  Management through Rural Local Governance (Panchayati Raj) in India’ in an International conference on"Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance" OSAKA , Japan

    Organised Seminars and Conferences

    1. Organised Two days National Symposium on Women in Informal Workforce: Problems and Prospects- 27th 28th Oct , 2015 at IIPA
    2. Organised a Brain Storming session on PESA and Left wing extremism on 25 th June , 2015 at IIPA
    3. Organised a two day National Consultation on Repositioning Tribal Question for Public Policy (March 19-20, 2014), IIPA New Delhi
    4. Organised two days Workshop on MGNREGA and Gender Equity , sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development ,17-18 April, 2013 at Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA , New Delhi
    1. Organised two days Symposium on ‘PESA and Self Governance: A concern of 12 Five year Plan” sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research , ICSSR ,on 25-26 February, 2013 at Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA , New Delhi
    2. Organised a Workshop on  Impact of Quota System on Women’s Empowerment”, 28 March ,2011 at Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA , New Delhi
    3. Organised an International Round Table on Impact of Political Reservation for Women in  Local Governance and Rural Service Provisions .10 May , 2011 at Maurya Hotel Patna, Bihar under IDRC/NCAER  Project
    4. Organised and Coordinated a meeting between British Prime Ministers Delegation and the Panchayati Raj Experts and Activists in South Asia Foundation , New Delhi on 29 July , 2010 ,Commissioned by British High Commission
    5. Organized a National Seminar on “Status of State Finance Commission” (Rajiv Gandhi Foundation—December , 2006)
    6. Organized a Task Force  Consultation meeting of Panchayati raj specialists in   Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, 2005)
    7. Coordinated a National training workshop of elected women Representatives in Panchayati Raj     (Rajiv Gandhi Foundation-2005)
    8. Coordinated a Training of trainers programme for elected women in Panchayati Raj (Rajiv Gandhi Foundation-2005)
    9. As an Observer Went to Sikkim, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana to the State level Workshop and Seminar on Local self Governance. (Rajiv Gandhi Foundation)2005

    Membership

    1.   Life membership of Indian Institute  of Public Administration, New Delhi
    2.   Life membership of Indian Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
    3. Honorary Editor  of Journal of Politics and Governance ,ISSN:2278

    Project Proposal prepared::::

    1. Indian Parliament and Panchayati Raj: From the Constituent Assembly to the 16th Loksabha( Book on Parliament)
    2. Women’s Participation in MGNREGA: Mapping the Enhancing Income and Sustainable Livelihood in Meghalaya and Mizoram-NIRD