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Dr.N.J. Kurian, is Ph.D in Economics & Indian Economic Service (Rtd.). He is an eminent economist and chairman / member of several expert committee of Government of India. Formerly he was the Advisor (Financial Resources), Planning Commission, Government of India and Director, Council for Social Development, New Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Prof. K.R.G Nair, Ph.D in Economics. He is an Economist engaged in various research studies. Formerly he was Professor at University of Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Shri K. Roy Paul, IAS (Retd.) obtained B.Sc. (Engineering) from University of Kerala; Diploma in Trade Promotion from Helsinki School of Economics and Diploma in Export Industry Development and Trade Promotion from World Trade Institute, New York. . He was Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Member, UPSC. He has occupied several other government positions. He was additional Secretary and Special Secretary in Ministry of Environment & Forests.
 
 
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Governing Body Members: Kerala Development Society, Delhi 2014-17
 
Dr. Jacob John, President, is Ph.D in Economics & MBA in Finance. He is an economist and social scientist engaged in various research studies and development projects in different Indian States. Formerly he was with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, Italy and UNIDO India ) as National and International Expert. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr.N.K.Babu Ebrahim, Vice President, is Ph.D in Economics . An economist and social scientist engaged in various research studies and development projects in different Indian States. Formerly he was Associate Professor with MES College, Ponnani. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr. K.P. Sunny, Vice President is Ph.D in Economics. He is Group Head, Economic Services and editor Productivity Journal, National Productivity Council of India, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Government of India. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Prof. Sibichan Mathew, Vice President, is Ph.D in Economics. Currently he is Professor (Fashion Management) and Head (Academic Affairs), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on business and economic issues.
 
Mr. Varghese A.J, Secretary is an Economics Graduate, Retired from Central Government of India Currently working with UPSC, Government of India
 
Dr. Jose V.T., Joint Secretary is Ph.D in Economics . He is Associate Professor, S.H. College, Thevara, M.G. University, Kerala. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Mrs. Neeta Antony, Joint Secretary is MA (Economics) and B.Ed. She is a teacher with a Higher Secondary School in Kerala and a social worker.
 
Mr. K.Balachandran, Treasurer is MBA in Finance. He is a financial consultant with Kotak Mahendra, New Delhi. Formerly he was Financial Officer of Council for Social Development, New Delhi.
 
Dr.N.J. Kurian, is Ph.D in Economics & Indian Economic Service (Rtd.). He is an eminent economist and chairman / member of several expert committee of Government of India. Formerly he was the Advisor (Financial Resources), Planning Commission, Government of India and Director, Council for Social Development, New Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Mr. N. D. George, is Indian Economic Service (Rtd.) He is retired as Economic Advisor, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in 2014. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Prof. K.R.G Nair, Ph.D in Economics. He is an Economist engaged in various research studies. Formerly he was Professor at University of Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Mr. Paul Joseph, is Indian Economic Service (Rtd.). Formerly he was Principal Advisor, Planning Commission, Government of India
 
Mr. P. V. Rajeev, is Indian Economic Service (Rtd.). He has retired from Government of India as an Economic Advisor in 2012. He is the author of several books and articles on social, political and economic issues.
 
Dr. Mathew Joseph, is Ph.D in Economics. Currently he is Professor (Economics) & Mentor (Research) at Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi, Kerala. Formerly he was Deputy Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Head of Research in ICICI bank and Professor at FORE School of Management. He is the author of several books and articles on business and economic issues.
 
Mr. K.Joykutty, is a Member, Engineer, General Manager, H S Group of Companies, Delhi. He is a philanthropist
 
Dr.N.K.Nair, is a member, PhD in Economics. He is engaged in several sector specific studies focusing on productivity. Formerly he was Director (Economic Services), National Productivity Council, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Government of India. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Mr. Jose P.C, is a member, Accounts Officer, Flex Industries, Delhi. He is a social worker and a philanthropist
 
Mrs. Soby Abhilash, is a Member, Post Graduate in Commerce. She is a Financial consultant and a Social worker.
 
KDS Advisory Board
 
Mr. A. T. Sainudin, a Delhi-based businessman and philanthropist.
 
Dr. S.K. Sasikumar , is Senior Fellow at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, Government of India. His main areas of professional interest include Labour Market Analysis, Labour Migration and Research Methods. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr. Alex George, Leader, Knowledge Activist Hub Child Rights – Action Aid India, Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr. Joy Elamon, Public Health and Governance Specialist, Intercooperation, Hyderabad. He is the author of several books and articles on social issues, health and decentralization
 
Advocate Jojo Thomas, Socio-legal Expert and Treasurer, Turning Point Foundation, Delhi.
 
Prof. T. K. Oommen, is Prof. Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is renowned socialist. He is the author of several books and articles covering various social issues.
 
Mr. K. P. Fabian, is a retired Indian Foreign Service officer. He was Ambassador to Italy and Gulf Countries.
 
Mr.D.K Manavalan, is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He was Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), In Charge of Youth Affairs, Additional Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Welfare, Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries, Government of West Bengal and has held several such senior positions under the Government of India. Currently he is the Executive Director, AFPRO, New Delhi
 
Mr. Jameskutty P. C., Kerala-based businessman and philanthropist. Formerly he was Chief Financial Officer, NDTV, Delhi.
 
Research Committee of Kerala Development Society, Delhi
 
Prof. K.R.G Nair, Ph.D in Economics. He is an Economist engaged in various research studies. Formerly he was Professor at University of Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr.N.J. Kurian, is Ph.D in Economics & Indian Economic Service (Rtd.). He is an eminent economist and chairman / member of several expert committee of Government of India. Formerly he was the Advisor (Financial Resources), Planning Commission, Government of India and Director, Council for Social Development, New Delhi. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Mr. P. V. Rajeev, is Indian Economic Service(Rtd.). He has retired from Government of India as an Economic Advisor in 2012. He is the author of several books and articles on social, political and economic issues.
 
Dr. S.K. Sasikumar , is Senior Fellow at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, Government of India. His main areas of professional interest include Labour Market Analysis, Labour Migration and Research Methods. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr. K.P. Sunny, , Vice President is Ph.D in Economics. He is Group Head, Economic Services and editor Productivity Journal, National Productivity Council of India, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Government of India. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
 
Dr. Jacob John, President, is Ph.D in Economics & MBA in Finance. He is an economist and social scientist engaged in various research studies and development projects in different Indian States. Formerly he was with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, Italy and UNIDO India) as National and International Expert. He is the author of several books and articles on social and economic issues.
Human Resources and Office Infrastructure
We have a strong team of economists, sociologists, political scientists and various social scientists from different disciplines Our faculty members include 25 PhDs, 20 Post Graduates and 12 MBAs. We have an extensive network of research and business consultants covering all the states and Union Territories.

In Delhi, KDS head office and one full service office in New Delhi. It has eight field offices spread across the country. Other than these field offices, it has local teams in a total of 14 cities in the country, thus making it one of the largest field networks in India. An extensive geographical coverage localized cultural understanding and expertise in international standards of research positions us to provide evidence based actionable insights to any development issues.

For details please contact our staff members at Delhi Service office:

Dr. Seema Chelat : Senior Research Fellow

Ms. Vijayasree M. B. : Administrative Officer

Ms. Neema V : Research Assistant

Mr. R. Kumar : Accounts Officer

 
 
 
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