Governing Board

Mr. M. B. Kaushal
President - Prayas JAC Society

Secretary Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India

Dr. K. S. Sachdev
Vice President - Prayas JAC Society

Medical Doctor & Chairman, PRIVAT Health Care Group

Mr. Amod Kumar Kanth, Retd. IPS
General Secretary - Prayas JAC Society

Former Director General of Police & Former Chairperson – Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) & Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC)

Mr. Jasvir Singh
Joint Secretary - Prayas JAC Society

Presently, Chairman - Jan Shikshan Sansthan , MSDE, GOI (Andamans) & Former Asstt. Commissioner of Police (ACP) Delhi police

Prof. (Dr.) Aruna Bhardwaj
Treasurer - Prayas JAC Society

Former Dean & Ex HOD Department of Social Work, Delhi University New Delhi

Mr. Subhash Chander Narang
Member - Prayas JAC Society

Advocate (Income Tax)

N. K. Shinghal
Member - Prayas JAC Society

Retd. IPS Former Inspector General of Police

Mr. Anoop Chadha
Member - Prayas JAC Society

He is a Business Man and deeply involves in social work & social issues related to children, with help to generate donations for Prayas.

Mr. Kumar Rohit
Associate Member-Prayas JAC Society

Regional Provident Fund Commissioner

Dr. Supriyo Mukherjee
Member -Prayas JAC Society

Medical Practitioner Director & Doctor at Research Centre for Diabetes Obesity and Hypertension (RCDOH) & Centre for Clinical Research & Practice (CCRP)

Mr. Vibhu Talwar
Member -Prayas JAC Society

He has served as the Group Managing Director of Moolchand Healthcare Group since 2002 and has played a pivotal role in its transformation. He is viewed to be a leader in the healthcare services space in India. He has developed deep expertise in healthcare quality, systems and process development, operations excellence and organization design and development.

Mr. Prince Solanki
Member -Prayas JAC Society

Directors of Prince Public School, GD Goenka Public School (Jhajjar-Haryana), G D Goenka La’ Petite (Rohini), Oceana Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. & Rajkamal Hotels Pvt. Ltd. as Promoter running 2 hotels in Uttrakhand, Part of PRAYAS since 2009 as a Volunteer

Ms. Vandana Kumari Jena
Member - Prayas JAC Society

IAS (Retd.) & Former Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

Mr. Vishwajeet Ghoshal
Director Projects - Prayas JAC Society

Vishwajeet has 17 years of experience as a ‘Child Rights and Social Development Professional’ with policy analysis, advocacy, research & program, innovative & management skills on a range of social issues including Child Care & Protection, Urban Homelessness, Juvenile Justice, Education, Health & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He is directly involved with institutional & non-institutional programmes coupled with their development.

Ms. Indu Rani Singh
Director (Special Projects)- Prayas JAC Society

Handling several projects in the field of Vocational training, skills & livelihood, trafficking including Child Marriage, Child Labour, Child Begging, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Child Care & Community Development through Agro-Based programmes relating with children, women & youths.

Mr. Pawan K Jha
Finance Controller - Prayas JAC Society

Expert in Finance, Income Tax, Assessment, Properties, TDS, support & advise for national & international funding.

Founder / General Secretary

Amod K. Kanth is the founder of Prayas JAC. Before Prayas JAC, he was an officer of the Indian Police Service, 1974 batch. During his last term, he served as the Director General of Police of Goa and Arunachal Pradesh, and later the Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR). During his tenure, he was associated with the investigation of some of the most sensational cases known, both Nationally and Internationally. Cases such as the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, Lalit Maken and Arjun Das assasination, in 1985 he solved the infamous transistor bomb blast that killed 105 people, his contribution in investigation extended in economic offences such as the Hawala and the Banks Scam case. The film 'Main aur Charles' was adapted from his chase of the flamboyant Charles Sobhraj. His dedication to the service of people was evident when he continued his work on the Jessica Lal case, despite being posted in Arunachal Pradesh during the hearing.

Today, he continues to work as Member Coordinator, NITI-- CSO Standing Commiittee and Chairman, Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council, whislt continuing to guide Prayas JAC as our General Secretary. He is also Member, Central Advisory Board on Child Labour under Ministry of Labour & Employment.

His work has extended to the needs of the marginalised and the vulnerable, from working for women, members of tribes to, members of minority community, he has worked on the entire of spectrum of cases as a human rights defender.

His notes and inputs on various socio-economic issues have also caught national attention and greatly impacted the policy and advocacy trend in India, with regard to women and children specifically. In 2005, he was awarded the TIP Report Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery in recognitions of his efforts to combat human trafficking. His contribution has also lead to Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehanilitation) Bill of 2019, wherein Ms. Maneka Gandhi (Minister for Women and Child Development) recognised his and Prayas's contribution to combat anti-trafficking and laying down a foundation for the law.

Message from Founder

Prayas believes that children's rights and needs are synonymous. These rights can be accessible through empowerment and capacity building of their families and communities. This process includes socio- economic empowerment and transformation of the marginalised. We aim to work on livelihood projects along with other integrated programmes for children, youth and women.

 

Team of Experts

 
 Team of Managers

Our on field operations and daily operation, and official duty in consensus with Prayas’s policy of child care and child rights.Our dedicated team of social workers, experts, work in a collaborative fashion, report to the managers, followed by our directors, to ensure that the key stakeholders remain in the channel of communication. This is also to ensure that reports from on field to the authorised person so as toreceive inputs to streamline the processess as well as receive inputs.

 Finance Department

Our Finance Team is headed by Mr. Pawan Kumar Jha. His role as the Finance Controller is to supervise all matters pertaining to overall financial management, assests and resources. Project funds, are crucial for all programs, compliance of all legal matters pertaining to income tax, FCRA, and other relevantprovisions relating to tax. Our project management work, is done under annual budgeting, to ensure smooth functioning of all projects. Our projects, are furthered witht the agenda of maximum utilisation of funds, resource enhancement and exploring establishments of new projects.

 Human Resources

Our work is recognised by the people that associate with us. Prayas believes is hiring the right people for the job. Considering the multi disciplinary impact of human rights violations, our agenda is to collaborate with passionate and experienced people with an interest to work in the social sector and make a difference. Our recruitment head is Mr. Alok Adrien who has been associated with Prayas since its inception.

 Social Workers

Our team consists of experts dealing with issues relating to dignity, equality, social justice and promotion of human rights for all. Their work on field, and research, helps create a base for our projects, facilitate field action, advocacy, and creation of policies. They play a key role in changing the social realities through application of their knowledge to help create a people centred, equitable and just society. They work closely with the Institute of Juvenile Justice for research and development work.

 Policy makers

From birth to the age of majority, Prayas's projects collaborate with experts from diverse disciplines to ensure a holistic growth approach towards children and their needs. The law enforcement, judiciary and other key stakeholders, often find themselves in a position that is alien to the problems that children's face whilst interacting with these bodies. Our policy makers aim to bridge this gap. Working on field, our experts work on issues from birth to adulthood, gather data, facts, and push for advocacy and lobbying to influence for the change. They work closely with the Institute of Juvenile Justice for research and development work.

 Lawyers

Our team of lawyers, work closely with individual projects, wherein they help the children avail they legal protection they are entitled to and represent their cause in courts. Our legal cell works in close collaboration with the counsellors, social workers, and policy makers; together they create the shield of protection to best further the cause of children. They work closely with the Institute of Juvenile Justice for research and development work.

 Counsellors

Our experts, are trained in key skills to help deal with children who come under their purview. To ensure that each child receives the psychological support our team of counsellors work at Child Care Institutions, and on field to minimise the trauma they might face. They further create a base for all our preliminary reports; ensure child’s physical as well as mental safety. They work closely with the Institute of Juvenile Justice for research and development work.

 International Support

Our funders have always furthered the cause of children by providing us financial support.

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of beneficiaries saw an increased income or educational level
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