Amrat Singh, Director, CUTS International & Head CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS CART)
Amrat Singh has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with more than two decades of experience in the development sector. He has expertise in Consulting, Project Conceptualisation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Networking for development interventions.
He has worked with reputed Government agencies, Corporates, and NGOs on various flagship programmes and schemes supported by Government of India and Bilateral and Multilateral agencies, he has provided leadership to diverse field based projects across thematic areas. He has vast experience in working on large scale research and implementation projects, especially in the areas of Governance, Consumer Protection, Sustainable Development, Non-farm Livelihoods, Entrepreneurship, and Skill Development.
Deepak Saxena, Associate Director & Deputy Head, CART is a law graduate with an additional Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. Has been associated with CUTS for over 30 years now. He has been instrumental in implementing various projects at grass root level, networking, advocacy and capacity building in almost all the districts of Rajasthan. At present he is responsible for projects on sustainable consumption and lifestyle in the state apart from shouldering responsibilities on financial consumer protection, road safety and related work.
Madhu Sudan Sharma, Senior Programme Officer,
Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International) is a research & development professional and has earned double master’s in Anthropology and Sociology after graduating in Biology. After acquiring 20 years of work experience in the social sector and serving as a ‘Research Fellow’ for Indian Council of Medical Research, he is associated as a Senior Program Officer with the Organisation to work under good governance and consumer safety related programmatic areas. He is especially responsible for Access to Information, Social Accountability, Civic Entitlements, Food Safety, Fire Safety, and Road Safety related projects. He is also involved in various other activities of the Organisation.
He has worked intensively at grassroots with a network of CUTS, more than One Thousand civil society organisations, in Rajasthan to strengthen civic participation in the decision making processes of all levels of government. He has worked in Consumer Safety and Road Safety areas in more than 12 states of India and carries experiences related to good governance practices from the United States of America, South Eastern Country (Malaysia), and South Asian countries (Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh) as well.
Amar Deep Singh is an experienced Senior Programme Officer with over 18 years of expertise in governance, consumer protection, sustainable consumption, and health sector. He holds a master’s degree in English Literature and a second master’s in Management. He has been an integral part of CUTS International since July 2008, leading their urban governance and sustainable consumption initiatives. CUTS International’s urban intervention and citizen engagement work received recognition from the Chief Minister of Rajasthan state, in 2016. He is responsible for coordinating research and advocacy projects, conducting training sessions, and representing CUTS in various sectors, both nationally and internationally.
Dharmendra Chaturvedi, Programme Officer is a post graduate in Buisiness Management and graduate in Commerce from University of Rajasthan He possesses quality understanding and substantial experience in various development areas dealt at the centre. To foster the holistic development at the grassroots, he acquires appropriate approaches and adequate skills in monitoring community-based programmes and its management. He possesses the experience of around two decades and his strength lies in networking.
Simi T B, Assistant Policy Analyst is a post-graduate in law from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala with specialisation in Environment Law and Consumer Law. Since December 2004, Simi is working with CUTS. Her research area is sustainable development issues, with a focus on consumer empowerment. At present, she is responsible for projects on sustainable consumption apart from shouldering responsibilities on food safety and standards, consumer protection, road safety and other related research writing works.
Badri Narayan Sharma, Consultant is post graduate in commerce and one among the staffs at the center continuing for more than 20 years. He mainly looks after various publications in Hindi like Gram Gadar, Panchava Stambh and several others at the centre. He also contributes to the other programmatic areas of consumer education and protection and sustainable development.
Arawat Kumar Thalia, Communications Assistant is a post graduate in commerce and associated with the centre for last seven years as office assistant. He possesses experience of nearly 14 years in the area of office administration.