Dr. Ginny Shrivastava
Dr. Ginny Shrivastava, a Programme Coordinator in Astha Sansthan with responsibilities for BARC, played a key role in establishing the Centre in 2002. She has been working on various issues related to women, tribals and other oppressed sections of society in Rajasthan since 1970. She completed her Masters in Adult Education from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1970. Dr. Ginny Shrivastava  doctoral thesis completed in 1980 was on "Non-formal education programs for women in India". In 1986, she was a founder-member in the setting up of Astha Sansthan, based in Udaipur (Rajasthan). She helps to keep BARC linked to “the field” in Rajasthan, and helps to connect BARC to state and national campaigns on issues affecting the poor. She is particularly conscious of the need to keep “women” in the purview of BARC’s work – including particularly vulnerable women like low-income widows and separated women.

Dr. Nesar Ahmad, Coordinator
Nesar Ahmad joined BARC as Coordinator in June 2009. He holds Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on a topic related to “Women and Technology in the Mining Sector’’. He has done MSW from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University, New Delhi and has experience of working with various NGOs in India. He started his career with Astha, Udaipur, which includes BARC as a Resource Centre in its organizational structure. His interest areas include: issues related to poverty, people’s livelihood, women’s rights, child rights, decentralization, food security, and development-induced displacement.

Mr. Mahendra Singh Rao Senior Budget Analyst
Mahendra Singh Rao is associated with Budget Analysis Rajasthan Centre (BARC), Jaipur (Raj.) as a Budget Analyst since April 2009. He did his M.A and M.Phil. in Economics and pursuing Ph.D. (Economics) from the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Raj.). His areas of interest are public finance and policies, political economy, governance, child rights and education, population migration and livelihood, agriculture and food security and issues of marginalised and vulnerable groups like tribals, Dalits and women.
At BARC, Mr. Rao analyzes the State Budget and government policies in the perspective of Tribals, Dalits, RTE and Education, Children, Agriculture and other social and economic sectors. He also conducts field based sample surveys on various socio- economic issues and writes periodic articles, papers and report of research studies.

Mr. Vivek Mishra, Senior Budget Analyst
Vivek Mishra joined BARC in October 2015 as a Senior Budget Analyst. He completed his Bachelors in Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (erstwhile Bengal Engineering and Science University), Shibpur in 2010. Vivek worked for three years in IT sector as a software developer. He later obtained his Masters of Arts in Development with a specialization in public policy from Azim Premji University, Bangalore in 2015. Before joining BARC Vivek worked with Peoples Science Institute, Dehradun in their Bundelkhand project in Chattarpur and Panna District of Madhya Pradesh. Vivek’s interests lie in issues of social justice, political economy, democratic governance, budget and policy analysis and the role and participation of communities in the processes of planning and policymaking.

Ms. Barkha Mathur Budget Analyst

Barkha Mathur joined BARC in September 2013 as Budget Analyst. She has obtained her Master in Communication from School of Communication, Doon University, Dehradun in 2013. Her areas of interest are issues related to land, unorganized sector and gender.


Mr. Ankush Verma Office Executive

Ankush Verma joined BARC in August 2011 as Office Executive. He is currently pursuing B.Com from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He maintains documents and handles accounts and administration related work.

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