Dr. Ginny Shrivastava


Dr. Ginny Shrivastava is of the founders of Astha Sansthan and has played key role in establishing various organizations like Ekal Nari Sakti Sangathan and BARC Trust. 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".

Dr. Nesar Ahmad


Nesar Ahmad is the founder director of BARC Trust. 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. His interest areas include: issues related to poverty, livelihood, food security development-induced displacement, gender, women’s rights, child rights, and issues of governance, decentralization, and budget analysis and advocacy.

Mr. Mahendra Singh Rao

Mahendra Singh Rao is associated 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.

Mr. Sakeel Khan

Mr. Sakeel Khan is associated with BARC as Advocacy Officer. He has completed his B.A. in History, Political Science and English Literature from University Of Rajasthan and is pursuing MSW from Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota. His areas of interests are budget and policy analysis, child and women rights, gender and democratic governance.

Mr. Ankush Verma

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.

Mr. Bhim Singh

Mr. Bhim Singh joined BARC in October 2013 as Office Executive. He is B.A from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.