Prof. Shekhar Singh

Coordinator, National Campaign for Right to Information

Prof. Shekhar Singh taught Philosophy at St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (1972-3), and at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (1974-80). He taught environmental management, and ethics and administration, at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi (1980-2002) and was Director, Centre for Equity Studies, Delhi (2002-2006). He has been advisor to the Planning Commission of India on environment and forests (1990-91), and member and chair of various government committees, including chairman of the Environmental Appraisal Committee of the Government of India for energy projects (1991-93), commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on forestry matters (2002), chairman, Planning Commission Task Force on Environmental Governance, Transparency, Participation and Environmental Impact Assessment, for the XIth Five Year Plan (2006-7). Internationally, he  has been a consultant to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, the Global Environment facility, UNDP, and UNESCO. He is associated with people’s movements relating to the environment, large dams, displacement and rehabilitation, and the right to information.

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