EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

The management and administration of the organisation is vested by 9-Member Executive Council, headed by eminent jurist Shri Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam, Former Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court and Former Chairman of AP Commission for Backward Classes, as the President. Dr. D. Sundar Ram, Director & Member-Secretary is the Chief Executive and is responsible for the management and administration of AGRASRI and its sister organisations.
The following is the composition of the Executive Council for the years 2017-2020:

Shri Justice D. Subrahmanyam - President

Sri Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam is the former Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court and Former Chairman, AP Commission for Backward Classes, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. He was a student of Madras Law College and took his B.L., degree in the year 1964 from Madras University. He joined as an apprentice in the Office of Shri K.K. Venugopal, the then Advocate, Madras, now Attorney-General of India. As Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge, Justice Subrahmanyam has delivered some landmark judgments on matters of national importance. As Chairman of the Legal Services Authority, he has conducted several Lok Adalats and settled a large number of cases. During his tenure as Chairman of the AP Commission for Backward Classes, Shri Justice Subrahmanyam has identified certain communities/classes which are socially and economically backward and sent recommendations for inclusion of those castes/classes in the List of Backward Classes in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since 2012, Shri Justice Subrahmanyam has settled a large number of cases pending in the High Court of Chennai, as Member of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, Chennai.

Prof. A. Ranga Reddy - Vice-President

Prof. A. Ranga Reddy is the UGC Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Economics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. He is also President of the SV University Retired Teacher’s Association, Chairman of the Indian Institute of Public Administration Local Branch, Tirupati and Vice-President, Indian Economics Association. Prof. Ranga Reddy is a prolific author and associated with many Universities and Organisations in various capacities. He served as Member of the Governing Council of Manonmani Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu. He has organised a large number of Seminars and Conferences on the themes of relevance. He has completed several research projects funded by the University Grants Commission and Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. He visited USA, France, Sri Lanka, Malasia and Singapore. Prof. Ranga Reddy is mixed with mass and class as teacher, researcher and administrator.

Dr. D. Sundar Ram - Member-Secretary – cum - Director

Dr. D. Sundar Ram is a social activist and Founder of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India, Tirupati; Editor, The Grassroots Governance Journal (TGGJ), Tirupati and Consulting Editor, The American Biographical Institute (ABI), United States of America. He was the Doctoral Fellow and Post-Doctoral Fellow (UGC Research Associate) in Political Science at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati; Parliamentary Fellow at the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi; Associate Professor & Head, P.G. Department of Public Administration at S.S. & N. College PG Centre (Acharya Nagarjuna University), and Faculty Member in Political Science and Public Administration and Co-ordinator of NAAC Steering Committee at PNC & KR College (Acharya Nagarjuna University), Narasaraopet, Guntur District (A.P). He is a prolific writer, author, researcher and analyst. He has written extensively on Indian governance and polity, parliamentary studies, electoral reforms, democratic decentralisation, federalism, good governance and state politics, with over 25 books, 153 research papers and 32 talks in All India Radio to his credit.

Ms. D. Sucharitha - Treasurer

Ms. D. Sucharitha is an active Social Activist and Computer Science Analyst. She got M. Tech. Post-Graduate Degree in Computer Science from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Her areas of Specialisations are: Cloud Computing, Data Mining and Big Data. She presented papers at the National and International Seminars/Conferences. She has delivered few talks on Computer Applications in All India Radio, Tirupati. She is organising many capacity building and skill development techniques in Computer Applications for the grassroots level activists, SHG members and educated rural Youth on behalf of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India (AGRASRI). She is the Editorial Assistant of The Grassroots Governance Journal, Bi-annual research publication of AGRASRI, which is listed in the UGC approved Journals. She is also the Co-ordinator of the Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Capacity Building & Training Programmes of AGRASRI.

Prof. A. Nageswara Rao

Prof. A. Nageswara Rao is the Principal (Retd.) of SV Agriculture College (Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture University), Tirupati. He obtained Ph. D. Degree in Agricultural Economics from Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar, Haryana. He served in Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture University for nearly 36 years. He has also served as UNDP Visiting Professor in Alemaya Agriculture University, Ethiopia. He worked as Principal of Agriculture college, Aswaraopet, Khammam District of Telengana, He has published a large number of research papers in reputed national journals. He associated with many civil society organisations, as expert in organic forming. He has worked with a good number of farmers in popularising Zero Budget Natural Farming of Sri Subhash Palekar model for more than a decade. He visited USA, Canada, West European Countries, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt.

Prof. (Mrs) T. Lakshmamma

Prof. (Mrs) T. Lakshmamma is the Professor and Head of the Department of Population Studies and Social Work at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Her areas of Specialisations are: Mortality, Family Planning, MCH, Reproductive Adolescent Issues, and Research Methods. She has published a large number of research papers in national journals and delivered talks in All India Radio. She is associated with many civil society organisations and community based organisations and conducted several rural camps. She took keen interest in community development programmes in selected villages and motivates the people towards gender equity, family planning, and reproductive adolescent issues. She is the resource person of various Universities and Colleges. Prof. Lakshmamma is having more than 20 years of teaching and research experience in population studies and social work.

Mrs. D. Bharathi

Mrs. D. Bharathi is a social activist and Co-founder of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India, Tirupati. Mrs. Bharathi is a source of inspiration and backbone of the multi-dimensional activities of the Academy over a period of 2 decades. She is propagating the ideals and vision of Shri Rajiv Gandhi towards the devolution of powers to the Gram Panchayats for delivering good governance at the grassroots since the inception of AGRASRI. As Co-founder of AGRASRI, Mrs. Bharathi is playing a significant role in organising a numerous Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes for the elected representatives of PRI’s and Women activists at the national, state, regional and district levels. She is associated with many Self-Help Groups and Grassroots level organisations for improving the capacity building for their livelihood and social development.

Shri A. Ravi Sankar Reddy

Shri A. Ravi Sankar Reddy is the General Manager of Hotel Bliss, Tirupati. He has graduated from Kakatiya University, Warangal. As expert in Hotel Management, Sri Ravi Sankar Reddy has organised variety of Indian traditional food festivals in Hotel Bliss to attract the customers and visitors from across the country. With his utmost care and vision, the Hotel Bliss has received the Winner Award for Excellence in 3 Star Hotel Category; Winner Award for Excellence in Best Restaurant Category and Winner Award for Excellence in 3 Star Hotel Category from the Department of AP Tourism, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, in the years 2008, 2009 and 2014. Shri Ravi Sankar Reddy is a man of integrity and culture and always amicable to the staff and customers of Hotel Bliss as successful General Manager for nearly a decade. His is a good friend and philosopher to general public in organising any events in Hotel Bliss at the affordable prices with high quality food and accommodation.

Mr. D. Sai Kumar

Mr. D. Sai Kumar is a young social activist and he got the B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Chandrasekharendra Viswa Maha Viswavidyalaya University, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. He has completed his Internship Programme at the Central Railway Wagon Workshop, Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India, Renigunta. His areas of interests are: Automobiles and Aeronautics. He has participated in several Seminars and Conferences organised under the aegis of Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India (AGRASRI) as Co-Co-ordinator. He visited many Gram Panchayats as part of several research studies of AGRASRI, as team member. He is one of the Members of the Organising Committee of AGRASRI. Mr. Sai Kumar is also the Co-ordinator of the Youth Resource Centre of AGRASRI.