Harjit Singh Anand

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Harjit Singh Anand
Born 1948
Jalandhar, India
Nationality India Indian
Occupation Director of National Krav Maga Federation

Harjit Singh Anand (born 1948 in Jalandhar) is a former senior administrator in the Government of India and former co-president of the EuroIndia Centre,[1] Professor at the Centre for Study of Administration of Relief (Delhi) and President of the Working Group on Famine and Society of the International Sociological Association.[2]

Education[edit]

After obtaining a BA (Honours) in Political Science with Economics, an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Administration, he joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1973. Among the various posts he has held, the following are particularly noteworthy:

Career[edit]

  • Service with the International Labour Organization at its India Office for over two years as Mission Leader for the Informal Sector.[3]
  • Director General of the Haryana Institute of Public Administration from 2002 to 2005.
  • As Member Secretary, leading the National Capital Region Planning Board to adopt an environmentally progressive policy and to finance innovative urban development projects with a Regional planning approach.
  • Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation of the Government of India,[4] in which capacity he was instrumental in preparing the National Housing and Habitat Policy with a clear focus on social exclusion and inclusion and low income housing.
  • Close association with the formulation of the National Street Vendors Policy, with refining India’s employment programmes for the urban poor and with implementing the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
  • Close association with the drafting of the Nehru Rozgar Yojna[5] launched by the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for improving the lot of the urban poor.
  • Chairman of the committee which prepared a report on Housing – A new pattern of development based on Public-private partnership, commissioned by the Lt. Governor of Delhi.

Throughout his career, Anand has represented his country, often in a high-profile capacity, at various international events and bodies. Anand is a director of the National Krav Maga Federation (NKMF).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ He resigned from the Centre in June 2012 due to dissatisfaction with financial particulars.
  2. ^ Working Group on Famine and Society WG05
  3. ^ Three monographs written by him on the informal sector have been published by the International Labour Organization (all Geneva 2001): (1) Construction Sector Workers, Street Corner Markets, Micro-Enterprises and a Demonstration Initiative in Delhi, (2) Nature of Informal Economy and Three Sectoral Studies and (3) Informal Economy: The Way Forward. The monograph Informal Economy as the Lever for Employment-based Economic Growth, published in 2004, was written for the ILO.
  4. ^ http://darpg.nic.in/arpg-website/newappointments/may07.asp
  5. ^ Nehru Rozgar Yojna
  6. ^ http://www.kravmaga.in/structure.htm