S. Raghunathan was selected for commission in the Indian Army during his college days itself. After Graduation in Physics he joined the Armed Forces before joining the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1973 with five years anti date seniority. (allotment year 1968). Covering a wide breadth of experience S. Raghunathan served in many different areas and positions from Finance to Information Technology, from Animal Husbandry to Tourism. He launched the literacy programme as Education secretary between 1994-98 wherein a later survey recorded a 9% increase in general literacy levels in Delhi. As Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Chief Secretary, Delhi S. Raghunathan conceptualized and launched the Bhagidari programme and the Stree Shakti Programme and instituted good governance practices for everyone in the Govt, to follow. Both the programmes won international recognition. Raghunathan took the prime initiative to computerize the entire Delhi Govt, machinery and introducing online transaction in many departments. He was also instrumental in privatization of distribution of power. Before taking over as Chief Secretary, Delhi, S Raghunathan did a short four month stint as Secretary, Animal husbandry in the ministry of Agriculture, Govt, of India. In this brief period he introduced IT in the working of the department across the entire country and revised and modified the backyard poultry scheme. He is presently the active sports administrator. and he is honry chair of the board of Education for Employment Foundation.
TEJWANT S. CHHATWAL
Tejwant S. Chhatwal, PhD is a qualified developmental psychologist and a scholar from Stanford University, specialising in Multiple Intelligence Practice; certified soft skill trainer by Carnegie Mellon University. He has conducted over 2700 workshops more than 800 institutions. He has developed a diagnostic testing system to obtain a rich and descriptive understanding of a person's Multiple Intelligences Analysis Tool. He is involved with Stanford University and V Campus, Singapore for an off shore Holiday Camp for Gifted Children. Mr. Chhatwal was an entrepreneur in the areas of Travel and Hospitality industry from 1988 to 2001. He used to run 42 boutique hotels in Himalayas and travel company in name and Style Amenity Holidays (P) Ltd. In 1998 he was honoured to promote Educational Tourism amongst young youth by World Tourism Organisation.
Jeff Ross is an Independent Prince II project manager whose fields of expertise include e-Assessment, e-learning and the use of IT and internet technologies in the education, training and human development fields. His background is in IT, education, publishing, logistics and business operations. Jeff is a founding Board Member of the e-Assessment Association and an Advisor to organisations in the UK and South Asia on e-Assessment design, procurement, and implementation.
John Kerr is former CEO of the Edexcel Foundation. John trained as a lawyer and held senior positions with the London Stock Exchange and FSA before his career in education. At the Edge Foundation John sponsored 3 city academies and commissioned the Edge Hotel School. John is advisor and strategy consultant for a number of government agencies and private education bodies in UK and internationally. John chairs the new awarding body UKAA which aims to fully utilise new technologies to provide a customised and personal assessment solutions.
Dolly Chhatwal is an active member of Delhi Commonwealth Association and Delhi Ikebana. Lions International recognised her community service contribution with Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF) Award in the year 1996. Mrs. Chhatwal is actively involved through her work in the area of health-care in the slums of Delhi. She is a on the advisory board of Guru Harkrishan Public School, managed and run by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee. She was running a beauty and wellness boutique parlours in 42 cities across India from 1984 to 1999.