Dr. Shekhar Singh started his career as a Lecturer in Philosophy at St.
Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and has subsequently been on the
faculty of the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong and the Indian
Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He has also been the
Director of the Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi, and is currently the
Convenor of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI). His
major areas of work and interest include environmental management and
He has worked with the Government of India and has been an Advisor to
the Planning Commission of India, Supreme Court Commissioner for the
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and chair of various committees and task
forces. His association with international organisations include
assignments with the UNDP, FAO, GEF, UNESCO, ADB and the World
Commission on Dams and he has worked in many countries of Asia, in East
Africa and in South America.
He has also been associated with various non-government organisations
and popular movements, especially in the areas of transparency,
environmental conservation and social justice. He is a founding member
of the National Campaign for the People’s Right to Information and
currently co-chairs the task force on transparency, which is a part of
the Initiative on Policy Dialogue (IPD), headed by Joe Stiglitz and
based in Columbia University, New York.