Assignments

Latest assignment

  • Conducting Evaluation Study of the Schemes of the Department of Sports ---​ ​Scheme 1-Development of Sports Institutions in 9 States
  • Evaluation and Ranking of Van Prabandhan and Sankrashan Samiti of district of Godda, Jharkhand
  • Evaluation and mapping of resource base and preparation of 5-year Integrated District Plan for Kurukshatra, Haryana
  • Evaluation and mapping of resource base and preparation of 5-year Integrated District Plan for Ambala, Haryana

Past performance [Ministry-wise]

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Documenting the role of Village Panchayats in NPP2000, and specifically RCH programme implementation. (2006-07) Sample size: 100 GPs; 500 members from selected GPs, District covered: 6, time: 6 months
  • Facility Survey​, under RCH programme of the Government of India, jointly funded by the World Bank and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh (2003-04) Sample size: 4500 facilities, District covered: 29, time: 12 months; completed before deadline.
  • Assessment of AYUSH [Ayurved, Yog, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy] in Rajasthan after mainstreaming (2008-09) Sample size: 3500 households; District covered: 32; Facilities covered: 181 including manufacturing and research centers, teaching hospitals and herbal farms; Time: 12 months

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

  • Measuring quality of healthcare including indexing of quality of healthcare​. This pilot project has been funded by Central Statistical Organization [CSO]. The project seeks to build an index based on physical and behavioural aspects of healthcare services available to rural population. It is first of its kind of study in India and expected to lead into major nation-wide surveys for indexing, vital for modifying population behaviour to limit population growth and maintain a desirable sex-ratio.

Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • Support to Directorate of ICDS, Social Welfare Department (SWD), Govt. of Bihar for Establishing a Baseline on Staff Absenteeism at the Service Delivery Level in ICDS just started
  • Children of Women Prisoners & Facilities available for them, (2007-08) Sample size: 900, States covered: 5, time: 6 months; the study was successfully completed and recommendations accepted by the client.
  • Quick review of working of ICDS in Rajasthan (2004-05) Sample size: 475, District covered: 5, time: 75 days [This was ​OSMA​ study]
  • Nutritional status of women and children and Working of ICDS in flood-prone districts of Bihar (2004-05) Sample size: 415, District covered: 5, time: 6 months [This was ​OSMA​ study]
  • Performance of Women’s SHGs​, utilization of external assistance and grants, and internal management of groups in Himachal Pradesh (2003-04) Sample size: 200, District covered: 5, time: 6 months

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

  • Baseline socio-economic survey of ​Muslim Gujjars in Chamba district (2004). The recommendations were adopted by sponsoring agency ​Ministry of Tribal Development and eventually by the Himachal Pradesh state government. Sample size: 300, District covered: 1, time: 4 months.
  • Extraordinary Study on the extent of land alienation and indebtedness among the tribal of Ranchi district. Sample size: 259, District covered: 1, time: 6 months.

Ministry of Rural Development

  • Regular Monitoring, 4 districts of Uttar Pradesh, Sample size: 160, District covered: 4, time: 2 months
  • Regular Monitoring, 2 districts of Madhya Pradesh, Sample size: 80, District covered: 2, time: 2 months
  • Concurrent Evaluation of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh, Sample size: 9700, District covered: 17, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • District Level monitoring of all programmes of Ministry of Rural Development in 10 districts of UP. (2006-07) Sample size: 10505, District covered: 10, time: 12 months [Sister concern]
  • Monitoring of Total Sanitation Campaigns (TSC) & Swajaldhara in 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh. (2005-06); Sample size: 9845, District covered: 6, time: 6 months [Sister concern]
  • Field verification of GPs for Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) in 17 districts of H.P., Punjab & Haryana. (2008) Sample size: 3870 (78 GPs), District covered: 17, time: 2 weeks
  • Impact assessment studies on MoRD programmes in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. (2005-06) Sample size: 688, District covered: 4, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Concurrent evaluation of SGRY programme in Tamil Nadu (2003-04) Sample size: 2000, District covered: 6, time: 3 months [Sister concern]
  • Impact assessment studies on MoRD programmes in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand(02-03) Sample size: 682, District covered: 4, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Impact assessment studies on MoRD programmes in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab (02-03) Sample size: 680, District covered: 4, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Impact assessment studies on MoRD programmes in Chamba & Una Districts of Himachal Pradesh (2001-02) Sample size: 1401, District covered: 8, time: 4 months
  • Compilation and Enumeration of participation of cottage industry and visitor’s response to products in Sawan Saras (2005-06);Sample size: 1000, time: 2 months [Sister concern]
  • Compilation and Enumeration at International Trade Fair 2006; Sample included all exhibitors and 820 visitors, time: 2 months [Sister concern]

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Vocational Training

  • External evaluation of Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Arwal; Bihar (2008-09) Sample size: 182, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Bokaro; Jharkhand (2008-09) Sample size: 182, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Bahraich; Uttar Pradesh (2005-06) Sample size: 852, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Pilibhit; Uttar Pradesh (2005-06) Sample size: 341, District covered: 1, time: 4 months

Continuing Education Programme

  • External evaluation of Continuing Education Programme in Malappuram, Kerala (07-08) Sample size: 493, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of Continuing Education Programme in Jhansi; Uttar Pradesh (07-08) Sample size: 798, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of Continuing Education Programme in Jhunjhunu; Rajasthan (06-07) Sample size: 720, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of Continuing Education Programme in Vizianagaram; Andhra Pradesh (07-08) Sample size: 814, District covered: 1, time: 4 months

Post-Literacy Programme

  • External evaluation of PLP in Kanpur Dehat (Uttar Pradesh) (2007-08) Sample size: 9513, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of PLP in Faridabad; Haryana (2007-08) Sample size: 2936, District covered: 1, E time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of PLP in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh (2005-06) Sample size: 1500, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of PLP in Udham Singh Nagar (Uttaranchal) (2005-06) Sample size: 1450, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of PLP in Jashpur district, Chhatisgarh (2005-06) Sample size: 2297, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of PLP in Gondia district (Maharashtra); The district was awarded ​Satyen Mitra Award for good performance in 2004 (2003-04) Sample size: 1350, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation and impact assessment of post-literacy programme in Munger district; Bihar. Sample size: 5000, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • Total Literacy Campaigns
  • External evaluation of TLC programme in Bhiwani district (Haryana) (2005-06) Sample size: 5000, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of TLC programme in Gaya district (Bihar) (2004-05) Sample size: 8000, District covered: 1, time: 4 months
  • External evaluation of TLC programme in Darjeeling Gorkha Hills Council (DGHC); West Bengal (02-03) Sample size: 1916, District covered: 1, time: 3 months
  • External evaluation of TLC programme in Mathura district (Phase I&II); Uttar Pradesh (2001-02) Sample size: 3589, District covered: 1, time: 3 months

Extra-ordinary appraisal of programme failure

  • Extraordinary study to identify causes of low literacy in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh (2006-07) Sample size: 4729, District covered: 1, time: 3 months
  • External evaluation of Accelerated Women’s Literacy Programme (AFPL) in Nuapada district of Orissa (2005-06) Sample size: 7578, District covered: 1, time: 4 months

Ministry of Environment & Forest

  • Evaluation of Sample checks of Afforestation / Tree Planting activities undertaken in Jhalandhar district in Punjab (2013) On going, District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Evaluation of Sample checks of Afforestation / Tree Planting activities undertaken in Mansa district in Punjab (2013) On going, District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Concurrent evaluation of projects under National Afforestation Programme Scheme (NAPS) in Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan (2009-10) ​Sample size: 8000 plants/trees and , District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Evaluation of Sample checks of Afforestation / Tree planting activities undertaken during the year 2007-08 in Karnal district in Haryana (2007-08) Sample size: 9636 trees and plants, District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Evaluation of Sample checks of Afforestation / Tree planting activities undertaken during the year 2006-07 in Jind district in Haryana (2006-07) Sample size: 9445 trees and plants; District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Evaluation of Sample checks of Afforestation / Tree planting activities undertaken during the year 2005-06 in Balia district in Uttar Pradesh (2006-07) Sample size: 9290 trees and plants, District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Evaluation of Sample checks of Afforestation / Tree planting activities undertaken during the year 2004-05 in Churu district in Rajasthan (2005-06) Sample size: 9520 trees and plants, District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]
  • Evaluation of Sample checks of afforestation and tree planting activities undertaken during the year 2003-04 in Mewat district of Haryana (2004-05) Sample size: 9082 trees and plants, District covered: 1, time: 4 months [Sister concern]

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (Old Ministry of Welfare)

The Scheduled Caste Division
  • Evaluation of the working of ​Pre-Matric scholarship programme for children of parents working in unclean occupations in Madhya Pradesh (1995-96). Sample size: two communities, 300 households, District covered: 5, time: 6 months ​[This was Organizational Study and Management Audit (OSMA) study]
  • Evaluation of the working of ​Scheduled Caste Development Corporations in Bihar and Tripura (Two studies) (1995-96). Sample size: 100 beneficiaries at each SCDC, District covered: 7 districts , time: 4 months ​[This was OSMA study]
  • Evaluation of the working of ​Coaching and Allied scheme for training and preparing the Scheduled Caste children for taking competitive examinations (1995-96) [Bihar] [This was OSMA study]
  • Organizational study of Voluntary Coordinating Agencies in Delhi and Chandigarh (1993-94). [This was OSMA study]

Private Company

Tata Power Company [TPC]

Resettlement and rehabilitation project [R&R issues]

  • Resettlement and rehabilitation of project affected persons: ​Census of households in project affected villages in Shrinagar valley of Uttaranchal and formulation of R&R plan (2004-05) for Tata Power Company’s 330 MW Alaknanada Hydro-electric Project at Uttarakhand. The studies were based on detailed Census of affected households and public consultations.
  • Status: ​The report was reviewed by TISS but TPC sold the company to another local firm.

Government of Haryana

  • Perspective Development Plans as required under MGNREGA for ​Kurukshetra District; Sample size: 100% PRA at 419 villages. Complete documentation and status of natural and built assets and quality of habitat. The District Perspective Plan is under finalization.
  • Perspective Development Plans as required under MNREGA for Ambala District; Sample size: 100% PRA at 503 villages. Complete documentation and status of natural and built assets and quality of habitat. The District Perspective Plan is under finalization.

Internationally funded projects

  • Feasibility Study on Urban Programming (2011-2012) in 9 States for UNWFP
  • Impact of hydro-electric projects on people & communities in Himachal Pradesh – (2007-08). Sample size: 5000+ households; 24 hydro-electric projects; District covered: 9; time: 12 months for FORD Foundation – Winrock International India
  • Evaluation ​Impact assessment of Canadian Grant assisted nutritional intervention project in Rajasthan (2000-01) UN-WFP Sample size: 788, District covered: 5, time: 6 months.
  • Status of Natural Resources in South Asia, jointly funded by Action Aid [Asia pacific] and Sustainable Development Policy Institute [Islamabad, Pakistan]. In this study, Arun Shrivastava was the lead author and was assisted by one expert each from Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Government of Bihar

Organizational studies of PSUs
  • Establishing a Baseline on Staff Absenteeism at the service delivery level in ICDS, SWD, Bihar
  • Organizational study of Bihar State Warehousing Corporation (1991) ​[This was OSMA study]
  • Organizational study of Bihar State Housing Board (1992). ​[This was OSMA study]
Ministry of Urban Development, Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC)
  • Estimation of consumption of building materials for new constructions and repairs and renewals in ​household sector​ in India​ (​ 1999-00)
  • Estimation of consumption of building materials for new constructions and repairs and renewals in ​corporate sector​ in India (1999-00)
  • Estimation of consumption of building materials for new constructions and repairs and renewals in ​Government sector​ in India (1999-00)
Problems of Rural Housing: series of studies
Ministry of Urban Development, Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC)
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Assam
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Nagaland
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Manipur
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Mizoram
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Tripura
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Meghalaya
  • Assessment of problems of rural construction, dependence on bio-mass and alternative solutions to rural housing problems in the state of Sikkim
NABARD FUNDED STUDY
  • Assessment of the problems of rural constructions in the state of Maharashtra and regeneration and revitalization of low cost-environment friendly rural building materials’ industry (1993).
Environment protection, waste recycling, innovative products and processes, and promotion of new industries
Ministry of Urban Development, Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC)
  • Utilisation of fly ash in the production of useful materials for construction industry (1993-94)
  • Utilisation of red mud in the production of useful materials for construction industry (1993-94)
  • Utilisation of Phospho-gypsum in the production of useful materials for construction industry (1993-94)
  • Impact of government regulations on the prices of building materials in rural and urban areas of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
Prevention of exploitation and modernisation of primary industries
  • Modernisation of bricks industry in the state of West Bengal state.
  • Modernisation of bricks industry in the state of Bihar.
  • Modernisation of bricks industry in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Modernisation of bricks industry in the state of Punjab.
  • Modernisation of bricks industry in the state of Northeast.
Commemorative volume on India’s 50​ Year of independence
  • Building Materials-50 Years, a commemorative volume on technological developments in India in materials’ sector since independence. This book was launched by the then Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Bajpayee.

States covered

  • Northeast: All eight states [Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura] [1992 to now, last assignment 2011]
  • Himalayan states: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Nepal excluding J&K
  • Eastern states: Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh
  • Central states: Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
  • Western states: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab
  • Southern states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

We have state coordinators in eight states:
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Odisha
  • Jharkhand
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Maharashtra