About the Author
Shreeranjan has had long career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and has held key positions of responsibility and leadership in various departments and Ministries in both the State Government and Government of India. He was Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Woman and Child Development and was responsible for policy formulation and implementation of government programmes pertaining to child development and child rights, nutrition, early childhood care and education, women empowerment, international cooperation, etc. He also served as Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India in the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and was also empanelled as Secretary to Government of India. He also served as Chairman, Board of Revenue and Additional Chief Secretary in Government of Meghalaya, and also as Chairman of Meghalaya Biodiversity Board. He has also participated in several prestigious international and national conferences, representing the Country in international forums relating to women and child development and was also awarded National E-Governance Award in 2014. He has contributed and authored several books, important reports, research publications relating to a large spectrum of topics including child development. He has also contributed extensively and edited the first ever State Development Report (SDR) and Human Development Report for the State of Meghalaya. He is a Postgraduate in Botany apart from being a Postgraduate in Management and Implementation of Development Projects (Manchester University, UK) beside holding a PhD in Biotechnology. Prior to joining IAS, he was part of the academia having served as Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Botany for four years in Ranchi University.