SHRI SUJIT KUMAR GHOSH, CHAIRMAN
The present Chairman of SPI, Sh. Sujit K. Ghosh, IPS (Retd.), retired at the level of Director General of Police in the State of West Bengal and later worked as Member, Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata. Even in the trying times of Naxalite disturbances, All India Railways strike, etc., he earned for himself the reputation of a firm and resourceful officer with a deep commitment to upholding human values, which include in today’s parlance not only the right to life, but also to live it decently and with dignity. During his long, illustrious official career, he also worked for over fourteen years with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is the premier investigating agency of the country. This long association with the CBI at a senior level enabled him to acquire a first-hand insight in the economics of corruption and its practical dimensions; deep understanding of the techniques to be employed in implementation and monitoring of programmes; and equally close understanding of how to eliminate pitfalls in implementation of the social, economic, and developmental programmes and putting in place an effective grievances redress system. He worked for over four years in the field of civil defence in which capacity he formulated awareness programmes and training capsules and supervised their implementation at the grass-root levels. More recently, Sh. Ghosh was associated for about two years with the implementation of UNICEF- funded project “community based disaster preparedness” launched by the civil defence deptt of the Government of West Bengal. He also functioned as a Govt. nominee in the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for about three years.
SHRI P.K.JALALI, MANAGING DIRECTOR
The present Managing Director of the SPI, Mr. P. K. Jalali, during his official career, worked for about five years as Director in the Central Vigilance Commission, which gave him first-hand opportunity of understanding the adverse impact of corruption on decision making processes and execution of developmental programmes launched by the Government; far-reaching importance of preventive vigilance and removal of loopholes in developmental processes to eliminate exploitation; and the techniques for devising in-built systems for redress of grievances. This was followed by a long stint of over eight years as Joint Secretary in-charge of Union territories (UT) Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs. This assignment, on the one hand, involved a close, almost day-to-day inter-action with Police Organizations of the Union territories (including Delhi Police) and dealing with the law & order issues confronting the UTs, and, on the other hand, formulation of developmental programmes in the UTs, their systematic implementation and their continuing evaluation to determine their efficacy and impact on the ground. He also worked for about two years as Joint Secretary in-charge of Policy and Planning Division and Macro-Management Division in the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, the latter involving an annual budget of Rs. 750 – 1,000/- crores for development of agriculture in the States and close monitoring of the outcome of these huge investments.
SHRI J. B. S. NEGI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The present Executive Director of the SPI, Sh. J.B.S.Negi ,was a member of West Bengal Cadre of Indian Police Service, in which capacity he handled several important assignments both in the State of West Bengal and at the Centre. His tenure at the Centre included a long stint in the CBI and Central Police Organizations ( Sahasta Seema Bal). While working for SSB, he played a key-role in formulating a detailed plan for re-location of personnel at the new locations at the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan Border. He was also given the responsibility of setting up for the SSB its Frontier HQ at Patna, three Sector HQs one each at Muzafferpur, Barouni and Ranidanga, HQs for nine Battalions, which demanding tasks he completed successfully. This apart, his remarkable expertise was in identifying training needs of personnel, designing suitable training programmes to meet the identified needs and organizing these training programmes in the field. He also organized Civic Action & Awareness Programmes in the Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Nepal Border areas. In short, his special expertise lies in organizing and conducting programmes requiring specialized knowledge , initiative and resourcefulness.