Government of India Government of India

Dr. Achala Mediratta

Name Dr. Achala Mediratta
Designation Research Officer
Present Posting Coordination, Research, and Training Division.
Earlier Posting Office of Chief Planner
Contact No +91-9811419295
Email Address dr[dot]achala[at]gmail[dot]com, achala[dot]m62[at]gov[dot]in

Educational Qualification:

  • B.Sc. Home Science (Hons), University of Delhi, Lady Irwin College, 1983.
  • B.Ed, University of Delhi, Lady Irwin College, 1984.
  • M.A. Social Work, First Division, Delhi University, Delhi School of Social Work, 1986.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work “Socio-Economic Background of Street Children and the Role of Voluntary Welfare Agencies in their Social Re-integration”.

Professional Experience:

  • More than 28 years.

Major Works:

1.Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GOI, INDIA.

  • Assisting Chief Planner, TCPO with technical comments, notes, drafts on references received from the Ministry of Urban Development, M/o Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Planning Commission, State Governments etc.
  • Presentations/technical papers/Draft Speeches for the Hon’ble UDM, S(UD) and other senior dignitaries including CP,TCPO by sourcing various data sets
  • Assisted Chief Planer TCPO in the following works:-
  • Promoting Responsive Urban and Regional Development in the context of climate change under the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat;
  • Specific Inputs on sustainable urban planning framework in the Approach Paper XIIth Plan and in NDC Sub Committee on Urbanisation;
  • Rajiv AwasYojana
  • Promoting green and energy efficient habitat through innovative concepts like State of Art Residentail Zones along bypasses, expressways, highways, peripheral roads etc.
  • Inclusive Development Planning through the preparation of Guidelines for slum-free city plans and integrating them with the Master Plans, Climate Change Issues.
  • Inclusive urban planning through promoting and integrating poor as partners in the planning process and promoting responsive urban and regional planning.
  • Organizing Vigilance Awareness Week, Swachhata hi Sewa Campaign, E-Newsletter and Swachhata Pakhwada.
  • e-Office training at NICSI Development Centre, Tower III, Delhi IT Park, Shastri Park, New Delhi – 110053 from 9-11th January 2019
  • Organised workshops and sensitization on Flagship programs of the Ministry under Swachhata Hi Seva” (SHS) Campaign to highlight, the jan aandolan that is the Swachh Bharat Mission. organised swachata Pakhwada
  • Involved as an Execute Committee member for the Voters Awareness forum(VAF) to co-ordinate the activities of VAF
  • Mandatory training program on Good Governance in HSMI, HUDCO from 17th Sep to 6th Oct 2018

2. Ministry of Social Justice And Empowerment, (MSJE) Government of India. -Implementation of the National Scheme For Prevention Of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse involving 459 NGOs all over the country

Training, Workshops and Projects:

  • Workshop on Results Framework Document organized by Performance Mangement Division of the Cabinet Secretariat of the GOI on 22nd Feb 2011
  • COP- MFDR- 11-14 November 2008, Presented a country paper on MfDR in the Indian context where more than 20 participants from 15 developing countries in Asia met in Colombo, Sri Lanka for the CoP-MfDR 2008 Annual Meeting. The event was co-hosted by the Asian Development Bank and the Sri Lanka Ministry of Plan Implementation. An event to showcase peer-to-peer learning and south-to-south cooperation.
  • On the job training for Training of Facilitators on Results-focused Project Design and Management- 3rd -13th March 2008, Asian Development Bank, Nepal.
  • Training of Facilitators on Results-focused Project Design and Management- 13th -21st June 2007, Asian Development Bank, Hua Hin, Thailand.
  • Workshop on Results-focused Project Design and Management Delhi - 24th April to 28th April 2007, Asian Development Bank, N. Delhi, India.
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