Mr. Ashokanand H.S
Mr. Ashokanand H.S, is a retired Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer graduated from State Civil Service Cadre. He has over two decades of experience of working on various developmental issues like Watershed Management, Disaster Management, Education, Human Resource and Capacity Building, Social Welfare (SC and ST welfare) and Health (HIV/AIDS and related areas). His expertise lies in the area of empowerment of Panchayat Raj Institutions.
As Director-Advocacy, he has successfully mainstreamed HIV related issues with various Government Departments like Women and Child Welfare, Education, Housing, Food and Civil Supply, Law and Justice, Police, Social Welfare, Health etc.,
He was instrumental in establishing and successfully operationalising the satellite Communication Centre; the first of its kind in the country in the State Institute of Rural Development (ANS SIRD, Mysore) during 2002-08.
He has been a member of various expert committees both at the State and the National level. Currently, member Quality Monitoring Group in the Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka, guiding and monitoring the preparation of Human Development Report (HDR) for the State of Karnataka. Also a member – advisory committee of Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Government of Karnataka.
He has a master degree in Plant Science and also a PG Diploma in Environment Planning from the University of Mysore.