Faculty And Staff

CRRID staff, inclusive of those in the Population Research Center (PRC), consists of employees in five main sections namely, Research Faculty, Library and Information Services, Data Processing Services, Publications and General Administration. Besides the core staff, there is also project specific staff, which is employed in the time bound research and intervention projects carried out by the Centre.

The diverse background of research faculty at CRRID reflects the multidisciplinary orientation of research and action programmes at the Centre and is national in character. The Centre has a competitive and scientific system of recruitment into academic positions that are filled through open nationwide advertisements. A flexible system of promotion and performance assessment is adopted at the Centre, and the compensation packages to the staff are comparable to the best in academic sphere. The present academic structure at the Centre is organised into different levels and the core faculty is divided into three main categories namely, the Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor:

  • Research Faculty
  • Library and Information Services
  • Data Processing Services
  • Publications
  • General Administration

Executive Vice-Chairman

Dr. Rashpal Malhotra

Honours in Urdu, M.A. (Public Administration), Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Conferred upon by the Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea.
Founder Director of the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh. Mainly responsible towards CRRID being accorded the “National Status” in 1985 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, New Delhi. Setting up Population Research Centre (PRC) at CRRID by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India at CRRID. Through his efforts CRRID was granted special consultative status by the Economic and Social Council, United Nations, New York in February, 2005. Areas of Specialization: Rural and Industrial Development, Democratic Decentralization, Public Affairs, Political Processes, Banking and Academic Administration.

Director (Acting)

Shri Sunil Bansal

Senior Advisors

  • S.K. Mangal

Former Founder Managing Director, Punjab State Electronics Development Corporation, Chandigarh. Senior Advisor
Areas of Specialization: Industrial and Technology Transfer, Management, Information Technology including e-Governance.

  • J.P. Gupta

Former Financial Commissioner and Former Chairman, Finance Commission, Punjab Senior Advisor and Honorary Director, Urban Governance and Development
Areas of Specialization: Fiscal and Financial Management, Resource Generation in Urban Local Bodies, Urban Governance and Management.

  • Paramjit S. Sahai

Former High Commissioner of India to Malaysia and former Ambassador of India to Sweden. Senior Advisor
Areas of Specialization: International Relations, Peace and Diplomacy and Indian Diasporas.

Professor (Expert)

  • Sucha Singh Gill

M.A. (Economics), Ph.D., Punjabi University, Patiala
Former Director-General, CRRID, Chandigarh. Former Professor & Head, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala Former Dean, Academic Affairs, Dean, Social Sciences and Dean Research, Punjabi University, Patiala Vice-President of Indian Association of Social Science Research Institutions (IASSI), Elected President for Annual Conference for Indian Society of Labour Economics.
Areas of Specialization: Development Economics, International Economics, Punjab Economy.