SCALE over years realized that computer literacy, educational development and health initiatives if taken to the underprivileged school children will greatly benefit their future. It will provide them with strong foundation and greater opportunity to exercise their
The core team comprises of twelve office-bearers who have individually excelled in their careers and have reached a stage in life where they feel passionately about devoting their time and energy to promote social welfare. Collectively they share a vision to tap their individual experience and corporate expertise for running SCALE successfully. Its members include computer professionals, advocates, ex-bankers, industrialists, teachers, scientists, social workers, writers and senior Government officers with a proven track record and distinguished career in their respective fields and a positive outlook. SCALE was formally registered on 9th Jan 2002.
Abhay Singh, Honorary President —
practices law at the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi at New Delhi. He is an advisor to several Corporate and Government organizations.He devotes a substantial amount of time and energy in free counseling to those who need legal help but are unable to afford it. A visionary hailing from rural background, he understands extremely well the need and aspirations of the underprivileged sections of society and is keen to devote his time and energy towards their overall development.
Dr. Gautam Bhattacharya , Honorary Vice President —
is a renowned scientist in the field of Theoretical Nuclear Physics. He completed his Post Doctoral research in Cambridge University and Imperial College, London and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. A Visiting Scientist in Cornell University and Syracuse University, USA. He was also a member of Faculty in the Physics Department in IIT, Powai.
He did his B.Sc. Honours in Physics from Presidency College, Kolkata, & his M.Sc. in Physics from University of Delhi and Doctorate from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Joined Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata in the Theoretical Nuclear Physics Division and worked till superannuation in 2008 teaching physics and computer systems at post graduate level at various departments of Calcutta University.
Quantum Field theory and High Energy Physics. Other specialization: Computer systems with Open source (Linux), specially networking and clusters. Currently a Visiting Professor in Physics in West Bengal State University. Actively involved in Hoshangabad Science teaching Program in the 70's aimed at improvement of learning of science and mathematics at the primary and middle schools in the rural areas of Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh under the banner of Kishore Bharati led by Dr. Anil Sadgopal.
Arun Sinha, Honorary Secretary General —
was the Managing Director of Acer India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Acer Inc., which is multi-billion dollar company. He was also the Managing Director of AgreeYa Solutions, a U.S based software organization. A visionary and extensively travelled professional, he has a Master's Degree from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He also attended the III TP course from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has held senior positions in the corporate sector in 31 years of his working experience, including 21 years in Information Technology. Known for his altruistic nature, Arun decided to give up his corporate success. His last 10 years have been focused on providing quality care in health & education to the under privileged sections of society.
Mr. CJ Ratra, Honorary Treasurer —
retired as a senior officer from State Bank of India. He has long experience of working at Technical Consultancy Department, Credit Appraisal Department, Project Uptech and loans oriented branches of the Bank. Mr. Ratra has in his career helped to set up over 65 small to medium industries. He has carried out successfully over 1000 credit appraisals for high ticket loans for large, medium, small scale industries, traders ,exporters , rehabilitation of sick units and One Time Settlements(OTS). He is a post graduate in Science and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.
Over his 34 years service in the Bank he did credit appraisals and reviews of more than 2000 loan proposals for setting up chemical plants, electronic units, up-gradation of technology in foundry industries & glass industry, Induction furnaces, jewellery exporting units, food grade Menthol manufacturing units, World schools, Hotels, International schools & other Educational Institutions. Entrepreneurs Development Programs for first generation entrepreneurs were conducted by him during his service period. He was part of the Core Team of Visiting Faculty at the State Bank Training Centres to provide training of "Credit Skills" and "Documentation" to the officers of the Bank. He excels in proposal writing, financial plans, connect to government schemes and entrepreneurship programs.
Yasmin Zafar, Honorary Joint Secretary —
Yasmin has been an active social worker. With her background in Law, She is a member of Supreme Court, High Court Bar Association, Bar Council and other such forums. She is a Life Member and Law Officer of the Public Welfare Society.
However, as a lawyer, she has been espousing the social causes over last 16 years. Her major focus includes her efforts to address the ill effects of tobacco and also taking up the cause of the consumers. She has published many works in these areas and presented her papers to the parliamentary standing committee on human resource development, Parliament of India, Rajya Sabha Secretariat. She has also prepared comments on “The consumer protection (Amendment bill, 2001)” before the standing committee on food, civil supplied and public distribution, Parliament of India, Lok Sabha Secretariat. Yasmin has also been actively working in the areas of Tobacco Prohibition, Consumer Protection and the Rights of Women.
Yasmin has been an ex-consultant to the Human Rights Commission and has been promoting the cause of women as well as the underprivileged section of our society.
is a senior partner of Lochan & Co., New Delhi. — has over 21 years of successful experience in professional services. He has extensive expertise in audit, outsourcing, business consulting and strategy services. He has been the partner responsible on a wide range of assignments, including consulting for business organizations, business entity law matters, business consulting & investigation.
Sharad Agarwal —
has over 18 years of rich experience in professional services. He has extensive expertise in audit and outsourcing services and non-profit organization consulting and system development and strategy service. Sharad has been responsible on a wide range of assignments including consulting on taxation, corporate law matters, business consulting & NGO's consulting and audits of United Nations Organization in India and abroad as well.
Rashmi Sinha —
is a post graduate in English from Ranchi University. For 4 years, Rashmi was also involved in conducting Psychology sessions with under graduates from Jamshedpur Women's College. Widely travelled & read, she has been actively serving the poor at Bhimtal, Nainital District during the last 10 years. She epitomises the women empowerment in SCALE initiatives. As a result, more than 70% students at the vocational courses are women.
Prabuddha K. Singh —
is a successful industrialist, has 17 years of senior level experience in the banking industry. A Post Graduate from Delhi University & well known for his philanthropic nature, has successfully run a manufacturing unit for over 18 years that provided excellent benefits & working conditions to its workers. A widely travelled & progressive person, his long term agenda is focused on rural education for children & providing opportunities to rural women to live life with dignity.
daughter of an IFS Officer and belonging to the illustrious Mahatma Hansraj family (Founder of the DAV Movement), spent most of her childhood travelling the world with her parents. She did her schooling at Geneva in Switzerland, Cairo in Egypt and Glasgow in Scotland, U.K. She went on to complete her formal studies at Preston, U.K. acquiring a Business Management Degree on a full government scholarship. After a successful ten years Senior level stint with India Tourism Development Corporation, she ventured into garment business running her own factory. She pioneered the professionalisation of the domestic garment manufacturing industry providing excellent benefits to the workers and world class products and services to leading multi-national and domestic brands. She has long been associated with social welfare projects like schools for the visually and the physically challenged and old-age homes. She has now decided to devote her creative skills and her vast experience and energy for the upliftment of the underprivileged sections of the society.