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Paras Nath Rai, Indian Police service (1982, Retd.)

Member, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority

A career police officer, joined the authority after superannuation as DG of Police Home Guards and Fire Services, Bihar. Since then engaged in building resilience of government and non government disaster management responders working invillages and urban centers. Prominent are Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI)representatives, Jeevika didis, Community volunteers, Masons, teachers and students of government and private schools for whole state of Bihar covering over 74K schools and 2 million students, etc. In addition, decision making authorities, who are also involved in prevention,mitigation, response and recovery,that is Bihar Civil Service, Bihar Police Service, Circle officers, etc.

Earlier he had the opportunity to work in Department of Disaster Management, Government of Bihar on different occasions between 2008 and 2018 when given responsibility as additional charge. Here he was involved in management of serious disasters specifically Kosi disaster 2008 and Bihar flood 2017. As a knowledge management expert, he has had long association with Bihar Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development (BIPARD) as Head of Centre for Disaster Management and has been contributing in the field of disaster management through association with national institutions including National Institute of Disaster Management, National Disaster Management Authority, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi,  Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Pune, etc.

New initiatives include ,mainstream disastermanagement for differently abled creation of Mock Drill teams in districts, efforts to introduce disaster management as a subject of study in universities of  Bihar and development of  Bihar State Disaster Resource Network.

  Kaushal Kishore Mishra: A  founding  member  of  Tata  AIG,

A founding  member of  Tata AIG, who has spent almost three decades in the insurance sector  beginning with General Insurance Company and subsequently joining United India  Insurance. Shri Mishra has spent over 36 years in the  insurance industry actively  engaged in the industry, with experience in all  aspects of  the General  Insurance market  place. He has worked an important role  as the Managing Director and Chief   Executive Officer of Tata AIG General  Insurance Company. His experience during the evolution of General Insurance in  India and in the subsequent growth of private general insurers has been  recognized as an asset to Tata AIG. He joined AIG as Vice President in the year2000 and subsequently retired  as  Managing  Director & Chief   Executive  Officer of   Tata AIG   General   Insurance Co. Ltd.

He was  also closely associated with the General Insurance Council and the Regulator  IRDA as veteran of the Industry. He has been a visiting faculty in various   Institutes in India connected with Insurance and Risk management.