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Our Team

M.A. Kumar Raja

    • M.A (Gold Medalist) in Sociology from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

    • M.Phil in Sociology (Child Health) from Central University, Hyderabad.

    • Passed National Eligibility Test for lecturers conducted by UGC. 

    • Certificate in Participatory Rural Development from NIRD, Hyderabad.

    • Pursuing Ph.D. in Sociology (Disability Studies) from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur.

Certifications/Trainings : Attended trainings in the following institutes:

    • Administrative Training at Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad.

    • Training on rehabilitation of Disabled at National Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad, Aliyaver Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai, National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Dehradun, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Hyderabad and Association for Welfare of Handicapped, Calicut.

    • Training on Watershed Development at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Watershed Development Trust, Ahmednagar.

    • Training on Promotion of Self Help Groups and Rural Livelihoods at MYRADA (NGO), Holalkare (Karnataka).

    • Training on Empowerment of Youth and Rural Development Programmes at National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad.

Areas of Specialization & Competence : 
Socio-Cultural aspects of Child Health, Universalization of Elementary Education (including education of Child Labour/Children with special needs), Rehabilitation of Disabled persons, Promotion of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Rural Livelihoods, Community mobilization and Peoples participation (including participatory rural appraisal) in Development programmes and Social Audit, Office Administration and Accounting procedure.

Experience :
Having more than 14 years experience in implementation of Development and Welfare programmes. 

1. Joint Secretary, Centre for Development Studies-APARD from 01-10-2008 to till date.Contributed in preparation of Contract Recruitment Policy of APARD with categorization of required positions, prescribed qualifications and remuneration.

  2. Centre Head, Centre for Natural Resource Management , AMR-A.P. Academy of Rural Development, Hyderabad from 9-10-2007 to 30-09-2008.

    • Contributed in the preparation of Modules for Capacity Building in Rural Development (3 volumes) published by APARD.

    • Contributed in the preparation of Modules and Films on NREGS under UNDP project.

    • Contributed in the Capacity Building of NREGS functionaries. 

Addl. Project Co-ordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, West Godavari District from 24.03.2006 to 06.07.2007.

    • Stood state first in the test conducted for filling up the posts of APC, SSA on deputation.

    • Introduced system of Habitation In-charges (Teachers) for making habitations free of out of school children in West Godavari District.

Assistant Director, Disabled Welfare, Ananthapur District from 27-09-2003 to 23-03-2006.

    • Contributed for the Rehabilitation of Disabled through District Disability Rehabilitation Centre programme of Govt. of India.

Assistant Project Officer (M&E), DPAP & Assistant Project Director(FAC), A.P. Rural Livelihoods Programme, District Water Management Agency, Kurnool District from 11-06-2002 to 24-09-2003.

    • Organized District Capacity Building Center with multiple team of professionals of Social Mobilization, Gender, Monitoring & Evaluation, Productivity Enhancement and Micro Enterprises. 

    • Worked as Project Implementing Agency (P.I.A.) for Watersheds in Kodumur & C. Belegal Mandals during the above period.

Assistant Director, Disabled Welfare, Kurnool District from 30-07-1999 to 19-02-2002.

    • Organized Mandal level multipurpose camps for Disabled persons for issue of Medical Certificates, Railway Concession, Bus Passes and Economic Assistance.

Assistant Director, Disabled Welfare & Project Director(FAC), National Child Labour Project, Khammam District from 03-07-1997 to 11-02-1999.

    • Organized Child Labour Schools especially in Tribal areas of Khammam District.

Assistant Director, Disabled Welfare, Warangal District from 23-04-1994 to 02-07-1997.

    • Provided scholarships and appliances for Disabled persons.

Recognitions/Honours/ Accomplishments
1. During my tenure as Addl. Project Co-ordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, West Godavari District, Country's 2nd Best District Award has been given to West Godavari District in the year 2006 by the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, Govt., of India for the activities taken up for Education and Rehabilitation of Disabled under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Programme.

2. During my tenure as Asst. Director, Disabled Welfare, Anantapur District in the year 2005-06, State Government recognized Anantapur as State's best District in the rehabilitation of Disabled and recommended for National Award of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and for National Award of the National Trust, New Delhi.

3. During my tenure as Asst. Director, Disabled Welfare, Kurnool District in the year 1999-2000, conducted training and exposure visit for representatives of 13 countries of Asia and Pacific region in Kurnool District on "Poverty alleviation of rural disabled persons" in coordination with NIRD, Hyderabad

4. During my tenure as Project Director, National Child Labour Project, Khammam District during 1997-1999, I updated all the records and accounts totally pending since inception of the project (2 years before my tenure) and submitted progress reports and audit reports of the past period to Govt. of India which appreciated me in writing.

5. During my tenure as Asst. Director, Disabled Welfare, Warangal District during 1994-1997, Director, Welfare of Handicapped appreciated me in writing for getting 25 A.G. Audit objections of my predecessors dropped at a time.

Publications : 
1. Paper on "Integrated Education of Disabled Children - A case study of Veldurthy Mandal" was presented at UNDP-NIMH National Conference on Support to Children with Disabilities at Hyderabad on 28-29, June 2004.

2. Paper on "Rehabitation plan for child labour in Khammam District" was submitted for ILO-IIPA workshop at New Delhi held in April, 1999.

3. Paper on "Causes and prevention of childhood disabilities" was presented for workshop on "Prevention of Child-hood Disabilities" held at Hyderabad organized by UNICEF and Directorate for Welfare of Handicapped on 27.07.1995

Associations :
1. Guest Faculty to National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad
2. Associate of Basic Needs (NGO), Bangalore.
3. Advisor to SACRED (NGO), Ananthapur.
4. Founder of Forum of NGOs for Disabled Welfare, Kurnool District.
5. Honorary member of Samatha Seva Samithi (NGO), Rajahmundry. 

Contact Information : M.A. Kumar Raja
                                  Deputy Director,
                                  AMR- A.P. Academy of Rural Development
                                  Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030.
                                  Mobile : 9490720301
                                  Office : 040-24015959 Ext: 323
                                  E-mail :

Subrahmanya Sastri. Marti

A degree in Science from Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada - B.Sc.
Post Graduation in Business Management in 1st Class (MBA) - Stood Second in University in the specialized subject i.e., Finance - M.B.A
Passed LL.B Examination - L.L.B
Passed Group 1 of Intermediate Exam of Chartered Accountancy
Passed Group 1 Intermediate of ICWAI
Passed Pre-Ph.D examination from Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Ananthapur and 'Thesis' to be submitted - (Ph.D)

Undergone training for 4 years in a reputed Chartered Accounts firm (M/s. M.R. Tagore & Co.,) at Hyderabad under C.A. Regulations 1964.

Undergone Training in Financial Management in NISIET at Hyderabad for one week during December, 1982.

Undergone training in Budget & Budgetary control in NISIET at Hyderabad for one week during June, 1984.

Undergone training in "Management Information Systems" (MIS) in Management Development Institute (MDI) New Delhi for one week during March 1983.

Undergone training in "Customer Service" in NITIE, Mumbai during July,1990 for one week.

Undergone Training Programme on Financial Management - Computer Applications in Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad., for one week.

Areas of Specialization & Competence

a. Internal Auditing
b. Project Appraisals

Joined the services of A.P. Small Scale Industrial Development Corporation Ltd., Govt. of A.P undertaking as Accountant in 1973 and worked in the areas of:

1. Compilation of annual accounts of the Corporation, Monitoring of 32 branches accounts and preparation of budgets including master budget - as Accountant from 1973-1977.
2. Conducting of Internal Audit of the branch units and head office as assistant manager from 1978 to 1982.
3. Organising Finance Wing of the Corporation i.e., Cash Management, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Budgets and Account of Plan Fund Allocation, Accounting of H.O etc., as Assistant Accounts Officer (Finance) from 1982 to 1985.
4. Worked as Financial Analyst from June 1985 to July1986 assisting General Manager (Raw Material).

Job Specifications

All Financial matters - Annual budget preparation, examination and explanation to audit observations, feasibility report for new RMSC, working out pricing of materials etc.,

As Assistant Accounts Officer (Project Finance) incharges of Project appraisals, disbursement (releases) monitoring of the joint ventures / assisted companies, briefing nominee directors at the board meetings and other related company law matters from August 1986 to August 1992.

From August 1992 to December 1994 as Assistant Manager, Internal Audit

From January 1995 to June 1995 as Assistant Manager (Marketing).

From July 1995 to February 1996 as Assistant Manager (Personnel).

From February 1996 worked in Secretarial division and from March 1996 to March 1997 as Company Secretary of APSSID Ltd.,

From March 1997 to May 1999 worked as Manager (Finance & Accounts) in A.P. State Housing Corporation Ltd., on deputation.

From June 1999 to July 2004 worked as Manager (F & A) in the R.R. District Office at A.P. State Housing Corporation Ltd.,

Presently working as Administrative Officer in Centre for Development Studies-APARD, an organization of A.P. Academy of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad from August 2004.



    • Project report on 'Sickness in Small Scale Sector - case study of Assisted Companies of APSSIDC' presented.

    • "Higher Returns" for organizational effectiveness in SLPEs of Andhra Pradesh (Published by NITIE, Mumbai).

Supervised as external guide to the project work of nine MBA students of Osmania University (3), JNTU(2), SK University(3), IGNOU(1), Andhra University(2), Nagarjuna University(3).

Contact Information : Subrahmanya Sastri. Marti
                                  Administrative Officer,
                                  AMR- A.P. Academy of Rural Development
                                  Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030.
                                  Mobile : 9848247331
                                  Office : 040-24015959 Ext: 323


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