Convener Transport Working Group, of The Expert Group appointed by The Planning Commission in 2010, to work out the ‘Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth’
Member, World Bank Expert Committee to review West Bengal Power Sector Reforms (2008)
Member, ‘Working Group on Power’ for formulation of XIth five year plan for the National Planning Commission of India (2006-07)
Member, Expert Group, convened by Secretary of Power (Government of India) to seek radical policy suggestions (2006)
Member Expert Group on “Financing access to basic utilities for all” formed by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in cooperation with the Financing for Development Office, June 2006.
Member, Expert Committee appointed by The Supreme Court of India for evaluating ‘Waste to Energy projects from Municipal Solid Waste’, appointed through Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources (2005-06)
Member, Central Advisory Committee of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (India), since 1998 till date
Member, State Advisory Committee of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, since 1999 till date
Member, ‘Consultative Group on Power & Energy’ of Planning Commission for review of energy sector performance in the Xth plan
Member, Advisory Committee, ADB Policy Research Network to strengthen policy reforms - Infrastructure Development for Poverty Reduction: Priorities, Constraints and Strategies (2004-05)
Member, Western Regional Energy Committee Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) (2003 and 2004)
Member Advisory Committee, Distribution Reforms Upgrade Management (DRUM) program of Government of India and USAID (2003)
Member, Study Group on Benefits of Sardar Sarovar Dam Project, Government of Maharashtra (2001)
Member, Task Force to review Narmada Dams, Government of M.P. (1998)
Member, International team of civil society to review status of rehabilitation of project affected persons at by Coal mines and Thermal plants at Singrauli (UP) (1995)
Know your power - Citizens’ Primer on the Electricity Sector, Prayas (2006): This handbook on electricity sector covers the interdisciplinary aspects of power sector. It covers technical, economic, system operation as well consumer and legal issues. This 250 page book has been translated to Marathi and is being translated into Kannada and Thai.
Girish Sant and Shantanu Dixit “Towards an Efficient and Low Cost Power Sector” (September-1998). Paper prepared for the report of the Task Force constituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for evaluating the alternatives to the Narmada Valley Development Plan (NVDP).
For a democracy to be vibrant, it is essential that citizens and civil society organizations play a significant role in shaping public policy and discourse to enhance public interest. They can do so by providing policy insights and inputs based on reasoned analysis, building public discourse around relevant topics, mobilising people and opinions, undertaking direct actions and being critical observers of policy design and implementation. Different organisations may adopt different strategies and approaches towards these goals but all of them serve an important function in a democracy.