Team CML

Partho Sakti Patwari
Executive Director
Email: ppatwari@tatatrusts.org

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Partho brings with him a rich experience of more than 18 years in the areas of livelihood promotion, institution building, consulting and academics. He is leading CML since 2009.

As a development professional, he has worked extensively in providing technical consulting support to various NGOs/ NGO-MFIs across India and has also been involved in direct implementation. Prior to CML, he was with MicroSave as a Consultant, providing consulting services in areas of Institutional Assessments, Strategic Business Planning, Market Research, HR and Operations. Partho, earlier was associated with International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in the capacity of Project Coordinator managing implementation of project components and coordinating research carried out by collaborative partners. Partho started his career with academics as a Lecturer of Economics in K.C. Das College, Guwahati and Margherita College, Margherita, Assam. His interest areas are market research, institutional development, risk-efficiency analysis and strengthening and scaling-up of livelihood initiatives. Partho holds a Masters in Economics with specialisation in Econometrics from Gauhati University and Bachelors in Economics from Cotton College, Guwahati.

Sashank Bhushan Das
Program Co-ordinator, Tripura State Initiative (TSI)
Email: shashankdash@tatatrusts.org

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Sashank brings with him 11 years of diversified experience in livelihood promotion, financial inclusion, rural marketing and enterprise development. Sashank, joined CML in June 2016 and is currently engaged as Program Coordinator of CML Tripura State Initiative.

Prior to CML, Sashank worked at Udyogini as State Head (Madhya Pradesh), where he was heading multiple livelihood promotion projects through enterprise development. He also worked under CSR project of ACC cement and financial literacy, MEDP and FTTF projects of NABARD and a number of other projects running across the state. Throughout his career he has managed large teams and worked closely with Government departments and CSR department of Industrial groups. He is a graduate in sociology from Ravenshaw college, Cuttack and an MBA in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies(XIDAS), Jabalpur. Sashak is a numismatic who as well is fond of singing and travelling to new places.

Abdul Hamid
Senior Program Manager
Email: ahamid@tatatrusts.org

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Abdul Hamid brings along with him more than 11 years of working in the development space. Hamid joined CML in March 2016 as a Sr.Program Manager. Currently, he leads the Assam Initiative.

Prior to CML, Hamid worked with Syngenta India Limited, an agriculture based MNC, as a project officer, heading a project, named “Project NIRMITI” under Food Security Agenda, in 6 districts of Assam. Prior to his stint at Syngenta, Hamid was working with PRADAN right after completing his graduation from Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat. During his seven years engagement with Pradan he was based at Jharkhand where he has worked extensively with grass root communities. His experience includes community mobilization, institution building, grooming of social capital and direct implementation of farm based and allied activities. He believes his core competency lies in implementation, institution building and linkage establishment. His favourite pass time is going for a long drive and feels travel is his passion. Hamid holds a bachelor degree with specialization in Agriculture Engineering and Soil science from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat.

Chanini Lokho
Head Admin & HR
Email: clokho@tatatrusts.org

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Chanini Lokho has an wide ranging experience in the field of skill development and self-employment, capacity building, and education. She joined CML in June 2015 as Sr. Program Manager and is currently the Head of Admin and Human Resource at CML.

Prior to CML, Chanini worked with Tata Consultancy Services as Systems Engineer and at the National Institute of Rural Development as a Project Manager in setting up Rural Self Employment Training Institutes across the country. Though she started her career as an engineer in the IT sector, she chose to work in the development sector as her passion lies working with the community and travelling. Chanini hold a post graduate in Rural Development Management from NIRD, Hyderabad and has an MPhil in Planning and Development from IIT-Bombay. In her spare time, she likes to read, write articles, garden, and cook.

KautillyaKautillya Basumatary
Senior Program Manager
Email: kbasumatary@tatatrusts.org

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Kautillya Basumatary brings with him direct experience of working with communities and facilitating the process of community institution building. Kautillya joined CML in April 2016 as a Sr. Program Manager .

Prior to CML, Kautillya was working for the Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship (PMRDF) Scheme, a scheme of the GoI, Ministry of Rural Development. Prior to that, he was working with Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission Society (NRLM) as a District Functional Expert. Kautillya has the expertise in social mobilization, institution building and capacity Building especially through women Self Help Groups (SHGs). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat and a Masters in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai. His areas of interest include Sustainable Livelihoods, Environment, Education, Health & Mental Health and Disaster Relief and Psycho Social Care.

Rajashree Das
Lead, Communication
Email: rdas@tatatrusts.org

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Rajashree Das has a rich experience in media and communication, she also has been involved in managing direct implementation projects. Rajashree Das joined CML in January 2014 as a Program Manager. She ovelooked implementation of the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana Project cofunded by MoRD and Tata Trusts. Thereafter she was promoted as the Sr. Program Manager in 2017 and is currently the head of Communication of CML. Prior to CML, Rajashree was working as District Media Expert under National Health Mission. Earlier to that she was working as holding a dual responsibility of Documentation officer and the Regional Coordinator under North East Diocesan Social Service Society an NGO based in Guwahati. She was also associated with Catholic Relief Society (CRS), Caritas India, Unicef and Women Development Society (WDC) during her tenure with “North East Diocesan Social Service Society”, Guwahati. Rajashree holds a Post Graduate Degree in Mass Communication from Tezpur Central University with a bachelor’s degree in literature from Cotton College, Guwahati. During her spare time she loves gardening, photography, documentary making, travelling, interacting with people, and tasting any indigenous food. She believes in regular workout, healthy diet and positive thinking. 

SudiptSudipt SG
Senior Program Manager –CML

CEO –LPSS
Email: ssankar@tatatrusts.org

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Sudipt brings with him his experience of working with private Equity orgnaisations and managing operations in the retail sector. Sudipt SG joined CML as a Sr. Program Manager in April 2016. He oversees operations of Livelihood Propulsion and Support Services (LPSS), a Section 8 Company promoted by CML.

Prior to CML, he was working with few Private Equity Portfolio organisation in Europe. Before that Sudipt was working as Senior Financial & Business Operation Officer in a US based Firm. Sudipt hold a degree in Management in Retail from NIFT, & General Management Graduate from LSEPS-London.

Manish Yadav
Sr Program Manage
Email: myadav@tatatrusts.org

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Manish has 13 years of rich experience working with CIPLA as CSR Program Manager, Resource Person- National Academic Group at Ajim Premji Foundation Development, Senior Research Fellow with Institute of Geomagenetism, NaviMumbai, Dept. of Science and Technology, GOI. Manish Yadav has joined CML in June 2017.

Manish also worked with Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai as research scholar. Manish is a dynamic and versatile professional offering an experience in Monitoring & evaluation of Project Management, capacity building, Program designing, Impact assessment, Strategic Planning and Leadership Development, Research & Development, Training & Workshop Ngo Capacity Building, Laision & Coordination. He holds a Post Graduate in Physics from IIT Roorkee. He is fond of sports and like to travel.

Jyoti Agarwal
Sr. Accounts Manager
Email: jagarwal@tatatrusts.org

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Jyoti Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant and has five year of experience in Accounting and Direct Taxation. Jyoti joined CML in January 2017 as Senior Accounts Manager. She is fond of Organising events and is a fast learner with an ability to deliver within time. During her spare time she loves watching movies and reading biographies.

Abhishek Mazumder
Program Manager
Email: amazumder@tatatrusts.org

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Abhishek Mazumdar has joined CML in February 2012 as an Associate Program Manager. He rose to the position of Program Manager and is currently heading the Manipur State Initiative of CML. With CML, Abhishek has been associated with Capacity Building Vertical since its inception and looks after NGO partners from Nagaland and Manipur, in addition to playing important role in overall planning and functioning of the vertical. His key strengths include contextual understanding of his assigned states, organizing events, documentation and training. Right from his undergraduate days, Abhishek has been actively engaged with varied socially-oriented initiatives. In his leisure time, Abhishek loves travelling and likes to strum his guitar. Abhishek completed his Masters in Development Studies from IIT Guwahati and is a Graduate in Economics from Cotton College.

Anupama
Program Manager, TSI
Email:  anupama@tatatrusts.org

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Anupama joined CML in June 2013 as an Associate Program Manager. She rose the position of Program Manager and is currently looking after the Education Project of Tripura State Initiative. She has started her career with CML under Knowledge Management team with additional responsibility of assisting Capacity Building vertical. She is a Postgraduate in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, with specialization in “Community Organization and Development Practice”. She holds a Bachelor in Social Work from TISS, Tuljapur Rural Campus. During her Master’s course, she has interned with known development organizations like ‘Poorest Areas Civil Society’ and ‘Urmul Sethu’, which provided her a good understanding of social sector, its issues and skill gaps. Anupama believes that in order to strengthen the marginalized section of the population, it is most important to strengthen their traditional livelihoods. She is fond of travelling, interacting with people and cooking.

brijinderBrijinder Singh Anand
Program Manager (Sports)
Email: bsanand@tatatrusts.org

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"Brijinder joined CML in August 2016 as a Program Manager in Sports Division. Prior to CML, Brijinder was engaged in the tribal areas of Odisha for nearly 2 years in the areas of sports education and community engagement. He is a sports enthusiasts and a die-hard supporter of Arsenal F.C. and Chicago Bulls basketball team. He holds a MSC (Sport Management and Research) from Loughborough University, UK.

Pranab Banik
Program Manager
Email: pbanik@tatatrusts.org

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Pranab Banik joined CML in November 2015 as Program Manager in Education Project of Tripura State Initiative. Prior to working with CML, Pranab was working as a Sub Editor of a Bengali Magazine in Calcutta. He also had varied experience as Physical education instructor for college and high schools(USA)/ Martial Art Instructor and business owner(USA)/Chief Operations Officer of a not for profit organization working on development of education in rural Bihar. He believes in Self-motivation and possess the ability to work well under pressure. He feels to be a team player and a leader with excellent verbal/written communication skill.

Manash Pratim Chutia
Program Manager
Email: mchutia@tatatrusts.org

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Manash Chutia as a development professional has worked closely with the community in the upper Assam Districts of Golaghat and Dhemaji. He joined CML in October 2015 under the CML-TATA Trusts & MAC (CTM) collaborative livelihood project, which he currently leads .

Prior to CML, Manash worked in Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLMS) where he was mainly engaged around community mobilisation, institution building, training and capacity building for socio-economic upliftment of rural families of Golaghat and Dhemaji district of Assam. Manash holds a Post Graudate Degree in Social Work from Dibrugarh University. His areas of interests are social mobilisation, Institution building and livelihood promotion.

Chatra Medak
Program Manager
Email: cmedak@tatatrusts.org

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Chatra Medak brings with him a rich experience of more than 10 years in the areas of handloom, marketing and community mobilisation. He joined CML in October 2015 under the CML-TATA Trusts & MAC (CTM) collaborative livelihood project. Chatra currently looks after the handloom component of the project.

Prior to CML, Chatra worked with CAPART as a Project Coordinator, with involvement in production, promotion and marketing of handloom involving communities. He holds a Post Graduate degree along with a certificate course on management of SHG under microfinance and rural marketing from NIRD. Chatra has also completed a course on project formulation and management under CAPART.

Pinki Ghosh
Associate Program Manager, TSI
Email: pghosh@tatatrusts.org

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Pinki Ghosh joined CML in October 2015 under CML Tripura State Initiative . Prior to CML, Pinki was working with TRLM (Tripura rural Livelihood Mission) as a District Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from ICFAI University, Tripura. As a person she has strong interpersonal skill and an ability to get along with people. She believes in values, vision & action.

Langhu Hringjangam
Associate Program Manager
Email: hlanghu@tatatrusts.org

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Langhu started her professional career with CML in April 2013 in the capacity building vertical. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Social Work from Bosco Institute, Dibrugarh University, specializing in with family and child welfare. While undergoing her post-graduate degree, she travelled across India for documenting under the YaR (Young at Risk) project. She has also been involved in survey programs with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Being born and brought up in a village, Langhu feels that in spite of continuously striving for development, villagers are hard-pressed to utilise their life optimally owing to required skills or knowledge. Langhu has also done a nursing course of 18 months’ duration from Hyderabad.

Rituparna Nath
Associate Program Manager
Email: rnath@tatatrusts.org

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Rituparna has experience in working with the skill sector, he joined CML in May 2015. He initially worked under the skills vertical in the CML Tripura State Initiative. Rituparna currently is in charge of the CML Wadi ( NABARD), Boko, Assam.
Rituparna holds a Post Graduate degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, with specialization in “Community Organization and Development Practices”. While in TISS, he carried out internships in reputed development sector organization like ‘ICCo India, New Delhi’ which helped him to get an in-depth understanding of the social sector with primary focus on issues such as sustainable livelihood, Community Development, etc. Prior to TISS, Rituparna was working in the IT sector for over three years.

Pranjal Saxena
Associate Program Manager
Email: pranjal.s@cmlnortheast.com

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Pranjal Saxena joined CML in January 2016 under the CML Tripura State Initiative. In 2017 he was transferred to the Guwahati office and is currently looking after the Section 8 entity of CML where he is responsible for the promotion and marketing aspect of handloom, handicraft and other agri-products. Pranjal is a post-graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati, with specialization in ‘Community Organisation and Development Practice’. Pranjal holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi. Pranjal is associated with ICJB, NSS and volunteers at several other social organizations across various landscape. He takes keen interst in organising events and seminars and is actively involved in blood donation, connecting the needy to the resources.

He has a traveler’s heart and an eye for photography that has pushed him to travel 27 states of our country.

Bishwa Debbarma
Associate Program Manager
Email: bishwa.d@cmlnortheast.com

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Bishwa Debbarma is a man with diverse skill set. He joined CML in November 2015 under the CML Tripura State Initiative. Prior to CML he was engaged as Block Project Coordinator with the North East Rural Livelihood Project. He started his professional career with Tripura Bamboo & Cane Development Centre (TRIBAC) where he was a part of the Indigenous Tribe Craft Research Group” . He also worked with the Indo German Development Cooperation as a Business cum Cluster Development Coordinator. Bishwa completed his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from MBB College, Tripura and is pursuing Master in Social Work from IGNOU. His area of expertise lies in Participatory Rapid Aappraisal methodology and documentary film making.

Uttam Prasad
Manager, Accounts & Finance
Email: uprasad@tatatrusts.org

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Uttam Prasad brings with him rich experience of more than eight years in finance and accounts. He joined CML in December 2012 and is currently the Manager Accounts & Finance. Prior to CML Uttam worked with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) as Block Program Manager cum Accountant where his key responsibilities entailed managing block level program in addition to handling accounts. Uttam also worked with Max New York Life Insurance Company as enroller for new product. Uttam started his career with Mohan’s Group handling Event Management and Accounting . He is a Graduate in Commerce from J. B. College, Jorhat with specialization in Accountancy. He also has a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) from INNOVATE Institute, Guwahati.

Mukta Ekka
Administrative Officer
Email: cmladmin@tatatrusts.org

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Mukta Ekka has more than nine years of working experience in the development sector. She joined CML in 2012. Before joining CML, she was working with Purva Bharati Trust where her major responsibilities were organizing trainings, workshops, documentation, event management, office management and accounts. Prior to that Mukta had four years of experience under Capacity Building Programme in North East Diocesan Social Forum as Programme Coordinator and Documentation-in-Charge . Mukta also worked with Reliance Telecom Pvt. Ltd, Rajshekhar Construction Pvt. Ltd and United Bank of India in varying roles . Hard work and self-discipline are her key strengths which helps her in managing admin functions at CML. Mukta is a Graduate in Arts from Dibrugarh University.

Juli Moni Borah
HR Manager
Email: jborah@tatatrusts.org

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Juli Moni Borah brings with her more than six years of rich experience in Human Resource Development. She joined CML in 2017. Prior to CML Juli worked with different industrial set up including manufacturing, infrastructure, service and the NGO sector (Mission Smile). Currently, Julie anchors the HRD functions related to talent planning & acquisition, post joining formalities, statutory compliance, HR policies, procedure and strategies, compensation and benefits etc. In addition she looks after employee engagement and performance management systems and procedures. Julie holds an MBA in HR from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Meghalaya.

Manti Kumar Das
Accountant

Email: mdas@tatatrusts.org

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Manti brings with him rich proficiency in finance and accounts besides being a national level sportsman. He has joined CML in 2017 and is currently looking after the Finance and Accounts of Tripura State Initiative. Prior to CML Manti has three years of experience in handling organisation finance and accounts. Manti has an MBA with Specialization in Finance.

Devid Borah
Accountant & Administration Officer, CTM

Email: devidborah87@gmail.com

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Devid brings with more than 10 years of rich experience in accounts and finance. He joined CML in 2016. He joined the CML-TATA Trusts & MAC (CTM) collaborative livelihood project. Prior to CML he was working with a Poutry Feed Company (RMP Group). He started his career in a Tax Consultancy firm as an Account Assistant. Devid holds a post graduate degree in Commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University with a bachelor’s degree from Dhemaji Commerce College. Devid is a fast learner along with the ability to handle pressure. During his spare time, he loves to travel, play football and watch movies.

Manoj Saha
Accounts & Finance Executive

Email: msaha@tatatrusts.org

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Manoj brings along a work experience of more than eight years in relevant field in both government as well as non-government sector. He joined CML in 2017. Prior to CML, he worked as an Accountant Executive and CA Article Assistant in M/S Rajendra Leela & Associates firm. Prior to that he worked as an Internal &Statutory Audit Assistant and compilation of Accounts of various organisation such as ASDC for OBC, Assam Human Right Commission, Assam State Housing Board, NERIWALAM Tezpur, DRDA audit in {Nagaon, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kamrup(R)}, Sarba Sikha Abhijan Audit Kokrajhar, Sivsagar and Golaghat. Manoj is a B.Com graduate and is a student of CA Finalist(ICAI).

simantaSimanta Kashyap
Accounts & Finance Executive
Email: skashyab@tatatrusts.org

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Simanta joined CML in 2017. Prior to CML, he worked as an Accountant in Syngenta India Limited, an Agriculture based MNC, under the "Project NIRMITI". His journey in accounting sector began as an Accounts Assistant in the year 2014 during his engagement with a Tax consultancy firm. Simanta has done his bachelors in Commerce from Guahati University and is a final year student of M. Com. During leisure hours, he enjoys bike ride.