The core team comprises of individuals who have excelled in their careers and have reached a stage in life where they feel passionately about the cause they espouse. 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.
Abhay Singh, Honorary President
Mr. Abhay Singh — 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 counselling 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
Dr. Gautam Bhattacharya - 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.
He is the principal architect for designing & developing SCALE’s solar technology.
Arun Sinha, Honorary Secretary General
Arun Sinha — 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. Known for his altruistic nature, Arun decided to give up his corporate success at the age of 46 years to drive his passion for promoting social welfare measures and skill building in the rural areas. His last 15 years have been focused in promoting IT literacy and solar energy in India.
Mr. CJ Ratra, Honorary Treasurer
Mr. CJ Ratra - retired as a senior officer from State Bank of India. He has long experience of working at Technical Consultancy Department, Credit Appraisal Department, apart from 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 34 years of service in the Bank he did credit appraisals and reviews of more than 2000 loan proposals for setting up & upgradation of chemical plants, electronic units & glass industry, jewellery exporting units, food grade menthol manufacturing units, hotels, World & International schools & other Educational Institutions. Entrepreneurs Development Programs for first generation entrepreneurs were conducted by him during his service period.
Rajeev Lochan - is a senior partner of Lochan & Co., New Delhi. — has over 25 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 the ISO Management Coordinator at SCALE. She 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. She has been actively serving the women upliftment over the last 15 years. She epitomises the women empowerment in SCALE initiatives. As a result, more than 50% students at the vocational courses are women. She has been actively involved in promoting women skill development & livelihood programs. Under her initiative, SCALE set up its first informal women self-help group in tailoring. She has been the driving force behind SCALE & the solar manufacturing units getting ISO certified.