Shri Naresh C. Saxena, Member NAC
Dr. Naresh C. Saxena worked as Secretary, Planning Commission (1999-2002), Secretary, Rural Development (1997-99), GOI, and Director of the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie (1993-96), where he also taught during 1976-80.
He is a member on the Editorial Board, Development Policy Review, London, International Forestry Review, Oxford, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Stockholm. He was a Director for the ADB Institute, Tokyo from 2002-2004. He was Visiting Professor on Forestry to the Regional Community Forestry Training Centre, Bangkok during 1993-98.
On behalf of the Supreme Court of India, Dr Saxena monitors hunger based programmes in India. He chaired the GOI Committee on identification of the poor in 2009. Currently he is chairing a GOI Committee to look at the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006.
He did his Doctorate in Forestry from the Oxford University in 1992. He was awarded honorary Ph.D from the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2006.