The State Coordinator for SHGs

Dr. Shreeranjan, is a member of the Assam – Meghalaya cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Previously, a lecturer in Botany in Ranchi University (now in Jharkhand) for about four years, the author has served the cadre in the state of Meghalaya with distinction and dedication for more than nineteen years now with varied assignments and experiences in Civil Administration, Administration of Justice, Coordination, Policy Formulation, Programme Implementation and Sectoral Management at the seat of governance in the state. His experiences in health and family welfare, employment and labour, other social sector developmental activities in agriculture and allied sector, cooperation and social mobilisation, community and rural development, housing, arts and culture; finance and management, information technology etc has provided good grounding for the present pursuit of development. 


He has also been associated with various special assignments  in credit related field such as chairman ‘task force on activating the credit channel to the non willful defaulters of the banking organizations in Meghalaya’ constituted by the department of finance, Government of Meghalaya. Member ‘informal group set up by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in July 2000 arising from the recommendations of the Shukla Committee appointed by the government of India in 1999. Member state financial sector planning in Meghalaya. Director in the board of directors of Meghalaya cooperative apex bank  for more than 5 years, director in the board of other apex societies; MeSEB / other PSUS in various capacities in finance department/ housing , vice chairman SIRD administrative council  etc.  The author has been designated as the ‘State  Coordinator for SHG’ in Meghalaya recently.

The author’s academic pursuits is reflected in his post graduate degree in Botany ( Ranchi University ) and Master of Science in Management and Implementation of Development Projects (M.Sc. MIDP) from the  University of Manchester (Manchester , UK ) , the award of  the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology from Gauhati University in 2004.

Books published by the author  include ‘perspectives on development in Meghalaya’ (by SIRD); ‘Dimensions in Development: Topical Discussion’ (by NEICSSR); besides,  articles and papers.
  • Chairman ‘Committee of Concern’ for the drug abuse and harm reduction in Meghalaya in association with the UNODC. Several consultations with stake holders and representatives of various sections of society. Observance of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26th June in collaborative mode. Conceptual work on the multi-pronged approach to combat Drugs and AIDS was initiated. Various initiatives taken. Action plan formulated. Interaction with AUSAID, UNAIDS, USAIDS etc. The effort for HIV AIDS control in state was put on track with targeted interventions, councelling and surveillance centres. Focussed projection of the impending problems and threat for external assistance in view of denials. Working in tandem with NGOs.

  • Chairman State design team (10 members) of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH II) even alter handing over charges of the Health department.

  • Assigned as the State Liaison Officer in the Rajbhawan during the visit of almost all National dignitaries to the state: Mr. HD DeveGowda (PM); Mr.I.K. Gujaral (PM); Mr. A.B.Vajpayee ( PM); Mr.L.K. Advani (Dy. PM); Mr. Krishnakant (Vice President), APJ Abdul Kalam ( President)

  • Assigned Election Observer Duty at Silchar ( Assam ), Mangalore (Karnataka) , Surindernagar (Orissa),  Ganderbal ( Srinagar , J&K)

  • Director in the Board of Directors of Meghalaya Cooperative Apex Bank (MCAB;  40 branches/ Rs.550 Cr deposit) for about 5 years.

  • Director in the Boards of MESEB / other PSUs while working as various capacities in Finance department/ Housing etc.

  • Director in the Board of Directors of other Apex societies;

  • Vice chairman SIRD Administrative Council  while working as Commissioner and Secretary C&RD;

  • Chairman various National Health Programmes (especially Blindness, TB, Leprosy),

  • Chairman State Blood Transfusion Council (BTC),

  • Chairman State Resource Centre (SRC) for rehabilitation under NPRPDP.

  • Chairman District Blindness control society, Tura.

  • Head and Chief of Administration of Justice and Police in West Garo Hills District.

  • Functioned in all capacity in lower and middle level Judiciary as Judicail magistrate classII, ClassI, SDJM, District Judge and Sessions Judge.

  • Chairman Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) covering 2 districts in Tura.

  • President District Consumer protection Forum, Tura.

  • Founder President of Durama Collage in Tura.

  • Resource person on Planning, development and management issues in Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute (MATI), Institute of banking personnel training and State Institute of Rural Development(SIRD), Meghalaya Development and Management Institute MDMI), UNODC etc.

  • Member Advisory Body in North East Information Technology Association (NEITA).

  • Member in various organising committees.

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Institution /Board/ University

Subjects / Discipline




Ph.D (Sc.)

Guwahati University



Qualified for the degree


M.Sc. (MIDP)

University of Manchester (UMIST & IDPM), UK

Management & Implementation of Development Projects


‘B’ grade      (‘A’ grade in dissertation)


M.Sc. (Botany)

Ranchi University

Botany with specialisation in Plant Physiology

1977-79 (results in 1981)

I (First)


B. Sc (Hons)

Ranchi College, Ranchi University

Botany (Hons), Chemistry, Zoology


I (First)


Intermediate Science (I. Sc.)

St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi University

English, Hindi, Logic, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


I (First)



Netarhat School, Bihar School Examination Board, Patna.

English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


I (First)