V. Srinivas Chary is the Director, Centre for Energy, Environment, Urban Governance and Infrastructure Development at ASCI. He specializes in governance, institutional reforms and capacity building for improvements in urban service delivery. He has over 22 years of professional experience in the areas of urban infrastructure and service delivery and extensively worked on 24-7 water supply, urban sanitation, PPP, pro poor strategies etc. An engineer, urban planner and management professional by training, Prof. Chary, prior to joining ASCI, was a Senior Faculty at the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad and at Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi. He was professionally affiliated to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, University of Bradford, UK, University of Manchester, UK, and Water Engineering Development Centre, UK. He is a Chevening fellow.
Prof Chary leads the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Urban Development at ASCI instituted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Prof Chary supports the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India by undertaking independent appraisal of city development plans and reforms implementation. He has published extensively in national and international professional journals and presented over hundred papers as invited speakers in conferences. He serves on numerous national and international committees. He was a member of the Steering Committee on Urbanisation established by the Planning Commission for drafting approach paper for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). He is passionately committed to capacity building with the objective of ensuring continuous water supply and open defecation free urban systems in India.
Prof. V. Srinivasa Chary
Director, Centre for Energy, Environment,
Urban Governance, and Infrastructure Development
Administrative Staff College of India,
Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road,
Hyderabad 500 082.