Management
Dr. Anjaiah Pandiri
Executive Director
Dr. Anjaiah Pandiri
Executive Director, CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF)

Dr. Anjaiah Pandiri is a trained professional social worker with over 25 years of experience in development sector. Currently working as the Executive Director with CHILDLINE India Foundation, from September 2014, Dr. Anjaiah has an excellent track record in organizational development, fund raising, team building, and has been taking up several responsibilities at the state and national level.

He holds a Ph.D in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Before joining CIF, he was associated with reputed international NGOs like Action Aid and Save the Children where as a State Head, Senior Manager and National Thematic Leader, he provided overall leadership and strategic direction with a programmatic perspective, capacity building, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and budgeting of large scale development programs and policy advocacy in a human rights framework at the state and national level.

He strengthened collaborations and engagements with various Government Departments such as the Department of Women and Child Welfare, Rajiv Vidya Mission, SCERT and the Department of Labour. He promoted, facilitated and built networks and alliances among NGOs, campaign groups and social movements, teachers unions and SMC federations.

He had worked on wide range of issues – poverty, social exclusion, land and livelihood rights, Dalit rights, tribal rights, fisher folk rights, child rights, child protection, inclusive education and children and persons with disabilities, health and nutrition, child centered disaster risk reduction and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) etc. and had been giving valuable contributions to the development sector of India.

Vikas Puthran
Head Resource Mobilization
Vikas Puthran
Head Resource Mobilization

Vikas started off his career as an IT professional in India. Through his company he has been at the forefront of development innovative technologies at that time like core banking solutions and interactive voice response systems. He has traveled to Europe and Middle East setting up innovative technologies for the financial services industry. Moved to the USA and worked there as a consultant in the oil & gas industry, financial services and travel industry covering information technology, marketing and business intelligence. He worked in the USA for 9 years before deciding to move to India to be part of vibrant new economy. He setup entrepreneurial businesses in the area of marketing and business intelligence with international partners before joining GiveIndia. At GiveIndia he headed Corporate Alliances and Operations. He then moved on to global non-profit United Way India heading resource mobilization before moving to CHILDLINE India Foundation to head Resource Mobilization. He is an expert speaker on “cause marketing”, “brand management” and Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR).

He is Bachelor of Engineering (Computers) from PICT, Pune.

Vijay R Nair
Dy. Head - PCCRS
Vijay R Nair
Dy. Head - PCCRS

Vijay Nair, is a Law Graduate by training and a Ph D Scholar. He is an activist on Human Rights as a profession, who has been a pioneer in raising the issues of socially under privileged and deprived communities including Orphans and vulnerable children in India. He also holds qualifications in Public Health Management and has been actively working in the development sector since 1992. Vijay has helped evolved Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Networks across India and in other South Asian Countries.

He has been actively involved in assessing and evaluating government projects in many states of India. He is a Technical Resource Group member with Government of India and also an Ethical Committee Member with Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad.

Since 1st March, 2019, Vijay, works with CIF as Deputy Head – Programmes and leads APPI’s project on Children in Contact with Railway Stations.

Santosh GK Minz
Advisor - Human Resources
Santosh GK Minz
Advisor - Human Resources

Santosh GK Minz is an experienced Human Resources professional with over 30 years of proven ability to deliver results and managing the entire gamut of strategic and operational Human Resources in reputed businesses such as Larsen & Turbo Limited, Holcim India Limited, Hindustan Ciba-Geigy Limited, and Essar Oil Limited.

Santosh is an alumnus of TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) Mumbai and has been associated with CIF since October 2018. He is also a visiting HR faculty in Welingkar Management Institute, Mumbai.

His specialty includes fields of Talent Acquisition, Management & Leadership Development, Talent Management, Organization Development, Project Management, Change Management & Integration Process, Engagement Programs, and Executive Coaching.

Sandeep Mitra
Head - ERRC
Sandeep Mitra
Head - ERRC

Sandeep Kumar Mitra’s two decade-long association with Child Protection began as a frontline worker where he devoted a lot of his time to children living on the streets. Thereafter he gathered experiences and became specialized in Programme planning, Development & Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Networking & Policy Advocacy, Training & Capacity building, Research and Management etc. which spans across diverse roles during these 20 years in the development sector. He is an Advisory/ Technical Resource Group member of several State level committees related to Child Protection across Eastern India.

He holds a Master degree in Social Work as well as Masters in Human Rights. He is currently working with CHILDLINE India Foundation as a Regional Head: East and North Eastern India responsible for activities across 13 States & 1 Union Territory of India.