M.P. Singh, PhD, was formerly a Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Earlier, he served as Head, Department of Political Science, and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University. Besides, he also served as a Director, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. Dr. Singh is currently an honorary Senior Fellow of the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. He has been a holder of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute's Faculty Research and Faculty Enrichment Fellowships more than once, and has visited the USA, Australia, France, Belgium, and Nepal for international seminars. Dr. Singh has been the Editor of the Indian Journal of Public Administration from 2015 to 2019. He is presently a National Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, working on Indian Federalism in a Comparative Perspective.
Rekha Saxena PhD, is Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Also, she is honorary Vice Chairperson at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi and honorary Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations, Ottawa. She is a recipient of Shastri Indo–Canadian Institute's Doctoral (1999–2000), Faculty Research (2003) and Faculty Enrichment (2011) awards. She was the lead coordinator from Delhi University on the theme “Intergovernmental relations in India” for the Leverhulme UK international network on Indian federalism. She was twice appointed as a country co-coordinator for India on Global Dialogue Programs of the Forum of Federations, Canada, and also, as a Member of a Task-Force of the Second Commission on Center–State Relations set up by the Government of India. Besides representing India in several international conferences as a resource person held in various countries, Dr. Saxena has written several articles in professional journals and books in India and abroad. Her areas of specialization are federal political institutions, especially parliament, executive judiciary, Constitution, centre–state relations, federalism, elections, and party system.