Amita Singh is Professor of Law and Governance at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She has several books and publications to her credit (including the latest book Administrative Reforms: Towards Sustainable Practices (Sage 2005)) in the area of policy implementation, grass-roots governance and administrative reforms. She serves on the Board of Research Committee 4 on Bureaucracy in International Political Science Association (IPSA). She is the serving Academic Advisor to NAPSIPAG (Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance). She is the Project Director of ‘Governance Knowledge Centre’ of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG). She was awarded the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Award 2007 and Millennium Award for Women in Public Services 2007.
Nasir Aslam Zahid is currently Dean, Hamdard School of Law at the Hamdard University, Karachi. Formerly Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and later judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, he is known for resigning from the Supreme Court instead of taking oath of the office in accordance with General Pervez Musharraf’s Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO). He has had a very long distinguished career in adjudicating on issues of the poor in governance and prison reforms.