Dr. Rashmi Agrawal (b. 1956) is a Ph D. in Psychology from Lucknow University. After holding various positions in the Ministry of Labour, Government of India, her present assignment is as Chief and Head of the Gender and Child Studies Unit in the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi. Deeply interested in social issues, Dr. Agrawal has done research work independently in addition to her official assignments and authored two books-Drug Abuse and Street Children (Shipra). She has also published/presented a number of technical papers on diverse subjects.
B V L N Rao, (b.1937), retired from Indian Statistical Service in 1995. Having done his Master's degree in Mathematics from Andhra University, he completed a three-year Advanced Statistician's Course from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He served in the Ministry of Labour, Government of India in various capacities, Central Institute for Research and Training in Employment Service as Director, Planning Commission as Deputy Advisor. He also worked with the International Labour Office. After retirement from the Government of India, Rao has been a consultant to National Council of Applied Economic Research, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute and has been associated with a number of other organizations in various projects. He has presented /published a number of papers on subjects like child labour, street children, labour laws, employment of women.
(25 SEPTEMBER, 2003)