Dr. Rashmi Agrawal is a Ph.D in Psychology from Lucknow University. She later specialized in Rehabilitation & Counselling from the University of California, USA. She has also done an International Course in Evaluation sponsored by The World Bank. Dr. Agrawal has long experience of research in the field of Education, Employment and other related areas. She has authored a number of books on topics of social relevance and number of papers presented in national and international conferences. At present she is working as Director in the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission, New Delhi. Banda Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha Rao retired from Indian Statistical Service in 1995. He served in the Ministry of Labour, GoI, in various capacities, Central Institute for Research and Training in Employment Services as Director, and in Planning Commission as Dy. Advisor. He also worked with ILO on projects in Bangkok and Hanoi. He has presented/published papers and books on subjects like child labour, street children, empowerment of women, education etc. At present he is associated with a number of organisations as statistical advisor.