Dr. Rashmi Agrawal (b. 1956) is a Ph.D. in Psychology from Lucknow University. She did P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT New Delhi and later specialized in rehabilitation and counselling from the University of California USA.
She has been deeply interested in social issues and has done research work independently of her official assignments. She has authored four books entitled Drug Abuse: Socio-Psychological Perspectives and Intervention Strategies; Street Children; Gender Issues: A Road Map to Employment and Educational Vocational Guidance and Counselling; and has published/presented a number of technical papers.
She is presently working as Chief and Head of the Gender and Child Studies Unit and also Training Unit of the Institute of Applied Manpower Research Planning Commission New Delhi.
Banda Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha Rao (b. 1937) retired from Indian Statistical Services in 1995. He served in Ministry of Labour GOI in various capacities Central Institute for Research and Training in Employment Service as Director and in Planning Commission as Dy. Advisor. He also worked with ILO on projects in Bangkok and Hanoi. After retirement Rao has been consultant to organizations like NCAER NLI etc. He has presented/published many papers and co-authored a book with Dr. Rashmi Agrawal entitled Gender Issues: A Road Map to Employment.