​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​KJA Secretariat​


KJA Secretariat, coordinated under Member Secretary, will implement all actions and undertake any background and secretarial work for KJA. KJA Secretariat will create and organise the technical and administrative/financial procedures for all its activities to support KJA and hire people on annual or time-bound contract basis, reporting to Member-Secretary, KJA. Within KJA Secretariat, specific Focal points are identified for each such team/group.

Presently, the following experts support the KJA Secretariat:​


Dr. Padmavathi B.S
Senior Research Associate ​

Dr. Padmavathi B.S is a post-graduate in Political Science from Bangalore University. She holds M. Phil and doctoral degrees with specialisation in foreign Policies from the Department of Political Science, Bangalore University.  She has worked for Department of Political Science, Bangalore University; Centre for Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi; International Academy for Creative Teaching (IACT). She has served as a member of the Textbook Committee (XII-World Politics) constituted by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi. She has contributed to the Karnataka State Youth Policy as a Member of the Drafting Committee. As Project Coordinator, she facilitated implementation of Madiwala Biodiversity Park Project through KLCDA. Her work profile includes teaching, teacher education and training, research and advocacy.​


Dr. Jayashri 
Senior Research Associate

Ms. Jayashri holds a doctoral degree from Department of Economics and Co-operation, University of Mysore. She specializes in Financial Institutions & Markets and Econometrics. She also has an M. Phil degree for her thesis on 'Impact of Financial Liberalisation on Financial Sectors in India'. She has published many books and articles and has presented several research papers as well. Besides, she has also worked as a Research Associate in Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. 


Ms. Rashmi Raj
Senior Research Associate

She comes with comprehensive experience of over 10 years at various capacities in IT, VCS Standards projects initiation, planning, implementation validation and Verification. She has an extensive experience in private sectors like (Accenture, HP, Goldman Sachs, Paras Geo Solutions) and served with Government firms like Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha (JSYS) and Watershed Development Department (WDD). She holds a Masters in Geo Informatics & Remote Sensing from VTU, Belgaum and continues to pursue research in the same University. She has presented and published National level research papers in various forums on GIS applications. ​​


Mr. K.S. Ashok Kumar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Admin & Finance Executive

Is a B.Com graduate from Bangalore University.  He has over 35 years of experience working with various Departments of Karnataka Government Secretariat. He retired from the service as an Under Secretary to Government, DPAR (Accounts-1) ( Drawing and Disbursing Officer) in 2012. He is currently working with the Commission as Admin & Finance Executive​. 


Mr. Ravi B​
Data Entry Operator

Has completed B.A. from Bangalore University and is currently pursuing Post Graduation in Sociology from KSOU.  Has been working with the Commission since 2009. ​


Ms. N. V. Vinutha                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Office Assistant​

Is a B.Com. Graduate from Bangalore University.  She has 4 years of work experience as an Admin Assistant in ISRO, HQ. She is currently working with the Commission as Office Assistant.