Task Forces: 2022-2023

MENTAL HEALTH CARE ACT– Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. VG WATVE Pune [email protected]
Chairperson DR. CHANDRASHEKAR HONGALLY Bangalore [email protected]
Convener DR. MOHAN ROY GOPALAN Trivandrum [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. VISHAL INDLA Vijayawada [email protected]

MENTAL HEALTH POLICY – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. GYANENDRA KUMAR Jhansi [email protected]
Chairperson DR. JAYA PRAKASHAN K.P. Thiruvananthapuram [email protected]
Convener DR. VANAPALLI VARA PRASAD Rayawaram [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. VISHAL INDLA Vijayawada [email protected]

DISASTER MANAGEMENT – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. PRAKASH B. BEHERE Sewagram [email protected]
Chairperson DR. LALIT KUMAR BATRA Jaipur [email protected]
Convener DR. ANOOP VINCENT Ernakulam [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. DHANANJAY CHAUDHARI Lucknow [email protected]

LGBT – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. KERSI CHAVDA Mumbai [email protected]
Chairperson DR. VISHAL CHHABRA Delhi [email protected]
Convener DR. TANMAINI DAS Cuttack [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. AMRIT PATTOJOSHI Bhubaneswar [email protected]

CREATIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. DEBASIS BHATTACHARYA Kolkata [email protected]
Chairperson DR. KS PAVITRA Shimoga [email protected]
Convener DR. ABHIRUCHI CHATTERJEE Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. BHAVESHKUMAR LAKDAWALA Ahmedabad [email protected]

YOGA AND MEDITATION – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. NIKHIL GORDHANBHAI PATEL Mount Abu [email protected]
Chairperson DR. ARVIND BARAD Sirohi [email protected]
Convener DR. ABHINAV PANDEY Lucknow [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. PARAG S. SHAH Surat [email protected]

SPIRITUALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. G PRASAD RAO Hyderabad [email protected]
Chairperson DR. PORANDLA KISHAN Karimnagar [email protected]
Convener DR. SANCHARI ROY Howrah [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. LAXMI NARESH VADLAMANI Hyderabad [email protected]

PWD ACT & CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. SANJAY KUMAWAT Mumbai [email protected]
Chairperson DR. THOMAS JOHN Tripunithura [email protected]
Convener DR. PROSENJIT GHOSH Silchar [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. ALKA A. SUBRAMANYAM Mumbai [email protected]

HOMELESS PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS - Task force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. BANSILAL MANAKLAL SUWALKA Jamnagar [email protected]
Chairperson DR. KRISHNAN RAMAKRISHNAN Tiruchirapalli [email protected]
Convener DR. KADIVETI UDAYA KUMAR Nellore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. VISHAL INDLA Vijayawada [email protected]

PERINATAL PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. RAJNI CHATTERJI Bhopal [email protected]
Chairperson DR. SONIA PARIAL Raipur [email protected]
Convener DR. SEEMA PARIJA Bhubaneswar [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. RUMA BHATTACHARYA Bhopal [email protected]

MIND BODY MEDICINE – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. SANJAY PHADKE Pune [email protected]
Chairperson DR. UMESH NAGAPURKAR Nashik [email protected]
Convener DR. SIVARAMAN SUBRAMANIAN Trichy [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. ADARSH TRIPATHI Lucknow [email protected]

POSITIVE PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. UDAY CHAUDHURI Kolkata [email protected]
Chairperson DR. PADMA VADAPARTY Visakhapatnam [email protected]
Convener DR. ANINDYA DAS Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. RANJAN BHATTACHARYYA Kolkata [email protected]

IPS' FACULTY TRAINING – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. NILESH SHAH Mumbai [email protected]
Chairperson DR. KISHOR M. Mysuru [email protected]ail.com
Convener DR. AJAY KUMAR Aligarh [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SUJIT SARKHEL Kolkata [email protected]

ELECTION REFORMS – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. RAMANAN EARAT Palakkad [email protected]
Chairperson DR. RAJEEV JAIN Sagar [email protected]
Convener DR. RAJESH KUMAR Patna [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. ROOP CHAND SIDANA Sri Ganganagar [email protected]

NEUROMODULATION – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. SANJAY CHUGH New Delhi [email protected]
Chairperson DR. SHOBIT GARG Dehradun [email protected]
Convener DR. UMESH S. Ranchi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. KAUSHIK CHATTERJEE Pune [email protected]

LITERATURE & PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. T. SUDHAKAR BHAT Sullia [email protected]
Chairperson DR. TUSHAR JAGAWAT Jaipur [email protected]
Convener DR. ARUNA YADIYAL Mangalore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. ROOP CHAND SIDANA Sri Ganganagar [email protected]

HISTORY & PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. ALOK SARIN New Delhi [email protected]
Chairperson DR. TAPAS KUMAR AICH Gorakhpur ta[email protected]
Convener DR. SUBIR BHATTACHARJEE Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SUDHIR BHAVE Nagpur [email protected]

POCSO / JJ ACT – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. JYOTI SHETTY Pune [email protected]
Chairperson DR. SHARMILA SARKAR Kolkata [email protected]
Convener DR. PALLAVI A. JOSHI Bangalore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. LAXMI NARESH VADLAMANI Hyderabad [email protected]

NDPS ACT – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. RUPINDER KAPUR Phagwara [email protected]
Chairperson DR. BHUPINDERJIT KAUR WARAICH Chandigarh [email protected]
Convener DR. SATISH RASAILY Gangtok [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SANDEEP KUMAR GOYAL Ludhiana [email protected]

BOUNDARY GUIDELINES – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. AJIT BHIDE Bangalore [email protected]
Chairperson DR. SUNITA SIMON KURPAD Bangalore [email protected]
Convener DR. P. SRILAKSHMI Secunderabad [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. DHANANJAY CHAUDHARI Lucknow [email protected]

SUICIDE HELPLINE – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. ARSHAD HUSSAIN Srinagar [email protected]
Convener DR. SAI KRISHNA TIKKA Ranchi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. AMRIT PATTOJOSHI Bhubaneswar [email protected]

MACHINE LEARNING & AI – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. PRAVEEN KUMAR CHINTAPANTI Hyderabad [email protected]
Convener DR. DEBANJAN BANERJEE Bangalore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SANDEEP GROVER Chandigarh [email protected]

ASSESSMENT & RATING IN PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. MATHEW VARGHESE Bangalore [email protected]
Chairperson DR. VIVEK BENEGAL Bangalore [email protected]
Convener DR. SOMASHEKHAR BIJJAL Koppal [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SANDEEP KUMAR GOYAL Ludhiana [email protected]

PATIENTS RIGHT – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. INDIRA SHARMA Varanasi [email protected]
Chairperson DR. M. MALAIAPPAN Chennai [email protected]
Convener DR. SHRUTI SRIVASTAVA New Delhi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. JAISUKH MAGANLAL PARMAR Valsad [email protected]

COVID AND MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Position Name Place Email
Advisor DR. KOTA SURESH KUMAR Guntur [email protected]
Chairperson DR. JITENDRA JINGAR Udaipur [email protected]
Convener DR. DEBADATTA MOHAPATRA Cuttack [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. KAUSHIK CHATTERJEE Pune [email protected]

Archive of Past Task Forces

IPS Task Forces: 2021-2022

Task Forces: 2021-2022

MENTAL HEALTH CARE ACT– Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. GORAV GUPTA New Delhi [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. K. SHANTIBALA DEVI Imphal [email protected]
Convener DR. SANJAY KUMAR SAHA Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. VG WATVE Pune [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. VISHAL INDLA Vijayawada [email protected]

MENTAL HEALTH POLICY – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. NITIN GUPTA Chandigarh [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. DINESH KUMAR KATARIA New Delhi [email protected]
Convener DR. AMIT KUMAR BHATTACHARYA Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. RK SOLANKI Jaipur [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. VISHAL INDLA Vijayawada [email protected]

DISASTER MANAGEMENT – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. ABDUL MAJID Srinagar [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. MANU ARORA Jammu [email protected]
Convener DR. NIKHILES MANDAL Kolkata [email protected]
Co-Convener DR. JUNAID NABI Srinagar [email protected]
Advisor DR. MUSHTAQ AHMED MARGOOB Srinagar [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. RAJNI CHATTERJI Bhopal [email protected]

LGBT – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. MINAKSHI NIMESH PARIKH Ahmedabad [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. MT HARISH Kozhikode [email protected]
Convener DR. ARUNA YADIYAL Mangalore [email protected]
Advisor DR. DEBASHIS CHATTERJEE Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. AMRIT PATTOJOSHI Bhubaneswar [email protected]

CREATIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. KS PAVITRA Shimoga [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. KAMLESHKUMAR DAVE Surat [email protected]
Convener DR. SUDDHENDU CHAKRABORTY West Bengal [email protected]
Advisor DR. DEBASIS BHATTACHARYA Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. BHAVESHKUMAR LAKDAWALA Ahmedabad [email protected]

YOGA AND MEDITATION – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. G.V. RAMANA RAO Bhimavaram [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SAUGATA BANDYOPADHYAY Kolkata [email protected]
Convener DR. ABHA BANG SONI Nagpur [email protected]
Advisor DR. NIKHIL GORDHANBHAI PATEL Mount Abu [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. KAUSHIK CHATTERJEE Pune [email protected]

SPIRITUALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. RAJASHREE RAY BANDYOPADHAYAY Kolkata [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. LAXMI NARESH VADLAMANI Hyderabad [email protected]
Convener DR. PRAVEER WARADKAR Nagpur [email protected]
Advisor DR. AVDESH SHARMA New Delhi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. KAUSHIK CHATTERJEE Pune [email protected]

BOUNDARY GUIDELINES – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. SUNITA SIMON KURPAD Bangalore [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. ALOK SARIN New Delhi [email protected]
Convener DR. P. SRILAKSHMI Secunderabad [email protected]
Advisor DR. AJIT BHIDE Bangalore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. RAJNI CHATTERJI Bhopal [email protected]

PWD ACT & CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. DILIP MONDAL Kolkata [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SAGAR LAVANIA Agra sagarlav[email protected]
Convener DR. NAGARAJU SUVVARI Visakhapatnam [email protected]
Advisor DR. THOMAS JOHN Tripunithura [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. ALKA A. SUBRAMANYAM Mumbai [email protected]

CONFERENCE GUIDELINE – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. RAJEEV JAIN Sagar [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. HEMANT NAIDU Lucknow [email protected]
Convener DR. MANOJ KUMAR SAHU Raipur [email protected]
Advisor DR. SUDHIR KUMAR Agra [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. PARSHOTAM DASS GARG Amritsar [email protected]

COMBAT DEPRESSION – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. NISHANT GOYAL Ranchi [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. DEEPTI BHAT Ahmedabad [email protected]
Convener DR. BAPPADITYA CHOWDHURY Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. MS REDDY Hyderabad [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. PARAG S. SHAH Surat [email protected]

HOMELESS PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS - Task force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. KRISHNAN RAMAKRISHNAN Tiruchirapalli [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. BAKUL CHANDRAKANT BUCH Junagadh [email protected]
Convener DR. ABHIRUCHI CHATTERJEE Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. PRABIR PAUL Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SAMRAT KAR Cuttack [email protected]

PERINATAL PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. SONIA PARIAL Raipur [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. JYOTI SHETTY Pune [email protected]
Convener DR. PALLAVI A. JOSHI Bangalore [email protected]
Advisor DR. PRABHA S. CHANDRA Bangalore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. RUMA BHATTACHARYA Bhopal [email protected]

PATIENTS RIGHTS – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. KAZI MD REZAUL KARIM Kolkata [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. (MAJ) NAND KISHORE Dehradun [email protected]
Convener DR. SHRUTI SRIVASTAVA New Delhi [email protected]
Advisor DR. INDIRA SHARMA Varanasi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SANDEEP GROVER Chandigarh [email protected]

IMPLEMENTATION OF MHCA – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. SMITA N DESHPANDE New Delhi [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. MANJEET SINGH BHATIA New Delhi [email protected]
Convener DR. PANKAJ KUMAR New Delhi [email protected]
Advisor DR. DAYA RAM Ranchi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. JAISUKH MAGANLAL PARMAR Valsad [email protected]

MIND BODY MEDICINE – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. SANJAY PHADKE Pune [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SHIVARAMA VARAMBALLY Bangalore [email protected]
Convener DR. NISCHOL RAVAL Pune [email protected]
Advisor DR. INDLA RAMASUBBA REDDY Vijayawada [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. ADARSH TRIPATHI Lucknow [email protected]

POSITIVE PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. VIDYA DHAR MEEL Sikar [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SANJAY KUMAR Muzaffarpur [email protected]
Convener DR. GAUTAM AMIN Vadodara [email protected]
Advisor DR. ARNAB BANERJEE Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. RANJAN BHATTACHARYYA Kolkata [email protected]

IPS' PSYCHIATRY FACULTY TRAINING – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. KISHOR M. Mysuru [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SHILPA AMIT ADARKAR Mumbai [email protected]
Convener DR. AMLAN KUSUM JANA Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. NILESH SHAH Mumbai [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SUJIT SARKHEL Kolkata [email protected]

DOCTOR FOR DOCTORS – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. ARUN KANDASAMY Bangalore [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. KOTA SURESH KUMAR Guntur [email protected]
Convener DR. SRABANI CHAKRABARTI Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. PRATIMA MURTHY Bangalore [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. JAISUKH MAGANLAL PARMAR Valsad [email protected]

PROFESSIONAL PROTECTION SCHEME – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. TUSHAR JAGAWAT Jaipur [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SAMEER BELVI MANGALWEDHE Hubli [email protected]
Convener DR. SACHIN B.S. Sattur [email protected]
Advisor DR. SHYAMAL CHAKRABORTY Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. JAISUKH MAGANLAL PARMAR Valsad [email protected]

COMBAT SCHIZOPHRENIA – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. SANDEEP KUMAR GOYAL Ludhiana [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. IMON PAUL Durgapur [email protected]
Convener DR. SUJIT KUMAR KAR Lucknow [email protected]
Advisor DR. R. THARA Chennai [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SUJIT SARKHEL Kolkata [email protected]

COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. MOHAN ROY GOPALAN Trivandrum [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. FABIAN SAVIO ALMEIDA Thane [email protected]
Convener DR. JITENDRA JEENGER Udaipur [email protected]
Advisor DR. ROOP CHAND SIDANA Sri Ganganagar [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SANDEEP GROVER Chandigarh [email protected]

HUMAN RIGHTS – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. SUBHANGI PARKAR Mumbai [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. RUPALI SHIVALKAR Ghaziabad [email protected]
Convener DR. ANINDA SIDANA Sriganganagar [email protected]
Advisor DR. PRAKASH B. BEHERE Sewagram [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. PARSHOTAM DASS GARG Amritsar [email protected]

SUICIDE HELPLINE – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. ANINDYA DAS Kolkata [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SHOBIT GARG Dehradun [email protected]
Convener DR. SAI KRISHNA TIKKA Ranchi [email protected]
Advisor DR. V. S. SUBBARAO RYALI Visakhapatnam [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. AMRIT PATTOJOSHI Bhubaneswar [email protected]

STIGMA & MENTAL HEALTH – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. MRUGESH VAISHNAV Ahmedabad [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. DEEPANJALI MEDHI Guwahati [email protected]
Convener DR. PRITAM O. CHANDAK Amravati [email protected]
Co-Convener DR. ARVIND BARAD Sirohi [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SANJAY GUPTA Varanasi [email protected]

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS LIAISON – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. ARUN V. MARWALE Aurangabad [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. SURESHKUMAR MUNIRATHINAM Chennai [email protected]
Convener DR. JAYANTA DUTTA Guwahati [email protected]
Advisor DR. GOPAL CHANDRA KAR Cuttack [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. SURESH KUMAR GUNAPALLI Visakhapatnam [email protected]

TELE-PSYCHIATRY – Task Force

Post Name Place Email
Chairperson DR. ABHIJEET FAYE Nagpur [email protected]
Co-Chairperson DR. CHETHAN B. Tumakuru [email protected]
Convener DR. BAIDYANATH GHOSH DASTIDAR Kolkata [email protected]
Advisor DR. GAUTAM KUMAR BANDYOPADHYAY Kolkata [email protected]
EC Coordinator DR. AMRIT PATTOJOSHI Bhubaneswar [email protected]