The Centre for Research, Planning & Action (CERPA) was established in 1972 in the name and style of Institute of Economic and Market Research and registered in 1978 under the Societies Registration Act-XXI of 1860. It is a non-partisan, non-political and non-profit organization working with the important object of betterment of relatively disadvantaged population groups.
The Centre is covered u/s 12(A) of Income Tax Act as a Trust and under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 (FCRA) by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India by which it is allowed to carry out research in social science through its faculty and for that purpose to receive grants from organizations/agencies abroad interested in its objectives.
CERPA is a permanent member of Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) New Delhi, an association of about 100 Universities and 120 Research Institutions.
CERPA at a glance
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH, PLANNING & ACTION (CERPA)
|U/s 12 A as Trust (Income Tax)||1980|
|U/s 35 (i) (iii) as an R&D Institution / DSIR||1985|
|Institutional Member Consultancy Development Centre (CDC)||1986|
|Permanent Member of IASSI (Indian Association of Social Science Institutions)||1986|
|Registered under FCRA||1987|
|Mother Unit (Nodal Agency) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||1992|
|Approved Centre of Excellence for HRD UNESCAP||1995|
|Approved as an Evaluation Agency by NLM||1999|
|Empanelled with Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for Research / Evaluation Assignments||2000|
|Evaluated by the Planning Commission||2001|
|Partner Organization of UNICEF in its Polio Eradication Project||2005|
|Member Credibility Alliance||2008|
|Approved Vendor with the World Bank. Vendor Number||119931|
|Approved Vendor with the UN World Food Programme||2011|
|Actively Registered with Asian Development Bank (ADB) CMS.No||011895|
|Empanelled with RBI for households Surveys||2013-2016|
|Empanelled with RBI for Enterprise Surveys||2013-2016|
S.P. Ahuja, Chairman:
M. A. Economic, St. Stephen's College, Delhi, British Council Scholar London School of Economics & University of York, UK, formerly member Indian Economics Service (Union Ministry of Finance, Government of India), President, Forum of Financial Writers, President, Society for International Development (Delhi), Chairman, SID South Asia Committee, Vice Chairman, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions, Vice-Chairman, Institute of Economic Journalism, President, National Forum of Voluntary Organizations, Senior Fellow, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions and Editor / Author of a number of publications / books.
The Centre has, excluding the field staff, regular core staff from various streams of Economics, Sociology, Medicine, Engineering, Management, Software Engineering, Operational Research, Environment Management, and Rural Development etc. In addition, services of Consultants and Advisors are available for different projects according to need and specialization required.