CERPA Welcome You !!!

Established in 1972 and registered in 1978, CERPA is a Research, Training & Consultancy Organization. CERPA is accredited to UNECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council) and an approved UNESCAP Centre of Excellence for Human Resource Development and Training.

CERPA Introduction

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

An ISO 9001-2008 certified organization

Established 1972
Registered 1978
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
Accredited UNECOSOC 1992
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 forĀ  EnterpriseĀ  Surveys 2013-2016

Organization Structure:

SP Ahuja

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.