Our Team


Mr. Bhawani Shankar Gupta (Secretary cum CEO) SUPPORT

Mr. Bhawani Shankar Gupta works in the capacity of Secretary cum Chief Executive Officer in SUPPORT. He is having long experience in development sector since 1986. From June 1986 to June 1998, he worked in Holy Cross Social Service Centre as development professional. During this period, his major work domain includes SHG-Bank linkages, DPAP & NABARD Watershed management program, Sericulture and Horticulture program. The foundation stone of “SUPPORT” was laid down on 10th July 1998 by an experienced team of professionals under his leadership. With his commitment and passion, today SUPPORT has been ranked one among the prestigious non-profit non-governmental organization the state of Jharkhand. He has expertise in Holy Cross Social Service Centre, SHG bank linkage program and NRM, program execution, strategic planning, social enterprise development, livelihood, enterprise promotion, microfinance, health, participatory monitoring & evaluation and human resource development. He has completed PGDM-RD from XISS, Ranchi (1884-1886batch). He holds several international exposures with excellence in Women Self Help Group, NRM, Livelihood generation and Institution building.


Mr. Shahdev Ganguly (Treasurer cum Finance Manager)

Mr. Shahdev Ganguly holds the position of Treasurer cum Finance Manager in SUPPORT. He has completed his graduation from Markham College of Commerce. He is associated with SUPPORT since 2003 and is actively coordinating the organization in its various spheres and thematic domains. He has an active role in managing the roles and responsibilities of entire staffs. He has specialization in Micro-finance and Financial management. With his enormous efforts, this organization has reached a new height and has spread its wing in multidisciplinary fields.


Mr. Abhishek Shankar (Ast. HR)

Abhishek Shankar works in the position of Ast. HR in SUPPORT. He completed his schooling from St.Xaviers, Hazaribagh, received his bachelor’s degree from BIT, Mesra, Ranchi in the field of Management and Master’s from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi in the field of Rural Development. He started his professional carrier with International Ngo Operation Asha (OpASHA) in the position of Senior Programme Manager (SPM) based in New Delhi. After that he joined JSWM, Ranchi as independent consultant of Watershed programme. With prospects of national priority, Abhishek joined India’s biggest emerging brand, “Patanjali Ayurved Limited”, Uttarakhand positioned as Young Professional (Team Lead) leading the Hardwar base region and was associated with “Patanjali” for continuous 3 years. From 2016 onwards, he is associated with SUPPORT in the position of Ast. HR and leading a team professional and field staff.


Mr. Ravindra Kumar Singh (District Coordinator)

Mr. Ravindra Singh is holding the post of District Coordinator in SUPPORT. He has completed graduation from Ranchi University and Masters in Rural Development from IGNOU. He is associated to SUPPORT since 2000 and has served continuously to frame it a well – developed organization. During his working tenure, he has nurtured himself as master trainer in thematic domains. He has expertise in watershed management and handles major projects based on livelihood generation and watershed planning.


Mr. Kuldeep Kumar (Branch Coordinator)

Mr. Kuldeep Kumar is Branch Coordinator positioned at Mandu, Ramgarhin SUPPORT. He is associated to social sector since 1990 and is comprehensively experienced. Prior to it he was working in N.B.J.K, Bahera Ashram,Chauparan on dairy development program, Avidyavimukti Sansthan, Bodhgaya as SHG coordinator in NABARD, Holy-cross social service center, Hazaribagh as supervisor in watershed program. He has also got training on Para-vet, Artificial insemination, WSHG, livestock and backyard poultry and FPO. After working in multiple fields he is capacitated for the post of Branch coordinator at SUPPORT. He has special skills on capacity building, institutional development, consultancy and training.


Mr. Vijay Kumar Das (Project coordinator)

Mr. Vijay Kumar Das is working as Project Coordinator in SUPPORT. He has done masters in rural development and is associated with SUPPORT since 2006. His major focus is on the microfinance development and digitization of SHGs. He has been a very versatile worker and took all the possible efforts to mobilize and empower the women.


Mr. Dhananjay Kumar Arun (Project Coordinator)

Mr. Dhananjay Kumar Arun is associated with SUPPORT since 2009. Right now he is holding the post of Project Co-ordinator in NABARD –WADI Project. Prior to it he was working in BASIX continuously for 3 consecutive years. He has expertise in microfinance for 6 years, WSHG (Women Self Help Group), agriculture promotion horticulture and Livestock development.


Mr. Binod Singh (District Program Manager)

Mr. Binod Singh is capacitated with the post of District Program Manager in SUPPORT since 2012. He is associated to development sector from last 25 years and has wide area of experience in various fields. He has done MSc in mathematics, MA in rural development And Masters in Business Administration . Prior to it he was working in some of the reputed organizations namely PACS, IGNOU, NIOS, Vishesh Shiksha Kendra, Jan shikshansansthan. Through experiences he has expertise in environment building, micro planning, finance management, Personnel management and research and development.


Mr. Rajesh Bose (District Project Co-ordinator)

Mr. Rajesh Bose is capacitated with post of District Project Co-ordinator in SUPPORT. He is honored in accountancy from Ranchi University and completed his MBA from L.N.M.I Patna took specialization in Marketing. He is a versatile person well acquainted with both marketing techniques and managerial skills. Prior to working in this organization he has diverse experience of working in various fields. He has an experience of working with Multi-National Companies for more than 10 years. After a while he evolved himself in self-business. He also worked as an accountant in samajik Parivartan Sansthan, Giridih. After that he has been the Programme manager in Prayas Foundation, Giridihand hasgot expertise in conducting survey, training to facilitators and capacity building. He is been associated to SUPPORT since 2012 as District Program Manager for WSHG (Women Self Help Group), VIT Supplementary programmes, Sesame street along with Preparation of DPR for district irrigation plan. Till now he has given his maximum output towards the development of the organization.


Mr. Tinku Ram (Chief Accountant)

Mr. Tinku Ram is holding the post of Chief Accountant at SUPPORT since 2014. He has graduated in commerce from Vinoba Bhave University. He has over 10 years of experience in accountancy field. Prior to it, he was working as Accountant in S.G. Agencies Hazaribagh ,N.B.J.K Head Office Chouparan, Singhbhum Gramodyog Vikassansthan (S.G.V.S), CINI Dhanbad. He is involved in the financial assessment and monitoring review assignments.


Mr. Ramchandra Prasad (Accountant)

Mr. Ramchandra Prasad is holding the post of Accountant in SUPPORT since 2013. He is graduated in commerce from Vinoba Bhave University. He has started his career from SUPPORT and is continuously working with full dedication.


Mr. Awadh Kishore Prajapati (Accountant)

Mr. Awadh Kishore Prajapati works in the capacity of Accountant and associated to SUPPORT since 2013. He has done his graduation from Markham College of Commerce Hazaribagh and M.com from Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribagh. He has got expertise in computer applications. His areas of competencies are finalization of accounts, handling audit queries, taxation, service tax and other related matters. He has started his career from thus organization and established himself a lot.


Mr. Bhrigunath Singh (District Program Manager)

Mr. Bhrigunath Singh holds the position of District Program Manager in SUPPORT. He is associated with SUPPORT since 2015 and is posted at Masaliya Block of Dumka District in Jharkhand Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Project (JTELP) project funded by IFAD and GoJ. He is graduated from Ranchi University and did PGDRD from XISS(1987-1989). He is associated to development sector from last 30 years and have wide range of experience in multidisciplinary fields. Prior to it he was working in AID project ,forestry project – EC (European Commission), NABARD project, Pragya Kendra, UNITED TELECOM limited, Voluntary Health Action For Jharkhand ( VHAJ ), Society for Human Assistance & Rural Empowerment (SHARE), RANCHI, . He has also an international exposure of UK. He has expertise in institution building, natural resource management, child rights, forestry, agriculture and livelihood generation.


Mr. Mantosh Kumar (Team Leader)

Mr. Mantosh Kumar is working as Team Leader (CFT-MGNREGA) in SUPPORT since 2017. He is an INRM (Integrated Natural Resource Management) expert. Prior to it he was working in reputed organizations such as Tata Steel and PRADAN. He has expertise in the field of Architecture and Natural resource management.


Mr. Nitish Badal (Team leader)

Mr. Nitish Kumar badal work as Team leader (CFT-MGNREGA) in SUPPORT since 2017. He completed his schooling from MODEL DAV school, Dhanbad receive his bachelor's degree in English Hon's from Magadh university GAYA and technical degree in Diploma in civil from SBTE Ranchi. He started his professional career as junior engineer in Surya realcon PVT LTD after that he joined PRADAN lohardaga as INRM Expert of CFT programme


Mr. Rajeev Ranjan (Program Manager)

Mr. Rajeev Ranjan, Project Manager in SUPPORT is a graduate in computer science and postgraduate in development management from Tata-Dhan Academy, Madurai. He has over 5 years of experience in development work, working in India, Germany, Czech Republic, and in Italy. He has travelled extensively within and outside India and has wide experience on development themes and diverse culture. He is also holding a position of the board member in Italy based international organization Please Sound Diritti Per Tutti Onlus, Italy. Previously, he worked in DHAN Foundation as a regional coordinator (Jharkhand and UP); in Riesa efau, Dresden, Germany as an assistant manager in a program of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany and in Please Sound Diritti Per Tutti Onlus, Italy as a program manager(country anchor, India). Working in DHAN Foundation, he was instrumental in the setting-up new location in Bero, Chanho (Ranchi, Jharkhand) and Malihabad (Lucknow, UP);

and implemented various development projects including promoting Malihabad Mango Farmers Producer Organization. In the Germany-Czech Republic, he worked in the theme of art, refugee, and youth development. Whereas with Italian Onlus, he coordinated different projects in South India for the tribal development.



Mr. Anuj Masih Kerketta (Project Coordinator)

Mr. Anuj Masih Kerkettais working as a Project Coordinator and is associated to SUPPORT since 2016. He has completed his intermediate from St. Xavier’s College Ranchi, graduated from Gossner college Ranchi and did Masters in Social Work from Kodaikanal Christian College (Madurai Kamraj University). Prior to it he was designated to the post of Project Coordinator in SARDA at Giridih. He has expertise in capacity building, resource mobilization and other additional fields.


Mr. Arvind Kumar. (Project Coordinator)

(Project Coordinator) Mr. Arvind kumar is capacitated with the post of Project Coordinator in SUPPORT since 2017. He is honored in mathematics from St. Columba’s College Hazaribagh and did his PGDM from XISS Ranchi. He has over 5 years of working experience in development sector. He has been retail trainer in one of the reputed organization Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India). He has expertise in federation run by PRADAN at Gumla and hold the post of block coordinator. With his working experience he has expertise in Multidisciplinary fields.


Mr. Avijit Jana (Program Manager)

Mr. Avijit Jana works in the Position of Program Manager (PIP). He has completed his Matriculation from W.B.B.S.E. Passed in 1998, Intermediate (Arts) From W.B.B.H.S.E. (West Bengal) Passed in 2002, Bachelors Degree From Vidyasagar University West Bengal Passed in 2003, Master degree from Vidyasagar University (West Bengal) Passed in 2005 and Professional qualification of Master degree in Rural Development from IGNOU passed in2013. He started his professional carrier with PRADAN Worked on 5th November 2007 as Project Assistant in PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) Khunti, Jharkhand and implemented various projects (JTDS, AVRDC, TRIFED, Spl. SGSY , NRLM ) in remote villages of Khunti district Jharkhand. After that he joined Torpa Mahilasangh Torpa, Khunti on 1st Aprti 2014 as federation manager of Partnership with JSLPS and PRADAN to implement NRLM project. From 2017 February onwards, he is associated with SUPPORT in the Position of Program manager of “LakhpatiKisan- Misson2020: Smart village” (PIP Programme)

He has 11 years’ experience of working in Rural Development, promoting and nurturing women SHGs, Village organizations, Production group (PG) Cluster level federations, farmer producer company(FPC) and Block federation through Community Mobilization, Staff Grooming and Nurturing, reporting to the authority and leverage with difference stakeholders work as Program manager promoting federation, FPC and various Livelihood opportunities like SRI, scientific vegetable cultivation(high value agriculture), Piggery, Lac cultivation, fishery, Poultry, back yard poultry, goatry and entrepreneurs development etc. and implementing various projects (AVRDC, E&Y, BRLF,JOHAR “LakhpatiKisan- Misson2020: Smart village” ) in remote villages of Khunti and Hazaribag district Jharkhand.


Ms. Anita Toppo (Assistant Project Coordinator)

Ms. Anita Toppo is holding the post Assistant Project coordinator in SUPPORT. She has completed her schooling from People’s Academy HS New Baradwari, Jamshedpur, intermediate from Jamshedpur Women’s College, received her Bachelor’s degree from Sam Higginbottom Institute Of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, U.P. in the field of Agriculture and Master’s from Sam Higginbottom Institute Of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, U.P. in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture (Vegetable Science). She took a specific training on “Production, Processing And Utilisation Of Natural Resins And Gums” at Indian Institute Of Natural Resins And Gums, ICAR, Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand. She has also done a Summer Training on “Techniques Of Plant And Soil Analysis” at ICAR, Research Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Training on “Poultry Production” at Sam Higginbottom Institute Of Agriculture, Technology, And Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. From July 2018, she is associated with SUPPORT and coordinate the MKSP (Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojna) in Mandu block of Ramgarh district.


Mrs. Sujata Prasad (Program Manager)

Mrs. Sujata Prasad is capacitated with the post of Program Manager in SUPPORT. She is associated to service sector for more than 20 years and has diverse experience in various fields. She has completed her PGDRD from XISS during the session 1991-1993. Before joining this organization she has worked as state program manager in NBJK. She was looking after the disability rights project in 3 districts in Jharkhandand 2 districts in Bihar. More than this she has coordinated 11 vocational training centres in 10 districts of Jharkhand, for the education of primary and secondary children and has been their master trainer. She has worked as a training consultant for 3 NGOs , viz., Jan UtthanSamiti, Ranchi, Sinduar Tola Gramoday Vikas Vidyala,(SGVV) Rania Block Ranchi , Gramin Vikas Trust, Tupudana, Ranchi, from April 1999 to Dec’04.


Ms. Aditi. (Documentation Officer)

Ms. Aditi is working as Documentation Officer in SUPPORT. She has completed her schooling from D.A.V Public School, graduated in economics from Patna Women’s College and did Masters in Social Work (labor relations and personnel management) from Vidyasagar School of Social Work, Vidyasagar University. More than this she has done advance certificate course in Women Studies and Human Rights. She has been an active education coordinator in ICWA guided by Patna Women’s College. She has interned in Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), and Tata Steel (HR department). Through field visits and research work she hasgot expertise in carrying out research studies, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and grievance management system.