National Committees (India)


  • Member, Steering Committee, Indo-US joint Consultative group on Diabetes, 2007-2008
  • Member, Steering Committee, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau, 2007
  • Member, Indian Council of Medical Research Task Force on Assessment of Effect of Consumption of Carbonated Water on Health, ICMR, 2008
  • Member, ICMR Expert Committee for Review of Projects on Diabetes, 2007
  • Member, ICMR Expert Group on Fatty Liver, 2007
  • Board of Advisors, and Chairman, Advisory Board, Chronic Care Foundation of India, 2007
  • Member, ICMR Committee for Childhood Obesity, 2006
  • Member, Committee on Biotechnological Approaches for Food and Nutritional Security (BAFNS) of Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, 2005-
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology of the Indian Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, 2005-
  • Member, Indian Celiac Disease Board, 2006-
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
  • Member, Committee for National Registry for Youth-onset Diabetes, Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India, 2003-.
  • Member, WHO Expert Consultation on "Central Obesity Action Threshold Definition for Asians', 2005-.
  • Member, Expert Group on Medical Fellowships in Nutrition and Metabolism, Indian Council of Medical Research, 1998-.
  • Member-Expert, National Committee for Pharmacovigilance, Office of Drugs Controller of India, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, 2004.
  • Member, Working Group on Cardiovascular diseases for the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (NCMH), Health Ministry, Gov. of India, 2004-
  • Coordinator, National Study on Abdominal Obesity as a part of International Multi-country Trial (IDEA Study), 2005
  • Member, National Committee for Planning Non-Communicable Diseases for 10th 5- Year Plan, Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health, Government of India, 2001.
  • Member, National Committee for Non-Communicable Diseases for 10th 5-Year Plan, Planning Commission, Government of India, 2001.
  • Member, National Diabetes Control Program, Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India, 2001-.
  • Member, National Core Committee for Control of Cardiovascular Diseases, Stroke, and Diabetes in India, Directorate General Health Sciences, Ministry of Health, Government of India, 1998-99.
  • Member-Expert, Committee for Screening New Chemical Entities, Office of Drugs Controller of India, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, 1999.
  • Member, Expert Committee on Weeding out Irrational, Harmful and Sub-therapeutic Drugs, Office of Drug Controller of India, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, 1992-95.
  • Member, National Task Force on Male Fertility, Indian Council of Medical Research-1992-95.