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Shri Dilip Ghosh

Shri Dilip Ghosh has retired from the Indian Administrative Service in 2012 as Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. He has worked in Health and Family Welfare, Panchayat and Rural Development, Micro Small and Medium Industries Departments. Apart from heading different state-sponsored programmes, he has headed design and implementation of programmes funded by DFID on rural decentralisation. He has been an honorary adviser to Viswabharati University, Rabindrabharati University and the Pratichi Institute (set up by Professor Amartya Sen).

Dr. Gourishankar Patnaik

Prof. Gourishankar Patnaik MBBS, M.S (Orth) PhD has joined the American Spine Centre Muscat Oman as its senior Consultant and Head. He graduated in 1981-82 being the best graduate of the Nagpur University with a record seven gold medals. He had distinction in surgery, obstetrics and Gynaecology and Preventive and Social Medicine. He finished his Masters in Orthopedics (M.S.) from Nagpur University in 1986 with distinction. He is a globally recognized orthopedic and spine surgeon with more than 25 year’s of teaching and research experience in Oman, Nepal, UK, Malaysia besides India. He had many training stints in India, Middle East, UK and USA in trauma, sports medicine and spine surgery. Well-read and widely traveled Dr. Patnaik holds AO trauma fellowship from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.

Dr. G S Patnaik is not new to Oman. He was a specialist orthopedic surgeon with Ministry of Health, Khoula Hospital, and Muscat for more than 15 year’s. Dr Patnaik has attended over 100 training sessions, workshops, and seminar and is often invited to deliver guest lectures and chair the sessions. He has more than 50 publications in international scientific journals. He was formally the professor in orthopedic surgery at Manipal University in Malaysia. Prior to joining the American Spine Centre Dr Patnaik was Professor and Head of Dept of Orthopedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation, Narayan Medical College Jamuhar, Bihar India and a senior consultant in orthopedic and spine surgery at the Kalinga and Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar , India. Widely traveled, his research interests include E-learning, Distance learning, Spinal injuries, Diabetes and arthritis. He has authored more than 15 books on topics ranging from anger management, spirituality and orthopedic and spine surgery which are a standard reference books in many universities, and is a prolific orator and teacher.

Dr G S Patnaik is the National convener of National Alliance for Mercury free Dentistry that is spearheading the campaign to effectively phase out mercury from usage in dentistry and promote use of alternatives, which are environment friendly and non-toxic.

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Shri Jaydeb Banerjee

Shri Jaydeb Banerjee is a commerce graduate with ICWA. He has worked as an Assistant- General Manager (Finance) for 38 years in one of the Maharatna Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of India- Steel Authority of India Limited.

During his capacity as an Assistant General Manager, he has worked in different finance departments across India, including Employee-related service department like payroll system and provident fund. He was the Member-Secretary of the provident fund trust of the marketing unit of SAIL.

He has carved a niche in the company by implementing the computerized payroll system across India in the marketing department of SAIL.

A trustee advisor advises the TWF team to ensure that planned budgeted activities are implemented with quality and within the given timelines.

The trustee advisor’s role is to review the financial records of the trust and meet with the team to ensure that the trust is being administered smoothly.
The advisory committee meets at least once in a year.

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