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Role and Mandate of the AGCA

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) constituted the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) in 2005 to provide guidance on community action initiatives under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) at the national level.  The AGCA comprises eminent public health professionals associated with major NGOs. The Population Foundation of India (PFI) hosts the Secretariat for the AGCA.

Terms of Reference for AGCA
  • Advise on developing community partnership and ownership for the Mission
  • Provide feedback based on ground realities, to inform policy decisions
  • Develop new models of Community Action and recommend for further adoption/extension to the national/state governments.
The AGCA Secretariat is located at:

Population Foundation of India
B-28, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110 016
Tel: +91 11 438 94100
Fax: +91 11 438 94199
Email:  agca@populationfoundation.in

AGCA Members
Mr A R Nanda
Mr A R Nanda
Dr Abhay Shukla
Dr Abhay Shukla
Dr Abhijit Das
Dr Abhijit Das
Mr Alok Mukopadhyay
Mr Alok Mukopadhyay
Mr Gopi Gopalakrishnan
Mr Gopi Gopalakrishnan
Dr H Sudarshan
Dr H Sudarshan
Ms Indu Capoor
Ms Indu Capoor
Ms Mirai Chatterjee
Ms Mirai Chatterjee
Dr Narendra Gupta
Dr Narendra Gupta
Dr M Prakasamma
Dr M Prakasamma
Dr Saraswati Swain
Dr Saraswati Swain
Dr Sharad Iyengar
Dr Sharad Iyengar
Dr Thelma Narayan
Dr Thelma Narayan
Dr Vijay Aruldas
Dr Vijay Aruldas
Ms Poonam Muttreja
Ms Poonam Muttreja
AGCA Secretariat Team
Mr Bijit Roy
Mr Bijit Roy
Team Leader
Mr Smarajit Chakraborty
Mr Smarajit Chakraborty
Senior Manager - Government Relations and Community Action
Mr Daman Ahuja
Mr Daman Ahuja
Senior Manager - Community Action and Capacity Building
Ms Seema Upadhyay
Ms Seema Upadhyay
Programme Manager - Community Action and Accountability
Mr Saurabh Raj
Mr Saurabh Raj
Programme Manager - Community Action and Accountability