Founders and Staff

A group of eight professionals from varied disciplines under the motivation of the current CEO came together in 1986 to establish DPG. At the time of DPG;s registration, all three office bearers were closely related to each other. Since then DPG also provides membership to wards of founder should they be interested to join the organization in any way.


DPG is a flat organization without too many hierarchies thus making it possible for any staff member to directly approach the CEO to discuss any matter. Each staff member has independent responsibility and decision making authority for their position and works under the able guidance of the CEO. Being a small organization, DPG does not see the need for to many levels of authorities.


Back stage workers never get full recognition. Nevertheless, they are the people who lend full support to the Director and as per his / her direction, make all the preparations for the drama to be enacted on the stage. In DPG too all these invisible players make much contribution to the planning, monitoring and reporting process for all our initiatives. Incidentally in DPG, in the head office, most of the secretarial and accounting functions are managed by women staff.


Mr. R. Bhakther Solomon (RBS)

Mr. R. Bhakther Solomon is a Social Scientist and Economist by training and has decades of experience in implementing development projects that cover a range of issues like Community Organization, Watershed Development, Education, Health Programmes, Water and Soil Conservation, Livelihood Development, Sanitation, Micro-Finance,  Disaster Management etc. Apart from being acknowledged as a development expert, he is also recognized as an expert in Development Research and Training, Economic and Political Analysis and Project  Monitoring and Impact Evaluations with many years of experience to his credit. He is a  Prolific Commentator on Social, Political and Economic issues and his opinions have been published in several news publications. Mr. R.B.Solomon has worked with organizations like the development arm of the Church of South India (CSI) and Action Aid for many years and also serves as a  Consultant for Research and Impact Evaluation of Projects.


Ms. B.Anusuya

Ms.B.Anusuya has completed her Post Graduate degree in Journalism and joined DPG in the year 1993. She has more than 25 years of development experience in the field and is currently working as  State Coordinator for Karnataka projects. She coordinates all staff based NGOs work in Karnataka and also helps in certain important policy decisions.


Ms. Rosi

She has a Masters in Social Work and joined DPG in 1995 as a programme officer for the urban project. After few years she left to join Government Service but within months rejoined DPG again and has been promoted to State Coordinators role since 2012.  She helps to manage Tamil Nadu based NGOs work and also provides overall support for the capacitation project.


Ms. Mareeswari

She has completed her M.Com degree and joined DPG in 2005 as an office cum accounts assistant with 8 years of experience with another leading NGO. She assumed the post of Accountant from 2011 and is in charge of all FC and local accounts for DPG.


Ms.Ranjini Victor

She works as a part time consultant and editing the reports.


Mr. A. Murugan

He has completed his B.Com and is currently pursuing his M.B.A degree. He joined DPG as an Accounts Assistant with the Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation office in Vailankanni in 2005. Following that he moved to the Head Office and is currently deputed to the Credit Unions section and helps with maintaining their accounts.


Ms. R. Sumathi

She joined DPG in 1994 as a Social Worker in the urban project. She is currently pursuing her B.A. After the closure of the urban project, she was absorbed into DPG as an Programme  Assistant. She looks after administrative work in the office.


Mr. P. Subramanian

Joined DPG in 1998 as an office attender cum caretaker. He is the backbone of the office as he takes care of the hospitality needs of the staff and guests as well as supervises the house keeping work of the office with the help of an Assistant.


Mr. Sivanna

He joined in 1994 and worked as a full time driver till 2008, thereafter he has been providing his services on request.  


Mr.Vincent Wilson

He has completed her B.Com degree and joined DPG in 2016 as an office cum accounts assistant.



She works part time accountant.


Note: The post of Secretary to CEO and Liasion Officer are currently vacant as these people after serving DPG for many years have opted to settle down as home makers.

Deputed Staff

DPG also has 14 staff on deputation in four  project locations. They take care of implementation of the project at the field level and liaison with the respective State Coordinators. These deputed staff members are based in Kamudhi, Vailankani & Karnataka.



DPG also has four (4) project level Consultants on retainer basis  (Dr.Julius Karunakaran, Mr.Ponraj and Ms. Ramani Mathew). They provide a minimum of 20 - maximum 30 human days of support in accompanying our partners in the capacitation projects.


DPG also takes the support of other Consultants from outside for specific assignments for specific periods.