Justice J KanakarajBorn in 1936 at Maravanmadam near Tuticorin, he obtained an M.A. in Mathematics and B.L.degree. He enrolled as an advocate in the year 1959 and practiced in the Madras High Court. In1989, he was appointed Additional Government Pleader. He went on to became a Judge at theHigh Court bench in March 1990. After retirement, he was appointed Chairman of Sales TaxSpecial Tribunal for three years. Currently he is the Chairman of the Advisory Board and also actsas Arbitrator in many cases.
Members:Dr Amit Nair
Dr Amit Nair holds a doctoral degree from University of Delhi and is currently a Director inDevelopment Alliance Pvt. Ltd. He has extensive research and teaching experience in the field ofenvironmental health, pollution and control. He is also actively involved in environmental andhealth management projects, especially in environmental health impact assessment and moni-toring studies, research studies on trophic transfer (movement of chemicals within the foodchain). He has been involved in conducting impact assessment of chemical factories aroundhuman settlements. These include Union Carbide India Limited, Bhopal, and Hindustan Lever'sThermometer Factory at Kodaikanal.He has provided his services to international research organizations such as DFID India, WorldBank, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria, HiVOs, Netherlands, Multi-ResourceCentre, USA, Japanese Bank for International Corporation (JBIC) and University GrantsCommission (UGC).
Dr. V. Vasanthi Devi
Dr Vasanthi Devi retired as the Vice Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. She was also a member of Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission,Chairperson and Member of various committees of University Grants Commission. She has beenpart of people's Organisations like ' Penn ', a Centre for Women's Studies, Movement for Women'sAwakening, Women's Progressive Association, Women's Action Forum for Communal Harmony andCitizens for a Secular Society in various capacities.She was a Member of Expert Committee constituted to study the Impact on Coastal Ecology andCoastal Communities caused by Ennore Satellite Port, North Chennai Thermal Power Station andthe proposed Petrochemical Park. Her areas of interest are Human Rights, Gender, GenderStudies, School and Higher Education, Community, Building, Environment, and Peoples'Movements.Currently she is the Chairperson, Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women.
Dr. Kannabiran is a medical doctor and served as the Health Officer for the Madras MunicipalCorporation.