The Academy is receiving very valuable patronage and enriched support from many philanthropists, donors, corporate companies and well-wishers by way of extending financial assistance, as Patron Members, for its multi-dimensional academic as well as research activities and programmes since 2002 onwards.

Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India, is a backbone to the Academy in all respects since its inception, as distinguished Hon. Chief Patron..


The following is the list of Patron Members (PM) of the Academy:

PM:1- Shri Shivraj V. Patil
Former Governor of Punjab, Former Speaker of Lok Sabha and Former Union Home Minister, New Delhi-110011.

PM:2- Dr. K. Rosaiah
Former Governor of Tamil Nadu & Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Gokul Bhavan, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500082.

PM:3- Dr. C. Rangarajan
Former Governor of AP & RBI, Former Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, F-1, Ranga Vilas, 23/12 III Main Road, Nanganallur, Chennai-600061.

PM:4- Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar
Former Union Cabinet Minister for Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India, G-43, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi-110014.

PM:5- Shri Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam
Former Judge, AP High Court and Former Chairman, A.P. Commission for Backward Classes, Govt. of AP, Flat S3, Narayanathri Apartments, Kanakadhara Buildings, 112A, Choolaimedu High Road, Chennai-600094.

PM:6- Dr. G.N. Phani Kumar, IAS (Retd.)
Chairman, AP Pollution Control Board, Road No.36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033.

PM:7- Dr. K. Chandramouli, IAS (Retd.)
Former Commissioner, AP Academy of Rural Development, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad-500030.

PM:8- Shri Venkatrao Y.Ghorpade
Vice-Chairman, Karnataka State Panchayati Raj Parishad, Govt. of Karnataka, 13B, Sampurna Apts, 8, Palace Cross Road, Bengaluru-560020.

PM:9- Prof. K. Venkata Reddy
Former Vice-Chancellor, S.K. University, 11-219, S.V. Nagar, Tirupati-517502 (AP).

PM:10- Shri Justice P. S. Narayana
Former Judge, AP High Court and Member, Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal, Govt. of India, Plot No.127, Nava Nirman Nagar, Road No.71, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033.

PM:11- Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
Founder, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Sulabh Gram, Mahavir Enclave, Palam-Dabri Road, New Delhi-110045.

PM:12- Dr (Mrs) Jaya Arunachalam
President, Working Women’s Forum (India), 55, Bhimasena Garden Road, Mylapore, Chennai-600004.

PM:13- Shri G.S. Mohammed Rafiq
Managing Director, NB Infra-tech, H 17, 29th Ward, CMC Colony, Kol Bazar, Bellary-583102, Karnataka.

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