J. K. SINHA, Chairman and Founder of Shoshit Seva Sangh
Shri J. K. Sinha completed his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, Patna and then graduated in History (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He did his Master’s in History from the Delhi University. Subsequently, he joined the Indian Police Service in 1967 following in the footsteps of his father, late Shri M.K. Sinha, IP and his grand-father late Shri A.K. Sinha, IP, who was the first Indian to become the Police Chief of a State, when he became IG of Police, Bihar way back in 1939. Late Shri M. K. Sinha also became the Police Chief of Bihar in 1951 and served with great distinction in that capacity for almost a decade. On retirement he became a great social activist and worked in close association with Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan.
Shri J.K. Sinha went on deputation to the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India in 1971 and rose to the rank of Secretary and retired from service in 2005. During these years he worked both in India and abroad. Long experience and exposure has made him aware of, not only the strengths, but also, the weaknesses of India.
The most important of these being the glaring disparities between the urban and the rural as well as the rich and the poor. He also realises that it is imperative for the civil society to reach out to the poorest of the poor and not to leave transformation solely to government machinery.