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About Us


Who are we?

Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) is India’s leading think-tank and scientific research-resource center for studying, formulating and promoting fundamental reforms in political, electoral and governance spheres and in critical areas of state policy.  It was established in 1996 and is based in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan, former MLA, former member of National Advisory Council and Second Administrative Reforms Commission is the General Secretary of Foundation for Democratic Reforms.  Dr. JP is a physician by training, a public servant by choice, and a democrat by conviction. He was one of the first physicians to join the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), one of the toppers in the batch of 1980. He distinguished himself over the ensuing 16 years in many administrative roles in the Andhra Pradesh (AP), a state of 70 million people in India, earning a solid reputation of being an outstanding IAS officer. Dr. Narayan played a key administrative role in AP as the Secretary to the Governor and to the Chief Minister. He launched several significant and durable initiatives to liberate cooperatives from bureaucratic clutches, empower local governments, promote stakeholder empowerment, improve delivery of education and health care, and restructure the state’s economy.


The Research & Development division of Foundation for Democratic Reforms is recognized by

Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India.

 Our Aim


 What we do?


  • Research and Analysis of the functioning of democratic and constitutional institutions in India towards formulating and promoting political and governance reforms. This includes the scientific study and analysis of electoral, administrative, judicial reforms and related. This includes the study of best practices and systems from across the world.
  • The study, formulation and promotion of state/public policy alternatives in critical areas, compatible with the FDR’s reform goals.
  • Collaborative research and advocacy efforts with like-minded research institutions, individuals and civil society organizations towards realizing the first two objectives; promoting the capacity building of individuals, institutions and organizations in these areas.

Our Board Members


Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan General Secretary
Sri Ashok Kundalia Member
Smt Prathibha Rao Member
Sri Surendra Srivastava Member
Sri Venkat Akkineni Member
Sri Vinod Poddar Member
Sri Anil Kumar Epur Member
Sri S R Vijayakar Special Invitees
Sri M B N V V Prasad Special Invitees
Sri Sivarama Krishna Special Invitees
Sri Karthik Chandra Special Invitees





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