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.