The TCL Team is headed by Mr. Vinod Jain. Working within the TCL Framework the TCL Team aspires to establish a mores of household well-being which will progressively lead towards societal well-being.

Core Team

Mr. Vinod Jain, Managing Trustee

Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey, Program Director

Mr. Vinod Kumar Singh, Manager PMA Projects

Ms. Deepa Pohankar, Manager CB, ID and Gender

Mr. Ankeshwar, Project Anchor

Mr. Ravindra Nath Shukla, SMS (Agriculture)

Mr. Swami Saran, Manager MIS


TCL identifies the significance of women empowerment. In view of that, more than 50% of its Board of Trustees are women. At present about 20% staff is female.


TCL has its Corporate Office in Lucknow and its Field Office is located in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh.


Board of Trustees


Mr. Tejinder Singh Bhogal, Chairman

Mr. Tejinder Singh Bhogal has post-graduate diploma from IRMA. He has over 30 years of experience in development. He has worked for 15 years in direct project implementation in NDDB and PRADAN thereafter worked as Capacity Building & Organizational Effectiveness Consultant. He focuses on organizational effectiveness (OE), Capacity Building& Organizational Development (OD), and Human Resource Development (HRD).



Dr. Kanchan Sinha, Trustee

Ms. Kanchan Sinha obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy from Gorakhpur University in 1977. She is an expert in gender dimension of social development with proven expertise on mainstreaming of gender and diversity values and practices in the development programs and organizational structures. She was with OXFAM for about 20 years in various capacities last being Country Representative in Tanzania, Africa and earlier as Country Representative India. She is an innovative leader-manager and strategist with 25 years of experience in conceptualization, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of large-scale development programs encompassing Gender, Livelihoods, Education, Urban Poverty and Preparedness and Response to Humanitarian Crises.


Ms. Padmaja Nair, Trustee

Ms. Padmaja Nair has a Diploma in Planning and Management of Urban Development from University of Birmingham and a Masters degree in Economics (specialization in Development Planning). She has more than two decades of experience in the field of development with a special focus on urban planning & management, water & sanitation areas. She has worked with The World Bank, UNICEF, IDC, DFID and SIDA on Program Planning, implementation and evaluation.


Mr. Vinod Jain, Managing Trustee

Mr. Vinod Jain has an Agriculture Engineering degree from IIT, Kharagpur. He is the Managing Trustee of TCL. He has over 30 years of experience having worked for fifteen years in PRADAN after working in corporate sector. He has been consultant with The World Bank, DFID, SIDBI, Tata Trusts, OXFAM (India), etc.