Dr. Nivedita P Haran, retired as the Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, Government of Kerala, India, she has served extensively in various capacities with the Government of Kerala as well as Government of India. She was also the Civil Affairs Officer for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo for five years. She has worked through the ranks of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) leading Home, Revenue, Land Management, Energy and Institutional Capacity Building Initiatives in Kerala. She brought up the Disaster Management Department with the Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Cell and the State Disaster Management Authority in Kerala. She also headed the Delhi Division in Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Having served as former Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Labour, Government of Kerala, she has a fair understanding on issues related to labour migration. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India. Nivedita serves as the Director of Centre for Innovations in Public Systems, Hyderabad, India.