Project Advisory Committee (PAC) - Third Meeting

The third meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was held virtually in the presence of government and implementing partner representatives.

The Government of India (GoI) and European Union (EU) came together to jointly review the progress of the project activities, approve the extension phase and the workplan.

The implementing partners - ILO, ICMPD and local partner ICM presented the project’s progress since the second PAC meeting held last year 11 July 2019 and updated all parties in attendance, on the activities completed, ongoing, as well as planned for 2020-2021.

Both the governments (India and the EU) recognised the contribution of the project in helping progress the bilateral cooperation between EU and GOI on migration and mobility. Both sides affirmed their commitment to the project and assured full cooperation for future activities.

List of Participants:

Indian Delegates

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
  • Mr Pieyush Gupta, Director, Overseas Indian Affairs-1
  • Mrs Tadu Mamu, Deputy Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs-1
  • Mr Sanjay Kumar Sutar, Under Secretary, Europe West Division (EW)
  • Mr T.P.S. Rawat, Deputy Secretary, Economic Diplomacy and States Division (ED)
  • Mr Abbagani Ramu, Joint Secretary (JS), Overseas Indian Affairs-1 (Observer)
Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Mr Bimal Kumar Sikdar, Director, International Cooperation
  • Mr NK Bahuguna, Under Secretary, International Cooperation
  • Mr Jay Prakash Singh, Director
Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE)
  • Ms Shrutimala Rajbongshi, Deputy Director, International Labour Affairs Section

European Union Delegates

Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Ms Silvena Pesta, Deputy Head of Unit, International Strategy
  • Mr Christos Christakoudis, International Relation officer
Delegation of the European Union to India
  • Mr Benoît Sauveroche, First Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to India
  • Mr Matej Dornik, Attaché, EU Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, Delegation of the European Union to India

Implementing Partners

India Centre for Migration (ICM)
  • Dr Surabhi Singh, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Dr Priyadarshika Subba, Research Assistant
  • Ms Hiral Upadhyay, Intern
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Ms Seeta Sharma, Technical Officer
  • Ms Shruti Vidyadhar Rane, Research and Administration Assistant
  • Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director DWT for South Asia and CO India
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
  • Ms Sedef Dearing, Regional Coordinator for South Asia
  • Mr Naozad Hodiwala, Country Coordinator and Project Manager