Core Advisory Team

Hon’ble Justice Vinod Kumar Gupta
Honorable Chief Justice (Rtd) of High Courts – HP, Jharkhand & Uttarakhand

Hon’ble Justice Gupta has held the position of the Chief Justice of High Courts of H P , Jharkhand and Uttarakhand . Presently he is a practicing Senior Advocate appearing in Supreme Court and High Courts.

Had his early education in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir & completed LL.B from Delhi University. Enrolled as an Advocate with Delhi Bar Council in July 1970 and practiced on original and appellate side of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. Justice Gupta has served as Advocate General Jammu & Kashmir too. With his wide experience & thorough knowledge of the Legal System in India, he was visiting lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Jammu, to guide the students on the current Legal Scenario’s. He was actively associated with Bar Activities and held the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary of Bar Association. Justice Gupta was elevated as the permanent Judge of Jammu & Kashmir High Court in November, 1990. His Lordship was transferred to Calcutta High Court in May, 1996 & later was appointed Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court in November, 2000 and as the Chief Justice in December, 2000. His Lordship was transferred as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court in March, 2003. Assumed the charge of the Chief Justice of High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital in February, 2008 - September 2009.

Justice Gupta guides the LegalMD’s Legal team on various aspects of handling the Legal Cases.

 

Dr. Prasanna Hota
Formerly, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Dr. Hota is a senior professional with over 44 years of experience in development, administration with specific expertise in public administration, health, industry, urban development, project management, public sector restructuring and privatization. Verifiable track record in increasing performance in organizations through dynamic leadership, strategy planning, process of standardization and successful program implementation, He is an Administrator who wants to take pride in ‘Thinking in Scale and in Detail’ for country’s growth. Dr. Hota has completed his masters from Delhi University followed by Post Graduate Programs in Public Administration from East West Central University of Hawaii & a Post Graduate Program in Business Administration from Columbia University. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Oxford University. Dr. Hota joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1969 & was the ‘Topper of the Batch’.

Dr. Hota has to his credit some significant contributions as Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (2003-2006):

  • Provided leadership to the health sector in the Country to build up a partnership in public health between the Federal and Local Governments under a complex and dynamic political milieu.
  • Was instrumental (i) in designing national level health program (NRHM); (ii) in inclusion of home based new born care component in child health package, namely, the Integrated Management of Neo natal & Childhood Illness; (iii) in critical child health policy decision such as introduction of Zinc, new WHO- ORS in the National program and start of breast feeding partnership etc.
  • Improved maternal health indicator, namely institutional delivery rate & overseen a decline in MMR by 50% from about 520 per 100000 live births to around 178. Institutional delivery spurt [from a mere 5 lakhs per year to now 120 lakh per year] in low-performing States is attributed to his Janani Surkhsya Yojana Scheme.
  • Dr. Hota is basically a RESULT-ORIENTED Managerial Person who achieves the result through client-sensitiveness and efficiency. He headed 8 Public Sector Undertakings including working in a Steel Plant and turned around each one of them from loss to profit. He has energized the long moribund primary health care in the country by applying principles of sound management with a realistic and equitable approach to make available health care to rural India.
  • Synergized multi-disciplinary professionals from diverse cultural background representing doctors, Para-medics, nurses, drug inspectors, food inspectors, medical architects, public health specialist, midwives, financial personnel, MBAs, System Analysts etc.
  • Membership of Indian Public Health Association and FOGSI- Federation of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of India – one of very few non-medicos to be so honored.

 

At the State level, besides holding several senior positions responsible for rapid industrialization/ industrial promotion, and disaster mitigation as Special Relief Commissioner, he contributed as Secretary, Health & Family Welfare. He has served with distinction in urban development and housing sector for more than a decade as Urban Secretary, Chairman Housing Board, VC BDA in the State; and, VC DDA and Addl. Secretary, Urban Dev. in Govt. of India.

After retirement as Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Dr. Hota joined a Health Project called “Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI)” as a Director under the United Nations Office for Projects and Services, which is an outcome of the commitment made by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Norway and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, focusing on the issue of reducing child mortality and improving child health to attain the Millennium Development Goal 4 by the year 2015. Dr. Hota is committed to improve primary health care, health system and empower common people to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India. Public Service with passion and efficiency is his creed. Dr. Hota has been conferred the title of ‘Commander Knight’ in 2010 by King of Norway for his immense contribution to the Health of Mother and Children; and QUIMPRO Award of Excellence in Public Service in 2011. Recently he has been honored by Rotary International for being a leading persona in helping India get rid of the dreaded disease of Polio in addition to the honor Rotary bestowed on him in 2006 bestowed earlier on President Bill Clinton of USA for exceptional contribution to fight for eliminating Polio from India.

Dr. Hota is also a believer in IT based reforms in each layer of public services in India to improve efficiency, transactional speed, elimination of corruption and increasing availability of goods and services for all Indians. Client/ citizen sensitivity has to be the basis. He feels that there is a large band (60%) of population in India which could be called the upper poor and the lower middle class which is now ready to pay for health and other services on assurance of dignified access and reasonable quality. And services can be organized on sustainable low cost business model.

 

 

Sanjeev Vashishta
CEO & Managing Director, Pathkind Diagnostics

Sanjeev Vashishta is the Chief Executive Officer of SRL Limited, the largest Diagnostics Company in India having over 275 Labs and 5700 Collection Points. He has about 25 years of rich management experience across multiple functions including Finance, Legal, Regulatory, Commercial, Secretarial and Administration

Sanjeev is responsible for achieving the long, mid and short term objectives of the Company in line with the vision of the Organisation. He leads the strategic and organisational development objectives and is responsible for business-lines identification / development and geographical expansion of the business.

Prior to joining SRL, Sanjeev worked in Fortis for over 6 years where he successfully ran Hospitals and also spearheaded the Mergers & Acquisition function for the organization. While leading M&A function in Fortis, he successfully expanded Fortis presence to all parts of India and also led International acquisitions. In his professional career spanning about 25 years, Sanjeev got the opportunity to work in ‘Old Economy’ Companies including Textiles, Chemicals and also ‘New Economy’ sectors – IT, Telecom, Healthcare in senior positions.

Sanjeev’s rounded experience and astute commercial understanding has always helped him in taking businesses to the next level. He has to his credit the coveted attribute to turn around businesses and is acknowledged for his ‘relationship’ quality. Sanjeev has been associated with various business / professional bodies like FICCI, CII, NHRD network etc. A graduate from Delhi University, Sanjeev is a qualified ‘Company Secretary’ and also done Masters in ‘Business Administration’. He has attended short term programme in IIM, Ahmedabad, India, Singapore Management University, Singapore and GE Leadership Programme in Crotonville, NY, USA