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Organization Structure

DFI Organization Structure

DAISY Forum of India is a registered charitable society at national level. It consists of the General Body, Governing Board and the office bearers.

Office Bearers

  • President: Mr. Dipendra Manocha – Saksham
    486 Double Storey, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi
  • Vice President: Dr. Sam Taraporewala – Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged
    St. Xavier’s College, 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai – 400001
  • Vice President: Charudatta Jadhav – TECHENVISION (Indian Institute of Assistive Technology)
    C-605, Bhakti Complex, Kandarpada Link Road, Dahisar (West) Mumbai – 400068
  • General Secretary: Praful Vyas – Andhjan Kalyan Trust, Gujarat
    Amba wadi, Junagadh Road, Dhoraji District Rajkot, Gujarat – 360410.
  • Joint Secretary: Dr. Rakesh Jain – Rehabilitation Society of the Visually Impaired
    A-303, 2nd Floor, Gopala Apartments, Ram Teerath Marg, Narahi, Lucknow-226001
  • Joint Secretary: Goutham Prakash Agarwal –  National Federation for the Blind (Karnataka State Branch)
    #S372, Bharatnagar 2nd Phase,Near Karnataka Bank, Magadi Main Road Bangalore-91
  • Treasurer – Mr. Anubhav Mitra, Saksham
    486 Double Storey, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi


DFI has constituted the following committees to accomplish its mission.

  • Committee on legal compliance and documentation –Chaired by Mr. Prafful Vyas
  • Committee on technology – Chaired by Mr. Charudatta Jadhav
  • Committee on Awareness and impact – Chaired by Mr. Avneesh Singh
  • Committee on DAISY India Library – Chaired by Mr. Prashant Ranjan Verma
  • Committee on reaching out million users – Chaired by Ms. Madhu Singhal
  • Committee on higher education – Chaired by Dr. Sam Taraporewala
  • Committee on production of school books – Chaired by Mr. Gautam Agrawal
  • Committee on 1000 best sellers – Chaired by Dr. Rajasekhar
  • Committee on 100 periodicals: Chaired by Ms. Viji Dilip

General Body

Designated representative from Primary and Associate Members, Development Partners and Government Department member organization constitute the General Body of the Forum.

The voting rights rest entirely with primary members of the Forum.

See list of all DFI members

Membership options and benefits


One representative each from Primary Members and Government Departments constitute the Board.

The Board Members amongst themselves select the following officers: President, 2 Vice Presidents, General Secretary and Joint secretary. President of the Forum nominates treasurer for the forum. The treasurer has to be a member of the organization which is represented by the President.


The DFI membership consists of the following categories. :

Primary and Associate members
Charitable organizations established on a not-for-profit basis primarily involved in production or distribution of accessible books
Development Partners –
Other Charitable organizations established on a not-for-profit basis
Friends of the Society
Commercial companies or other entities involved in software/hardware, accessible format publishing/conversion and assistive technology
Supporters of the Society
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) divisions of companies or other organizations
Others Government Departments or agencies
University, School Libraries, Public Libraries etc.

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