Dr Mridul Eapen

Dr Mridul Eapen is also Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram and Member, The Gender Park Governing Body. She served as Member, Kerala State Planning Board from 2006-11. She has been a Member of the Working Group of Feminist Economists constituted by the erstwhile Planning Commission during the 11th and 12th Five-Year Plans and was a Member of the High-Level Committee on the Status of Women in India, constituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India (2013-15). Her areas of research interest are rural development, employment and gender studies, specifically gender responsive budgeting. Dr Eapen is in charge of social justice (including elderly, people with disabilities and Transgenders), women and children and housing in the State Planning Board