The SAATH Board is made up of experts in the field of urban planners, rural management, environmental management, research, community mobilisation, judiciary experience, public policy and urban governance. The Board plays an advisory, facilitative and supportive role within the organization. They participate in its Organizational Development processes, governance, training, financial management, networking for SAATH, operational management and resource mobilisation efforts. Board members have been an integral part of the re-visioning process and also are Brand Ambassadors for Saath’s work.
Board members are identified from within the field of academics, governance and other related fields to the programmes and work of the organisation. Recommendations are made by existing board members or other funders, collaborators, partners. All referrals are discussed within the Board and members are selected and appointed unanimously by the Board. The Board has a policy of rotation every two years, this is when new members are identified and inducted into the board. So far any renewal is based on the unanimous decision of the Board or on a case to case basis if required.
The Managing Trustee of the Board is the Founder of Saath, Rajendra Joshi. All Board Members are honorary board members. Rajendra Joshi is a paid member, as he consults for the youth and housing programs. Mr. Gagan Sethi who joined the Board in December 2013 has been a consultant with Saath over many years and currently holds a contract with Saath to develop a leadership training plan and mentor the directors, he is also a paid member.
The Board meets compulsorily at least twice a year and in cases of emergency the Board is convened as required. A quorum of at least 3 members is mandatory for the meeting.
SAATH has a well documented HR policy that was revised in the past year through a process of consultation with project and programme teams, Strategic Management.
The Policies and practices of Saath are a working formulation, which have been collectively decided for smooth functioning of the organization and also to meet the aspirations of the staff to meet the social obligations. It provides a framework for management of human resources, guidelines for various procedures along with rules and regulations.