Our Structure

The PMU at BIRAC is governed by the decisions of two committees with representatives from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the major policy decisions, strategy and the overall direction of the partnership.

The Joint Steering Committee meets twice a year and is responsible for the operational decisions on the working of the PMU. These include all monitoring, technical and financial decisions. This committee has representatives from all the major partners; the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India Country Office and the Wellcome Trust.

PMU-BIRAC is currently composed of 9 team members; the Mission Director, Senior Program Manager, a Senior Program Officer, two Program Officers, Senior Policy Analyst, a Financial and Administrative Officer, IT Officer and an Executive Assistant.