About Us

About Us

Sarva Seva Samity Sanstha (4S) was promoted under the guidance of Shri Vijay Mahajan, Founder, BASIX Social Enterprise Group, by few dedicated volunteers from ASSEFA, Gaya in 2003

Our story

Founding Members

Late Shri Durga Das


Shri Durga Das founded 4S after 25 years of grassroots work with ASSEFA in Gaya under the guidance and inspiration of Shri Vijay Mahajan in 2003 to work with the most vulnerable, marginalized and in unreached areas.

Vijay Mahajan


Mr. Vijay Mahajan co-founded 4S by inspiring volunteers from ASSEFA in 2003. He was also the Honorable President of 4S from 2007 to 2018. He is also the Founder of PRADAN and BASIX Social Enterprise Group (BASIX SEG). He is B.Tech from IIT (Delhi), MBA from IIM (Ahmedabad) and the Mid-career Fellow from Princeton University, having 35 years’ works experience in the arena of Social Work, Financial Inclusion and Policy making. He is known as “Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the world” (by World Economic Forum)

Meet Our Board Members

Prof. Somnath Gosh


Prof. Somnath Ghosh is noted academician known for his keen interest in working with various development Institutions and guiding them in the areas of Leadership, Human Resources development and in areas of strategic management.  He retired as the founding Dean of IIM – Kashipur before teaching at IIM- Indore & MDI – Gurgaon etc

Mihir Sahana

Executive Director

Mr. Mihir Sahana, the Secretary & Executive Director of 4S, is the former Managing Director of Indian Grameen Services (IGS) and BASIX Krishi Samruddhi Ltd (BKSL). He is an Agriculture Graduate with Post Graduation in Rural Management (IRMA) and in Development Studies (Manchester University, UK) and has more than 25 years of experience working with organisations like PRADAN, BASIX, IDE and Dabur in NRM, Livelihoods, Sales and Marketing  &  Financial Inclusion services .

Dharmendra Sriwastava


Mr. Dharmendra Sriwastwa, the Treasurer of 4S, is also the Associate Vice President of Indian Grameen Services. He is PGDRD, with 20 years’ work experience in Livelihoods and renewable energy solutions.

Shri. Vijay Prakash

Retired Agriculture Production Commissioner, GoB (IAS)

Mr Manas Satpathy

IIT Kharagpur, Ex-Executive Director, PRADAN

Prof. Ramesh Sharan

Eminent economist, Social activist and Ex VC of Binobha Vabe University

Dr. Smita Sweta

Fisheries Scientist, KVK, Jharkhand

Dr. Shivendra Kumar

Retired Director, HARP, ICAR, presently consultant of JICA, Jharkhand and an expert in farming systems

Advisory Board

Mr.Vijay Nadkarni

Served as MD/ ED/ CEO in several agency in banking & non-profit sector

Mrs. Gayethri Kalia

Strategy advisor of SCS-SPV; also served as advisor for MoRD & World Bank

Mr . Hemanth Valvekar

Served as Lead & Sr Advisor -RBL bank and as COO of BASIX (Samruddhi)

Senior Management Team

Dr. Mahua Sengupta

(Ph D, Indian Statistical Institute) Asst. Director- Communication, Documentation & Action Research

Kumar Gaurav

(PGDRM from XISS) Asst. Director, Program & Fund raining

Digpal Bahadur

(MSW from TISS, Mumbai) Asst. Director- MEL & Fund raising

Amit Gaurav

(MSc-Ag from HP Ag. University) Asst. VP- Financial Inclusion & Agri-business

Sarafat Saikh


Smruti Ranjan Behera

(B.Com from Utkal Univ.) Finance Manger

Jayanta Bandhopadhaya

(MBA-Finance) Advisor-Finance & Int Audit

Akhoury Prabhas

(PGDRD from XISS) Advisor- Training & Capacity building

Ramsundar Roy

(PGDRM from IRMA) Advisor- FPO Promotion

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