Mr Astik Sinha is Head – Policy & Special Projects at the Office of the Chairman Parliamentary IT Committee and third time Parliamentarian Mr Anurag Singh Thakur of the ruling BJP government. In this role he monitors and advises on matters relating to Information Communication Technology, Public Health and issues affecting mountainous regions. He has devised state and national level socio-political initiatives for the BJP’s Youth Wing. He has managed election campaigns in Himachal Pradesh (2012 & 2017) and the Parliamentary Elections (2014). He has also worked with the BCCI as a Consultant and led its Cricket Coaching App project. Previously he worked with a New Delhi based think tank and spent a year in news media.
Mr Sinha is a Steering Committee Member of the Sustainable Development Goals Young Leaders Caucus, Fmr. Fellow Asia Internet Coalition, Fmr. Fellow Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians and Founding Member of the India – Israel Young Leaders Forum. He has spoken on issues concerning the youth, election campaign management, social media advocacy and political communication around the world.
Mr Sinha holds a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi, a Masters in Peace & Conflict Analysis from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace at Jamia Millia University, New Delhi and pursued the Media Studies program at St. Stephens College.