• Managing Committee

    "The key to public-private partnership is a relationship based on trust, professionalism and a shared vision for the greater good of the society. PAFI will focus on ethics; winning with integrity and fostering informed policy formulation."

    Harish Krishnan,
    President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Policy is the delicate art of balancing diverse interests of society – government, academia, industry and public at large, for achieving the greatest good of the greatest numbers. PAFI will be the vehicle to
    achieve this."

    K C Ravi,
    Vice President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Affairs addresses issues around & creates 'CREDIBILITY'. By exception not visibility - which Public
    Relations does."

    Raman Sidhu,
    Secretary &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    Ishteyaque Amjad
    Treasurer &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "As India opens and the economy expands, the need for industry and government engagement is growing. PAFI is a strong start to give public affairs the boost it requires."

    Rahul Sharma,
    Past President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Don't mistake activity with achievement."

    -- John Wooden, American Basketball Coach, 1973

    T S Vishwanath,
    Past President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."

    By Michael J. Fox, quoted by Lorne A. Adrain in 'The Most Important Thing I Know' US (Canadian-born), an actor

    Rajeev Batra,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Affairs services enables business. It is our mandate to build an association that builds a body of professionals that provides ethical solutions to complex issues across stakeholders."

    Prema Sagar,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "PAFI seeks to recognise strategic role of public affairs, provide a platform to share best practices & work towards building a credible global network of public affairs professionals."

    Ajay Khanna,
    Founding Member

Code of Ethics of Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI)

This Code of Ethics applies to all Members of Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI).

Our work as public affairs professionals contributes to a healthy democratic process, acting as a link between the world of business, civil society and Indian policy-makers. The objective of PAFI and its members is to provide knowledge and context to aid an informed decision-making on policy. By signing this Code of Ethics, the signatories are committed to abide by it and act in an honest, responsible and courteous manner at all times and seek to apply the highest professional standards.

PAFI members are expected to practice the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, integrity and truth and shall not knowingly disseminate false or misleading information to the government and the civil society. Members shall not engage in professional or personal conduct that will bring discredit to their firms, the society or the practice of public affairs.

In their dealings with the Government of India, departments and agencies, the public affairs practitioners shall:

  • Identify themselves by name and by company on whose behalf the government department and agencies are approached.
  • Be transparent in disclosing the interest they represent when dealing with the Government of India and its agencies.
  • NOT intentionally misrepresent their status or the nature of their inquiries to officials of the Government of India or create any false impression in relation thereto.
  • NOT directly or indirectly misrepresent links with the Government of India.
  • At all times honour confidential information they receive from other members of PAFI and government offices and agencies.
  • Practice the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, integrity and truth, and shall not knowingly disseminate false or misleading information.
  • NOT sell for profit to third parties copies of documents obtained from the Government of India or any public office or agency.
  • NOT obtains information from the Government of India by dishonest means and will take care to avoid any professional conflicts of interest.
  • Neither directly nor indirectly offer nor give any financial inducement to:
    • Any government official,
    • Elected members,
    • Their staff
  • Protect the confidences of present, former and prospective government officials and agencies they deal with.
  • NOT intentionally damage the reputation of agencies they work with and shall understand, respect and abide by the ethical codes of the government departments and agencies and fellow PAFI Members with whom they may interact from time to time.
  • PAFI Members will only employ government personnel subject to the rules and confidentiality requirements of the Government of India.

I agree that I and all employees of "name of the company" dealing with present, former and prospective government officials and agencies, will adhere to the above Code of Ethics, and be subject to the disciplinary rules of PAFI (as set out in the Memorandum of Association) in case of breach of the Code of Ethics.