Ayodhya Prasad Shrivastav is a professor, social activist, lawyer, author, columnist and a retired civil servant in the Bardiya District of western Nepal. He started his career as a civil servant in the Royal Nepalese Government of Nepal. In this role, he was responsible for reviewing the cases, both civil and criminal, filed with the Case Registration Section under the Ministry of Home Affairs. After review, he either dismissed the cases or recommended the cases to the courts for relief or prosecution. As part of King Gyanendra’s initiative to fight rampant corruption by the government officials, he was appointed as the District Interrogation Officer for “The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority” (CIAA), a Constitutional Body, which serves as the watchdog against the vices such as the abuse of authority, corruption and improper conduct of the persons holding public positions. In this role, he actively investigated corruption scandals in the government and prosecuted the corrupt employees. In 2004, he was honored with the “National Awards” of Nepal by His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal in the civil services. He was also honored with ‘Natural Disaster Relief Medal’ by His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 1995.

More than thirty years ago, Mr. Shrivastav founded Babai Multiple Campus affiliated with Tribhuwan University, the only school for higher education in the district, and pledged to teach in an honorary position for several years. He still teaches political science at the same campus. In addition, he is an active member of Lions International. He established District 325B chapter and served as president for several years. For his commendable role, he was awarded with District Governor Award. After serving in the government for thirty years, Mr. Shrivastav retired from the government in December 2011.

He is also a renowned columnist in Nepali national daily Bardiya Times.

As part of social giving, Mr. Shrivastav donated his ancestral land to construct school buildings, police unit, temple and bus stops. He also donated his land to poor and homeless people. In addition, he constructed “Vishno Devi Pratichalaya”, a waiting room for the public bus stop in Bardiya District. He is currently working to build a senior citizen’s home for the homeless, and displaced old people.

Mr. Shrivastav graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Avadh University in Faizabad, India. He also holds a Master of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws from the same university. He is fluent in Nepali, Awadhi, Hindi, Tharu, Maithali, Bhojpuri and conversational in English.


Life member of Nepal Red Cross Society
Advisor of “Lok Kalyan Sangha”, a Non Government Organization devoted to help the rural poor
President of “Gayatri Sadhana Kendra” a religious organization teaching the people about the power chants and an honorary trainer of Yoga
Advisor of “Jadibuti Sanrachhan and Jan Chetna Kendra”, an organization working for herbal preservation and public awareness

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