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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Wildlife

Dated 24th November 2000

Composition:

1. Secretary, MoEF, New Delhi Chairman
2. Principal Adviser (E and F) Planning Commission, New Delhi. Member
3. Spl. Secretary and I.G F. MoEF,New Delhi. Member
4. Additional IGF, Wildlife MoEF, New Delhi Member-Secretary
5. Director, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun Member
6. Director, Project Tiger, MoEF, New Delhi. Member
7. Director Project Elephant MoEF, New Delhi Member
8. Member Secretary, Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi Member
9. Director, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta. Member
10. Director, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa Member
11. Director, BNHS, Bombay. Member
12. PCCF, Tamil Nadu. Member
13. Shri S.C. Dey Global Tiger Forum, New Delhi. Member
14. Director, CEE, Ahmedabad. Member
15. Secretary-General, W.W.F., New Delhi Member
16. Dr. Samar Singh, former Secretary-General, WWF, New Delhi Member
17. Dr. Ashok Singh, Ex-Chief Wildlife Warden Govt of U.P., 5 Clive Road, Civil Lines, Allahabad Member
18. Shri R.C. Jhamtani, Joint Adviser (E and F) Planning Commission Member
19. Shri N.K. Singh, Deputy Adviser(E and F) Planning Commission Member

Terms of reference :

  1. To suggest a comprehensive policy framework for Wildlife Sector for the 10th Five Year Plan taking into account the weakness and gaps observed in legislation, institutional and enforcement mechanisms observed during the 9th Five Year Plan.
  2. To suggest development goals, strategy, portfolio of schemes/ programmes for the management of wildlife sector in the 10*h Plan alongwith financial outlay.
  3. To evaluate the present status of zoo management and suggest the future plan.
  4. To consider the management plans of various national parks, biospheres and sanctuaries and suggest specific guidelines in view of national and international commitments.
  5. To review the existing organizational set up for the implementation of the various programmes on the control of poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products and suggest a strategy for the 10^ Plan.
  6. To review the implementation of eco-development project and suggest future strategy for mobilization of financial resources for the implementation of the scheme.
  7. To make recommendations regarding mobilization of requisite
    financial resources for fulfillment of various goals and objectives set
    for wildlife Sector.
  8. To examine status of faunal bio-diversity in the country and its regional variation review. Working of ZSI and suggest a time-bound plan for documenting faunal bio-diversity.
  9. Any other issue, which the working group considers relevant

The Chairman of the Working Group may set up sub-groups / task forces for in-depth studies on specific issues.

The working group may invite any non-official / expert for participation in the working group. The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the working group will be borne by the Planning Commission. The non-official would be entitled as per rules and regulations of TA/DA applicable to Grade-4 officers of the Government of India.

The working group would submit the final report to the Planning Commission by the 30th September 2001.