About the Board

West Bengal Biodiversity Board
(Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal)

About The West Bengal Biodiversity Board The West Bengal Biodiversity Board has been formed on September 16, 2004 under the administrative control of Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal.

Composition of the Board

  1. Chairperson: Dr.A.K.Sanyal Emeritus Scientist,Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata
  2. Ex-officio members:
    1. Additional Chief Secretary / principal Secretary, Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal
    2. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wild Life & Biodiversity & Chief Wild Life WardenDirectorate of Forests ,Government of West Bengal or his authorised representative not below the rank of Conservator of Forests
    3. Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of West Bengal or his authorised representative not below the rank of Joint Scretary / Director of Agriculture
    4. Principal Secretary, Dept. of Panchayat& Rural Development, Govt. of West Bengal or his authorised representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary
    5. Representative of Darjeeling Gorkha Territorial Administration
  3. Expert Members:
    1. Dr.N.D.Paria
      Deptt. of Botany, University of Kolkata
    2. Dr.RinaChakrabarti, Retd. Scientist, Zoological Survey of India
    3. Director, Zoological Survey of India or his authorised representative not below the rank of Scientist- E
    4. Director, Botanical Survey of India or his authorised representative not below the rank of Scientist - E
    5. Dr. P.K. Pradhan, Teacher
      (vide Dept. of Environment's Notification No: EN/ 3109/ T-II-7/003-ii/2003 dated: 29/12/2013 & 1258-EN/T-II-7/003-ii/2003 dated: 28/05/2015)
      The following expert members have been co-opted as the permanent invitees of the Board as per the decision of 28th Meeting of the Board :

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