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Compendium of Forest Acts, Rules and Orders

Published in Forest.

CHAPTER 1
Powers of officers under the Indian Forest Act 1927 and Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

Powers of Forest Officers under the Indian Forest Act and Wildlife Protection act
Authorisation of officers for the purposes of various sections of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
Authorisation of officers for the purposes of section 55 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
Appointment of DFOs as Ex-officio Wildlife Wardens
Appointment of Conservators of Forests as Ex-officio Deputy Chief Wildlife Wardens
Appointment of Chief Conservators of Forests as Ex-officio Addl. Chief Wildlife Wardens
Delegation of powers to the Chief Conservator of Forests & Ex-officio Additional Chief Wildlife Wardens under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
Authorisation of officers for the purposes of section 50 of the Wildlife Protection Act,1972
Authorisation of DFOs for the purpose of sub section (1) of section 59A of Indian Forest Act,1927
Authorisation of CFs under section 59C of Indian Forest Act, 1927
Appointment of Bana Shramiks/ Bana Majoors to discharge the functions of Forest Officers
Authorisation of police officers for the purposes of section 55 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

CHAPTER 2
Acts and Rules

Indian Forest Act- 1927
The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1927 (Amended up to 2006)
The West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Act 2006
The West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Rules,2007
Appointment of competent authorities for the purposes of the West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Act, 2006
Appointment of appellate authorities for the purposes of the West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Act, 2006
Appointment of designated agencies for the purposes of the West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Act, 2006
Authorisation of officers to accord sanction required under section 12 of the West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Act, 2006
Appointment of compounding authorities for the purposes of the West Bengal Trees (Protection and Conservation in Non Forest Areas) Act, 2006
West Bengal Forest Produce Transit Rules, 1959
Forest Produce Transit Rules for the 24- Parganas division
Rules for the measurement and regulation of boats used for transit of timber of forest produce in the 24 -Parganas forest division
The West Bengal Forest (Establishment and Regulation of Saw Mills and other Wood-Based Industries) Rules, 1982
The West Bengal Protected Forests Rules
The West Bengal Private Forests Act, 1948
The Biological Diversity Act, 2002
The Biological Diversity Act, 2002
Authorisation of officers to file complaints under section 61(a) of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002
Authorisation of forest officers to file complaints under section 61(a) of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002

CHAPTER 3
The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Rules and Guidelines thereunder

The Forest (Conservation) Act,1980 (with 1988 amendment)
The Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003
Clarification on repair and maintenance of roads constructed on forest lands for public purpose prior to 1980
Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act -General Approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act
Clarification regarding plantation of Jatropha on forest land
Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 -Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value
Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980—ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act -General Approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act
Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act- procedure for utilising the land for approach/exit road to petrol/CNG pumps
Guidelines for transfer of lease from one user agency to another user agency

CHAPTER 4
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
Constitution of state level monitoring committee for proper implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
Clarification regarding the phrase “primarily reside in and who depend on the forest or forest lands for bona fide livelihood needs” appearing in sections 2(c) and 2(o) of Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
Implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 in the State of West Bengal
Constitution of Joint Committee of the Ministry of Environment & Forests and Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Clarification regarding raising of non-forestry crops on patta land allotted under Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
Minutes of meeting regarding implementation of provision of PESA in LWE affected Districts
Implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006— clarification regarding raising of non-forestry crops on patta land allotted under FRA 2006
Procedure for seeking prior approval for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes for facilities managed by the Government under Section 3(2) of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.

CHAPTER 5
Orders relating to Joint Forest Management

Management of strip plantations
Arabari Social-economic forest complex -allowing usufructory rights to fringe population
Sanction of usufructs to the beneficiaries of FPC.s in Joint Forest Management— appropriation of 25% Sale Proceeds of Cashew and Timber for payment of usufructuary share
Resolution on Eco-development Committees
Resolution on JFM Committees in Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Darjeeling (excluding DGHC areas), Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Hooghly
Resolution on JFM Committees in Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council areas
Resolution on JFM Committees in the districts of South West Bengal

CHAPTER 6
CITES and India

CITES and India
Text of the Convention
Indian Species in the appendices of CITES

CHAPTER 7
Rules and Orders relating to Financial Matters as applicable to the Forest Directorate

Delegation of Financial Powers Rules,1977 (amended)
Schedule A
Amendment to West Bengal Financial Rules, Volume I (Rules relating to execution of contracts and measures to be adopted while making purchases and executing works)
Execution of contracts and assurances by officers of the Forest Directorate, West Bengal
Checking of estimates and drawing of plans relating to construction, repair of buildings and roads maintained by the Forest Department
Accounting Procedure to be followed for implementation of NREGS and similar schemes
Register of Forest Deposit/Forest Advance for NREGS
Procedure for disposal of forest produce
Terms and Conditions of Auction Sale of timber lots in North Bengal

CHAPTER 8
Recruitment Rules for various cadres under Forest Directorate, West Bengal

Rules regulating recruitment to the post of Forest Ranger in the West Bengal Subordinate Forest Service
Amendments to rules regulating recruitment to the subordinate Forest Services
Rules regulating recruitment to the posts of Horticulture Officer, Senior Horticulture Officer and Superintendent Horticulture Officer under the Forest Department
Rules regulating recruitment to the post of Assistant Soil Chemist under the Directorate of Forests
The West Bengal Services (Forest Directorate Clerical Cadres) Rules, 1990
The West Bengal Services (Forest Directorate Regional Cadres) Rules, 1990
The West Bengal Forest Service (Recruitment and Training) Rules, 2007
Rules regulating recruitment to the posts of Driver, Grade-I and Driver,
Grade-II in Secretariat departments, Directorates and regional offices (in districts including Kolkata)

CHAPTER 9
West Bengal Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1971 (as amended in 1976 and 2008)

The West Bengal Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1971 (as amended in 1976 and 2008)
Schedule (list of appointing and disciplinary authorities in class III and IV services)

CHAPTER 10
Miscellaneous Rules and Orders

Payment of Compensation for Loss of Human Life or Injury.
Rules prescribing the procedure to be followed in case of firing by Forest Officers
Officers of the Forest Directorate in West Bengal who are exempted from prohibition under the Indian Arms Act, 1878 (xi of 1878)
Issuance of single barrel rifles to Forest Rangers/ Deputy Rangers and Foresters
Order regarding compensation to forest personnel
Grant of rewards in forest offence cases
Constitution of Steering Committee for ensuring coordination, monitoring, protection and conservation of tiger, co-predators and prey animals within the state
Constitution of Forest Training Advisory Committee
Modified proforma for submission of monthly forest offence reports
West Bengal Services (Duties, Rights and Obligations of the Government
Order relating to Seized Red Sanders.
Reconstitution of the Committee on Saw Mill

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