Committees and Composition


The Gram Sabha of the Community is authorising to initiate and determine nature of rights and approval thereof. It appoints the Village Level Forest Rights Committee (FRC)

 

Village Level Forest Rights Committee (FRC)-Rule 3(1)

The Village Level Forests Rights Committee consists of 10 to 15 members elected at the Gram Sabha comprising two third from tribal communities of which one third of the members must be female candidates.

 

Sub-Divisional Level Committee (SDLC)-Rule 5

The committee consists of the Sub-Divisional Officer or equivalent, Forest officer in-charge or equivalent, three members from Block or Tehsil level Panchayats, among them one must be a woman nominated by the District Panchayat. Out of the three, two members shall be from scheduled tribes/forest dwellers.

 

District Level Committee (DLC)- Rule 7

The committee consists of the District Collector as Chairperson, concerned Divisional Forest officer in-charge or equivalent, three members of District Panchayat to be nominated by the State Government. Out of the three, two members shall be from Scheduled tribes/forest dwellers, and one shall be a woman, and the Project Administrator from the Tribal Development Department as Member Secretary.

 

State Level Monitoring Committee (SLMC)-Rule 10

The committee consists of the Chief Secretary as Chairperson, Secretaries in-charge of Forest, Revenue, Panchayat and Tribal Development Departments, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, three members from Tribal Advisory Council or Members of Legislative Assembly to be nominated by the State Government and the Commissioner of Tribal Development as Member Secretary.

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