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Department of Forest & Wild Life Preservation Department of Forest & Wild Life Preservation

-1.  Name of the Administrative Department: Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab

2.  Minister In charge:

Name e-mail Telephone Nos. Photograph
Office Residence Mobile
Sh. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot
Cabinet Minister
ssnabha2017
@gmail.com
2740105
2740255
PBX-4354
2686965 9815545390

 

3.  Additional Chief Secretary / Financial Commissioner / Principal Secretary / Secretary of Administrative Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Sh. D.P. Reddy IAS
Addl. Chief Secretary
acsfccoop@gmail.com 2740131 - 9872218150

 

4. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Sh. Jatindra Sharma, IFS
PCCF (HoFF)
pccfpb
@punjab.gov.in
0172-2298004
0172-2298005
- 9650273274

 

5.  Business Rules of the department:

Administration of the following Acts, namely: -

  • Cattle Trespass Act, 1871
  • The Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900
  • The Punjab Forest (Sale of Timber) Act, 1913
  • The Indian Forest Act, 1927
  • The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
  • The Punjab Wild Life Preservation Act, 1959
  • The Patiala Forest Act, 1999 (B.K.)
  • The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
  • The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
  • The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Biological diversity Rules, 2004.

 

6.  Services provided by Department:

  1. Supply of clonal and other genetically superior plants to farmers and publicat Free at nominal rates to enhance Forest and Tree Cover (FTC) in the State.
  2. Processing and submission of proposals to MoEF & CC, for using forest land for non-forest purposes under Forest Conservation Act-1980
  3. Permits issued to land owners for felling of trees in the areas notified as 'Closed' under Punjab Land Preservation Act,1900.
  4. Issuing of licenses for establishing wood based industries in the State.
  5. Issuing Permits for hunting Wild Boar & Nilgai.
  6. Issuing No objection certificate for gun license.
  7. Granting Compensation for loss of agricultural crops and damage to humans caused by wildlife in the State.
  8. Awareness Creation and Training of farmers and public for planting plants and taking care of plantation through extension activities.
  9. Providing employment to workers in nurseries, plantation and logging operations etc.
  10. Organizing nature camps.
  11. Certification of Wildlife articles.
  12. Wildlife rescue management.

Citizen Centric services of Department

  1. Processing of applications and issue of NOC for using forest land for non-forest purposes under Forest Conservation Act-1980
  2. Supply of clonal and other genetically superior plants from Forest Nurseries to public or farmers free of cost/ nominal rates
  3. Undertake entry point activities and capacity building of thestake holders under the ongoing projects.
  4. Issuing permits to land owners in the areas closed under Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900.
  5. Issuing licensesto wood based industries.
  6. Issuing NOC for obtaining licensing forguns.
  7. Granting compensation for damage by Wildlife to human beings and agricultural crops.
  8. Providing incentives to farmers under farm forestry on the basis of surviving plants.
  9. Providing fencing for protection of agriculturalcrops of farmers at 90% subsidy.
  10. Issuing permits for hunting Wild Boar and Nilgai.
  11. Providing services to persons belonging to Scheduled caste, Senior citizens and women on priority.

 

7.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos. Official Website
Office/Res. Mobile
Sh. Dhirendra Singh, IFS
MD,PSFDC, Ltd
mdpsfdcpb
@gmail.com
(O) 0172-2298007 9417297850 pbforestdevcorp.gov.in

 

8.  Important Documents:

S. No. Details Download Link

 Office Manuals

1 Land Purchase Policy
2 Policy regarding transfer of lots of PSFDC Ltd
3 Organization Chart

Acts and Rules

1 The Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900
2 Forest Conservation Act, 1980
3 The Indian Forest Act, 1927
4 The Punjab Forest (Sale of Timber) Act, 1913
5 The Punjab Wild Life Preservation Act, 1959
6 The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
7 Punjab Forest Subordinate Service Rules, 1943
8 Punjab Forest (Class II) Service Rule, 1985
9 Punjab Forests (Group 'B') Engineering and Statistical Service Rules, 2004
10 Saw Mills Rules for Punjab Approved by CEC, 2006
11 Punjab Forests Subordinate (Group 'C') Executive Service Rules, 2006
12 Punjab Forests (Group 'A') Ministerial Service Rules, 2016

 

For detailed information

Department's Website: www.pbforests.gov.in