Officers authorized to file complaints

Inaccordance to the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 the cognizance of any offence is considered on a complaint made by Central Government or any authority or officer authorized by the Government.


The following officers have been authorized to file complaints under section 61(a) of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002:



Sl.No Officers Area of Jurisdiction
1 Officers of the National Biodiversity Authority, not below the rank of Scientist ‘C’ Whole of India
2 Officers of the State Biodiversity Boards, not below the rank of Scientist ‘C’ Whole of the concerned State
3 Officers of the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India not below the rank of Scientist ‘C’ Whole of the States under the jurisdiction of the respective Regional Offices
4 Forest Range Officers not below the rank of Range Officers In their respective jurisdictions
5 Advisor (Law), National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai Whole of India