Functions of the Board

  • (i) Lay down the procedure and guidelines to regulate the activities provided under Section 7 of the Act
  • (ii) Advise the Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government on any matter concerning conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resource and knowledge
  • (iii) Promote and strengthen individuals and institutions who are already working towards conservation, sustainable use, and equitable benefit sharing of biological resources
  • (iv) Provide technical assistance and guidance to various departments of the Government in connection with implementation of provisions of the Act
  • (v) Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise requests for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resources under the Act by Indians
  • (vi) Facilitate updating and implementation of State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
  • (vii) Commission studies and sponsor investigations and research
  • (viii) Engage consultants for specific period, not exceeding three years, for providing technical assistance to the Board in the effective discharge of its functions
  • (ix) Collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data, manuals, codes or guides relating to conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resource and knowledge
  • (x) organize through mass media, a comprehensive programme regarding conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resource and knowledge
  • (xi) Plan and organize training of personnel engaged or likely to be engaged in programmes for the conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of its components
  • (xii) Prepare the annual Budget of the Board incorporating its own receipts and also the funds/grants from the Central Government, State Government and National Biodiversity Authority. Provided that such allocation by the Central Government or State Government or National Biodiversity Board shall be operated in accordance with the budget provisions approved by the Central Government, state Government or National Biodiversity Authority, as the case maybe; as the case may be
  • (xiii) approve the en bloc sanction of the annual budget and work programme
  • (xiv) Recommend to the Government for creation of posts of the officers and employees of the Board for effective discharge of the functions by the Board and to create such posts, provided that no such post whether permanent, temporary or of any nature, shall be created without prior approval of the Government;
  • (xv) Approve the method of recruitment to the officers and employees of the Board
  • (xvi) Take steps to build up data base and to create information and doccumentatin system for biological resources and associated traditional knowledge through biodiversity registers and electronic databases , to ensure effective management, promotion and sustainable use
  • (xvii) Give advice and directions to the local bodies, Biodiversity Management Committees in writing for effective implementation of the Act and to facilitate their meaningful participation in all measures relating to conservation, sustainable use, and equitable benefit sharing
  • (xviii) Report to the Government about the functioning of the Board and implementation of the Act and the rules made thereunder
  • (xix) Devise methods to ensure protection of rights including intellectual property rights over biological resources and associated knowledge including systems of maintaining confidentiality of such information as appropriate, including the protection of the information recoded in People‚Äôs Biodiversity Registers
  • (xx) Sanction grants-in-aid and grants to Biodiversity Management Committees for specific purposes
  • (xxi) Undertake physical inspection of any activity or work to check whether it is in accordance with the provisions of the Act
  • (xxii) Ensure that biodiversity and biodiversity dependent livelihoods are integrated into all sectors of planning and management, and at all levels of planning from local to State, to enable such sectors and administrative levels o contribute effectively to conservation and sustainable use
  • (xxiii) Award individually or as a group, or both for innovation and contribution in the biodiversity sector of the State
  • (xxiv) Formulate guidelines to the settlement of disputes between the Biodiversity Management Committees and to evaluate the performance of the Biodiversity Management Committees and annually reward the best performing Biodiversity Management Committee at each level in the State
  • (xxv) Recommend in consultation with the local bodies for notifying the areas of biodiversity importance as biodiversity heritage sites under Sub-Section (1) of Section 37 of the Act and for the management and conservation of the heritage sites
  • (xxvi) Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act or as may be assigned or directed by the Government from time to time