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National Biodiversity Authority
(An Autonomous and Statutory Body of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India)
Functional Committees

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Sl.No Name of the Expert Committee Chairperson
No. of Members
1. Expert Committee on Access and Benefit Sharing. Chairman
Dr. R. V. Varma
Co - Chairman
Shri. K.S. Sugara, IFS (Retd.)

27
2. Working Group for Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) Chairman
Dr. V. B. Mathur
13
3. Expert Committee on on Digital Sequence Information (DSI) Chairman
Shri. C. Achalender Reddy, IFS (Retd.)
13
4. Expert Committee to examine the BD Rules 2004 and BD Act 2002 Chairman
Shri A. K. Goyal IFS (Retd.)
Co - Chairman
Shri. C. Achalender Reddy, IFS(Retd.)

10
5. Expert Committee on Agro Biodiversity Chairman
Dr. K.V. Prabhu
Co - Chairman
Dr. P. Santhanakrishnan

16
6. Monitoring Committee (MC ) for overseeing the quality of People’s Biodiversity Registers by evolving a suitable mechanism Chairman MC - I
Dr. S.K. Khanduri, IFS (Retd.)
Chairman MC - II
Dr.R.B.S Rawat, IFS (Retd.)

13
7. Working Group for developing methodology for assessing Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) potential Chairman
Dr. Giridhar Kinhal, IFS (Retd.)
8
8. Expert Committee for identification, management and monitoring of Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS) Chairman
Dr. A. K. Gupta, Former, IFS (Rtd),
9
9. Working Group for “Reviewing guidelines for Preparation of Coastal and Marine e-PBR (People’s Biodiversity Register) Chairman
Dr. S. K. Khanduri, Former PCCF
13