Right to Information Act – 2005 (Link) http://rti.kerala.gov.in/
|Name & Designation of Officer (s)||Designated post|
|Dr. C. George Thomas
|Dr. Santhoshkumar A.V.
|State Public Information Officer|
|Dr. Sereena J.
|State Assistant Public Information Officer|
|Name & Designation of Officer(s)||Phone Number
with STD Code
|State Public Information Officer
|State Assistant Public Information Officer
Documents available under Section 4(1) of the Right to Information Act,2005
(i) Particulars of its organization, functions and duties
Functions & Duties
The major function of the State Biodiversity Board is to advise the State Government on any guidelines issued by the Central Government on matters relating to the conservation of biodiversity. SBB also advocates for sustainable use of biological resources and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of these resources.
The Board has the authority to grant approvals on requests for commercial utilisation or bio-survey and bio-utilisation of any biological resource by Indians. The Board also performs functions necessary to carry out the provisions of the Biodiversity Act or as prescribed by the State Government.Thefunctions, objectives and strategies of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board reflect onthe recitals to the Biological Diversity Act 2002 under which the Board is constituted.
(ii) Powers & Duties of its Officers and Employees
Powers of Chairman and Member secretary
Kerala biological Diversity Rules 2008 page 4 to 8
Duties of Employees
- Overall administration and co ordination of the office
- Drawing and Disbursing power for all financial transactions
- Control and supervise of all money transactions
- Liaison with Government for fund approval for running the Board
Principal Scientific Officer (Research-ABS-Legal)
- Overall co-ordination of Research-ABS-Legal Division & RKI- tradable bioresources Project , scrutining and evaluation of R&D Projects of KSBB /received from other agencies and request for fellowships.
Principal Scientific Officer (Extension):
- Overall co ordination of Extension Division.
- Overall supervision of KSBB Museum.
- Overall co-ordination of Conservation Division & RKI-Pampa Project
- LBSAP (2022-23 Plan project)
- Board meetingsSub committee meetings
- Handling of all matters pertaining to Plan Scheme.
- Preparation and furnishing of Action Taken Reports to Govt.especially on Budget Speech, Governor’s Address, Legislative Committee etc.
- Recruitment of Project Staff.
- All matters related to Right to Information Act.
- Preparation and submission of Annual Report of Kerala State Biodiversity Board to Government.
(iii) Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
KSBB is governed by Board of Members consisting of five Non Official Members and five ex –officio members. Board meetings presided over by the Chairman will discuss the issues and challenges and the decision of the Board is taken by a single majority of the members present. The decisions made by the Board will be implemented through Members Secretary assisted by Administrative Officer, Finance Officer, Principal Scientific Officer, Scientific Officer and other administrative and Technical staff.
(v) Rules, Regulations, instructions, manuals, records, used by employees for discharging its functions
Biological Diversity Act, 2002, Rules, 2004 and Kerala State Biological Diversity Rules, 2008.
(ix) Directory of its officers and employees (uploaded in the KSBB website)
(xii) Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including amounts allotted and details of beneficiaries of such programmes
No subsidy programmes
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by the Board
Approval for access to bioresources is uploaded in the procedure of ABS under the citizen charter in the KSBB website
(xiv) Details in respect of the information available to or held by Board reduced in an electronic form
Annual Report of the Board and research study reports are uploaded in the KSBB Website.
(xv) Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information
The KSBB website has details of services offered by the Board, procedure for ABS, filing online complaints facility and details about access to Biodiversity Museum uploaded in the citizen charter
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers
Details uploaded in the Board website under Right to Information Act