Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
भावाअशिप - उष्णकटिबंधीय वन अनुसंधान संस्थान
ICFRE - Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur


Right to information and obligations of public authorities 



  Name of First Appellate officer               -   Dr. H. S. Ginwal

                                                              Director, TFRI, Jabalpur

  Name of Public Information officer        -   Shri Nahar Singh Mawai

                                                              Assistant Chief Technical Officer

  Name of Institute & Address                  -   Tropical Forest Research Institute,

                                                              P.O. – RFRC, Mandla Road,

                                                              Jabalpur (Madhay Pradesh) -  482 021

  Contact no.                                              -   0761 – 2840483

  E- mail                                                      -


Under RTI Act Section 4 (1) (b)  :-


Sl No. Title Information


The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties;


(Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education)

(An Autonomous Council under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India)

P.O. – R.F.R.C, Mandla Road, JABALPUR –  482  021 (Madhya Pradesh)


Forestry Research, Research and Administrative



The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.


The Tropical Forest Research Institute follows the procedure indicated in Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) and ICFRE compendium for decision-making. The Section Officer proposes Action with the help of staff (Assistant, UDC and LDC) posted in his section in accordance with the departmental instructions prescribing the level of final disposal and channel of submission for each category of cases. The Section Officer normally submits the file to Under Secretary who in turn submits the file to Group Coordinator (Research) / Director. Level of submission depends on the delegation of power in administrative and financial issues. Each officer in the channel is accountable with respect to submission of true facts, but the ultimate accountability lies with the highest level approving a proposal or taking decision.



The norms set by it for the discharge of its function.


As per ICFRE compendium/Govt. Orders.


The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

The rules and regulations, instructions and manuals etc. are as prescribed and published by the Ministry of Personnel, Pension and Public Grievances including AR Wing like FR/SR and other service/establishment manuals and instructions and financial rules like GFR and Delegation of Financial Power Rules issued by Department of Expenditure from time to time. The ICFRE compendium is at



A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.

Divisions and Sections of the Institute hold different categories of documents relating to work allocated to them.



The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.


Functioning of TFRI does not involve, formulation of policies. Therefore no such arrangement is required. However, with a view to encouraging mutual understanding between stakeholders and to advise the TFRI on research projects a Research Advisory Group (RAG) exist. Representative of trade and other research bodies including departments are also nominated to these committees. The term of these committees is two years from the date of their constitution.


The Director is the Chairman of the Research Advisory Group. The official members are PCCFs of the four jurisdictional states, Directors of State Forest Research Institute, CCF (Territorial) Jabalpur. Two conservator/Dy.CF from other ICFRE Institute, Director of another non-ICFRE Research Institute, ADG (RP) of ICFRE HQ, Three Scientists from TFRI, Two representative of funding organization etc. Amongst the non-official members a representative of all NGO in the field of forestry based industry, eminent Scientists outside ICFRE, Progressive farmer, JFM/Grass root level organization etc.



A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

As per Indian council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun guide line/order etc.



a directory of its officers and employees;

Available in website.



The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

As per 7th CPC.


The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particular of all plans,  proposed expenditures  and reports on disbursement made.

As per Indian council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun, MoEF&CC and SFDs


The manner of execution of subsidy programme, including amount allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.



Particulars of recipients of concession, permits or authorization granted by it.



details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.



the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use



the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.

Shri Nahar Singh Mawai

Assistant Chief Technical Officer



such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year.

Updated in website



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