Governing Council

This is the apex body of the scheme for developing and overall monitoring, control and supervision of the scheme, which inter alia, would include, but not restricted to the following:

  • To formulate overall policy for the scheme.
  • To provide a roadmap, guidelines, inputs to its related sub committees
  • To review and approve revision of "Vriksh" standard for legality of timber and timber products on the recommendations of the Technical Committee
  • To provide coordination between "Vriksh" secretariat and Government of India.
  • To oversee and review the safeguarding of impartiality and confidentiality aspects of operation of the scheme.
  • To review and monitor the performance of operation of the scheme
  • To advise "Vriksh" secretariat on financial matters pertaining to the scheme.
  • To monitor feedback from customers from abroad to whom timber and timber products are exported under the scheme
  • To set up appeals committee when any appeal is referred by a Certification Body
  • To work out details of any other similar related scheme or any matter referred by Government of India
  • Cooperation / liaison / promotion /mutual agreement with other government and non government bodies working at international or national level, involved directly or indirectly, on similar schemes.
  • To delegate its power to anyone of its members in the matters connected with the scheme.
  • To interpret any of the rules of the scheme or powers to deal with any dispute. Governing Council Verdict on the interpretation shall be final and binding.
  • To act through the following arms of the scheme.
    Vriksh Secretariat
    Technical Committee
    Accreditation Board
  • To create committee or subcommittee for smooth functioning or enlargement of the scheme.
  • To set targets for TC/ AB / VS. They will timely submit their target reports to the governing council.

To issue directions to the respective arms or to any issue related to the scheme, such directions shall override / terminate / supersede any action taken by the respective arm.


VRIKSH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS

Sr No.

Name

Designation

1.

Dr Rekha Pai-IFS

Inspector General of Forests (EAP) Ministry of Environment & Forests Government of India

2.

Mr. Arvind Madhav Singh-IFS

Additional PCCF, Assam Forest Deptt

3.

Dr. Amiya Chandra

Joint DGFT

4.

Mr. Ratnesh Jha

Addl. DC (H)

5.

Dr. Manmohan Yadav

Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

6.

Mr. O. P. Yadav,

Director, Fair Trade Forum - India

7.

Shri Bharat Dinesh

Secretary, Jodhpur Handicrafts Exporters Association

8.

Mr. Sheikh Faizan Ahmed

President, Saharanpur Wood Carving Manufacturer Association

9.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar

Chairman- EPCH

10.

Mr. Girish Agarwal

Exporter, M/s Sankalp Arts

11.

Mr. Sachin Jain

Director, M/s GICIA India Pvt. Ltd.

12.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar

Executive Director, EPCH

13.

Mr. Rajesh Rawat

Joint Director, EPCH

 

The Governing council will elect / appoint its own chairman out of the members present.


Meetings

The meeting of the Governing Council shall be held at least once in a year. Additional meetings may be arranged, if situation demands. Decision shall be recorded in the form of minutes and all other matters connected with the scheme .