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Tadoba-Andhari Conservation Foundation Maharashtra

1.Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation :-

1) Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation is contituted as trust .
2) The head Office of the Foundation is located at Chandrapur in Chandrapur District , Maharashtra .
3) Area of Operation of the Foundation shall be at tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and its adjoining Landscape.

2. Aims and Objectives of the Foundation:-

• The aim of the Foundation shall be to facilitate and support the tiger reserve management for conservation of tiger and biodiversity , through multi- stakeholder participation as per approved management plans and to support similar initiatives in adjoining landscapes, consistent with the national and state legislations.
• For the furtherance of the said objectives , the functions of the Foundation shall be undertaken through the implementing agency and its staff and or sponsored or supported by it or though other institution , agencies or individuals collaborated by the implementing agency.
• To achieve the above said aim , the Foundation shall have the following objectives , namely :
a) To facilitate ecological , economic , social and cultural development in the tiger reserve and adjoining landscape.
b) To provide support to safeguard the natural environment in tiger reserve and relevant places in the entire Central India, especially , the vidharba region.
c) To facilitate creation of and or maintenance of such assets as felt necessary for fulfilling the above stated objectives.
d) To Solicit technical , financial , social and other support required for various activities of the Foundation for achieving the objectives from diverse sources in conformity with the law.
e) To support eco-development , ecotourism, research, environmental education , training management and advisory aspects in the above and related fields to support the implementing agency and
f) Anything incidental or ancillary to the above for furthering the above said objectives.

3.Governing Body of the Foundation :-

1) The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation shall have a governing body for giving overall policy guidance and direction to The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation.
2) The Governing body of The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation Shall consist of the following members namely :-

1 Hon’ble Minister (forest ) , Govt . of Maharashtra President
2. Add chief secretary (Forest ) Government of Maharashtra vice President
3. Principal Chief Conservator of forests , Ms, Nagpur Member
4. Chief Conservator of forests(Wildlife) Nagpur Member
5. Field Director, The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Chandrapur Member
6. Deputy Director , Core TATR Member
7. One Nominee of BNHS Mumbai Member
8. One Nominee of Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun Member
9. Members of legislative Assembly within jurisdiction of tiger Reserve Member
10. Representative of Zilha parishad Chandrapur Member
11. Representative of Eco – development Committee Member
12. Representative of Eco – development Committee Member
13. Chief Wildlife Warden and Principal Chief Conservator Of Forests (Wildlife) M.S. Nagpur M. Secretary

4. Cessation of Membership:-

A Member of the Governing Body becomes a member by reason of the office of appointment he/she holds . His/ her membership of the Governing Body shall terminate when he / she ceases to hold that office , post or appointment.

5. Tenure of Nominated Members:-

The tenure of nominated member shall be for period of three years from the date of his nomination.

6. Powers and Functions of the Governing Body:-

The Governing Body shall have the following powers and perform the following functions, namely;
a) Make over all policy of the Foundation in Consonance with the provisions of the Act ;
b) Consider and approve the balance sheet and audited accounts of the Foundation ;
c) Consider and approve the Annual Report of the Foundation ;
d) Approve the work plan , fund flow, Annual Budget of the Foundation.
e) Make amendment in the deed of trust , which may be necessary , subject to the approval of the Government.
f) Approve the “ Operations Manual” of the Foundation ;
g) Coordinate between different departments and other institutions and non Governmental organization to achieve the objectives of the Foundations .
h) Frame rules and regulations under the provisions of the trust of deed for managing the affairs of the Foundations.
i) Take all policy decisions regarding fund raising , investment and budget of the Foundations .
j) Suspend , terminate or effect any other procedures on any project or activity undertaken by the Foundation ; and
k) Perform such other functions as may necessary to achieve the objectives of the trust .

7. Proceedings of the Governing body:-

The meeting of the Governing Body shall be held in the following manner , namely :-
i) The meeting of the Governing shall be held at least once in a year preferably in the first month of the financial year ;
ii) Every meeting of the governing body shall be called in writing by and under the signature of the member-secretary of the governing body through a prior notice of fifteen days containing a summary of the business to be transacted in such meeting ;
iii) Any inadvertent omission to give notice to, or the non- receipt of notice of any meeting by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting ;
iv) If the president is not present in the meeting of the Governing Body , the vice-president shall preside over the meeting ;
v) One third of the members of the Governing Body present shall from the quorum of the Governing Body provided that no quorum shall be necessary in respect of any adjourned meeting;
vi) All disputes in a meeting shall be determined by the division of vote;
vii) The member who is unable to attend the Governing Body meeting , may send his views on the agenda in writing and such expression of opinion shall be taken to be his views on the agenda in writing and such expression of opinion shall be taken to be his vote on the matter concerned; and
viii) The minutes of the proceedings of the meeting shall be recorded and such minutes after approved the signed by the member Secretary , Governing Body shall be Conclusive proof of the business transacted in the meeting.

8) Executive Committee:-

The affairs of the Foundation shall be administered subject to the rules and regulations and orders of the Foundation by the executive committee , which shall consist of the following;

1. Field Director , Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Chairperson
2. ACF Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Member-Secretary
3. Representative of Eco-development Committee wasera Member
4. Representative of Eco-development Committee Mudholi Member
5. Range Forest officer, Tadoba Member
6. Range Forest officer,(Wildlife) , kolsa Member

9. Cessation of Membership:-

A member of the executive committee becomes a member by reason of the office of appointment he/she holds. His/her membership of the governing body shall terminate when he/she ceases to hold that office , post or appointment.

10. Tenure of Nominated Members:-

The tenure of nominated member shall be for period of two years from the date of his nomination.

11. Functions and Powers of the Executive Committee:-

a) The affairs and funds of the Foundation in accordance with the rules and regulation of the Foundation.
b) Endeavor to achieve the objectives of the Foundation and discharge all its functions .
c) Perform such other functions as are assigned to it by the governing body.

12. Proceedings of the Executive Committee:-

1) Every meeting of the executive committee shall be presided over by the chairperson . provided that in the absence of the chairperson the executive committee shall elect a chairman to preside over the meeting.
2) One-half of the total members of the executive committee present in the meeting shall constitute the quorum , provided that no quorum shall be necessary in respect of any adjourned meeting.
3)Not less than seven days notice for every meeting of executive committee shall be given to each member of the said committee , Provided that the chairperson may call an emergency meeting if the situation so warrants.
4) Any inadvertent omission to give notice to or the non-receipt of notice of any meeting by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting.
5) The Executive committee shall meet as and when necessary but at least once in every month.
6) All disputed issues in executive committee meetings shall be determined by vote among members.
7) Any member who is unable to attend the executive committee meeting may send his views on the agenda in writing and such expression of opinion shall be taken to be his vote on the matter concerned.
8)The executive committee shall refer any issue for the advice or recommendation to a sub-committee constituted by it for the purpose and the executive committee shall have the right to override the recommendation or advice given by the sub-committee and in doing so, it shall record reasons thereof.
9) Annual general body meeting of the executive committee shall be conducted every year and the audited accounts of the previous year and the budget for the current year shall be presented , discussed and approved.
10)The minutes of the proceedings of the executive committee meetings shall be recorded and such minutes after due approval shall be issued by secretary.

13.Office and Authorities of the Executive Committee:-

1.The fileld Director of all the tiger reserve shall be the executive director of the Foundation and he or she shall carryout all administrative and day-to-day functions of the Foundation of behalf of executive committee and he shall be the custodian of all records , assests and belongings of the Foundations.
2.the Executive director shall have the following powers in conformity with the rules of the Foundation namely:-
a)To accept contributions on behalf of the Foundation either by cheque , demand draft or other bank instruments or in kind from a person or institutions.
b)To purchase , acquire, take on lease any moveable and immovable property for the purpose of achieving the objectives of the Foundation.
c)To have control and authority on the general administration of the Foundation.
d)To open and operate accounts with bank.
e)To prosecute , sure and defend all actions at law for and on behalf of Foundation.
3)The Executive Director shall powers to convene seminars , workshops , etc , and to oversee publications of research materials and books of the Foundation.
4)The Executive Director shall initiate appropriate actions for the preparation and submission of project proposals on different programmers to be undertaken by the Foundation to various agencies for support.
5)The Executive Director shall have powers to interact with National and International Agencies for Furthering the Objectives of the Foundation.

14)Property , Assests and Liabilities:-

1)The income and property of the Foundation , howsoever derived , shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objectives thereof as set-forth above.
2)No portion of the income and property of the Foundation shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly , by way of dividend , bonus or otherwise , howsoever , by way of profit , tp the persons who at any point of time have been members of the Foundation or to any of them or to any person claiming through them.
3)Provided that nothing here in contained shall prevent the payment of remuneration to any member or any person in return of any service rendered to the Foundation or for any administrative expenses as stipulated in the operation manual.

15.Powers of the Government:-

The government may time to time review the functioning of the Foundation and issue such direction , as it may consider necessary in respect of the affairs of the Foundation.

16.Financial Regulation:-

A. Founds of the Trust:-
The Following shall be the various sourse of funds for running the affairs of the Foundation in conformity with the rules and regulations of the trust , namely:-
a)The income generated from levying tourist entry fees and other charges for the services generated out of the tiger reserve.
b)Contribution from other sources in terms of specific projects from national as well as international agencies as permitted by law;
c)Grant-in-aids , donation or assistance of any kind from any individuals or organizations including foreign governments and other external agencies as permitted by law;
d)Any other activity as permitted by law and in conformity with the rules of the trust.
B. Accounts of Audit:
a) The Foundation shall maintain proper accounts and prepare annual accounts comprising of the receipts and payments , statement of liabilities , etc in such form as may determined;
b) The accounts of the Foundation shall be audited annually by the qualified chartered accountant , empanelled by the Comptroller Auditor-General of India , approved by the Governing Body;
c) The audited accounts shall be discussed and approved by the governing body in its annual meeting held for the purpose ;
d) The accounts of the Foundation shall be subjected to the general provisions and directives of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

17. Dissolution of the Foundation:-

The Foundation is irrevocable , however , in the event of any circumstance in which it is decided to terminate or dissolve the Foundation after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any assests and property whatsoever be the same , shall not be paid to or distributed among the member of the Foundation but shall be dealt with in such manner as the state government may determine in that behalf.

18) Miscellaneous:-

1) As and when there is any change in the nomenclature of ministries , departments , or institution and designation mentioned, such changes shall automatically stand incorporated in the rules of the Foundation.
2)Every staff of the Foundation may be sued or prosecuted by the Foundation for any loss or damage caused to the Foundation or its property or for anything done by him detrimental to the interests of the Foundation.

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