1. Name : Dr. ARVIND KUMAR JHA
  2. Date of Birth : 05-01-1956
  3. Service: Indian Forest Service (1980 Batch)
  4. Last Posting: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and DG(Social Forestry), Maharshtra State, India
  5. Cadre: Maharashtra
  6. Date of Superannuation: 31-1-2016
  7. Address (with Tel./ Mob. and E-mail address ) :

303, Salvador, Fortaleza Society, Kalyaninagar, Pune-411014 (M.S.). India.

Mob: (91) 9822601595.

Email: dr_arvindjha@yahoo.com

 

A.I.F.C.

Diploma(P.G.)

Indian Forest College, Dehra Dun.

(Now IGNFA).

1982

Forestry.

 

 

L.L.B.

 

Nagpur University Nagpur.(Maharashtra)

1990

L a w

10th in the University

 

Diploma

National Council For Labour Management, Chennai

1998

Environmental Management

First Div.

 

Ph.D.

Ranchi University    Ranchi.(Jharkhand)

2002

Social Science

(Hunting Tribes ‘Pardhi’ and Wild-life Acts-A socio-ecological model of survival)

 

 

         1.  Posts held in the last Five years:

Sl.No

Post

Organization / Institute

1

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Director General (Social Forestry), Maharashtra State at Pune.

 

Govt. of Maharashtra (Rural Development and Water Conservation Deptt) and (Revenue and Forest Department).

2

Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (CAMPA), Office of the PCCF(HOFF), Maharashtra

Govt. of Maharashtra

(Revenue and Forest Dept.)

3

Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute,  Maharashtra State, Pune

Govt. of Maharashtra

(Tribal Development Dept.)

           1.Awards/Honours/Achievements:

          A. For application of Geoinformaics in Forestry and allied areas:

1

Received eGovernance National Award (Silver) in 2011 for use of Geoinformatics in FRA implementation

2

The Geoinformatics based initiative taken by me in TRTI Pune finds a place on the website of Rockefeller foundation, US in the “Next Century Innovators Awards” section of 2013.

3

The geoinformatics based system of implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 in Maharashtra developed by me was acknowledged as BEST PRACTICE by Department of administrative reforms & public grievance, Government of India.It finds a place on its website on ‘Governance Knowledge Center’.

4

Have been invited as resource person/ expert by various State governments, GOI organizations, educational institutions/and Non-Government organizations to address stakeholders and students on the application of Geoinformatics in forestry sector and good governance.(More than 60 lectures)

5

Received E.P.Gee Prize for Wildlife in the IFC, Dehradun in 1982.

6

Received Letter of Appreciation from the Government of Maharashtra for innovative handling of Naxalite problem in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra as Dy. Conservator of Forests in 1991-1992.

7

Received Brandis Award in 2006 for my article on ‘Forest Management Certification   System – A Working Plan’s Perspective’ in the India Forester.

8

The film Aatmabodh conceptualized and scripted by me has bagged the 9th NIFF Dadasaheb Phalke Golden Camera Award 2017.

      1.Main Papers/ Books/ Published and Concepts made into films:

S.N.

Title.

Journal/ Pub. House.

1.

 Tiger’s Survival: The Trade Factor.                       

Wildlife Institute, Dehra Dun  News Letter,1994.

2.

Wildlife and Indigenous People.                          

 

Economic and Political           Weekly. 12th Aug.1994.

3.

Conserving Biodiversity: Need for Statutory Support. 

Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).11th March, 95.

4.

Silvicultural Systems- A Bio-diversity perspective.

My Forests:March,1994, Forest Dept. Karnataka

5.

It can be quite a jungle.

EconomicTimes.(3.2.95)

6.

“Jaiva Vividhata Zaruri Hai”(Hindi)

RajasthanPatrika(4.6.95)

7.

Medicinal Plants: Poor regulation blocks conservation

Economic and Political              Weekly (EPW). 23rd Dec.1995.

8.

Booklet on Uniforms in Forest  Department, Maharashtra (Marathi)

Education Circle, Forest Department, Mahararashtra 1997

9.

A Holistic Approach to Competence Building-Maharashtra Experiment

Indian Forester,Nov.98

ICFRE, DehraDun

10.

ParyavaranPathshala (Environmenmtal School)

EPW, 9th Oct.2004.

11.

Democratizing Forestry

Think India, Vol.7,No.4.Oct-Dec 04

12.

Forest Management Certification System- A Working Plan’s Perspective

Indian Forester,Dec2004

ICFRE, DehraDun.

13.

Rehabilitation of Pardhi Tribes: A Socio-ecological model

ASHWATTHA, Jul-Sep 2006,YASHADA,Pune

14.

Pardhis of Aidlabad : Nature or Nurture

ASHWATTHA, Jul-Sep 2007,YASHADA,Pune

15.

Internalization of sustainable management methodology for NTFPs into Forest management –Statutory issues and Institutional concerns

Book (Adaptive Management of Medicinal plants and NTFPs) edited  by G.A. Kinhal and Rao,R.J., FRLHT, Bagalore, 2008

16.

Tribal Handicrafts of Maharashtra – A cultural and transitional perspective (Book)

Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune.2008

17.

The great Indian bustard: a great indicator of ecosystem health

‘The Nature of Dry lands Diverse ecosystems, diverse solutions’. IUCN World Cons. Congress, Barcelona ’08 pub.

18.

‘Soma Che Swapn’-  Marathi Film on the implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006

Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune

19.

‘ Nave Kshitiz” – Marathi Film on the managememt of participatory issues post Forest Rights Act 2006 implementation

Bahurang, Pune

20.

‘Jyanche Koni Aikat Nahi’ – Marathi Film on sensitization in favour of tribals and poor people.

Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune

21.

Formal Education and Pardhi Tribe culture in Mulshinghi of Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Ignored Claims: A focus on Tribal Education in India, Kalpaz Pub.,2008. (ed. Dr Nanjunda, Dr Kurne, Steven, Anna Purna.)

22.

Forest Rights Act – A Conservation Tool

Indian Forester, ICFRE,Dehradun Nov.2009

23.

‘Aatm Bodh – The Self Realization’- Hindi Film on Naxalism (Concept and story-line)

Bahurang, Pune

24.

Forest Rights Act 2006 – Setting right some emergent perspectives

ASHWATTHA, Jul-Sep 2010,YASHADA,Pune

25.

Old Age among the Tribals: An example of Pardhi of Kolhapur ( Prof. Amrita Bagga and Dr A.K.Jha)

Tribal Research Bulletin, TRTI, Pune. Vol: XXXVI, No.1, March 2012

26.

Forestry and Wildlife Acts and Rules in Maharashtra. (Book)

Milton Publishers, Dehra Dun

27.

Flora, Fauna and Nature in Buddhist Thought : Book (Preface and Epilogue)

Ela Foundation and Directorate of Social Forestry, Maharashtra Govt. ‘15

28.

Fauna and Deities: A perspective on Nature Conservation: Book (Foreword and Epilogue)

Ela Foundation and Directorate of Social Forestry, Maharashtra Govt. ‘16

29.

‘Jaiva Vividhata Udyanaat Sambhavya Vane’- a guide- booklet with  for development of  Biodiversity Parks (Published)

Social Forestry, Forest Department, Maharashtra , 2016.

    1.Memberships/ Networking:

(a)

I am a member of CEM (Commission on Ecosystem Management), IUCN.

(b)

I worked as Vice Chairman of Indian Society of Geomatics, ISG, Pune Chapter.

(c)

I am a founder member and President of Global Enviro-legal Services Foundation (GELSEF) Trust, Pune.

(d)

I am an advocate and member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa; High Court, Bombay.

(e)

I am a Member, University Advisory Committee, ITM University, Raipur (C.G.)

(f)

I am an Honorary Advisor to the Center for Organization Development (COD), Hyderabad.

(g)

I am on the Editorial Board of Ela Journal of Forestry and Wildlife (ISSN 2319-4361).

(h)

I am a member of Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.

(i)

 I am a member of the Society of Hill Resource Management School (SHRMS), Daltonganj (Jharkhand).