Society Overview

OFSDS Society

The Orissa Forestry Sector Development Society is registered under Societies Act bearing registration no 22321/49 of 2006-07 by the Registrar of Societies, Odisha at Cuttack.

With an objective to facilitate smooth implementation of the forestry project in the state, it has been considered expedient and necessary to constitute a society, namely, "Odisha Forestry Sector Development Society" as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Government of Odisha, Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department.

Odisha Forestry Sector Development Society (OFSDS) has been constituted as an autonomous organisation under Forest and Environment Department, primarily for the implementation of Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) which was implemented from 2006-07 up to 2014-15with financial assistance from JICA i.e. Japan International Cooperation Agency (formerly known as JBIC - Japan Bank of International Cooperation). Presently, the society is implementing OFSDP Phase-II and Ama Jangala Yojana (AJY). The Society has a High Power Committee headed by Chief Secretary, Odisha with other 14 members and 07 members in the Governing Body chaired by ACS, Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department. The Project Director, OFSDS is the Member Secretary for both the above committees.

Governing Body

Governing Body (GB): Governing Body is chaired by Additional Chief Secretary of Forest, Environment & Climate Change Department, Govt. of Odisha. GB meets quarterly or earlier. The composition of GB are as below

Composition of GB

ChairpersonAdditional Chief Secretary, F&E Department
Member Principal Chief Conservator of Forests(HoFF)
Member Chief Wildlife Warden/PCCF(Wildlife)
Member Special Secretary, F&E Department
Member Director, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Odisha (PR Department)
Member NGO Represntative (PD's Nominee)
Member Secretary Project Director, OFSDP-II

High Power Committee

High Power Committee (HPC): HPC of the OFSDS is responsible for facilitating inter-departmental and inter-program coordination for required synergy, convergence and for minimizing duplication of efforts. It has the authority to approve the Operations Manual. The members of HPC meet bi-annually or earlier. The composition of HPC are be as below.

Composition of HPC

ChairpersonChief Secretarty, Odisha
Vice-chairmanAdditional Chief Secretary cum Development Commissioner, Odisha
Member Principal Secretary, Finance Department
Member Principal Secretary, F&E Department
Member Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department
Member Principal Secretary, Women & Child Welfare Department
Member Principal Secretary, Revenue & Disaster Management Department
Member Principal Secretary, Panchayati Raj Department
Member Principal Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment Department
Member Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department
Member Principal Secretary, ST & SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Department
Member PCCF (HoFF), F&E Department
Member Chief Wildlife Warden/PCCF (Wildlife), F&E Department
Member Secretary Project Director, OFSDP-II