The Terms of Reference of Committee:
The Committee shall study in detail the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 including factors that are aiding and impeding its implementat
The Committee shall recommend necessary policy changes in the future management of the forestry sector in India which may be necessary as a consequence of implementation of Forest Rights Act.
The Committee shall identify the role of various agencies (official and others) in facilitating forest -dwellers in carrying out their roles regarding conservation and management of forests as envisaged in the Act.
The Committee shall identify opportunities for and recommend measures to ensure convergence of various beneficiary oriented programs for the forest rights holders taken up by various line departments in the states.
The Committee shall, wherever possible, hold public consultations on all relevant Issues soliciting the inputs of the concerned stakeholders.
The Committee shall extend full support to the Ministry for Tribal Affairs in their efforts to enforce and implement the Forest Rights Act.
The Committee shall define a new role for the Forest Department vis-à-vis the Gram Sabha for forest conservation and regeneration.
Any other matter which the Committee feels is ancillary or incidental to the purposes of its establishment.