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G.B. Pant National Institute
of
Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
formerly known as G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development

Citizen's Charter

1. The Institute
G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) is an autonomous Research and Development Institute of Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The institute is named after Bharat Ratna, Late Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant, who was a great freedom fighter, statesman and an imminent scholar. It was established in 1988, the birth centenary year of Pt. Pant, at Kosi-Katarmal, which is a small settlement in close proximity to his birth place – village Khoont, in Almora, Uttaranchal. The inception of the institute is also an acknowledgement to the uniqueness and diversity of Himalaya, its environments, and the developmental needs of its people.
2. Major Objectives
1. Undertake in-depth research and development studies on environmental problems of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) and Shivalik Ranges.
2. Identify and strengthen the local knowledge of the environment and contribute towards strengthening researches of regional relevance in the scientific Institutions, Universities/ NGOs and Voluntary agencies working in the Himalayan region, through interactive networking.
3. Evolve and demonstrate suitable technological packages and delivery systems for sustainable development of the region in harmony with local perceptions.
3. Organizational Structure
The institute has a strong commitment for sustainable development of Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). The institute comes under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India as an Autonomous Institution. It has headquarters at Kosi-Katarmal, Almora (Uttarakhand) and five regional units; namely, Himachal Unit at Mohal (Kullu, HP), Garhwal Unit at Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand), Sikkim Unit at Panthang (Tadong, Sikkim), NE Unit at Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) and Mountain Unit (5th Unit of the Institute) at MoEF&CC, New Delhi. Its area of operation is the entire Indian Himalaya covering nearly 5,91,000 sq km of geographical regime including eleven hill states, viz. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mijoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, and the West Bengal hills.
4. Grievances Mechanism and Time Frame for Disposal
Dr. R.C. Sundriyal, Scientist-F of GBPNIHESD functioning as a Public Grievance Officer in order to ensure speedy redressal of grievances. The public can meet the Public Grievance Officer every Monday between 2 PM to 5 PM with regard to their complaints and grievances. The E-mail address of the Public Grievance Officer is: rcsundriyal[at]gbpiged[dot]nic[dot[in] or sundriyalrc@yahoo.com
Public Grievance Officer: Dr. R.C. Sundriyal, Scientist-F
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India
Phone: (05962) 241041/241154, Extn-47, Fax: (05962) 241014/241150
E-mail: rcsundriyal@gbpiged.nic.in
Chief Vigilance Officer: Dr. S.K. Nandi, Scientist-G
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India
Phone: (05962) 241041/241154, Fax: (05962) 241014/241150
E-mail: shyamal_nandi@rediffmail.com
Public Information Officer: Er. Kireet Kumar, Scientist-G
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India
Phone: (05962) 241041/241154, Fax: (05962) 241014/241150
E-mail:kireet@gbpihed.nic.in
Appellate Authority: Dr. P.P. Dhyani, Director
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India
Phone: (05962) 241015, Fax: (05962) 241014
E-mail: psdir@gbpihed.nic.in
As regards the time frame for attending the grievances/complaints of the public is concerned, the reply shall be sent to the complainant within a week’s time while it would be the effort of the GBPNIHESD to settle grievances received by it within three months time.
5. GBPNIHESD Head Quarter & Units/Contact Points
The address and Phone Nos. of the GBPNIHESD’s contact points are given below:
Head Quarter
DIRECTOR
G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
(An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment,
Forest & CC, Govt. of India)
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora – 263643 (Uttarakhand) India
Phone No: 05962-241015/241154, Fax: 05962–241014/241150
E-mail: psdir@gbpihed.nic.in, URL: http://gbpihed.gov.in
Mountain Division (5th Unit of the Institute)
MoEF&CC, Indira Paryavaran Bhavan,
Jor Bagh Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India
E-mail: kireet@gbpihed.nic.in
Himachal Unit
Scientist In-Charge
GBPNIHESD HP Unit
Mohal, Kullu - 175126
Himachal Pradesh, India
Ph: (01902) 225329
Fax: (01902) 222720
E-mail: hpunit@gbpihed.nic.in
samantss2@rediffmail.com
Garhwal Unit
Scientist In-Charge
GBPNIHESD Garhwal Unit
Upper Bhaktiyana, Srinagar
Garhwal - 246174 (Uttarakhand) India.
Ph: (01346) 252603
Fax: (01346) 252424
E-mail: garhwalunit@gbpihed.nic.in
rkmaikhuri@rediffmail.com
Sikkim Unit
Scientist In-Charge
GBPNIHESD Sikkim Unit
Pangthang, P.O. Penlog (East)
Sikkim - 737101 (Sikkim) India
Ph: (03592) 237328
Fax: (03592) 237415
E-mail: sikkimunit@gbpihed.nic.in
hkbadola@rediffmail.com
North-East Unit
Scientist In-Charge
GBPNIHESD NE Unit
Vivek Vihar, Itanagar - 791113
Arunachal Pradesh, India
Ph: (0360) 2211773
Fax: (0360) 2211773
E-mail: neunit@gbpihed.nic.in
mahen29.mail@gmail.com
Further the Citizens’ Charter shall be reviewed from time to time for improving our services and response to the public.

 

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