G.B. Pant 'National Institute of Himalayan Environment'(NIHE)

(An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India)

Citizen's Charter

1.     The Institute

   G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment (GBPNIHE) 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 six regional centres; namely, Himachal Regional Centre at Mohal (Kullu, HP), Garhwal Regional Centre at Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand), Sikkim Regional Centre at Panthang (Tadong, Sikkim), NE Regional Centre at Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Mountain Division (5th Unit of the Institute) at MoEF&CC, New Delhi and Ladakh Regional Centre at Leh (Ladakh). 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-G of GBPNIHE 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-G G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India

(05962) 241041, 241154 Extn-47
Fax: (05962) 241014, 241150

rcsundriyal@gbpiged.nic.in

Chief Vigilance Officer

Dr. G.C.S. Negi, Scientist-G G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India

(Code: +91-5962) 241041, 241154
Fax: (05962) 241014, 241150

negigcs@yahoo.co.in

Public Information Officer

Er. Kireet Kumar, Scientist-G G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India

(Code: +91-5962) 241041, 241154
Fax: (05962) 241014, 241150

kireet@gbpihed.nic.in

Appellate Authority

Dr. R.S. Rawal, Director G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India

(Code: +91-5962) 241041, 241154
Fax: (05962) 241014, 241150

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 GBPNIHE to settle grievances received by it within three months time.

GBPNIHE Head Quarter & Regional Centres/Contact Points

Head Quarter

Director G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora – 263643, Uttarakhand, India.

05962-241015/241154, Fax: 05962–241014/241150
Fax: (01346) 252424

psdir@gbpihed.nic.in
Website - http://gbpihed.gov.in

Garhwal Regional Centre

Scientist In-Charge G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Upper Bhaktiyana, Srinagar Garhwal - 246174, Uttarakhand, India.

(01346) 252603
Fax: (01346) 252424

garhwalunit@gbpihed.nic.in    soukhin1974@yahoo.co.in

Himachal Regional Centre

Scientist In-Charge G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Mohal, Kullu - 175126, Himachal Pradesh, India.

(01902) 225329
Fax: (01902) 222720

hpunit@gbpihed.nic.in    rksingh@gbpihed.nic.in

Sikkim Regional Centre

Scientist In-Charge G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Pangthang, P.O. Penlog (East) Sikkim - 737101, Sikkim, India

03592-295130 (Office, Regional Head) 03592-295069 (Reception)
Fax: (03592) 295024

headskrc@gmail.com    sikkimunit@gbpihed.nic.in     dr.rajeshjoshi@gmail.com

North-East Regional Centre

Scientist In-Charge G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Chandranagar (Near Neni Hyundai Service), Itanagar - 791113, Arunachal Pradesh, India

(0360) 2211773
Fax: (0360) 2211773

neunit@gbpihed.nic.in    mahen29.mail@gmail.com

Mountain Division (5th unit of Institute)

Scientist In-Charge G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
MoEF&CC, Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, Jor Bagh Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India

kireet@gbpihed.nic.in

Ladakh Regional Centre

Scientist In-Charge G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Wildlife Warden Office Building, Near Council Secretariat - Leh 194101, Ladakh(UT), India

(01982) 256202

subrats@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 GBPNIHE to settle grievances received by it within three months time.