Board Members



Sri K. S. P. V. Pavan Kumar, IFS
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Biodiversity & Climate Change), Member Secretary

A Postgraduate in Life Sciences from JNU, New Delhi, joined the Indian Forest Service in 1992. Holds a post graduate diploma in Environmental Law from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Karnataka and an Associate of I.G.N.F.A diploma from Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy.

Worked in the Regional Office, MoEF&CC, Bengaluru as DCF (Central), and in the Irrigation and Command Area Development Department of Andhra Pradesh as Additional Secretary to the Government. Worked as the Officer-on-Special Duty to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, and as Managing Director, Assam Medical Services Corporation and as Commissioner, Food Safety and Drug Control, Assam. Also served as the Project Director in the A. D. B. and assisted Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Programme.

Presently posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Planning and Development), and Project Director, Assam Project on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Society and in charge of Special Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Biodiversity & Climate Change), Assam.

Married to Mrs. Geetha Madhuri. Has a daughter working as a Software Engineer in A. D. P. Software, and a son working as a Software Engineer in Dassault Systèmes.



Dr. Parimal Chandra Bhattacharjee (Expert Member)

(Rtd.) Professor and Head department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Vice-President- Primate Research Centre; Member: IUCN-SSG Primate, International Ornithological Congress(IOC); Executive council – ASTEC, Research Advisory Council, Dept of Forest; Expert committee of the MEE of the PAs-GOI-MoEF; Executive Trustee-WTI; Ex-Member of TRAC (Training Research and Academic Council) WII, TPCG (Technical and Policy core group)-National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and Coordinator –NE states; Executive body SACON, State Coordinator of Inland wetland Survey–UNDP-SACON; Guided 20 – Ph.D students; completed 20 research projects; published 70 scientific papers and notes.


Dr. Ajit Kr. Das (Expert Member)

A Post-graduate in Botany, completed Ph. D. from Assam University . Presently, he is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar. His Research interests are in Ethnobotany, Plant Taxonomy, Medicinal Plants, Natural Products, Higher plant Ecology, and Biodiversity Conservation. He  has more than  15 years of research and teaching experiences . Dr. Das has published more than 64 Research papers in reputed journals and also Author of 3 Books. He completed two UGC sponsored projects as Principal Investigator. He is the Life member of reputed societies i.e. the Society of Ethno botanists, (Lucknow), PhytoTaxonomy, Indian Botanical Society, and Indian Fern Society (Patiala), the Centre for Research in Indigenous Knowledge, Science and Culture ( CRIKSC). He received the S.K. Jain Medal award in the year 2016. Apart from the above, he has developed Herbarium / House specimens and introduced a special paper entitled “Ethnobotany and Conservation of Medicinal plants” in the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Assam University.


Dr. (Mrs) Nirmali Medhi (Expert Member)

Associate Professor & Head of Department of the Department of Zoology and Vice Principal of Handique Girls' College, Guwahati. She stood first class first in BSc Zoology from Aryavidyapeeth College and first class second in MSc, zoology from Gauhati University. She is the Vice President of Bor Axom Xamajik and Xangskritik Moncho. A Life member of Assam Science Society and Zoological Society of Assam.


Dr. Bijoy Neog, Ph. D. (Expert Member)

A Post-Doctoral in Conservation Biology (Botany). Presently, he is serving as Professor & Head Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University. Dr. Neog has published more than 48 Research papers in reputed journals, participated in more than 20 workshops and seminars. His area of interest and specialization is in Cytogenetics & Crop Improvement, Biochemical & Molecular Characterization and Genetic Barcoding & Conservation Biology. Dr. Neog has guided 2 Ph. D. students and completed 3 Research Projects. Dr. Neog is the Chairman of Departmental Research Committee, Member of School Board in Science & Engineering and Chairperson of Board of Studies in Life Sciences.

 Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, Ph. D. (Expert Member)

Dr.Talukdar is a M.Sc. in Zoology with specialisation in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology and a Ph.D. working in the field of wildlife research and conservation since 1989. He was one of the founders of Aaranyak in 1989 and currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aaranyak. He is also the Chair of Asian Rhino Specialist Group of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2008. He is also the Asia Coordinator of International Rhino Foundation since June 2008. As a chair of Asian Rhino Specialist Group, he is responsible to prepare global status report of Asian Rhino Horn trades for the CITES. He has served as a member of the Standing committee of National Board of Wildlife during 2008-2010. He is currently a member of the State Board of Wildlife, Assam. He is a member of IUCN/SSC; African Rhino Specialist Group and IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management. He also attended and successfully completed the training program on  "Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring for Adaptive Management"  offered by the Smithsonian Institution of USA from May 14th- June 16th 2000 at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Centre, Front Royal, Virginia, USA. He has published over 60 scientific papers in journal of national and international reputes.