NCCF - Staff Directory
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Staff Directory


To promote the widest possible participation, NCCF adopts a “bottom-up” approach to governance. It builds on national members whose local expertise is complemented by the experiences of internationally-active organizations.

Staff Directory

Shri A K Srivastava,
IFS (retd), Executive Director (Honorary)
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Shri A.K.Srivastava, a veteran professional forester, was a Member of the Indian Forest Service and retired from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) as Additional Director General of Forests and also held charge of the Director General of Forests and Special Secretary for some time. He has worked at various other senior positions in the Government of India and Government of Jammu & Kashmir like Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden, Jammu and Kashmir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Inspector General of Forests and CEO, CAMPA, MoEF & CC, Additional Commissioner (NRM),Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He had been ex-officio Member of the National Forest Advisory Committee, National Biodiversity Authority and Animal Welfare Board of India. Mr Srivastava has dealt with the multilateral and bilateral organisations and voluntary bodies such as UNFF, FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank, JICA, GIZ, IUCN, WWF and WTI, etc and represented the Government of India in several international conventions / fora like UNFF, COFO, FAO, APFC, CITES, CMS, IWC etc. His academic qualifications include Masters degrees in Forestry (AIFC) and Biochemistry, NDC (M. Phil) in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National Defence College, New Delhi , MBA from the University of Hull, U.K.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Saxena
Deputy Director
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A veteran ecologist, forester and biologist with about two decades of diverse research and work experience in United Nations (UNDP and UNESCO), Governments, reputed NGOs and research institutions on subjects related to biodiversity conservation, climate change, forestry, ecology, sustainable development, etc. He is internationally trained with degrees from reputed institutions and universities in Europe and USA in the subjects of biodiversity related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) such as CITES, CMS,CBD etc as well as environmental governance, ecological economics etc. He is first globally certified expert from India on biodiversity conventions with focus on international trade in threatened species of plants and animals. His interest areas are natural resource based sustainable development, bio resource markets development, ecology based climate change solutions, sustainable uses of biodiversity, forest governance, etc. He is an alumni of Delhi University, Forest Research Institute (University), Dehradun, Universidad International de Andalucia, Spain, Technical University of Dresden, Germany and Duke University, USA.

Varun Grover

Mr. Varun Grover
Group Coordinator
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A Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) and in Mechanical Engineering. He previously interned with NCCF and joined full time in April 2017. He is currently coordinating the SDGs - PAWS, NWFP and TOF and is also assisting secretariat in their work/activities.

Chetan Aggarwal

Mr. Chetan Aggarwal
Project Officer- Carbon Registry

As Project Officer, his duties include technical aspects of Carbon Registry-India, coordination with stakeholders and other works associated with the programme. He previously interned with Greenpeace India in Climate and Energy division. Chetan has Masters’ degree in Climate Science and Policy and Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy both from TERI School of Advance Studies (Previously TERI University). He is also an alumni of Hansraj College, University of Delhi. 

Upasana Singh

Ms. Upasna Singh,
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A Post Graduate (MBA) in Natural resources and Sustainable Development from Amity School of Natural Resources Development and graduate in Resource Management. She has joined NCCF in the Coordination and Administration department. She is currently looking after the administrative activities of NCCF, coordination of the Quality Planting Material Certification Standard Development Group and membership of the society

NCCF getting need based support from Honorary Advisors, professional experts, certification bodies, Chartered Accountant, legal/ audit/ IT /media consultants etc. on outsourcing basis. Our biggest strength is networking and multi stakeholder partnerships.

Mr. Sujit Gupta,
Legal Advisor, NCCF
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Shri. A K Bansal,
IFS (retd), Chair,
Dispute Resolution Committee

Desirous Persons of the NCCF :-

SL. No. NAME E-mail ID
1 Mr. A K Varma, IFS (retd)
2 Mr. A K Bansal , IFS (retd)
3 Mr. Suneel Pandey, ITC Ltd.
4 Mr. J K Jain
5 Mr. Sachin Raj Jain
6 Mr. I V Rama Rao
7 Mr. Rakesh Kumar 
8 Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal
9 Mr. Kh_ Devbrat
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