High Power Steering Committee (HPSC)

High Power Steering Committee (HPSC)


High Power Steering Committee (HPSC) for the Project for Sustainable Catchment Forest Management in Tripura within the State Government has been notified vide GO No. F.22A-1(11)/For-JICA/HSPC-2018/30284-302 dated 29 October 2018 to act as the highest decision-making body at the state level for the implementation of the Project, with the following composition

SL No. Name Designation
1 Chief Secretary Chairperson
2 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & HoFF Member
3 Chief Wildlife Warden Member
4 Secretary in charge, Rural Development Department Member
5 Secretary in charge, Industries & Commerce Department Member
6 Secretary in charge, Fishery Department Member
7 Secretary in charge, Tribal Welfare Department Member
8 Secretary in charge, Finance Department Member
9 Secretary in charge, Science, Technology & Environment Member
10 Secretary in charge, PWD (Water Resources) Member
11 Secretary in charge, Animal Resources Development Department Member
12 Secretary in charge, Agriculture Department Member
13 Secretary in charge, Food & Civil Supplies Department Member
14 Chief Executive Officer, TTAADC Member
15 Chief Executive Officer, TRLM Member
16 Representative, Lead Bank in Tripura Member
17 CEO & PD, Tripura JICA Project Member Secretary
18 Representative, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Special invitee
19 Representative, JICA India Special invitee

HPSC will regularly oversee and review the performance of the project implementation, and will be responsible for giving directions to the Project Management Unit (PMU) for ensuring smooth and efficient project implementation.

Function of HPSC:

  • Approve the Operation Manual including Financial Rules and Accounting Procedures, policies and guidelines on gender mainstreaming and Revolving Fund;
  • Endorse Annual Plan of Operation and annual budget of the Project;
  • Advise/ resolve issues and problems related to financial flow from Govt of Tripura to Project, and with other government departments to ensure success of the Project;
  • Facilitate convergence and coordination of the Project with other government departments and monitor its progress;
  • Suggest and endorse measures and actions to resolve issues that may be raised by JICA, DEA, MoEF& CC or any other agencies related to the Project;
  • Take up policy related matters of the Project;
  • HPSC will approve annual plans and budgets of the Project at the beginning of the each financial year, and review the project progress at least every-six months on regular basis.
  • HPSC will accord administrative and financial approvals/ sanctions of all individual schemes, proposals or procurement of goods & services amounting to Rs two crore fifty lakh and above relating to the Project.
  • HPSC will meet at least once in six months or more frequently, if required.