Staff Directory


Shri A K Srivastava,
Former Member, IFS, Director-General
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Mr. A.K.Srivastava, a veteran professional forester, was a member of the Indian Forest Service. He has worked as Director-General of Forests and Special Secretary, Additional Director General of Forests (Forest Conservation), Chief Executive Officer, CAMPA and Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He had been ex-officio Chairman and Member, National Forest Advisory Committee, ex-officio Member, National Biodiversity Authority, and Animal Welfare Board of India. Presently, he is associated with the Ministry as an Expert Member of the ‘Monitoring Group’ of the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (National CAMPA).

Earlier, in his State Cadre of Jammu and Kashmir, he had worked at various senior positions like PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden, Jammu and Kashmir, Managing Director, J&K State Forest Corporation, and Director, Department of Social Forestry. He also worked as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

He is working as Director General, Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), a not for profit organization, mandated for diverse conservation activities and development of certification standards for various constituents of our natural resource base viz forests, trees outside forests, protected areas, and wetlands, non-wood forest products, quality planting materials, ecotourism, biofuel, and biomass, etc. NCCF is also developing a voluntary Carbon Registry for India. NCCF is actively providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, and State Forest Departments in the matters of forest certification.

Mr. Srivastava is also functioning as Chairman, Green The Earth Trust, recently established in Delhi for afforestation and environmental consciousness.

Mr Abhishek Kumar Srivastava
Project Lead (CR-I )- Deputy Director
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An M. Tech in energy management and has completed IRCA approved EMS lead auditor training course (Based on ISO 14001) and QMS internal auditor course (Based on ISO 9001). He is also BEE certified energy auditor and on the panel for a few Grant and Funding Support Providers Organisations and auditing agencies. He has 14+ years of experience in climate change. Starting from project conceptualization, implementation, and successful demonstration and operation in diversified sectors, he also has rich experience in auditing. In NCCF, he is responsible for the overall operation of Carbon registry India including national and international collaboration monitoring and evaluation.

Ms. Pratibha Singh
Assistant Director
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A Masters of Business Administration from ICFAI and has recently joined NCCF as Assistant Director NCCF and is currently Subheading the Promotion, Communication & Advocacy division at NCCF and Coordinating PCA Sub WG. Her experience reflects holistic experience in identifying target audiences and devising campaigns that engage, inform and motivate; skilled in driving the various communication platforms & mediums for brand positioning, developing strategic & tactical communications.

Dr. Indu Dwivedi
Senior Associate
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A Doctorate in Forest Biotechnology from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Post Graduate in Biotechnology from Amity University, Noida, and Graduate in Life Science from Kumaun University, Nainital. She joined NCCF in August 2019 and is looking after the Training and Capacity Building Division, Projects and Quality Planting Material Standard Development Group.

Ms. Ria Antil
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An M.Phil in Natural Resource Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, and postgraduate in Natural Resource Management from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi with a graduate in Botany from the University of Delhi. She joined NCCF in August 2020 and is currently managing Biofuel & Biomass Standard Development Group along with NCCF’s secretariat activities with a thrust on content creation and external communications.

Ms. Rishika Sharma
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A graduate in Forestry and Natural Resources from HNB Garhwal University and, additionally completed a certificate diploma course of Chartered Forester from Indian Institute of Forest Management. She joined NCCF as an intern and is now promoted to the position of Coordinator. She is currently coordinating the Ecotourism Certification Standard Development Group and an ICFRE project on Policy Research Study in Agroforestry along with some administrative activities of NCCF.

NCCF needs-based support from Honorary Advisors, professional experts, certification bodies, Chartered Accountants, legal/ audit/ IT /media consultants, etc., on an 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

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