Jharkhand CAMPA

Functions of Jharkhand CAMPA shall include, inter alia-

  1. funding, overseeing and promoting compensatory afforestation done in lieu of diversion of forest land for non-forestryuse under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980;
  2. overseeing forest and wildlife conservation and protection works within forest areas undertaken and financed under theprogramme;
  3. maintaining a separate account in respect of the funds received for conservation and protection of Protected Areas,
  4. creating transparency for the programme and mobilizing citizen support; and
  5. earmarking up to two percent of the funds for monitoring and evaluation.
Enactment of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016; Rules, 2018; and related guidelines:

In view of the provisions of Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act, 2016, Compensatory Afforestation Fund Rules, 2018 and the Accounting Procedure therein, as notified by the Govt. of India Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, the Jharkhand Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management Planning Authority (Jharkhand CAMPA) was notified vide Ministry's notification no. 4855 (E) dated 14.09.2018 which became effective w.e.f. 30.09.2018. In pursuance of provisions of the CAF Act, 2016, the Government of Jharkhand has notified the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund vide its notification no. 04/ CAMPA-01/2018-696 dated 13.02.2019. The monies received in the State Fund shall be an interest-bearing fund under public accounts. The balance in each State Fund shall be non-lapsable and get interest as per the rate declared by the Central Government on year to year basis.

As per the Accounting Procedure, consequent upon issue of notification for establishment of respective State Compensatory Afforestation Funds by the concerned State Governments in terms of sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Act, State share (90 percent of the monies with Ad- hoc Authority) so credited to the National Compensatory Afforestation Deposits under Major Head 8336-Civil Deposits, shall be transferred to State Compensatory Afforestation Fund (SCAF) as per each State share. While transferring respective State share to the State Fund, breakup shall be provided at an appropriate level below the Minor Head ‘State Compensatory Afforestation Fund (SCAF)’ and these heads of accounts shall be uniformly applicable across all the States/Union Territories. The monies received by the State Governments from the User Agencies shall be credited in ‘State Compensatory Afforestation Deposits’ in Public Account of the State out of which 90 percent shall be transferred into the Public Account of the State and 10 percent credited into the National Fund on yearly basis.

Further, under the Jharkhand CAMPA State Authority, various Committees viz. the Governing Body, Steering Committee and Executive Committee have been notified by the State Government vide respective notification no. 1532, 1533 and 1534 dated 25.04.2019.