Community Forest Rights Recognition Process

Forest Rigths Committee (FRC)

  • Elected by Gram Sabha from its members
  • 1/3 members shall be ST
  • 1/3 members shall be women
  • It receives claims for recognition of rights
  • It verifies and examines the nature and applicability of claims
  • Forwards Claims along with its findings to the Gram Sabha

Gram Sabha

  • Convened by the Gram Panchayat
  • Examines and considers the applications along with findings received from FRC
  • Deliberations are held about the claims
  • It verifies and examines the nature and applicability of claims and passes resolution either accepting or rejecting the claim
  • The resolution is then forwarded to the SDLC

Sub Division Level Committee (SDLC)

  • Headed by Sub Collector/ RDO. Three members from Block Panchyats and Sub Divisional Forest Officers are the members.
  • It examines applicability of Claims as per the Act
  • If the claim is acceptable, then it will be forwarded to the DLC along with recommendation. Otherwise, the claim will be rejected and the fact will be informed to the Gram Sabha and FRC
  • SDLC extends help to Gram Sabha and FRC in identification and recognition of Rights

District Level Committee (DLC)

  • Headed by Sub Collector/ RDO. Three members from Block Panchyats and Sub Divisional Forest Officers are the members.
  • It examines applicability of Claims as per the Act
  • If the claim is acceptable, then it will be forwarded to the DLC along with recommendation. Otherwise, the claim will be rejected and the fact will be informed to the Gram Sabha and FRC
  • SDLC extends help to Gram Sabha and FRC in identification and recognition of Rights