Mr. Jikmet Takpa

Vice President

Personal Data:

DOB: 05/07/1963
Place of Birth: Leh Ladakh (UT)


1990: Masters of Science in Forestry, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun
1987: Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
1982: Senior School Certificate Exam, Sainik School Nagrota, Jammu

Professional Skills/Expertise:

Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer of 1990 Batch, Apex Scale (Level 16)

Posts Held:

  1. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Union Territory of Ladakh
  2. Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Government of Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Project Director: Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency
  4. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
  5. National Focal Point for UNCCD, IUCN, ICIMOD, GEF, Vienna Convention (UNEP)

Professional Expertise:

  1. Administrative and organizational leadership expertise at international, national, and state levels, including policy formulation, administration, human resource development, renewable energy, and biodiversity conservation.
  2. Renewable energy development professional with a focus on off-grid applications in remote areas.
  3. Executive competence in implementing large-scale programs and projects in biodiversity conservation, rural village electrification, and off-grid renewable energy applications.
  4. Expertise in planning and creating management programs and policies for sustainable infrastructure development, conservation, human resource development, and renewable energy.
  5. Expertise in Himalayan Biodiversity conservation, Natural Resource Management and livelihood improvement.
  6. Managed groundwater assessment and regulation to address critical concerns.
  7. Represented India effectively in G-20 and G7 contexts through the International Cooperation (IC) Division.


2016 Sanctuary “Wildlife Service Award”.
2015 "gfiles Governance Award" for exceptional contributions.
2015 "Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar-2012".
2013-14: "National Tourism Award 2012-2013" for Best Responsible Tourism Project.
2013-14: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) "Earth Heroes Award 2013-14".
2013-2014: "Solar Thermal Award 2012-2013".
2011-2013: Jammu and Kashmir State Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
2010-2011: Technical Coordinator for "Greening Himalayas," recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
1997-1998: "Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award."

Additional Responsibilities:

2005: Drafted the "Ladakh Vision Document," a roadmap for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council.
2015: Eco-tourism Policy for Ladakh.

Disaster Management:

  1. Headed Disaster Management and Relief Coordination after the August 2010 flash floods in Ladakh.
  2. Nodal Officer of COVID-19 Central Government deployed review team: Appointed as the nodal officer to lead the central team of doctors to Chhattisgarh State for COVID-19 disaster management.

Research Publication:

Extensive publication in peered reviewed journal with high impact factor.

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