Name: JIGMET TAKPA
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
Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer of 1990 Batch, Apex Scale (Level 16)
- Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Union Territory of Ladakh
- Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Government of Jammu and Kashmir
- Project Director: Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency
- Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
- National Focal Point for UNCCD, IUCN, ICIMOD, GEF, Vienna Convention (UNEP)
- Administrative and organizational leadership expertise at international, national, and state levels, including policy formulation, administration, human resource development, renewable energy, and biodiversity conservation.
- Renewable energy development professional with a focus on off-grid applications in remote areas.
- Executive competence in implementing large-scale programs and projects in biodiversity conservation, rural village electrification, and off-grid renewable energy applications.
- Expertise in planning and creating management programs and policies for sustainable infrastructure development, conservation, human resource development, and renewable energy.
- Expertise in Himalayan Biodiversity conservation, Natural Resource Management and livelihood improvement.
- Managed groundwater assessment and regulation to address critical concerns.
- 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."
2005: Drafted the "Ladakh Vision Document," a roadmap for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council.
2015: Eco-tourism Policy for Ladakh.
- Headed Disaster Management and Relief Coordination after the August 2010 flash floods in Ladakh.
- 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.
Extensive publication in peered reviewed journal with high impact factor.