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Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972

6. Constitution of Wild Life Advisory Board

(1) The State Government, or, in the case of a Union territory, the Administrator, shall, as soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, constitute a Wild Life Advisory Board consisting of the following members, namely :-

(a) the Minister in charge of forests in the State or Union territory, or, if there is no such Minister, the Chief Secretary to the State Government, or, as the case may be, the Chief Secretary to the Government of the Union territory, who shall be the Chairman;

(b) two members of the State Legislature or, in the case of a Union territory having a Legislature, two members of the Legislature of the Union territory, as the case may be;

(c) Secretary to the State Government, or the Government of the Union territory, in charge of forests;

12 [(d) the Forest officer in charge of the State Forest Department by whatever designation called, ex officio;]

(e) an officer to be nominated by the Director;

(f) Chief Wild Life Warden, ex officio;

12 [(g) officers of the State Government not exceeding five;

(h) such other persons, not exceeding ten, who, in the opinion of the State Government, are interested in the protection of wild life, including the representatives of tribals not exceeding three.]

13 [(1A) The State Government may appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Board from amongst the members referred to in clauses (b) and (h) of sub-section (1).]

(2) The State Government shall appoint 12[the Forest Officer in charge of the State Forest Department].

(3) The term of office of the members of the Board referred to in clause (g) of sub-section (1) and the manner of filling vacancies among them shall be such as may be prescribed.

(4) The members shall be entitled to receive such allowances in respect of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as the State Government may prescribe.

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