State Steering Committee (SSC)
The State Steering Committee (SSC) for ICZM-West Bengal is the apex body. The Chairman of the SSC is the Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal while the Principal Secretary, Department of Environment is the Vice-Chairman. The Principal Secretary/ Secretary/Head of the implementing Government Departments of ICZM Project are the members of State Steering Committee (SSC). Project Director of ICZM Project Management Unit is acting as the Member Convener of the State Steering Committee.
Roles and Responsibilities
The State Steering Committee (SSC) is the apex body, which would guide and advise the project Director and the other programme managers under its umbrella for sustainable management of natural and coastal resources of the coastal environment. It shall review the activities/ progress of the ICZM Project on an annual basis and advise the project Director/ Programme managers to initiate appropriate actions to fill the gaps if any. It shall monitor the suitability and effectiveness of the regional coastal plan and recommend to the government accordingly for appropriate management of coastal activities. In case of lapses, if any, the SSC shall recommend to the government to initiate actions as appropriate for proper implementation of the project. It shall review the implementation/ execution of ICZM project in the state. Meeting of the SSC will be held once in every six month. Special meeting of SSC can be convened with prior permission of the Chairman. All meetings of the SSC will be presided over by the Chairman. Project Director - ICZMP as Member Convenor of SSC shall convene the meeting of the SSC with the permission of the Chairman.