History of National Tiger Conservation Authority
When the Project Tiger was implemented in the nation, a legal backing supported it for the purpose of making sure that a large quantity of tigers were protected under it and a Task Force was established under the suggestions of National Board for Wild Life to identify the main issues associated with tiger conservation. The duty of this Task Force is to make the Project Tiger stronger by imparting regulatory and statutory powers to it and also designing the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
Some of the functions of the Task Force include remodelling the framework of governance, striving for safeguarding the lives of tigers, preventing poaching, punishing wildlife criminals, modifying the relationship between man and tigers by developing the habitats of tigers and also protecting mankind from their attacks and much more. Eventually, the Project Tiger has been transformed into a statutory organisation known as the National Tiger Conservation Authority by incorporating certain provisions enlisted in the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 with the aide of its amendment, Wildlife (Protection) Act, 2006.
The administrative issues related to protecting tigers as well as their environmental concerns are supervised by this authority. The NTCA makes sure all its guidelines are strictly followed for preserving tigers and even the other endangered species of animals. This organisation administers the judicious application of these guidelines and checks if they are followed or violated and also looks after the placement of skilled officers with great experience as Field Directors of tiger reserves.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority was issued on 4th September, 2006 for 3 years and the Minister for Environment and Forest acted as its Chairperson while its Vice-Chairperson was the Minister of Environment and Forests.