Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar here today launched an Online Portal for Grant of Recognition to Zoos and Monitoring of Zoos. Shri Javadekar also launched an E- archival and retrieval Management system for the Central Zoo Authority and a book on “Zoos in India 2014”.
The Online Portal for grant of recognition and monitoring of Zoos envisages maintaining and providing real time information about the recognition and evaluation process to the stakeholders. The portal intends to reduce the bottlenecks of manual recognition system and fully automates the recognition process. This would help in saving time and resources, make record keeping communication easy and convenient and reduces the need of human intervention and thus probability of errors and delays. It would increase transparency, efficiency, accountability and also reduces the use of paper.
The E-Archival and Retrieval Management System is systematic approach to the management of files which is essential for organizations to protect and preserve files. E-Document Archival & Retrieval Management Information System ensures that information can be easily preserved and maintained for future use.
The book “Zoos in India, 2014” – Legislation, Policy, Guidelines and Strategy 2014 is an attempt to help in better management of existing zoos and facilitate creation of better zoos in the country in future and is a useful publication for all the stakeholders.
Earlier to the launch function, the 27th meeting of the Central Zoo Authority, a statutory body of the Ministry, was held under the Chairmanship of Shri Javadekar here today. The meeting was attended by senior officers of the Ministry and the Central Zoo Authrity.