Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicIndian Forest Service

Topic: Indian Forest Service

Shot, stabbed, mauled, killed — it’s all in a day’s work for MP’s unarmed forest staff

Madhya Pradesh forest dept says arming forest guards will allow them to defend themselves against poachers. But granting the power to bear and use arms isn't as simple.

Bid to break ‘IAS monopoly’? Forest service officer named MHA additional secretary in rare move

B.V. Umadevi, a 1987-batch Chhattisgarh-cadre IFoS officer, has been posted as an additional secretary in MHA. Govt officers also point to a crunch of IAS officers at the Centre.

This Tamil Nadu IFS officer saves environment by day, and draws what she protects by night

The 2013-batch officer — an ex-techie who’s working on tech-based initiatives to help the forest department — has just self-published a calendar with her own art.

Centre vs states, rules vs convention — who really controls IAS officers

The tug-of-war over former West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has triggered a debate over the separation of powers between central and state govts.

From bare hills to thriving home for Asiatic Lion — how Girnar scripted a green makeover

Over the last 3 decades, Girnar, near the more famous Gir reserve, has scripted a transformation that not only helped wildlife but also local inhabitants.

Days after IFS officers’ letter, govt forms panel to improve working conditions of forest staff

Indian Forest Service officers have for a long time demanded social & financial recognition for staff who confront innumerable dangers, including armed poachers, in the line of duty.

Need national policy for forest officers — IFS body demands protection, recognition of officers

IFS body writes to govt, asking for compensation package for staff who die in line of duty, and constitution of a President’s Gallantry Medal.

NITI Aayog plans private partnerships to revive India’s degraded forests

Experts say the government’s focus on degraded forests is welcome, but express apprehensions about bringing in private players to save them.

Retired IFS officers question forest certification scheme & NGO Modi govt chose to run it

Retired IFS officers have said the NGO chosen to execute the scheme will get undue powers and endanger the livelihood of tribals dependent on forest produce.

Modi govt has a new headache — social media campaigns by unhappy IAS, Railways officers

Officers say social media is a convenient platform to register their protest and grievances with ‘unresponsive’ Modi govt.

On Camera

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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