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Nearly a third of the 160 IFS officers have been reshuffled

Bangalore: Nearly a third of the 160 officers of the Indian Forest Service have been reshuffled in a major exercise undertaken by the State Government.

Promoted

Several officers of the rank of Chief Conservator of Forests have been promoted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and several of them in the rank of Conservator of Forests have been promoted as Chief Conservator of Forests.

Dipak Sarmah has been posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Evaluation, Working Plan, Research & Training), Bangalore.

S. Rajendran has been appointed as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Joint Managing Director, Karnataka Forests Development Corporation, Bangalore; R.M.N. Sahai is posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Director-General, Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Bangalore; K. Sundar Naik is posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Headquarters & Coordination), Bangalore; G.V. Sugur is posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Development), Bangalore; M.H. Swaminath is posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Bangalore.

B. Shivanna Gowda has been posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Projects), Bangalore; R.S. Suresh is posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Managing Director, Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation, Mangalore; G. Selva Kumar is posted as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Senior Director (Technical Cell), Ecology & Environment, Bangalore; Gudipeti Vidya Sagar is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Bangalore.

Ritu Kakkar has been posted as Chief Conservator of Forests (Research), Bangalore; G. Satish is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests, Watershed Development Department, Bangalore; Rajiv Ranjan is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests, Watershed Development Department, Bangalore; Virender Singh is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests & Executive Director, Karnataka Forests Development Corporation, Shimoga; Harikumar Jha is promoted to officiate in the CCF grade.

Brijesh Kumar Dixit is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests and General Manager, Karnataka State Forests Industries Corporation, Bangalore; Puneet Pathak is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Headquarters, Bangalorey.

Vijay Kumar Gogi is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests & Registrar, Karnataka State Law University, Hubli; H.P. Prakash is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests, Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), Bangalore; A.C. Keshavamurthy is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests, National Forestry Action Programme (NFAP) & Bamboo Mission, Bangalore; Anita S. Arekal is posted as Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Development Authority, Mangalore.

G.S. Yadav is posted as Conservator of Forests (Development), Bangalore; H.S.S. Murthy is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bannerghatta National Park; R. Raju is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bhadra Wild Life Division, Chickmagalur.

Mahesh B. Shirur has been posted as Conservator of Forests, Dharwad Circle.

Sanjay Bijjur has been posted as Conservator of Forests & Special Officer for Tourism Development, Chickmagalur; Vijay Lal Meena is posted as Conservator of Forests and General Manager, Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation, Mangalore; Kumar Pushkar is posted as Conservator of Forests, Bangalore Circle; Santosh Kumar is posted as Conservator of Forests (Research), Bellary; N. Rajashekar is posted as Conservator of Forests & Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Udupi.

V. Vijay Mohan Raj has been posted as Conservator of Forests (Working Plan), Chickmagalur; Ashok B. Basarkod is posted as Conservator of Forests (Research), Dharwad; S. Muthaiah is posted as Conservator of Forests & Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Bellary; K.H. Nagaraj is posted as Conservator of Forests, Hassan Circle; B.D. Prasanna Kumar is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Haveri Division; R. Manoj is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Wild Life Division, Madikeri; Manoj Kumar Tripathi is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Chickmagalur Division.

D.S. Gaonkar has been posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Wild Life Division, Shimoga; B. Venkatesh is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Dharwad Division; R. Ravishankar is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bangalore Rural Division, Bangalore.

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