Nagpur: The new principal chief conservator of forests (head of forest force), Dr N Rambabu, will focus on operational efficiency of the forest department with the help of IT apps to ensure ease of work.
Rambabu, an IFS officer of 1986 batch, took over from SC Gairola, who retired on June 30. Rambabu’s tenure will be of eight months and he will serve as HOFF till February 28. Rambabu is not new to the post of HOFF, as he was holding additional charge from November 2019 till March 20, 2020.
While taking over as HOFF, the overall head of the forest department, Rambabu is also holding additional charge as managing director of Forest Development Corporation Maharashtra (FDCM) till the appointment of new officer to the post.“We will push for reorganization proposal to improve coordination and efficiency of the department. We will also need to introspect to overcome challenges due to Covid-19 situation, where funds crunch is a big issue. I will also continue with the good work done by my predecessors,” said Rambabu.
Outgoing PCCF Gairola was felicitated with other retiring employees, including divisional forest officer (DFO) DC Chakole, office superintendents VD Bakde, Mangla Jalekar, SJ Karale, AJ Rathod, RV Songire, Abdul Sayyed Sheikh, Ganesh Sakarde and Bandu Tijare at a farewell function held at Van Bhavan.PCCF (budget, planning and development) G Saiprakash, PCCF (wildlife) Nitin Kakodkar, PCCF (production & management) Pravin Srivastava, PCCF (information & technology) MK Rao, APCCFs TK Choube, Mahip Gupta, and Shailesh Tembhurnikar were present. Rajesh Meshram conducted the programme and proposed a vote of thanks.