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General Refresher Course

The General Refresher Course is designed in a way to refresh the professional skills of the in-service officers and also to help them keep abreast of the sector at all levels, including regional, national and international issue e.g. Protected Area management, bio-diversity conservation, global warming etc. in forestry and related disciplines. This one week course is generally recommended for promoted officers of SFS / FRO cadres.

Legal Issues in Forestry and Wildlife

The ever-increasing population is bringing pressure on space and resources of mega-cities. The smaller towns have also started feeling the pinch. The forest, its resources and wildlife are no exception to this phenomenon. Often, violation of various provisions of Acts, Rules and Regulations governing forest, protected areas, wildlife, etc. are seen and they are showing an increasing trend. Apart from prevention and early detection of various forest and wildlife offences, it is also imperative to achieve the maximum penalty on the offenders. Ultimately, effective prosecution of offenses in present and as in the past, is the biggest deterrent for future offenders. This scenario is throwing open a challenge before the personnel manning the forests and wildlife to upgrade and update their legal knowledge and acumen. These aspects including knowledge, skills and right interpretation of extant Acts, Rules and Procedures have been kept in view while preparing this course.

Training of Trainers

There is an ever-emerging challenge of capacity building of the trainers who join the State Forest Training Institutes from organization postings. It is proposed to respond to this need of Training of Trainers with a systematic approach to training which has been spearheaded by the Department of Personnel and Training of the Government of India, for more than two decades now.

The success of training depends upon identification of training needs to make it demand-driven, scientifically design suitable demands of change, deliver effectively with learner centered approach and monitor/ evaluate for further value addition. In addition, mentoring and facilitation has become an integral part of functioning. All these aspects and latest trends in training have been kept in view while preparing this course.

Human Resource Management

For achieving effective management of the forest resources one of the important issues to be analyzed is existing human resource capabilities and how to build upon them. The performance in Forest Departments of the States depends on the collective contributions of all the officers/officials. The approach for capacity building of the forestry personnel for protection, conservation and sustainable management of forest resources, using appropriate technology at the same time developing an attitude of working with the stakeholders, is required to be institutionalized. It involves judicious use of authority and keeping the workforce motivated for the effective management of resources.

Wild Life Management

The ever-increasing human population is mounting pressure on natural resources including forest and wildlife since long. It is of paramount importance to conserve and sustain the wildlife for the existence of mankind. Though it is very difficult to envisage co-existence of man and animal in present socio-economic human controlled environment, but the exclusive domain of wildlife can be maintained in these natural ecosystems.

Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Livelihood

The importance of the social dimension of forestry in today's world need not be overtly emphasized. With human population exploding across the globe, the pressure on forests for meeting the needs of fuel wood, fodder, timber has proportionately expanded. The stresses on natural ecosystems due to anthropogenic pressure have assumed dimensions of war not struggle for survival for the natural ecosystems and its myriad inhabitants. A recognition of the human dimension of forestry led to the implementation of Social and community forestry programmes in the 1970s and 1980s. A further recognition of the people's rights on forests and their role in forestry came in the form of Joint Forest Management (JFM) resolution in 1991.

Theme based Short Term courses conducted during 2019-2020 in the constituent Academies under Directorate of Forest Education

S.No. Name of Training Workshop / GRC Total No. of Participants and Duration
CASFOS Burnihat CASFOS Coimbatore CASFOS Dehradun
No. Duration No. Duration No. Duration
1 Human Resource Management 24 23 to 28 Sept, 2019 15 09 to 14 Dec, 2019 34 09 to 14 Dec, 2019
2 Legal Issues in Forestry and Wildlife 24 14 to 19 Oct, 2019 21 26 to 31 Aug, 2019 36 16 to 21 Sept, 2019
3 Wildlife Management 18 24 to 29 June, 2019 13 10 to 15 June, 2019 23 19 to 24 Aug, 2019
4 Training of Trainers - - 14 16 to 21 Sept, 2019 33 04 to 09 Nov, 2019
5 Ecosystem Approach to Forest Management - - - - 27 18 to 23 Nov, 2019
6 Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Livelihood 16 05 to 10 Aug, 2019 12 05 to 10 Aug, 2019 13 24 to 29 June, 2019
7 General Refresher Course 06 18 to 23 Nov, 2019 16 18 to 23 Nov, 2019 - -

Overall Feedback of the trainings conducted during 2019-2020 in the constituent Academies under Directorate of Forest Education

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Training of Frontline Staff at SFTIs

The Government of India supplements the efforts of State Governments for capacity building of the Frontline Forest Staff (Deputy Rangers / Foresters / Forest Guards) by providing funds to organize short-term training courses of one-week duration each, for a group of 25-30 participants of the concerned State Forest Department where the course is organized. The State Forest Department provides the infrastructure facilities (e.g. lecture hall, hostel accommodation etc.) and the resource persons to organize these courses. The total duration of the course should be for 6 days (4 sessions / day), out of which 1 day may be devoted to field tours / excursions exercise. A total of Rs. 42,14,780/- was provided as assistance to various States for conduct of 29 courses benefitting 685 Frontline Staff of 12 States.

Sl. No Name of Institute Name of Courses/Workshops Conducted Total No. of participant Total No. of Participants
1. Assam Forest Guards School, Makum (Assam) 02 25 20.07.2019 to 25.07.2019
25 05.08.2019 to 10.08.2019
2. Assam Forest School,
Jalukbari (Assam)
02 25 21.10.2019 to 26.10.2019
25 16.12.2019 to 21.12.2019
3. Forest Training Institute,
Wimburligunj (A&N Islands)
02 25 19.08.2019 to 24.08.2019
25 18.11.2019 to 23.11-2019
4. Forest Training Institute
Ranger's College, Sundernagar,
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)
02 25 20.01.2020 to 25.01.2020
25 03.02.2020 to 08.02.2020
5. Forestry Training Institute,
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
02 12 02.09.2019 to 07.09.2019
26 23.09.2019 to 28.09.2019
26 26 14.10.2019 to 19.10.2019
6. Training Division,
Shillong (Meghalaya)
02 13 13 19.08.2019 to 24.08.2019
11 14.10.2019 to 19.10.2019
7. Forest School,
Jajgir, Chattisgarh
02 25 02.09.2019 to 07.09.2019
25 23.09.2019 to 28.09.2019
8. Forestry Training Institute,
Phoolbani, Odisha
02 25 14.10.2019 to 19.10.2019
25 25 02.12.2019 to 07.12.2019
9. Training Division,
Hoshiarpur, Punjab
02 25 20.05.2019 to 25.05.2019
25 10.06.2019 to 15.06.2019
10. Natural Resources, Sohana,
Girgaon, Haryana
01 25 21.10.2019 to 26.10.2019
11. Telengana State Forest Academy,
03 25 22.07.2019 to 27.07.2019
25 16.09.2019 to 21.09.2019
25 26.08.2019 to 31.08.2019
12. Uttarakhand Forestry Training Academy,
Haldwani, Uttarakhand
02 24 15.07.2019 to 20.07.2019
22 26.08.2019 to 31.08.2019
13. State Environment Forestry Training Institute,
Dimapur, Nagaland
02 25 11.11.2019 to 16.11.2019
25 02.12.2019 to 07.12.2019
14. Tamil Nadu Forest Academy,
02 25 02.12.2019 to 07.12.2019
25 16.12.2019 to 21.12.2019
  Total 29 courses 685