Karnataka Forest Department Recruitment 2013 – 329 Forest Guard Posts: Karnataka Forest Department has issued a recruitment notification for the recruitment of 329 Forest Guard Posts in Karnataka region. Eligible candidates may apply through online on or before 30-04-2013. The details regarding age limit, educational qualification, pay scale and other details are given below
Karnataka forest guard recruitment 2013 Karnataka forest recruitment 2013 for 329 Forest Guard Posts
Karnataka Forest Department Recruitment 2013 karnatakaforest.gov.in Online Application
Name of the Organization
Karnataka Forest Department
Number of vacancies
2nd PUC/ 12th class.
18 – 40 years
Last Date of application
30th April 2013
Closing Date for Online Applications: 30th April 2013.
Note: Candidates must visit the official advertisement of this notification
Forest Guards : 329 posts
Notification for Recruitment of 329 posts of Forest Guards . To see the detailed notification click here .
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karnataka Deputy Range Forest Officer
With change of name to Deputy Range Forest Officer . increasing of qualification to graduation level and reservation of 70% of posts to Forestry Graduates, the Cadre & Recruitment Rules for Deputy Rangers has been ammended.
ONLINE APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF DRFO
NOTIFICATION FOR THE POST OF DEPUTY RANGE FOREST OFFICERS
Notification DRFO 21-12-2012
After considering all the objections raised , following is the revised answer key.RFO Prelim Exam 2012 Aptitude key RFO-Provisional list of Accepted Applications RFO EXAM TIMETABLE RFO RECRUITMENT-2012 – Syllabus Notification issued for 62 posts . To see notification click below . Application starts from 1st October 2012. RFO_NOTIFICATION_-_12-9-2012 RFO-OTHER GRADUATES 1-1 FINAL LIST RFO-BSC FORESTRY 1-1 FINAL LIST RFO-PUBLICATION RFO-Bsc.Other Graduates – Provisional 1-2 List RFO-BSc(Forestry) – Provisional 1-2 List
Any objections to above list may be given in writing by 10th march 2012. FInal 1:2 list shall be published on 16 th March. Document verification, walking test and medicals shall take place at FTI, Gungarghatti, Dharwad from 19 to 21st March 2012. Final selection list shall be declared on 22nd March. Training is expected to start in April 2012.
Please follow the link to see marks scored by you in Mains Exam. Please use your Registration number instead of application number as mentioned in the link.
Range Forest Officer : Provisional List of candidates qualified for Mains Exam : Forestry Graduates
About Karnataka forest recruitment Department
|The Department was born on 11.1.1864 with a complement of five officers-Major Hunter as Conservator with four assistants, Lt. G.J. Van Somersen, Lt. E.W.C.H. Miller, Mr. C.A. Dobbs all assistant Conservators and Mr. Madhava Row, Sub-Assistant Conservator. This beginning was made during a period crowded with events which shaped the modern history of Mysore. During 1886 Mr. L. Rickets was appointed Inspector General of Forests in Mysore. The new Inspector General began with a reorganisation of the Department, the Deputy Commissioner being made responsible for the forest administration of the Districts and for this purpose provided with a small establishment of Rangers, foresters and Watchers. Mr. M.A. Muthanna was appointed Conservator of Forests and Ex-officio Secretary to Government from 1.11.1900. Shortly thereafter Mr. Muthanna became the head of the Department after retirement of Mr. Pigot in 1901. Mr. Muthanna held the stewardship of the Department for an unusually long spell for over 12 years and after his retirement in 1913, Mr. M.G. Rama Rao succeeded him in 1914. This coincided with the outbreak of the First World War, which had a terrific impact on Mysore Forest economy by cutting off the traditional export markets for sandalwood, Out of the 1313 tonnes of sandalwood offered for sale in 1914-15, not more than 70 tonnes could be sold. The Government decided to open their own factory for distillation of the wood. A factory in Bangalore and later, a bigger unit in Mysore proved highly successful. This was an important event since when the sale of Mysore Sandalwood for distillation has ceased. Mr. B.V. Rama Iyengar succeeded Mr. M.G. Rama Rao as Conservator in 1921. He has the largest spell of any officer in the history of the Department as its Head, retiring in 1935 after more than 14 Years. The post of Conservator was created, the designation of the head of the Department being consequently change to Chief Conservator. There was also noticeable shift of emphasis from the purely administrative to the Scientific work for the development of the forests. Mr. M. Machaya succeeded Mr. Rama Iyengar as Chief Conservator in 1935. In 1939, a few weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War, Mr. C. Abdul Jabbar succeeded Mr. Machaya as Chief Conservator. Mr. Jabbar’s term of office was practically coterminus with the war, he retiring in 1945. During the decade 1946-56, the Department grew from strength to strength, expanding both in activities and income. A Silviculturist was appointed for the first time. A State Soil Conservator Board was set up and the Sandal Spike committee was revived. And, at about the end of 1956, the Central Government took over the Forest Research Laboratory to be developed as a regional Centre of Forest Research in the South.|
The most significant event of the decade was, however, the birth of the new Mysore State (Karnataka State) on 1.11.1956. This brought in its wake profound changes in the Mysore forestry, with diverse and far-reaching changes. A large number of problems technical and administrative, arose as result of the integration of five district forest administrations (the old Mysore state, Bombay, Madras, Hyderabad and Coorg) having to be welded into a single unit. Forest laws, rules, systems, practices and personnel all presented difficulties. Such consolidation and unification was nearly completed in 1962.
The forests of Karnataka play a vital role in maintaining environmental and ecological balance and as a source of liveli-hood for millions of people in the State. The forests of Western Ghats are the lifelines of the State. They are the catchments of most of our rivers, which in turn support agriculture, and other land based activities of the people. Western Ghats are also the hydro power source of the State, which fuels the economy of the State. The main activities of the Department are, management of the forests, conservation of wildlife, reafforestation of degraded forests, afforestation of barren areas, social forestry including extension service of forestry & farm forestry, soil and moisture conservation, protection of forest from pilferage, meeting the demands of the population in respect of their requirements of timber, firewood and minor forest produce, raw material requirements of artisans and other economically weaker sections of the population, more particularly of the tribals.
|The department protects the forests from various types of pressures and threats. The main protection activities include fire protection, boundary consolidation, prevention and removal of encroachment from the forest area, prevention of illicit cutting of timber and firewood, indiscriminate harvest of Non timber forest produce, prevention of poaching of wild animals etc. The protection functions involve patrolling the forests, booking and investigation of forest offence cases, their prosecution in the Court of Law, conducting quasi-judicial proceedings for confiscation of vehicles and materials involved in the forest offence cases|
|The Department undertakes regeneration, soil and moisture conservation works, canopy manipulation, weeding, climber cutting habitat improvement, wildlife management etc.,|
|The department aims at increasing the productivity of the forests to meet the growing demands of the people. The activities undertaken to increase the forest productivity are thinning, climber cutting, soil and water conservation works, weeding in the plantations, gap planting, enrichment planting, regeneration works etc.The other important production oriented activities are timber and firewood logging, harvesting of non-timber forests products, bamboo and cane extraction, seed collection etc.|
|The Department sells 60,000 to 80,000 cubic meter of timber to the public and timber traders. There are around 46 Timber Deports in the State which, periodically, sell timber through an Open Auction.|
|The Department supplies around 3-5 lakh cubic meter of pulpwood to both public and private factories like Mysore Paper Mills (MPM), West Coast Paper Mills etc.,|
|The Forest Department collects firewood and supplies it to the local people at concessional rate in the Malnad area. It also supplies to KSFIC firewood depots.|
|Non timber forest products are sold in the open auction and the contractors are permitted to collect various non-timber products. There are around 70 to 80 various non-timber products available from the forest which are sold in the tender cum auction sales.|
|21 Lamps have been established in the state covering all the districts where tribal populations exist. Right to collect Non timber forest products are given to the LAMP societies at a nominal royalty of Rs. 100/- LAMP societies eliminate the middlemen.|
|90% of the NTFP will go to the concerned VFCs of their jurisdiction. Only 10 % will come to the Government. Whereas for the Tribals it is 100% in the Reserved Forest as well as in other specified areas.|
|The afforestation is done on degraded forest lands, community lands, C & D class lands, fore-shore areas and other institutional lands.Afforestation work is taken up by both the Territorial and Social Forestry Divisions of the Department.. On an average 30,000 ha of afforestation will be taken up in a year in the State.|
The Department also supports farm-forestry and other planting programs by providing technical support and seedlings to the farmers and others.
Activities and Achievements of Forest Circles of Karnataka
Based on the nature to vigilance, the Department can be classified into following categories
|The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HOFF) controls the activities of the Territorial Units.|
Administratively, the State is divided into 13 Forest Territorial Circles, 40 Territorial Divisions.
A Conservator of Forests oversees the working and control of Territorial Forest Divisions , Social Forestry divisions (Technical Control) and Wildlife divisions coming under their circle jurisdiction.
A Deputy Conservator of Forests is the administrative head of a Forest Division. He is assisted by Assistant Conservators of Forests in the sub-divisions and Range Forest Officers in the Ranges. The Territorial Ranges are divided into Sections headed by Section Foresters and Beats headed by Forest Beat Guards.
The jurisdictional boundaries of the Forest Divisions are independent of Revenue Department jurisdictions and are based on forest area and density. The Districts of Uttara Kannada, Shimoga, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Mysore have more than one forest division each. However, in Eastern Plain areas the Forest Divisions are co-terminus with the districts.
|The Wildlife Wing is headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief wildlife warden of the state manages 17% of the forest area of the State designated as Protected Area comprising National Parks and Sanctuaries.|
Karnataka has 5 National Parks and 21 Wildlife Sanctuaries.
|The Social Forestry Unit of the Department is headed by a Chief Conservator of Forests at State level.|
The jurisdiction of SF Divisions and Ranges is co terminus with district and taluk boundary respectively.
A Deputy Conservator of Forests heading the Social Forestry Division works under the administrative control of the Zilla Panchayat of the district and the technical control of the territorial Conservator of Forests.
The Social Forestry Units will be implementing the Social Forestry Programs over non-forest lands and Externally Aided Projects under JBIC.
|This Unit is headed by an Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (EWPRT). He is assisted by a Chief Conservator of Forests (Working Plan), Chief Conservator of Forests (Research & Utilisation), Chief Conservator of Forests (Training) and Chief Conservator of Forests (Evaluation).|
The main task of the Working Plan Unit is to prepare Working Plan(WP) for a Forest Division with a 10 year periodicity. A WP is a written document giving prescriptions for scientific management of forests. The WP Unit is also responsible for taking up Survey and Demarcation of the forest areas as and when they are notified as Reserved Forests from various categories of lands.
There are 6 Working Plan units viz., Shimoga, Belgaum, Mysore, Bellary, Chickmagalur and Dharwad. A WP Division is headed by a Conservator of Forest (Working Plan).
The Chief Conservator of Forests (Research & Utilisation) is responsible for conducting Research works of the Forest Department. There are 4 Silviculturists at Bangalore, Bellary, Madikeri and Dharwad respectively, each headed by a Conservator of Forests. The task of a Conservator of Forests (Research) is to conduct research in the field of forest management, tree improvement, canopy manipulation and plantation management and to share their research findings with the field foresters.
Besides this the Chief Conservator of Forests(Training) is responsible for imparting both foundation training and in-service training being conducted in 5 Training Institutes of which two are headed by Deputy Conservator of Forests and three by Assistant Conservator of Forests. Chief Conservator of Forests(Evaluation) is responsible for Evaluation of Field works in the Dept.
|Vigilance wing is headed by Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. There are 9 Vigilance Units spread over the state headed by the Officers in the rank of Deputy Conservator of Forests.|
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