Kanchan Devi first woman DG of Doon-based ICFRE

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Dehradun: Kanchan Devi, an IFS officer from the 1991 batch of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, was appointed as director general of Dehradun-based Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) on Friday. With over three decades of service, she became the first woman officer to hold this position.With expertise in various domains of forest, wildlife and their policies, Devi specialises in forest management, policies and administration.She is among the few Indian IFS officers in the country who played a key role in setting up the Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Land Management and implementation of the World Bank-funded Ecosystem Services Improvement Project (ESIP) at ICFRE.Before assuming this posting, Devi served as deputy director general (education) for the past four years at ICFRE. Her contributions span her tenure in Madhya Pradesh and the central government, including her role as a faculty member at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy. She has been instrumental in promoting forest education in the country, accrediting forestry courses and conducting research on forest policy, fostering human resource development.We also published the following articles recentlyHimachal Pradesh CM blames previous BJP govts policies for decline in education standardsCM Sukhu highlights negative impact of previous BJP govts policies on education; announces plans to introduce English from Class 1 in govt schools, provide smart uniforms, form school clusters, recruit guest faculty lectures; distributes relief funds to disaster-affected families; expresses disappointment at BJPs lack of support for declaring monsoon disaster a national disaster; introduces special package of Rs 4,500 crore to aid affected individuals; acknowledges inherited debt burden of Rs 75,000 crore; commits to facing challenges with support of people, employees, and officers of Himachal Pradesh; aims to change system for benefit of deprived sections; family not involved in politicsAnupamaas Rupali Ganguly goes for her annual pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi with her Matarani gangRupali Ganguly, known for her role in Anupamaa, has begun her annual pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi shrine. Accompanied by friends, she shared photos and videos of her journey on social media. In recent episodes of Anupamaa, Bapujis Alzheimers diagnosis puts Kavyas life in danger, but Anupamaa saves her. The whereabouts of Baa and Bapuji at Kapadias house are yet to be revealed.

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