It’s quite unusual: two senior IFoS officers may have declined to accept appointment to the posts of Additional Director General in MoEF&CC. Normally, these postings are coveted.
IFoS officers, Dr. Suresh Chandra Gairola (IFoS:1982: MH) and Dr. Debabrata Swain (IFoS:1984: OR), were on January 10 appointed as ADG (Wild Life) and ADG Forest (Project Tiger) respectively. If some well-placed sources are to be believed they may choose not to take their new assignments for reasons best known to them. It has become a puzzle for many insiders.