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VRS of IFS officer accepted, set to join NGT

By IndianMandarins- 07 Dec 2019


If some well-placed sources are to be believed the NaMo administration has accepted the VRS request of Siddhanta Das (IFS:1982:OR), the incumbent Director General of Forests and Special Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Indianmandarins further learns that he may relinquish the charge of DG Forests on December 31, 2019 following which he may take charge as Expert-Member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Das will replace Dr S S Garbyal (Retd IFS:1977) the outgoing Expert-Member completing his tenure on January 2013.

Das took over as DG Forests in 2017. Four months ahead of his scheduled date of retirement (31.04.2020) he is set to embark on a new journey with NGT which may continue till January 2023. 

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