Secretary

DR. T.S. ASHOK KUMAR, IFS

SECRETARY & CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS

 Details of Trainings and Postings

Postings

1. ACF – Batote Forest Division – 1996-1997

2. DCF – World Bank Aided Tree Improvement Projects State Forest Research Institute – 1997-1998

3. DFO- Working Plan Division, Kathua – 2002

4. Deputy Director, Forest Protection Force, Rajouri – 2002

5. DFO – Rajouri Forest Division – 2003

6. Principal – Soil Conservation Training School, Miran Sahib, Jammu - 2003-2004

7. General Manager (Sales & Marketing), State Forest Corporation, Jammu – 2004

8. General Manager (Administration), J&K SFC – 2005-2006

9. General Manager (Extraction Circle) West, SFC, Jammu 2006-2007

10. In Charge Project Preparation unit of World Bank funded Participatory  Watershed Development Project – 2007 to 2009

11. Special Secretary (Technical), Forest Department  -  2009 to 2012

12. Additional Charge of Joint Director, Soil Conservation, Kashmir  - May 2011 to October, 2011

13. Additional Charge of Conservator of Forests, Research Circle – SFRI, January – 2012 to April, 2012.

14. Additional Charge of Joint Director, Soil Conservation, Jammu since April, 2012.

Educational Institutes

1. B.Sc. (Agriculture)- University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar (Karnataka)

2. M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Genetics & Plant Breeding - University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar

3.  Ph.D in Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute – New Delhi.

4. P.G. Diploma equivalent to M.Sc. (Forestry) – Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun.

Important Trainings Attended

1. Mid Career Training Programme for IFS Officers at Yale University , New Haven, USA, IIT, Lucknow and IGNFA, Dehradun – 2 months

2. Conflict Resolution and Leadership qualities – IIT Bangalore – one Week

3. Joint Forest Management , Forest Training Institute, Janipur – One Week

4. Integrated Approach for Sustainable Development of Desert Ecosystem; Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur – One Week

5. Management of Wild Animals in Captivity, Forest Training Institute – Kanpur – One Week

6. Application of principles and techniques of Remote Sensing and GIS in Forest Management – Forest Survey of India – Dehradun – One Week

7. International Conference on Genetics- IARI, New Delhi – 3 days

8. Civil Services Foundation Course at Shastri Academy, Mussourie – 3.5 months

9. IFS (Probationers) training course at IGNFA, Dehradun – 2 years

10. Capsule course on Swimming, weapons handling and Horse Riding at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun as a part of IFS Training.

 

Awards/Honours/Important achievements

 

     1.  District level Scholarship of Govt. of Karnataka based on  7th standard marks.

2.     83rd Rank in 10th standard exam of Karnataka State.

3.     I Rank in B. Sc (Agriculture) University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar-Karnataka-CGPA 3.99 out of 4.00. Awarded 3 Gold Medals.

4.     Awarded Best Crop  Production  award in Agronomy.

5.     Awarded best out going student award of  campus in B.Sc (Agrl), 1987.

6.     I  Rank in M.Sc.(Agriculture)-Plant Breeding and Genetics-UAS-Dharwad –CGPA 4.00 out of 4.00.  Awarded 3 Gold Medals.

7.     Ph.D in Genetics from IARI-New Delhi(CGPA:3.94 out of 4.00).

8.     Research papers published: 3

9.     4th position in inter se seniority list of IFS officers of 1992 Batch at All India Level.

10.  Given Best shot in pistol award  in the capsule weapon  training course for IFS Officers of 1992, 93, 94 batches conducted by Indian Military Academy,Dehradun.

11. Prepared Management Plan for Kathua Forest Division (300 pages); Appreciated by  Hon’ble Chief   Justice of J&K High Court in a PIL related to the case of  Charcoal Bhatties in Jammu province. (2005-06)

12. Realized approximately , 20 corers values additional  Revenue by sale of timber in  the Sales Circle   Jammu of J&K State Forest Corporation  during 2003-2004 in comparison with  preceding year.

13.  Generated approximately Rs. One Corers more Revenue in Rajouri Forest Division  as DFO-     Rajouri Forest Division during the financial year 2002-2003 as compared to preceding year.

14.  Contributed a chapter in the  book titled  Sustainable  Agriculture in Himalayan   Ecosystem edited    by Dr. Netra Singh.

15.  Attended more than five one week  duration, compulsory training courses in  Forestry, Wild Life, Joint Forest Management and related  topics.

16. Prepared/participated in the preparation of National Afforestation Project (for Rajouri Forest  Division), Participatory Watershed Management Project (World Bank Aided), Soil and Water conservation Projects etc in Forest Department.

17. Represented the J&K Forest Department at the National Athletics Meet for Forest Officers held at Bangalore during 1998 in the event “Shot Put”.

18.  Contributed in formulation of (a) first Forest  Policy for J&K State(2011),(b) New J&K State Wood Based(Saw mills,  Veneer  and Plywood) Industries, Rules,2011 (c) Notification of Tatakuli  Wildlife Sanctuary in Poonch(d) Determination/ acquisition of  rights in Sanctuaries and National parks of J&K State etc during the posting as Special Secretary (Technical) in Forest Department.