MCT Phase-I (1) Course

MCT Phase-I (1) Course

IGNFA organized MCT Phase-I (1) for IFS Officers of 7-9 years of Seniority

Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy organized mandatory Mid-Career Training (MCT) Phase–I (1) Course for IFS officers with 7-9 years of seniority from 2nd January to 28th January, 2017. The program was attended by 49 IFS officers of 2007, 2008 & 2009 Batches. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. Shashi Kumar, Director, IGNFA.

The Phase-I (1) programme was organized with the objective to equip the participants with required theorical and practical inputs to build upon the field experience gained by them in their initial years of service and to enhance their performance levels. The programme was of four weeks duration and had following components.

Complete duration Management Module at IGNFA Thematic Tours Line Ministries Attachment at Delhi IGNFA Module
2nd to 28th January, 2017 (4 weeks) 2nd to 8th January, 2017 (1 week) 9th to 15th January, 2017 (1 weeks)16th to 22nd January, 2017 (1 weeks) 23rd to 28th January, 2017 (1 week)


The Management module was organized in the first week with support of IIFM, Bhopal in IGNFA, Dehradun. During the second week the participants were sent on thematic tour in small groups to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to study Wildlife Management, Ecotourism, Coastal, Marine and Wet Land Resources Management, NTFP and Forest Corporation Management etc. In the third week the participants stayed in Delhi and interacted with the various Central Government Ministries and other Institutions like National Green Tribunal, Central Zoo Authority, Central Pollution Control Board etc; to appreciate the Central Institutions/ministries working and to identify synergy and convergence in forest working in the allied sectors.

The fourth week (23rd to 28th January, 2017) was organized in IGNFA providing inputs in contemporary issues related forestry and wildlife. The inputs in forestry module was imparted with help of faculty from reputed institutions and Resource persons from various state forest departments.

Valedictory session was held on 28th January, 2017. Dr. Shashi Kumar, Director IGNFA chaired the session and presented course completion certificate.  


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