MCT Phase-II (4th) Course

MCT Phase-II (4th) Course

IGNFA organized MCT Phase-II (4th) Course for IFS Officers of 14 - 16 years of Seniority

Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy organized mandatory Mid-Career Training (MCT) Phase–II (4th) Course for IFS officers with 14-16 years of seniority from 09th July to 04th August, 2018. The programme was attended by 60 IFS officers from 1997 to 2004 Batches. The inaugural session was chaired by Shri Omkar Singh, the Director, IGNFA.

The Phase-II (4th) programme was organized with the objective to equip the officers with required skill sets to create enabling environment and excellence in their organization. The programme was of four weeks duration and had following components.

Complete duration Management Module at IIM, Lucknow Line Ministries Attachment at Delhi Overseas Module Forestry Module at IGNFA
09thJuly to 04th August, 2018 (4 weeks) 09th to 14th July, 2018 (1 week) 15th to 21st July, 2018 (1 week) 22nd to 29th July, 2018 (1 week) 30th July to 04th August, 2018 (1week)


The Management module was organized at IIM,Lucknow. Various aspects like Leadership Skills and Challenges, Negotiation Skills, Competency based Personnel Management in HRD, Public Policy Analysis, Norms and Good Governance, Creativity and Nudges and Financial Management in Public Sector Projects etc., were elaborately discussed.

During the second week the participants stayed in Delhi and interacted with the senior functionaries of various Central Government Ministries, Institutions like National Green Tribunal, Central Zoo Authority, Central Pollution Control Board and NGOs like WWF-India etc to explore the possibility of synergy and convergence in forestry working in the allied sectors.

In the third week, the participants were sent to Russia and Finland in two different groups to study the best forestry practices followed in these countries on subjects like sustainable forest management, environmental management and climate change, wildlife conservation and PA management, ecotourism, watershed management, forest policy and governance issues etc. This module was designed with sufficient theoretical and practical inputs to enable the officers to understand the practices followed in overseas and its adaptability to Indian conditions.

The fourth week (30th July to 04th August) was organized at IGNFA focusing on critical and challenging issues like Water Conservation, Community Forestry rights, Wildlife Crime and Wildlife Forensics,Solid Liquid Resources Management, emerging Forestry issues like Role of Ecosystem Services, New Working Plan Code, Biodiversity governance and livelihood in India etc.. The participants shared their experiences and best practices followed in their states in Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental sector.

Valedictory session was held on 04th August, 2018. Shri Omkar Singh, Director IGNFA chaired the session and awarded course completion certificate to the participants.


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