Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aim and Objectives of the Organization:
The Aim and Objectives of Kalahandi North Division is management, protection, development and A forestation programmes in the forests of Kalahandi District.
To organize all forestry functions for management and development of forests with the participation of the village communities.
3. Brief history and background for its establishment:
Divisional Forest Officer, Kalahandi North Division, Kalahandi is an office under Government of Odisha Forest and Environment Department, Odisha named as Divisional Forest Officer, Kalahandi North Division, Kalahandi having its jurisdiction in Kalahandi Revenue District is in administrative charge of forests.
A Divisional Forest Officer means a Forest Officer is in charge of the Kalahandi North Division.
An office named Assistant Conservator of Forests attached to the Division to assist the Divisional Forest Officer in the management of the Division.
The Kalahandi North Forest Division is divided into five Forest Ranges or executive charges namely Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Kegaon, M.Rampur and Narla. The Ranges are sub-divided into sections, which are sub-executive charges which are further sub-divided into beats or protective charges.
4. Allocation of Business:
All the technical works relating to proper management of forest business and finance of the Division rests with the Divisional Forest Officer who works subjects to the prescription of the working plan and any direction he may receive from his superior officers and in consultation with District Collector and within the frame work of different Forest Acts and rules.
The activities are implemented in the field on strict supervision of D.F.O., A.C.F., Ranger Officer, Forester, Forest Guards and V.S.S.
It is the accountability of all the employees of the office for successful implementation of various forestry activities in the District with wide knowledge of the people with whom to deal and sympathy for their requirement and according to the forest policy prescribed with fairness and common sense.
5. Duties to be performed to achieve the Mission:
i. Proper management of forest business and the finances of the Division as per the prescription of working plan and any directions received from superior officers.
ii. Control the silviculture of the Division and work out all technical operations correctly.
iii. To have a wide knowledge of the people with whom to deal and to have sympathy for their requirement.
iv. To carry out the Forest Policy with fairness and common sense.
v. Proper implementation of transit rules covering transit of Forest Produce and prevention of illegal and illicit transit of forest produce.
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