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Ratho New ADG Forest

The Union Government has appointed senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer, Sisir Kumar Ratho as Additional Director General of Forest in the Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change.

Mr.Ratho has been given promotion and allocated the new assignment, who was serving as Deputy Director General (DDG) National Mission For Clean Ganga(NMCG).

Before joining NMCG on 11 November, 2019 he was serving as Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes at New Delhi since 20 March 2017.

After graduating in Civil Engineering Mr.Ratho joined IFS in 1987 and was allotted Odisha Cadre.

During a career of 32 years he held various senior positions in the Odisha Government as well as in Government of India.

He worked as Divisional Forest Officer at Bolangir, Karanjia and Rayagada Forest Division before moving to New Delhi in 2002 as Assistant Inspector General of Forests in the Ministry of Environment of Forests.

In 2005 he joined as Director in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and later on moved as Private Secretary to Union Sports Minister until July 2009.

On repatriation to Cadre he served as Additional Resident Commissioner of Government of Odisha at New Delhi till October 2012.

He returned to Bhubaneswar in 2012 and was posted as Special Secretary to Government of Odisha in the Housing & Urban Development Department and Mission Director, Smart City Mission.

He also held additional charge of CEO of Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund as well as Managing Director of Orissa Rural Housing Development Corporation from 2013- 2017.

Mr. Ratho has taken up a number of pioneering works including the launch of Forest Development Agencies under National Afforestation Programme and Green India Mission in the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

During his tenure in the Sports Ministry he steered the setting up of world class sports infrastructure facilities in the country for Beijing Olympic-2008 as well as for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010.

In Odisha during State Mission Director, the City of Bhubaneswar stood first in the country in Smart City Challenge 2016.

He has widely travelled to countries in Europe, USA, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Asia, Middle East and Cuba among others.

Mr.Ratho has co-authored two books “Ago Forestry Manual for Asia Pacific Region” published by UNCCD Secretariat, Bonn and “Eternal Wisdom” by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, New Delhi
 
 


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