GUWAHATI, June 22 � The State government today handed over appointment letters to a group of 25 newly recruited assistant conservators of forest (ACF) and rangers, the first such recruitment in nearly two-and-a-half decades, with the forest department saying that sanction has been received to recruit another 45 rangers to fill up vacancies with a purpose to bring about more efficiency in its work.
Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain handed over the appointment letters to the 15 ACFs and 10 Rangers, including four women, at the State Secretariat here today.
While the newly recruited ACFs, recruited as State Forest Service Officers, will
undergo training at the State Forest Service Academy at Dehradun before joining their posts, the rangers will be trained at Sundarnagar (near Dharmasala) in Himachal Pradesh.
�Besides, we had written to the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) for recruitment of another 45 rangers and we have been told that the process has started and advertisements will appear in the media by Tuesday or Wednesday,� Hussain told reporters, adding that with the new recruitments the average age of forest officers, which is now 50 years, will come down substantially and bring new dynamism to the department.