New Delhi: Indian Forest Service officer (1982), borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre, BMS Rathore has been appointed as Chief policy Adviser in International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
For Rathore, who as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change at the Centre, has been closely associated with policy making, it would be a 3-year tenure as Chief Policy Adviser ICIMOD.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), earlier this week, approved the proposal of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change for granting cadre clearance to Rathore to take up the foreign assignment under all-India Service rules (AIS Rules-1954) in relaxation of the ‘cooling off’ period.
Rathore has been the Member Secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Biodiversity Board where he was engaged with multi-stakeholder processes for conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of use of biodiversity and associated knowledge. Prior to this, he was the Forest Conservator of Seoni Forest Circle and a trainer at the Wildlife Institute of India. He is recipient of national award “Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award”, for excellence in community based forest management.
He was responsible for the design and implementation of training programs in integrated conservation and development for protected area managers, field staff, NGOs and local communities. He has more than a decade of experience as a field forester and has initiated and developed strategies for joint management of forests by government and local communities.