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Shri A.K.Nigam

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, 
(Head of Forest Force)
Maharashtra State, Nagpur


Shri Sarjan Bhagat
 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, (Wildlife) 
and Chief Wildlife Warden
Maharashtra State, Nagpur

Shri ASK Sinha 

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests,(Production and Management)Maharashtra State ,Nagpur       

Mr. A. K. Nigam, after doing M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry and research work on Cardiotonic substances (Heart stimulants) obtained from plants, from Lucknow University, Lucknow and Central Drugs Research Institute, Lucknow, was selected in Indian Forest Service in 1979 batch and allotted to Maharashtra Cadre. After “On the job training” in Dahanu Forest Division & ACF’s charge in Shahapur Forest Division (Thane), he did his  divisional charge in Central Chanda, FDCM where he managed famous Southern Tropical Teak forests of Chanda and raised superior quality Teak plantations. He managed Tadoba National Park, which is now a prestigious Tiger Reserve. While on deputation to Government of India, he was Principal, Forest Rangers College in Balaghat, M.P. and later he trained IFS probationers in Indira Gandhi National Academy, Dehradun as Associate Professor.
              On promotion as Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), he was incharge of 19 National Parks and Sanctuaries of Maharashtra except Vidarbha region, with headquarter at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali, Mumbai. After that, he served in Mantralaya as Joint Secretary (Forests) dealing with budget &              co-ordination. Afterwords, he managed Pune Forest Circle and later he was responsible for all trainings in Maharashtra, as Conservator of Forests. Education, M.S. Pune.
                On promotion, to the level of Chief Conservator of Forests in 2004, he became  incharge of Marathwada with headquarter at Aurangabad.  After that, he managed the Territorial Circle of Dhule from 2007 to 2009 successfully. Later on, from September, 2009 he managed Wild Life, Nashik Circle  as Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Nashik.
On promotion to the level of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests in May 2011, he was again posted in Mumbai Wildlife circle.
Recently, in June 2013, on his promotion to the level of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, he has been posted as Managing Director of Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited. The Corporation is continuously running in profit since 1988-89 and has declared dividend since last five years. 
             During his service, he has attended various training programmes on variety of  subjects. A few important once are “Advance Forest Management” and “Training Techniques for Scientists and Technologists” in Edinburgh University (U.K.), “Designing projects for Agricultural Developments” at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad etc.
He is a resource person to various organizations like YASHDA, Pune,  Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai etc. He has about 50 publications to his credit, in various disciplines like forestry, Wildlife, e-governance, Labour welfare, Tribal welfare and Gender issues. He has trained all cadres of Forest Department and others like NGO’s, Armed Force personnels & media etc.
              He has keen interest in medicinal plant conservation, wildlife management and training & education, etc.

Shri Sarjan Bhagat an Indian Forest Service Officer of Maharashtra Cadre, 1979 batch, took over the charge of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden of the State on 7th October, 2013.  During his service period he has worked with almost all the wings of the Forest Department including Territorial, Social Forestry as well as Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited.

 As IFS (Probationer) he was attached to the East Melghat Division, Amravati  from July, 1981 to February, 1982.  Then he was posted as Logging Officer in ACF rank from March, 1982 to October, 1983. Thereafter, he worked as Divisional Manager, Forest Project Division, Sironcha and Jimalgatta in  Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited during November, 1983 to Mid April, 1985. He worked as Dy. Conservator of Forests at Conifers Research Centre, Shimla under Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun on Central Deputation for the period of 5 years with effect from 25/4/1985 to 31/5/1990. After completion of central deputation joined as Dy. Conservator of Forests, Pusad Forest Division at Pusad from 13/8/1990 to 22/3/1994.  On promotion as Conservator of Forests he was posted in Social Forestry Directorate and he completed a full tenure as Joint Director, Village Eco-Development Programme, under World Bank aided Maharashtra Forestry Project. Then he worked as Regional Manager (Nursery Development Unit) in the Office of Managing Director, FDCM Limited at Nagpur, for about 6 years from June end 1997 to June, 2003. He also worked as Joint Director, Social Forestry Circle, Nagpur for about a year from July, 2003 to July, 2004. In Principal Chief Conservator of Forests’ Office, he was posted as CCF(HRM) on promotion. Then he was posted as General Manager in the office of Managing Director, FDCM Ltd. Nagpur for about one year and nine months.  For a short period of about a year from August, 2010 to Mid July, 2011 he worked as Chief Conservator of Forests (Territorial) Amravati.  On promotion to the post of APCCF he was posted in head office as Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Resource Utilization). For a period of about one year and six months from April, 2012 to September, 2013, he worked as Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Administration-Subordinate Cadre).  His last five postings have been as under.


Sr. No.





Addl. PCCF (Sub.cadre) M.S. Nagpur

April, 2012

Sept. 2013


Addl. PCCF(RU) M.S.Nagpur

July, 2011

March 2012


CCF(T) Amravati

Aug.   2010

July, 2011


General Manager, FDCM Nagpur

Nov. 2008

July. 2010



July, 2004

Oct. 2008


           Born on 10th April,  1957, he is B.Sc. and Masters in Economics  both from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.  Chose Indian Forest Service amongst the All India services to make a career.  Village Sapni in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh is his home town.



     Shri.A.S.K.Sinha, an Indian Forest Service Officer of Maharashtra Cadre, 1981 batch, hails from Bihar. After getting trained from IFC, Dehradun(now IGNFA) and LBSNAA, Mussoorie,  he  joined   as IFS (Probationer) in Sironcha Division, Maharashtra and  did his range training in Jimalgatta Range from August,1983 to April,1984. After spending  a stint as Assistant Conservator of Forest in eastwhite Paratwada Division, he was posted at Allpalli  as Divisional Manager, Pranhita Project Division in FDCM in Feb.1986 Later, he was posted as Dy.Conservator of Forests, Mewasi Division, Taloda and worked there from 1987 to 1990. He worked in Gondia Forest Division as Dy.Conservator of Forests from April 1990 to November 1992 before going on deputation to Govt.of India. He worked in GOI at New Delhi as Asstt. Inspector General of Forests(EAP) in Ministry of Environment of Forests and  as Additional Commissioner(SWC Division) in Ministry of Agriculture between 1992 to 1998. He was repatriated back to Govt. of  Maharashtra in 1998 as Regional Manager, South Chandrapur Region, FDCM Ltd. at Chandrapur  and continued  till 2003. His next posting  was at Nagpur as Conservator of Forests (Personnel)  dealing with personnel matters in the office of PCCF. During the period 2004 to 2006,  he was  entrusted with the  charge of Conservator of Forests(Headquarter) in the same office. He was  then promoted as Chief Conservator of Forests (Conservation) in  2006 and later on worked as  Chief Conservator of Forest (Protection) in PCCF Office in Nagpur between 2007 to 2009.  Afterwards, he successfully handled the charge of Chief Conservator of Forests (T) Pune from 2009 to 2011. Then after promotion, he worked as  Addl.P.C.C.F. (W.P-East), Nagpur from August 2011 to September 2012; as Chief General Manager (Medicinal Plants Board ) in the office of M.D. FDCM Limited, Nagpur till 01/09/2013 and as APCCF (Conservation), M.S.Nagpur, before taking the charge of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Production and Management), M.S. at Nagpur on promotion on 3rd July 2014. He has varied experiences in the field of forestry at the State Govt. and Govt. of India level.