​Powers and Duties of Conservator of Forest

  • ​​In-charge of Forestry Programme in the Watershed Development Projects.
  • Suggest plans to implement & monitor suitable need based forestry programmes in the watershed areas.
  • Keep close liaison with other Govt. And non Govt. Organizations.
  • Visit field at regular intervals and provide technical guidance to field staff, for effective implementation of embarked activities.
  • Ensure adequate supply of quality planting materials for programmes planned.
  • Accord administrative and technical sanction to the activities of the projects as per the delegation of powers.
  • Review the progress of the projects.
  • Evolve suitable methodology for monitoring and evaluation of systems contemplated in the projects under implementation.
  • Formulate required checks, controls and other regulatory measures for effective implementation of Forest Sector.
  • Undertake frequent field visits not less than eight visits per month or as prescribed from time to time.
  • ​Ensure integration with other sectors for integrated Watershed Development.
  • Carryout any other responsibilities entrusted by the Commissioner, WDD.
  • ​Planning for and arranging concurrent midterm and final evaluation of schemes / projects entrusted to him.
  • ​​Ensure planning implementation and monitoring of physical and financial progress of watershed Development Schemes of Districts and project components entrusted by Commissioner, Watershed Development Department.
  • Responsible for progress in schemes / components entrusted for which he is in-charge.
  • ​Ensure timely sanction , release of funds from State and Centre level to Districts timely furnishing of utilization certificates to State to Central in respect of schemes / components for which he is responsible.​