Powers and Duties of Range Forest Officer of District Watershed Development Office

  • ​Work under the direction of Asst. Conservator of Forests. In charge of designing, planning and execution, measuring, recording and reporting of forestry works in watershed Programmes in arable and non-arable lands.
  • Ensure timely execution of seasonal operations in forestry works.
  • Ensure people's participation in designing, execution, monitoring and evaluation of forestry programmes.
  • Ensure timely survey, preparation of plan and estimates, proper execution, accounting, recording and reporting.
  • ​Associates with various committees, sanghas, participating in forestry programmes.
  • Ensure that there is no OBA and disallowance pending while execution of forestry programmes.
  • Closely associate with officers of Watershed Development Department in monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • Ensure timely and correct payment for works executed.
  • Ensure good quality works
  • Maintain close liaison with other line Department officials.
  • Minimum 20 field visits per month.
  • Any other works entrusted by Superior Officers.
  • Ensure integration with other sectors for integrated Watershed Development Department.
  • Responsible for progress in schemes / components entrusted for which is in-charge
  • ​​Associates with watershed associations Village Forest Committees and other social institutions/committees and ensure participatory management of watershed programme​