• Notification on Forestry Gosa System

    The Department of Forests and Park Services introduced a revised gosa system to commemorate the World Ranger Day 2020. With this revised gosa system, all the forestry officials will now adorn a unique gosa which in the past existed only till the rank of Senior Forest Ranger III, who wore the 3 collar tabs popularly known as the Ranger Clips after which forestry personnel wore the green uniform with no ranks thus creating confusion among the public as to who was senior in ranks while conducting field visits and public meetings.

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  • Celebration of BAFRA’s 20th Foundation day

    5 August, Thimphu: It was a special day for the family of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) as we celebrated the 20th Foundation day on 5th August 2020. BAFRA was founded as the competent authority for Biosecurity and Food Safety”, with the mandate “to safeguard plants, animals and environment from biosecurity threats and ensure safe food for the consumers through science-based approaches for socio-economic wellbeing and sustainable environment”.

    The day was marked with a small cake ceremony, wherein the former Director Generals of BAFRA, Dasho Karma Dorji and Dasho Namgay Wangchuk along with the current Director General of BAFRA, DR Tashi Samdup graced the day. The BAFRA field offices in 20 districts also celebrated the day in their respective offices. It was a day to acknowledge all the contributions by the founders, leaders and officials of BAFRA while reflecting on the beginnings and the significant achievements.

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  • Vacancy for Chief Forestry Officer

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce vacancies for P1 Management Positions for the following offices as detailed below:

    Sl.NoAgencyPosition TitlePL/ SLMinimum Qualification RequiredNo. of Slot
    1Sarpang Forest Division, SarpangChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelors in Forestry/Wildlife1
    2Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, SarpangChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelors in Forestry/Wildlife1

    Interested in-service civil servants within the same superstructure who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.

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  • Retired foresters joined the celebration of World Ranger Day, 2020

    31 July, Thimpu: In an effort to connect the serving foresters with that of the past, 10 retired foresters, were invited to join the Department in celebrating the World Ranger Day on 31 July, 2020 in Thimphu. They were also invited to show our deep respect and gratitude for the lifetime contribution they made to the Department.

    It was a rare privilege for the Department to have joined by a group of mentor foresters, who begun their career and retired as forester. This group of seasoned foresters, were most instrumental in shaping the Department, since they worked at the capacity of decision makers. Having served their whole career in the Department, they left an imprint of their hard work and dedication and a legacy for younger generations to look up to. They may have retired, yet they still are big source of inspirations and serves as mentor.

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