Mr D Raveendranathan, IFS (Retd), was recruited as Forest
Range Officer in the year 1970 by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
Initially he served as Forest Range Officer in Government Rubber Plantations,
Keeriparai; Plantation Ranges in Gandamanur and Kodaikanal. He was in charge of
Srivilliputtur, Sankarankoil, Tirunelveli and Shencottai territorial Ranges. He
was posted in the Social Forestry Ranges of Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi
Districts. He was promoted as Assistant Conservator of Forests and deputed as
Divisional Manger in the Arasu Rubber corporation in the year 1991, then as
Wildlife warden in the Grizzled giant squirrel sanctuary Srivilliputtur.
Further he was posted as Deputy Director in the Kalakkadu Mundanthurai Tiger
Reserve, then posted as Regional Manager in the Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation
Corporation, Villupuram. He was promoted as Deputy Conservator of Forests in
1999 and posted as Divisional Forest Officer in Vellore. He was conferred IFS
and posted as District Forest Officer, Tirunelveli, Divisional Forest Officer
Ramanathapuram and finally at Tirunelveli Social Forestry Division. He retired
from service on 28 February-2007 in the IFS- Junior Administrative Grade –
Deputy Conservator of Forests.
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forest-related crimes, eviction of encroachments from the unruly mob,
near-death encounters with forest animals, management of labor during strikes
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