Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Omkar Singh, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of 1982 batch assumed charge as the director of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) here on Tuesday. He was serving as the principal chief conservator of forests and head of forest force and principal secretary (Environment and Forest) in Government of Arunachal Pradesh before assuming the charge as the director of IGNFA. Singh is known for his expertise in wildlife management and has authored many scientific papers. He earlier worked as deputy director general in ICFRE, director of Directorate of Forestry Education, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Head of Extension Division at Forest Research Institute. He also worked as Director in Ministry of Home Affairs in Government of India. He has extensive administrative experience and has held various key positions in Goa Forest Department, Andaman and Nicobar Administration and in the Delhi administration.