Andhra Pradesh State Vana Samrakshana Medals – Forest Service


Government have approved a scheme for awarding Forest Service Medals for meritorious services rendered in protection and conservation of Forests and Wildlife in Andhra Pradesh by the Executive staff of Forest Department and accordingly issued A.P. State Vana Samrakshana Meritorious Service Medal Rules.  According to the said rules, the following four (4) types of medals are to be awarded to the Meritorious Service holders on the eve of Andhra Pradesh Formation Day.

Sl.

No.

Name of the Pathakam/Medal

No. of Medals

Cash award for each awardee  (Rs.)

Description of the medals

Monthly service grant to be paid to each awardee every month with salary (Rs.)

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

A.P.Vana Samrakshana Pathakam

30

2000

Bronze

25/-

2

A.P.Uttama Vana Samrakhana Pathakam

10

3000

Silver

30/-

3

A.P.Vishishta Vana Samrakhana Pathakam

3

4000

Gold

40/-

4

A.P.Mukyamanthri Vana Sourya Pathakam

1

5000

Gold

50/-

 

TOTAL

44

 

 

 

2. The Screening Committee headed by the Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests has scrutinized the proposals received and recommended the names of the certain forest personnel who are to be awarded medals of different categories for meritorious services for the year 2012.

3. The recommendations/proposals submitted by the Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests, Hyderabad were scrutinized by a High Level Screening Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to Government, which has recommended the following Medals in each category:

SL.

No.

Name of the Pathakam/Medal

No. of Medals

Cash award for each awardee  (Rs.)

Total amount required (Rs.)

Monthly service grant to be paid to each awardee every month with salary (Rs.)

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

A.P.Vana Samrakshana Pathakam

07

2000

14000

25/-

2

A.P.Uttama Vana Samrakhana Pathakam

09

3000

27000

30/-

 

3

A.P.Vishishta Vana Samrakhana Pathakam

03

4000

12000

40/-

4

A.P.Mukyamanthri Vana Sourya Pathakam

01

5000

 5000

50/-

 

TOTAL

20

 

58000

 

 

4. Government after careful examination of the recommendations/ proposals submitted by the Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests, Hyderabad and the recommendations of the High Level Screening Committee, hereby order that the officers and the Executive staff of Forest Department (20), as shown in the Annexures I to IV to this order be awarded with Meritorious Service Medals for the meritorious service rendered by them in protection and conservation of Forests Wealth for the year 2011-12. The awardees shall be awarded with the medals along with the cash award and also a service grant as detailed in para 2 above.

5. In the event of death of the recipient of the award / medal, the family will continuously get the monthly grant till the date of superannuation of the recipient had he been alive.

6. It shall be open to the Government of Andhra Pradesh to forfeit any of the awards / medals given to any person after an opportunity is given to him to represent against the same. The award / medal is liable to be forfeited, if the holder is awarded with any major punishment or when he commits a serious misconduct or for any other reasons to be recorded in writing.

7. The Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests is authorized to incur the expenditure involved in preparation of medals and in payment of lump sum cash award along with the medal in the shape of Demand Draft or Cheque from the budget allotment made to the Department under user charges or under (03) Forest Protection – Plan scheme.

8. The Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests shall take necessary action in the matter accordingly.

9. This order does not require the concurrence of the Finance Department as per rules on the subject.

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