ANDHRA PRADESH FOREST ACADEMY DULAPALLY, HYDERABAD
“We don’t train people we transform them”
An institute of excellence………………..
The “State Institute of Forestry Training” (SIFT) established in 1987 was renamed as A.P. Forest Academy with effect from January 2001. This institute is located on Hyderabad-Nagpur national high way in Dulapally village of Ranga Reddy district at a distance of 24 km from Hyderabad city. The location offers an ideal atmosphere for conducting training and educational activities. The institute is acting as state level centre for training the personnel of Forest Department, representatives of NGOs and Vana Samrakshana Samithis (VSS) on various aspects of natural and other states such as Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka on Forestry and Geomatics related topics and natural resource management. National level Workshops and training programmes including one week compulsory training courses to IFS Officers are also organised in the Academy.
FACILITIES AT APFA
The Institute has good infrastructure with a new executive hostel constructed in 2008 with 38 Deluxe rooms (twin beds) and a spacious A/C conference hall for conducting National / International workshops at A.P. Forest Academy, Dulapally.
An Administrative Block (main building), a new hostel building (32 rooms), Old hostel building, dormitory, (For trainees), 4 Quarters for the Deputy Directors, 4 Quarters for the Forest Range Officers and 20 class IV employees quarters. An indoor stadium (for shuttle, which also doubles up as an auditorium with 400 seating capacity) Outdoor stadium, Play grounds, Gym room and various outdoor games & indoor games facilities are available for the trainees.
The Academy is having modern class room facilities for effective management of trainings viz., 2 Hi-tech class rooms (AC), 1 Conference Hall (AC), 1 Computer lab (AC) equipped with latest 30 computers with LAN facility and 3 class rooms for FRO, FSO and FBO trainees. Faculty is also equipped with a computer and intercom telephones. Library facility with latest magazines, news papers, books on Forestry, Natural resource management, personality development etc caters to the needs of the trainees and faculty. The Academy is having infrastructure and other facilities to conduct 4 training programmes at any point apart from the regular induction trainings.
The Academy headed by Addl. PCCF/Director) and has a sanctioned strength of one Addl. Director (cadre of CF), 15 Dy. Directors (cadre of Dy /Asst. Conservator of Forests –SFS), 7 Forest Range Officers and 2 Forest Section Officers. At present there are 6 vacancies in Dy Director cadre, 2 in FRO cadre and 2 in FSO cadre. Apart from these faculty, Senior officers of Forest Department (serving/retired), subject experts on various sources are invited from time to time to take up sessions for the refresher trainings.
The sanctioned ministerial staff strength includes 2 Superintendent, 3 Senior Assistants, 1 Junior Assistant, 2 Physical Training Instructors (for Regular Trainees of FSOs & FBOs), 6 Office subordinates (Attenders) and 3 Office Associates (on contract basis), 2 Computer operators (on contract basis) for smooth running of Office.
ACTIVITIES TAKEN UP BY ACADEMY