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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
 
 

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force) is the Head of Tamil Nadu Forest Department.  Eight Additional Principal Chief Conservators of Forests,  Eight Chief Conservators  of Forests and two Conservators of Forests are working in the head office. 

ORGANISATION SETUP :
PRINCIPAL CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS (HOFF) 1 ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS 65
PRINCIPAL CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS & CHIEF WILDLIFE WARDEN 1 FOREST RANGE OFFICERS 562
PRINCIPAL CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS & CHIEF PROJECT DIRECTOR (TBGP) 1 FORESTERS 1312
PRINCIPAL CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS (RESEARCH & EDUCATION) 1 FOREST GUARDS 2349
ADDL PRINCIPAL CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS 11 FOREST WATCHER 1362
CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS 26 MAHOUTS 39
CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS 18 CAVADY 42
DEPUTY CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS (CADRE) 39 TAMILNADU MINISTERIAL STAFF/OTHERS 5393
DEPUTY CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS(NON-CADRE) 29 TOTAL 11258
functions
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force)    Overall control of the Department
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden    Wildlife matters
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Project Director, TBGP     Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project (TBGP) 
 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Research & Education)      Research, Education and Training matters 
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests        APCCF (Administration)
    APCCF (CAMPA & Forest Settlement)   
    APCCF (Forest Conservation Act)
    APCCF (Project Tiger), Coimbatore
    APCCF (Protection & Vigilance)
    APCCF (Planning & Budgeting)
    APCCF (Social Forestry & Extension)
    APCCF (Wildlife)                     
    APCCF (Working Plan)       
    APCCF & Director, AAZP, Vandalur   
    APCCF & Director, TNFA, Coimbatore   
                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Conservator of Forests

 

 

 

 

 

** Redeployed as Special Secretary (Forests) at Environment and Forests Department    

  CCF (Bio-diversity)
  CCF (Clean Development Mechanism) & Proj. Dir. (TCPL), TBGP
  CCF (Forestry Extension - North Region), Chennai
  CCF (Forestry Extension - Central Region), Salem
  CCF (Forest Extension - South Region), Madurai 
  CCF (Headquarters)
  CCF (Human Resources Development)
  CCF (Information Technology)
  CCF (Planning and Development)
  CCF (Project Formulation) **
  CCF (Protection & Vigilance ) (Northern Group)
  CCF (Protection & Vigilance ) (Southern Group)
  CCF (Publicity)   
  CCF (Research)
  CCF (Wildlife) & Proj. Dir. (Biodiversity Conservation), TBGP
  CCF (Working Plan), Coimbatore
  CCF (Working Plan), Trichy
  CCF (Working Plan), Vellore
  CCF & Field Director, ATR Pollachi
  CCF & Field Director, KMTR, Tirunelveli
  CCF & Field Director, MTR, Ooty
  CCF (TAP) & Proj. Dir. (Administration & Finance), TBGP
  CCF & Addl. Director-I, TNFA, Coimbatore
  CCF & Addl. Director-II, TNFA, Coimbatore
Conservator of Forests        CF, Chennai
    CF, Coimbatore
    CF, Dharmapuri
    CF, Dindigul
    CF, Madurai
    CF, Salem
    CF, Trichy
    CF, Tirunelveli
    CF, Vellore
    CF, Villupuram
    CF, Virudhunagar   
    CF & FD, STR, Erode
    CF (Planning & Development), Chennai
    CF (Genetics), Coimbatore
    CF (Research), Chennai
    Principal, TNFTC, Vaigai Dam
    CF (TAP-I) & Addl. PD (Monitoring & Evaluation), TBGP
    CF (TAP-II) 
 
The following Tiger Reserves are functioning under the control of APCCF  (Project Tiger), Coimbatore
APCCF (Project Tiger), Coimbatore Tiger Reserve KMTR, Tirunelveli, ATR, Pollachi, MTR, Ooty and STR, Erode
The following CCFs are the Regional CCFs of the following regions comprising of 12 territorial circles
CCF (Planning and Development) Chennai region Chennai, Dharmapuri and Vellore circles
CCF (P&V - Southern Group) Coimbatore region Coimbatore, Salem and Dindigul circles
CCF (Human Resources Development) Tiruchy region Tiruchy and Villupuram circles
CCF (Publicity) Tirunelveli region Madurai, Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar circles
   
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