Chiefs of Tamil Nadu Forest Department

CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS
MADRAS PRESIDENCY

CAPT.WATSON (POST OF CONSERVATOR ABOLISHED IN 1823) 10.11.1806
Dr.CLEGHORN 19.12.1856 To 1863
CAPT.R.H.BEDDOME 1863 - 1876
CAPT.RH.MORGAN 1876 - 1882
COL.I.CAMPBELL WALKER, I.F.S., 1882 – 1891 & 1893 - 1894
Mr.J.S.GAMBLE, I.F.S., 1882 - 1885
Mr.A.W.PEET, I.F.S., 1886 - 1890
Mr.E.P.POPERT, I.F.S., 21.10.1891 To 25.3.1898
Mr.J.W.CHERRY, I.F.S., 1892 - 1895 & 1898 - 1899
Mr.B.F.RIGOLD, I.F.S., 1895 - 1896
Mr.E.D.M.HOOPER, I.F.S., 1896 – 1898, 01.04.1901 To 09.04.1901, & 01.04.1902 To 03.04.1905.
Mr.H.A.GASS, I.F.S., 1898 – 1902 & 1904 – 1905
Mr.C.E.BRASIER, I.F.S., 1898 – 1902, 1902 – 1904, 12.09.1905 To 15.08.1907, & 15.03.1908 To October 1911.
Mr.A.W.PEET, I.F.S., 26.03.1898 To 31.01.1901
Mr.HODGSON, I.F.S., 1905 – 1906 – 1908 - 1910
Mr.F.A.LODGE, I.F.S., 1905 – 1906 – 1908 - 1910
Mr.T.P.PEAKE, I.F.S., 1906 - 1910
Mr.H.B.BRYANT, I.F.S., 1910 – 1911 – 1912 – 1914 & 1916 - 1918
Mr.J.S.BATTIE, I.F.S., 1910 - 1914
Mr.S.COX, I.F.S., 1914 – 1916 & 1918 - 1919
Mr.P.M.LUSHINGTON, I.F.S., 22.09.1915 To 17.11.1918
Mr.C.D.McCARTHY, I.F.S., 18.11.1918 To 11.05.1919

 

CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS
MADRAS

Mr.S.COX, I.F.S., 01.06.1919 To 28.03.1923
Mr.M.H.STAINTON TIREMEN, C.T.E, I.F.S., 29.05.1923 To 29.12.1927
Mr.R.D.RICHMOND, I.F.S., 30.12.1927 To 07.08.1928 10.04.1929 To 11.05.1931 16.11.1931 To 18.11.1932
Mr.A.WIMBUSH, I.F.S., 08.08.1928 To 09.04.1929 12.05.1931 To 15.11.1931 19.11.1932 To 21.02.1935
Mr.T.A.WHITEHEAD, I.F.S., 22.05.1935 To 20.03.1938
Mr.C.C.WILSON CIE, I.F.S., 21.03.1938 To 05.04.1940
Mr.W.G.DYSON, I.F.S., 06.04.1940 To 31.03.1946 02.12.1946 To 31.03.1946
Mr.J.A.MASTER, I.F.S., 01.04.1946 To 01.12.1946 01.04.1947 To 30.05.1948
Mr.KESAVAN UNNINAYAR, I.F.S., 01.06.1948 To 15.02.1953
Mr.V.V.SUBRAMANIYAM, I.C.S., 16.02.1953 To 05.07.1954
Mr.S.K.BASU, I.F.S., 06.07.1954 To 14.09.1956
Mr.V.S.KRISHNASAMY, I.F.S., 07.10.1956 To 11.08.1958
Mr.C.A.R.BHADRAN, I.F.S., 12.08.1958 To 05.08.1960 23.01.1961 To 23.09.1962

 

CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS
TAMIL NADU

Mr.T.JAYADEV, I.F.S., 06.08.1960 To 22.01.1961 24.09.1962 To 07.09.1970 27.09.1975 To 16.06.1978 17.06.1978 To 28.02.1979
Mr.K.A.BHOJA SHETTY, I.F.S., 08.09.1970 To 20.04.1974 11.06.1974 To 30.09.1980
Mr.R.PASUPATHI, I.F.S., 01.03.1979 To 20.04.1980 19.06.1980 To 30.09.1980
Mr.T.ACHAYA, I.F.S., 01.10.01980 To 31.10.1983
Mr.S.KONDAS, I.F.S., 01.11.1983 To 02.05.1987
Mr.S.JOHN JOSEPH, I.F.S., 02.05.1987 To 05.04.1988

 

PRINCIPAL CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS
TAMIL NADU

Mr.S.JOHN JOSEPH, I.F.S., 06.04.1988 To 30.11.1990
Mr.M.HARIKRISHNAN, I.F.S., 01.12.1990 To 31.05.1996
Mr.V.R.CHITRAPU, I.F.S., 01.06.1996 To 28.01.2000
Mr.K.K.SOMASUNDARAM, I.F.S., 28.01.2000 To 26.06.2001
Mr.J.C.KALA, I.F.S., 27.06.2001 To 08.08.2005
Mr.T.SUKDEV, I.F.S., 09.08.2005 To 01.06.2006
Mr.C.K.SREEDHARAN, I.F.S., 01.06.2006 To 09.09.2009
Mr.A.S.BALANATHAN, I.F.S., 10.09.2009 To 05.07.2011
Mr.GAUTAM DEY I.F.S., 06.07.2011 To 31.01.2014
Mr.VINODKUMAR, I.F.S., 01.02.2014 To 31.08.2015
Dr.V.K.MELKANI, I.F.S., (FULL ADDITIONAL CHARGE) 01.09.2015 To 05.01.2016
Dr.N.KRISHNAKUMAR, I.F.S., 06.01.2016 To 31.03.2017
Dr.H. BASAVARAJU, I.F.S., (FULL ADDITIONAL CHARGE) 01.04.2017 To 01.06.2017
Dr.H. BASAVARAJU, I.F.S., 02.06.2017 To 17.04.2018
Mr. RAVI KANT UPADHYAY, I.F.S., 18.04.2018 To 20.09.2018
Dr.H. MALLESHAPPA, I.F.S., 21.09.2018 To 31.05.2019
Dr.P. DURAIRASU, I.F.S., 01.06.2019 To 15.09.2020 
Mr. S. YUVARAJ, I.F.S., 15.09.2020 to 05.07.2021
Mr. ASHOK UPRETI, I.F.S., 06.07.2021 to 17.03.2022
Mr. SYED MUZAMMIL ABBAS, I.F.S., 18.03.2022 to Till Date