Profile of Director
Mr. C. Achalender Reddy belongs to 1986 Batch of Indian Forest Service (AGMUT-Cadre) on Non-CSS Deputation, currently holding the position of Director, Centre for Innovations in Public Systems, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Previously, held the post of Managing Director, Goa Forest Development Corporation: Served in various capacities for about 32 years in Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Goa, and as Additional Secretary,Tourism in erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh, and also as Secretary, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) at Chennai.
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He is credited with Awards and Commendation letters from Chief Secretaries, Central and State Level Ministers for his outstanding work and professionalism throughout his career. Mr Reddy is a popular guest Speaker at various Universities, Institutions and Academies imparting training to All India Service Officers. He was given “Wildlife Service Award” by the Sanctuary Asia Magazine for his outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation in general and particularly for sea turtle protection in Goa.
He is having field knowledge, expertise and experience in subjects like Biodiversity, Environment, Forestry, Tourism, Agriculture and Rural Development. Besides, he has experience in representing India and also in holding negotiations at international level by virtue of his stint in NBA. Based on the concept paper prepared by him the Goa government has for the first time established an “Ecotourism Wing” in the Forest Department way back in 1999.
In his capacity as Secretary NBA, played a key role in assisting Ministry of Env’t and Forests in successfully organizing a mega international event – Eleventh Conference of Parties (CoP-11) to Convention on Biological Diversity in October 2012 at Hyderabad which was graced by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India besides delegates from 175 countries.
Appointed by National Biodiversity Authority as Chairman, Co-Chair and Member in a number of National Level Expert Committees on Red Sanders, Normally Traded Commodities and Biodiversity Management Committees. Nominated as a Member of Jury – for the India Biodiversity Awards-2016 a joint initiative of MoEFCC, GoI and UNDP. In NBA, he played a vital role in establishing “Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law” in collaboration with Norwegian agencies. Recognizing his extraordinary contribution in bringing out National Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Guidelines under the Biological Diversity Act,2002 and matters related to Biodiversity he was designated as – “Expert Consultant” to Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change and NBA.
Since he is an authority on ABS mechanism under Biodiversity Act 2002, he has been selected and appointed as Expert Member cum Chairman of the Access Benefit Sharing Expert Committee constituted by Goa Biodiversity Board, Government of Goa, in September 2017.
As an invited speaker, gave a presentation on “Policy Framework for Urban Greening, Agriculture and Food Security” at the Telangana Environment Congress held in Hyderabad in March 2018. Excerpts from the above presentation were published in The Hindu Newspaper on 8th May 2018 titled – “Time to paint town green”. He is a regular speaker at ASCI and Telangana State Forest Academy, Hyderabad in the training programs arranged for IFS officers.
He is in the rank of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.