Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has announced wildlife protection awards in three categories for its employees and officers putting in excellent performance in wildlife protection sphere in the state. Category-1 award has been bestowed jointly on four officers, Category-2 award on one officer while one officer and 15 employees in four groups have been selected for Category-3 awards.
Wildlife protection awards are given in three categories. One award is given under Category A to deputy conservator of forests/assistant conservators of forests, one award in Category B to forest rangers and four awards have been set aside under Category C for deputy forest rangers, foresters and forest guards. Every award carries Rs. 50 thousand and citation. The awardees become eligible to get firearm licence for rifle or revolver on priority on moving application.