HT on Monday had published a report highlighting how the forest department is reeling under severe staff and resource crunch.
Now the People for Animals (PFA), one of the largest animal welfare organisations, has also moved the national green tribunal over the matter.
In a representation made to the tribunal, the PFA has said, “The forest department is severely understaffed.
The government has not filled up even the sanctioned strength.”
The PFA said, “In view of public interest, it is necessary that the government directs officials concerned to fill the vacant posts and provide the forest department with necessary equipment and resources.”
The forest department has altogether three divisions in the capital.