Dr Savita holds a PHD degree in 'Governance Issues in Forest Management' holds, an M.Sc. degree in Botany and Forestry.
Dehradun: A 1985 batch Indian Forest Service officer has become the first woman officer to take over as the director of the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.
Dr Savita who had joined as Deputy Director General of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education in October last year has been holding the additional charge of Director since June after the repatriation of the earlier Director, and was officially appointed to the post today.
Dr Savita holds a PHD degree in 'Governance Issues in Forest Management' holds, an MSc. degree in Botany and Forestry. She has also completed her M Phil in Rural Development and MBA from Sydney University.
Dr Savita has previously worked as Deputy Secretary in National Women's Commission, and at several positions in the ministries of Social Justice and Empowerment, Tribal Affairs and Information and Broadcasting. She has also worked as professor at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy along with being the Principal of the Central Academy for State Forest Services in Dehradun.