MPSC Departmental Examination for Forest Officers – 2016 Question paper
PAPER – I
Land revenue and criminal law, etc.
(1) Indiscriminate copying of an Authority will be discounted.
(2) All questions are compulsory and the marks for each question are indicated in the margin.
- Explain in detail the provisions for Recovery of Money, Papers or other Government property.
- Explain in detail the provisions for Boundary and Boundary Marks.
- Explain in detail the provisions of, Regulation of Right to Trees etc.
- Explain in detail the provisions of disposal of Government Trees, produce of trees, grazing and other natural products.
- Define the following:-
(b) Land records
(c) High Court.
- Explain in detail the provisions of Offences affecting the Human Body (of Hurt).
- Explain in detail the provisions about Arrest of Persons.
PAPER – II
Forest law and Indian forest act, etc.
(1) Each question has marks allocated indicated on the right side.
(2) Quote Acts, Sections, Case-laws where relevant.
- Answer the following in not more than one sentence:-
(a) The……………… Act consolidates the law relating to Forests, the Transit of Forest produce and the duty livable on timber and other forest produce.
(b) Definition “Forest Produce” under the Indian Forest Act includes ……………….
(c) Definition “Timber “under the Indian Forest Act includes ………………
(d) Definition ‘ Tree “under the Indian Forest Act includes ………………
(e) State the Sections of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which Reserve Forest is declared. (f) State the Sections of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which Protected Forest is declared.
(g) State the Sections of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which the control of timber and other forest produce in transit is regulated.
(h) State the Section of the Indian’ Forest Act, 1927 under which Government and Forest Officers are not liable for damage to forest produce at depot.
(i) State the Section of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which penalty for counterfeiting or defacing marks on trees and timber and for altering the boundary marks exist.
(j) State the section of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which Forest Officer is empowered to compound the offence.
(k) State the section of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which persons are bound to assist Forest Officers and Police Officer.
(l) State the Section of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which power to try offence summarily are mentioned.
(m) State the section of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which provision of punishment for wrongful seizure exists.
(n) State the Appellate Authority under section 61-D of the Indian Forest Act, 1927.
(0) State the Section of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 under which power to arrest without a warrant are given to a Forest Officer.
- Distinguish between the two in not more than 500 words (Answer any three):-
(a) Reserved Forest and Protected Forest.
(b) Confiscation and Forfeiture.
(c) Conservation Reserve and Community Reserve.
(d) Transit Hammer and Seizure Hammer.
(e) Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.
- (a) Name the five Animals found in Maharashtra given in Schedule-I, part-I, under the Mammals Category in Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
(b) Name the five Birds found in Maharashtra given in Schedule-I, part-111, under the Birds Category in Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
(c) Name the five Plants given in Schedule-VI of the Wildlife Protection Act, ‘1972
- Answer the following (Any three):-
(a) Explain the Role and Functions of an Authorized Officer.
(b) Explain precautions to be taken in issue of a Transit Pass for forest produce.
(c) Species of Forest Produce exempted from Transit Pass Regulations, elucidate the reasons for the exclusion.
(d) Explain the nature and form of Transit Passes to be issued for transport of Forest Produce.
(e) The Limitation Act in its application for Forest Offences.
- Based on the situation narrated below, draw needful inferences and draft as directed:-
You are a Forest Officer on patrol in the Reserved Forest under your administration. You had started inspection of the forest area early in the morning and by evening you realize that there are 105 Teak trees of varying girth which have been illicitly cut from the forests, based on the stumps visible during the inspection with some pieces of wood still lying in the vicinity. You learn that some of the material illicitly transported is lying in the house of a person in the nearby village.
Based on the above situation you are directed to using fictitious names and figures:-
(a) Draw a Panchnama of the scene of the crime/offence detected by you.
(b) Draw a Model Forest Offence Report, highlighting the essential facts vital in a F.O.R.
(c) How would you plan to conduct a raid in the house of the person and what precautions would you advise?
You are an Assistant Conservator of Forests (I.O) on patrol along with the subordinate staff in the Protected Area under your Jurisdiction. You detect illicit cutting, traces of transit of forest produce, of a specific tree species having unique medicinal value in the area. Upon detailed enquiry spread over a period of few weeks, you detect and apprehend persons responsible for the offence, seize vehicles and implements used in the offence. You complete all the investigations necessary and have informed the Trial Court having jurisdiction from time to time of the offence, the enquiry/investigation.
Based on the above situation, you are directed to using fictitious names and figures:-
(a) Draw a Panchnama of the scene of the crime/offence detected by you.
(b) Draw a Model Forest Offence Report, highlighting the essential facts vital in
(c) Based on the above situation you are directed to draft a Model COMPLAINT to he filed in the Trial Court having jurisdiction under the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, quoting the relevant Sections of the Act
- Write Short notes (Any three):-
(a) State Wildlife Advisory Board.
(b) Critical Tiger Habitat.
(c) Maharashtra Sale of Trees by Occupants belonging to Scheduled Tribes (Regulation) Act, 1969.
(d) Notification of Lands as Reserved Forest.
(e) Compounding of Forest Offences.
(f) Functions of Tree Officer
PAPER – III
Procedure and accounts
(1) Solve all questions
(2) Quote requisite rules/article/paragraphs in support of your answers.
(3) The marks for each question are shown against it.
- Write detailed notes on the following Topics (any five):-
(a) Write-off of Government Vehicles.
(b) Honorary Wildlife Warden.
(c) Security Deposits.
(d) Forest Offence Inquiry Report.
(e) Government Servants: Duties in respect of integrity and promptness.
(f) Powers of Dy. C. F. in relation to according T. S. for Civil Works.
- (a) Write full forms of the following abbreviations (any ten):-
(ii) C.C.F. (E. and T.)
(b) Elaborate on duties of the following Officers (any two):-
(i) Forest Guard
(ii) Asstt. Conservator of Forests
(iii) Chief Conservator of Forests.
- (a) Describe in details regarding Rules to be followed regarding immovable, valuable and Landed Property.
(b) Provisions related to suspension of a Government Servants.
- (a) Distinguish between the following (any three):-
(i) Review and Revision
(ii) Forest Deposit and Earnest Money Deposit
(iii) Treatment Map and Toposheet
(iv) Coupe and Compartment
(b) Describe the procedure:-
(i) Fixation of Upset Price of Forest Produce.
(ii) Advance Budget.
(iii) Declaration of Reserved Forests.
- Describe in details the various occasions of retirements and pension provisions thereof mentioning the terms applicable thereto.