Hailing from a small village named Bidi in Khanpur Taluka, Girish Hosur, an IFS(Indian Forest Service) Officer has been promoted and posted currently as Joint Secretary (JS) in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Higher Education, Government of India.
Hosur served as Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) in Belagavi, and he is the first candidate to get posted as Joint Secretary from his Himachal cadre batch IFS-1996.
During his tenure only the Green City project in which 50,000 tree’s were planted in Belagavi was undertaken. He had also initiated projects of constructing artificial water tanks and check-dams in deep jungles for facilitating drinking water to the wildlife during summer season.
Before this Hosur was posted as Director in the department of School Education and Literacy, under the ministry of Human resources and development. He had received Swachh Bharat Mission Inter Ministerial Award for his efforts made in Swachh Vidyalaya campaign, Swachh Vidyalaya puraskar and organising massive campaign to promote Swachhta in the schools across the country. He strived hard to get as many as 6.5 lakh schools with 2.85 crore children to participate in the painting competition and 2.67 crore children took part in essay competition.
Joint secretary is an ex-cadre post, that means can occupy it, but the position holder is mostly a career civil servant, generally from the Indian Administrative Service, and is a government official of high seniority. The civil servants who hold this rank are either from All India Services (Deputation; on tenure, after empanelment) or Central Civil Services(Group A; on empanelment). All promotions and appointments to this rank and post are directly made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet of India.
Joint secretary is the overall in charge with the necessary measure of independent functioning and responsibility of the wing of the department allocated and entrusted to him.
All the Best Girish Hosur Sir !