Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre senior Indian Forest Service(IFS) officer Sidhant Das has been selected to be the expert member of National Green Tribunal(NGT). The Cabinet Appointment Committee has cleared his name for the country’s green tribunal member.

Sidhant, an 1982-batch IFS officer, is now the director general of forest. He is supposed to attain superannuation in 2020. However, with the new assignment, he would continue as member of NGT for three years from the date of jointing his green tribunal.