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The tenure of the scientist associated with Project Cheetah has been reduced, two years extension given by government

Pankaj Prasad
WII dean Y V Jhala and Jyotiraditya Scindia
WII dean Y V Jhala and Jyotiraditya Scindia

The Environment Ministry on Tuesday curtailed the tenure of noted zoologist and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) dean Y V Jhala by one year.

The Environment Ministry on Tuesday curtailed the tenure of noted zoologist and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) dean Y V Jhala by one year. On his superannuation on February 28, 2022, the government had given a two-year extension. Now withdrawing the old order, Jhala's service extension has been reduced to one year. Means according to the new order of the government, Jhala has retired from February 28 this year. An order from the ministry said that the vacancy arising out of Jhala's immediate retirement would be filled through the ongoing process of recruitment of scientists.

Who is Dr. Y V Jhala? 

Institute (WII) as Dean. Since 2009, he was continuously working with the Environment Ministry of the Central Government. It is said that Jhala had also prepared the technical basis for the ambitious Cheetah project of the government. He was also a member of the Cheetah Task Force formed in 2010 under the leadership of conservationist MK Ranjit Singh. Jhala was dropped from the government's new cheetah task force in September 2022, days after the first batch of cheetahs from Namibia was brought to India, according to the report. He was a member. Jhala was dropped from the government's new cheetah task force in September 2022, days after the first batch of cheetahs from Namibia was brought to India, according to the report. He was a member. Jhala was dropped from the government's new cheetah task force in September 2022, days after the first batch of cheetahs from Namibia was brought to India, according to the report.

What did Jhala say? 

The statement of has also come. Speaking to ANI, Jhala said, "The Cheetah project was entirely mine and the government was its custodian. The government can do whatever it wants. what can we do about it? Last evening I was told that my term has come to an end. The government did not give me any reason to retire immediately. The Cheetah project was completely mine and the government was its custodian. The government can do whatever it wants. what can we do about it? Last evening I was told that my term has come to an end. The government did not give me any reason to retire immediately. The Cheetah project was completely mine and the government was its custodian. The government can do whatever it wants. what can we do about it? Last evening I was told that my term has come to an end. The government did not give me any reason to retire immediately.

Countering Jhala's claims, an official of the Union Environment Ministry said that 'Project Cheetah' was started by the central government in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh government and WWI. This project is not run by any one person. Jhala was one of the scientists who was working for this project. 

He was given extension of service, which has now been withdrawn by the government. In such a situation, it is wrong to make any kind of allegations against the government.