The main function and responsibility of the Office of the Divisional Forest Officer, Training Division, Shillong, is the supervision and control of the Forest Guard Training School located at Darugiri, East Garo Hills District. The Training School started functioning w.e.f. May/ 1994 and its duty is to impart basic training course in Forestry and allied subjects to the Forest subordinates (Frs and Fgds).
The Foresters and Forest guards after joining their service in the Department are required to attend a one year basic training course in the above Training School in order to equip them with knowledge and skill to carry out the field works undertaken by the Forester Forest guards of the Department.
The year wise numbers of Foresters and Forest guards who were trained in the above Training School right from the year of inception are as follows :
|Year||Number of Forest guards||Number of Forester I|
Besides the above training, the Training Division conducts specialized short training courses to other categories of executive and ministerial staff of the Department, such as Foresters, Deputy Foresters, Accountant/ UDA etc periodically Foresters and Forest guards to update their knowledge and skill.