A total of 103 officials of the forestry service have resigned from different districts in the eastern region after the anti-graft body expedited investigations regarding submitting fake educational qualification certificates.
The Regional Forest Directorate, Biratnagar, said that those resigning officials include foresters, rangers, forest guards and others.
The Directorate said those forest officials quitting their jobs are from Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Jhapa and Ilam districts.
Regional Director Prakashnath Pyakurel said that forest security has become a tough job as a large number of officials quit the job. RSS