WHAT IS INDIAN FOREST SERVICE?
Indian forest service ,constituted in 1966 is a part of All India Services of Government of India. Before that British had Imperial Forest Service in 1867 .The body that controls the authority of this forest service is Ministry of Environment ,Forest and Climate change.
Hari Singh was the First inspector General of Forests. Basically it is an open competitive examinations held by UPSC through which officers are recruited .Then their training is held at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy by the Central government for two years.
These services are placed under State and joint cadre. The main motive behind the service is implementing National Forest policy.
An IFS officer that is independent.He practices administrative.judicial and financial powers in his own domain.
Positions Held By IFS Officer
Divisional Forest Officer
Conservator of Forests
Principle Chief Conservator Of Forests
The Highest of all in all states- Head of Forest Forces.They also are valid for State and Central deputations that includes appointments at Deputy Secretary,Director,Joint Secretary & Additional Secretary. Appointment of IFS Officers are also possible in foreign governments like United Nations , ngo’s ,voluntary organisations.
Broadly it falls into 2 categories-
For central again there are two-
Central staffing scheme
Non central staffing scheme
Salary structure of IFS Officer
Director General of Forests–rs 2,25,000
Additional Director General of Forests–rs 2,05,400
Inspector General of Forests–rs 1,75,000
Deputy Inspector General of Forests–rs 1,50,000
Assistant Inspector General of Forests(pay level 13)–1,18,500
Assistant Inspector General of Forests(pay level 12)–78,800
Assistant Inspector General of Forests([pay level 11)–67,700
Assistant Inspector General of Forests(pay level 10)–56,100
TRAINING OF IFS OFFICER
Officer Trainees begin their training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, After completing then they are sent to Indira Gandhi Natinal Forest Academy at Dehra dun.
After completing the training they are awarded master’s degree in Forestry Science.
They are also taught more than 56 subjects of life sciences in 2 years. After the training gets complete future forest officers go through a year of on-the-job field training in the state as Assistant Conservators of Forests . With 4 years in junior scale they are promoted to Senior and are posted as Deputy Conservators of Forests or Divisional Forest Officers.
ELIGIBILITY/EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF IFS OFFICER
Person of Indian citizenship and Indian origin.
Candidate ‘s age- minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years.
With upper age limit in SC/ST upto 5 years
OBC upto 3years
From Jammu & Kashmir upto 5years
Defence person upto 5 years
For General candidates 6 attempts could be done whereas no restrictions on SC/ST
- Date of Notification: 7 February, 2018
- Last Date to Apply: 6 March, 2018
- Date of Exam (Prelims): 3 June, 2018
- IFS Main Exam: 2 December, 2018
Paper I -General English-300
Paper II- General Knowledge-300
Paper III-Optional subject I-200
PAper IV-Optional subject I-200
PAper V-Optional subject II- 200
PAper VI -Optional subject II- 200
After written test personal interview round of 300 marks.