To join the Indian Forest Service, an aspirant need to be at least 21 years and a citizen of Indian. Also, the aspirant must have completed his/her bachelor’s degree from a recognised college or university. The profile of a selected candidate differs as per experience and promotions, and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest is the supreme post under Indian Forest Service. After implementing the 6th pay commission, the pay scale in IFS ranges from INR 56,100-1,77,500 to INR 2,25,000 per month for employees ranging from Level 10 to Level 17. This article gives a brief to candidates who are looking for a career in Indian Forest Service.
To be able to join the Indian Forest Service a candidate must be eligible to take the UPSC examinations. There are eligibility standards set by the committee and only candidates falling under the eligibility criteria must apply for the examination. The basic eligibility requirement for IFS is listed below:
As already stated, a candidate’s news to go through three stages of selection in order to get into the Indian Forest Service. The examination pattern for all three stages is explained further below:
Roles and Responsibilities
IFS officers, when posted in the field, work for conservation, protection, and development of forests and wildlife, along with an aim to enhance livelihood opportunities of forest-dependent communities of rural and tribal areas.
Just like all other parts of the world, our nation is home to certain specific breeds of plants and animals that are uniquely found here only. Thereby, the work of an IFS officer is to ensure that these plants and animals can stay, grow, and remain in the habitat that nature has secured for them. Any sort of a problem that occurs in the way of their habitation is the work and responsibility of the Indian Forest Service officers. IFS officers often have to deal with both natural and manmade calamities that endanger the lives and habitats of wildlife.