Become A Brave Forest Officer And Do Country Service
IFS, ie Indian Forest Services. Just as there are Indian services called IAS and IPS, IFS is also a service of the same rank.
Although IAS, Indian Administrative Services and IPS, Indian Police Services are often used and people know a lot about it, while less is known about IFS. IFS is known Indian Forest Service.
If you also want to become an IPS officer, then you must understand his actions. Their main function is to protect the forests. Forest service officers are appointed to protect the way illegal trees are harvested and all the animals in the forests are illegally killed and smuggled.
Just as IAS conducts UPSC i.e. Union Public Service Commission exam for IPS, for IFS also you have to give similar exam. For this you need to graduate from any stream of Math, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry or Engineering etc.
If you talk about age for this, then you can apply between 21 years to 32 years. At the same time, age relaxation is given by the Indian Government for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.
You should not think of IFS exam as easy, but it is also a tough exam like IAS and IPS. For this also you have to give pre, ie preliminary examination, then mains, that is main exam and after that you are selected for the interview.
The preparation pattern is more or less similar, but IFS syllabus includes Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Math and Statistics as well as Electrical Engineering, Indian History, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Zoology etc. Questions are asked in the exam.
If you get selected in these exams, then you are given an appointment. Talking about the posts, it includes posts like Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF), District Forest Conservator (DFC), Chief of Forest Conservator (CFC), Conservator of Forests. Apart from this, the rank of Principal Conservator of Forests and Inspector General of Forests is in the most senior positions. Obviously the responsibilities are less in the beginning, but later these responsibilities gradually increase and you have to work accordingly.
These officers are posted at various national parks across India and where sanctuaries etc. have been built.
Truth be told, in this job, only those people who can do their job well. Apart from wildlife, these people also face these tribals and if an IFS officer does not have presence and coverage, it is very difficult to work.
However, necessary training is definitely given for this. If you get selected in pre, main and interview, then after that you are sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy for initial training, where you are given detailed information about all the subjects.
After that you are sent to Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, which is located in Dehradun. There you are given forest management, soil conservation, tribal welfare, wildlife management survey and other on-the-job training. After that you are able to deploy somewhere.
Talking about salary, there is a standard salary structure. Generally their salary ranges from ₹ 15600 to ₹ 40000. They also get ₹ 5400 as grade pay every month. Their salary keeps on increasing based on the recommendations of Pay Commissions. However, apart from salary, they also get many other facilities, as well as they get a lot of respect in the society.