Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the Civil Services of India and belongs to the All India Services group. Indian Forest Service was established in 1966 under the All India Services Act 1951. However, this was only a revival of a well organised Imperial Forestry Service which existed during the British Raj from 1865 to 1935. The officers are recruited and trained by the Central Government but their services are placed under various State cadres, and they have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments. The main mandate of the service is the implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plant. IFS officers while in field postings in respective state cadres 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. An IFS officer is largely independent of the district administration and exercises administrative, judicial and financial powers in their own domain.
There are different positions like
- Divisional Forest Officer (DFO),
- Conservator of Forests (CF) and
- Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) etc are some examples.
Deputation of IFS officers to the Central Government includes appointments in
- Central Ministries at the position of Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary etc;
- appointments in various Public Sector Units,
- Institutes and Academies at the position of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVO),
- Managing Directors,
- Inspector General,
- Director General etc.
- Deputation of IFS officers is also permissible to foreign governments, UN bodies, international organisations, NGOs, voluntary organisations apart from private sector as per the Indian Forest Service (Cadre) Rules, 1966
Based on the results of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2014 held by Union Public Service Commission in Nov-Dec, 2014 followed by Personality Test held in February, 2015, the following is the list, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to posts in Indian Forest Service.
IFS examinations results 2015
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