Indian Forest Service ( IFS)

Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the three Government of India All India Services. The other two branches are the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS). The key responsibility of the IFS is to enforce the National Forest Policy. The policy aims to ensure the environmental stability of the country through participatory sustainable management and the conservation of natural resources.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Dedication

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Leadership

  • Decisive

  • Patriotic

  • Responsible

  • Resilient

  • Problem-solving

PROS

  • By holding power to implement or recommend program changes, you have the ability to make a direct impact on your local, state and federal governments. 

  • You develop leadership skills and interpersonal skills.

  • The work hours are regular.

  • You will be offered decent accommodation and other housing and basic amenities.

CONS

  • You may be transferred frequently.

  • There is an invariable political interference.

  • Since Forest Range Officers and others work in the Forest, there is a minimal risk of animal attacks.

  • Forest officers are more accountable for government properties, i.e. Forest. They must also be more vigilant to protect the animals and resources in the forest.

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Public Sector Undertakings

  • Non- Governmental Organizations, both at national and international levels.

  • National Parks 

  • Forests 

  • Wildlife Sanctuaries 

  • You are a nature lover and love to explore the wilderness and beauty of nature.

  • You see yourself implementing and/or administering policies 

  • You want to actively work towards enhancing livelihood opportunities of forest-dependent communities of rural and tribal areas 

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

  • Government of India 

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India is ranked 10th in the world, with 24.4 per cent of the land occupied by forests and trees, even though it accounts for 2.4 per cent of the world's surface area and meets the needs of 17 per cent of the human and 18 per cent of the livestock population. India was ranked 8th in the Top Ten list of nations reporting the highest annual net gain in forest land.

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