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Role of an IFoS Officer - UPSC



IFoS stands for "Indian Forest Service". It was founded in 1966 and is known as the central natural resource service among the three All Indian Services. It was constituted by the government of India under the all Indian Services Act,1951.


Responsibilities of an IFoS officer

  • To look after plants and animals, and conserve them.

  • To always find ways to conserve the forest and keep its livelihood.

  • To welcome and find out more opportunities for the stability of nature, and the ecological system.

  • To enhance positive opportunities for the development of wildlife and the environment of forests.

Salary and Benefits of an IFoS Officer

The basic salary of IFoS is Rs 60,000 per month but it has the chance to increase to 2.4 lakhs. The salary goes high in a case if the person is posted in foreign countries and that also under the special foreign allowance. There are certain benefits in the job of IFoS which are accommodation, transportation, medical, and some more.



Perks of an IFoS Officer

  • They are provided with house guards and helpers for household works.

  • Accommodation of beautiful and comfortable houses and flats at very cheap rates.