Special Correspondent

Number of senior duty posts also increased from 69 to 89

JAIPUR: The Union Government has enhanced the Indian Forest Service cadre strength in Rajasthan from 112 to 154 and increased the number of senior duty posts from 69 to 89. The restructuring of IFS cadre strength was announced in the Centre’s Extraordinary Gazette recently.

To benefit many

Rajasthan Minister of State for Forest and Environment Ramlal Jat has said here that the Union Government’s decision would directly benefit the State Forest Service officers waiting since long for promotion to IFS: “It will also facilitate the posting of IFS officers in each district.”

Mr. Jat pointed out that the number of IFS cadre posts to be filled up through promotion from the State service had been increased from 33 to 43.

“This seems to be a well-timed gift from the Centre to the State for launching the Green Rajasthan campaign recently,” he said.

Chief Conservators

Following the revision in the IFS cadre strength, Rajasthan will now have two posts of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, six of Additional PCCF, 21 of CCF, 16 of Conservator of Forests and 44 of Deputy Conservator of Forests.

Fifty-six other posts will include those on deputation, training and leave reserve.

The IFS officers are presently serving in all districts except Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Bhilwara, Jalore, Karauli, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Rajsamand, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh. Mr. Jat said the District Forest Officers in all districts would henceforth be drawn from IFS, while Divisional CCFs would be posted at the seven divisional headquarters in the State.