Indian Forest Services is one of the civil services. UPSC conduct the examination for forest officer in Indian forest services. Any science and engineering graduate can apply for these services. Recruited candidates are generally termed as Conservator of Forest. This article is all about the salary structure in Indian Forest Services.

Grade Pay Scale
Junior Time Scale Rs 15600 – Rs 39100 with Grade Pay of 5400
Senior Time Scale Rs 15600 – Rs 39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600
Junior Administrative Grade Rs 15600 – Rs 39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 7600
Deputy Conservator of Forest (Selection Grade) Rs 37400 – Rs 67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 8700
Conservator of Forests Rs 37400 – Rs 67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 8900
Chief Conservator of Forests Rs 37400 – Rs 67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 10000
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Rs 67000 – Rs 79000
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Rs 75000 – Rs 80000
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Fixed Pay Scale: Rs 80000

Hierarchy in the Indian Forest Services

In the starting of their career, they are designated as Assistant Conservator of Forests. As they gain experience their designation changes as per the year of experience and their post also changes. Their post according to the hierarchy is as follow.

  • Assistant Conservator of Forests
  • Deputy Conservator of Forests
  • Conservator of Forests
  • Chief Conservator of Forests
  • Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest
  • Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
  • Director of Forest