Deputy Conservator of Forests

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A Deputy Conservator of Forests (Hindi: उप वन संरक्षक) or, equivalently a Divisional Forest Officer (Hindi: वन प्रमंडल पदाधिकारी) is an officer belonging to the elite Indian Forest Service (IFS). The Deputy Conservator of Forests is responsible for managing the Forests, Environment and Wild-Life related issues of a Forest Division of a state or a union territory of India. He is assisted by the officers of the State Forest Service and other State Forest officials and State Wild-Life officials. He is equivalent to the Collector or District Magistrate (D.M) of a District, senior Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) officers.

Pay Structure: After the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission recommended the pay scales of posts in the Indian Forest Service are as under.

Deputy Conservator of Forests (Selection Grade) 37400-67000 8700 (PB-4)