The Madhya Pradesh government has received the restructured cadre of the Indian forest service (IFS) after approval from the union government.
The total number of posts for the IFS cadre in Madhya Pradesh remains the same although the number of posts at the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) and additional PCCF level have been increased while the posts at junior level have been decreased to facilitate promotion for big batches recruited in the 1980s.
“We have received the restructured proposal from the GoI. Promotions of officers against posts that have been made available are likely to start soon,” said additional PCCF, administration, PK Chaudhry.
As per the restructured proposal, the number of posts of PCCF rank have gone up from 6 to 9 and the number of posts of the additional PCCF rank have increased from 21 to 25. As per the original proposal, the state government had demanded 37 posts for APCCF rank which has been denied.
The number of posts of the chief conservator of forests (CCF) rank would be 51 while the number of posts of conservator of forests (CF) rank would be 40.
With the increase in number of posts in the PCCF rank, three more posts, that of PCCF, production, research and extension and working plan and land records would be created at the headquarters taking total number of cadre posts to 5.
The posts of member, environment, NVDA, MD, minor forest produce corporation, MD, forest development corporation and director, state forest research institute, Jabalpur would be ex cadre posts of PCCF rank.
With the restructuring, promotion of 1979 batch officers to PCCF rank is likely to get impetus along with 1985 batch officers to the APCCF rank. The total approved posts for the IFS would continue to be 296.