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 wildlife 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 and wildlife officials. An officer of this rank is equivalent to the District Magistrate (DM) or more popularly the District Collector of the Districts of a state, senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 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)

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