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IFS Officer Salary 2024 - Basic pay, In-Hand Salary, Perks

IFS Officer Salary 2024 - Basic pay, In-Hand Salary, Perks

Edited By Sneha Vinod | Updated on May 27, 2024 02:13 PM IST | #UPSC IFS

Candidates selected in the Indian Forest Officer are subjected to receive a handsome IFS 2024 officer salary. The IFS officer salary ranges from Rs. 38,000 to Rs. 44,000 for the Junior scale and Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 60,000 for the senior scale. Apart from this, officers can be promoted to a higher rank which can increase their IFS basic pay. The shortlisted candidates in the exam will have to undergo a probation period of 2 years, for that they will also receive a stipend. The IFS pay scale is as per 7th pay commission. Aspirants can check the IFS job salary, perks, and other details by reading this article.

Indian Forest Service Salary Structure 2024

The IFS officer salary varies from post to post and designation. From the below table aspirants can check the IFS 2024 salary details.

UPSC Officer Salary 2024


Designation in State Gov.

Designation in Gov. of India

Basic Monthly Salary

Junior Time Scale

Assistant Conservator of Forests/ Assistant Deputy Conservator of Forests

Assistant Inspector General of Forests

Rs. 56,100

Senior Time Scale

Deputy conservator of Forests

Assistant Inspector General of Forests

Rs. 67,700

Junior Administrative Grade

Deputy conservator of Forests

Assistant Inspector General of Forests

Rs. 78,800

Selection Grade

Deputy conservator of Forests (Selection Grade)

Assistant Inspector General of Forests

Rs. 1,18,500

Super Time Scale

Conservator of Forests/Chief Wildlife Warden

Deputy Inspector General of Forests

Rs. I,50,000

Senior Administrative Grade

Chief Conservator of Forests

Inspector General of Forests

Rs. 1,75,000

HAG Scale

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests


Rs. 2,00,000

HAG+ Scale

Principal Conservator of Forests

Additional Director General of Forests

Rs. 2,05,400

Apex Scale

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force)

Director General of Forests

Rs. 2,25,000

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IFS Grade Pay 2024

The Grade Pay of Indian Forest Officer along with promotion level is listed below:-

IFS Pay Grade


Pay Scale/ Salary

At Entry

Rs.56100-132000 (Pay Level 10)

After 5 years

Rs.67700-160000 (Pay Level 11)

After 12 years

Rs.78800-191500 (Pay Level 12)

After 16 years and based on the seniority

Rs.118500-214100 (Pay Level 13)

Minimum 5 years of service in previous pay level and also based on the seniority

Rs.131100-216600 (Pay Level 13A)

Minimum 1 year of service in previous Pay level and also based on the seniority

Rs.144200-218200 (Pay Level 14)

Minimum 5 years of service in previous pay levell and based on the seniority

Rs.182200-224100 (Pay Level 15)

IFS Officers Allowances

Along with the IFS salary, also they will get the IFS officers perks and allowances. Candidates are promoted to various grades at the end of 5, 8, 12, 16, 20 & 27 years in the Indian Forest Service and along with this the basic IFS promotion salary increases. Officers of Indian Forest Department get many additional benefits and allowances in addition to their handsome pay package. These payments are listed below:

  • Travel Allowance For Work: Regular travel from one place to another is necessary and the government bears all the expenses besides providing travel allowance.

  • Housing Allowance: The Government of India provides its employees with a house in the district where they are posted, where they have to relocate with their families for the duration.

  • Dearness Allowance (DA): Government provides an Allowance (DA) to IFS officers which is a cost of living adjustment.

  • Medical Allowance: Throughout the tenure of the officer, the entire family of the officer is entitled to medical cover.

  • Transport: Each officer is assigned a car and a driver to travel to their field assignments.

  • Lease Allowance: Employees can rent their houses up to a limit set by the government. But it depends on the location.

  • Other Allowances: Telephone, electricity, newspaper and water charges are also paid by the government.

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IFS In Hand Salary 2024

The IFS in hand salary is the final salary a person receives after the deduction of taxes, PF and other deductions. The IFS salary will increase after the probation period. The IFS officer in-hand salary for post wise as follows:

IFS officers in hand salary 2024

Post Name

IFS Officer Annual Salary

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest

Rs. 1,25,000

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest

Rs. 1,16,667

Inspector General of Forest (Chief Conservator of Forest)

Rs. 1,08,334

Deputy Inspector General of Forest (Deputy Conservator of Forest)

Rs. 1,00,000

Assistant Inspector General of Forest

Rs. 83,334

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UPSC IFS Salary Slip

The paying authorities will issue IFS officer salary slips to the employees every month. It contains all the information related to IFS salary, deductions and allowances. This is a very important document as it helps in getting loans and other purposes.

UPSC IFS Perks and Other Benefits

Apart from the salary, the IFS officer perks and other benefits also provided to the employees. Some of the perks of IFS officer and other benefits as follows:

  • Pension

  • Paid holidays

  • Government accommodation.

  • Transport facility or vehicle.

  • Increments and incentives.

  • The ability to work from home.

  • Ample paternal and maternal leave.

  • Job training.

  • Medical facilities.

  • Fixed personal pay.

  • Professional development.

  • Leave and travel concession.

  • Health insurance.

  • Child safety.

  • Bonus

UPSC IFS Job Profile

Candidates applying should be aware of the UPSC IFS job profile. Some of the IFS Job responsibilities are given below:

  • Manage environmental concerns in the forest.

  • Steps should be taken to preserve and protect forests.

  • Create an environment suitable for animals and plants.

  • Help plants and animals during natural disasters.

  • Protect plants from human encroachment.

IFS Career Growth and Promotions

After passing IFS exam, all candidates have to complete two years training at IGNFA (Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy). After training, candidates are recruited as Assistant Conservators of Forests (ACF). The IFoS officer pay for this post is Rs 56,100. An officer can get many promotions over the years if he puts in the necessary efforts. Promotion leads to increase in IFoS salary. Listed below are the ranks that candidates can attain through promotion throughout the year:

IFS Promotion and Ranks



Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF/ DFO)

After 2-3 years of service

Conservator of Forests

14-15 years of service

Chief Conservator of Forests

5- 6 years as Conservator

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF)

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF)

Head of Forest Force (HoFF)

As far as central sector is concerned, posts and posts are different such as

  • Assistant Inspector General of Forests (AIGF)

  • Deputy Inspector General of Forests (DIGF)

  • Inspector General of Forests (IGF)

  • Additional Director General of Forests (ADGF)

  • Director-General of Forests (DGF)

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Will there be a rise in the IFS officer promotion salary?

Yes, every time of the promotion the IFS salary will be increased.

2. What is the IFS monthly salary of Assistant Forest Conservator of forest under IFoS post?

The IFS officers monthly salary for an Assistant Conservator of Forests under the IFS post is expected to be around Rs 56,100/- approximately.

3. What is the IFS officer basic salary?

The IFS officer basic salary is Rs.56,100 per month.

4. What is the IFS officer annual salary of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest?

The IFS officer annual salary for the post of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest is approximately Rs. 15,00,000/-.

5. Are the IFS officer salaries of various profiles under IFS different?

Yes, the different profiles of the Indian Forest Service have different IFS pay scales.


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To become an IFS officer you need to qualify the UPSC CSE examination. The eligibility for this examination is that you need to be a graduate in any subject. So you can study any subject which will make you eligible for UPSC CSE. Now for being an IFS you need to score good in your UPSC CSE examination and for that you have to prepare well for the UPSC syllabus. So you can do graduation in any subject there are no restrictions about it. To be an IFS officer you need to study well for UPSC.

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Hello student no it's not mandatory to have a graduate degree in Bsc ZBC.

As per eligibility criteria student should be graduate with one of the following subjects to be eligible - Chemistry, Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Statistics.

If you hold a bachelor degree in any one of the subjects mentioned above then you're eligible for UPSC IFS.

Age eligibility - Minimum 21

Maximum 32 (General category)

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