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IRS(IT) vs IFoS?

Which one to join?

One is All india Service like IAS/IPS and the other is one of the best Central services?

Share your views please.
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  • With chances C&CE, I have easier choice to make as I know some who left IRS C&CE and joined IFoS. At UPSC centre during IFoS mains, few with IRS IT were writing the exam. But I guess it was personal choice. Will share my views after prelims. Abhi padh le tau :D
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  • Given a choice I would go for IRS.
    There are lot of plus points with IFoS as well. However I don't think "All India Service" tag is one of them. Forest is just another department in state like PWD or Irrigation etc. Same for centre.
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  • edited June 15
    many leave ifos for irs........ :) patodi.
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  • Empanelment in IFoS are much better than any other service (Except IAS). It beats even IPS in representation at Secretary, Add. Secretary and Joint Secretary. Refer: 7th Pay commission Report. If I had the choice, I would opt for IFoS.

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  • Among many such cases:

    Six Indian forest officers posted as IAS officers in Bihar

    Faced with acute shortage of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, the Bihar government has posted six officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) to function as IAS officers in some key departments.
    According to a notification issued by the personnel department here recently, Bettiah Conservator of Forest in Bihar's West Champaran district, Bharat Jyoti Choudhry has been made the director of social securities, while District Forest Officer (DFO) of Motihari in East Champaran district, P K Gupta has been asked to join as additional secretary in rural works department.
    Similarly the DFO of Sasaram in Rohtas district, Arvind Singh has been appointed as Director (Horticulture) in the Agriculture department and District Forest Officer, Muzaffarpur, Ashutosh Kumar has been appointed as Director, Primary Education.
    Another IFS officer, D K Shukla functioning as Director, Rural Development department has been transferred and made the special secretary in Urban Development department, sources in the state personnel and adminstrative department today said.
    The sixth officer of forest services Gopal Singh who completed his probation in Sasaram about two years back, is already attached to the chief minister's secretariat.


    Saurabh Kumar is a 2003 batch AUGMUT cadre Indian Forest Service officer. And very soon, this IFoS officers will work with IFS officers posted in Russia. Yes, Kumar has been appointed to the post of counselor (co-ordinations) in the Embassy of Moscow.

    Haryana: Despite IFS officers’ shortage, Hooda posted officer education department to a posted usually held by an IAS.
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  • Probably the best thing about IFoS is that it is a field job like IAS & IPS. Field jobs have their own perks and facilities which are unmatched by 9-5 office jobs such as IRS. You have a large staff working under you, bungalow, multiple vehicles, helpers, "opportunity", etc.

    My uncle is DFO of Maharashtra cadre. I saw his bungalow last year. Ohh boy ! It was simply amazing. I haven't seen such a large bungalow with fountains and with lush green environment even for DMs. He had 2 scorpio with orange beacon. Just imagine in IRS you will be living in 2bhk/3bhk flat and that too dozen IRS in the same building. WTF. :p You won't get vehicle and other perks of field job.

    If someone is getting cadres such as MP, UK, HP, Maha, Karnataka... IFoS it is.
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  • Main toh sirf IFOS hi de raha hoon yaar..
    Death is nothing , but to live defeated and inglorious , is to Die daily .
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  • Main toh sirf IFOS hi de raha hoon yaar..

    Yar mere toh 117 hi aa rahe hai :'( :'(
    IFoS pre hi clear nahi hona :s
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  • Main toh sirf IFOS hi de raha hoon yaar..

    Yar mere toh 117 hi aa rahe hai :'( :'(
    IFoS pre hi clear nahi hona :s
    Bhai abhi Se tension mat lo... Is saal ka paper kaisa tha, ye hum sab log jaante hain....

    120-125+ waale Genuinely bahut kam mil rahe hain...

    Padhai karte raho bhai.. Kyonki clear toh hona hi hai Prelims... Aur agar abhi padhai nahi ki toh baad mein jaake behad zyada Regret hoga ki humne tab padhai kyun nahi ki....
    Death is nothing , but to live defeated and inglorious , is to Die daily .
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  • Main toh sirf IFOS hi de raha hoon yaar..

    Yar mere toh 117 hi aa rahe hai :'( :'(
    IFoS pre hi clear nahi hona :s
    Bhai abhi Se tension mat lo... Is saal ka paper kaisa tha, ye hum sab log jaante hain....

    120-125+ waale Genuinely bahut kam mil rahe hain...

    Padhai karte raho bhai.. Kyonki clear toh hona hi hai Prelims... Aur agar abhi padhai nahi ki toh baad mein jaake behad zyada Regret hoga ki humne tab padhai kyun nahi ki....
    Han Yar.
    CSM ke liye toh karni hi hai.
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  • Main toh sirf IFOS hi de raha hoon yaar..

    Yar mere toh 117 hi aa rahe hai :'( :'(
    IFoS pre hi clear nahi hona :s
    Bhai abhi Se tension mat lo... Is saal ka paper kaisa tha, ye hum sab log jaante hain....

    120-125+ waale Genuinely bahut kam mil rahe hain...

    Padhai karte raho bhai.. Kyonki clear toh hona hi hai Prelims... Aur agar abhi padhai nahi ki toh baad mein jaake behad zyada Regret hoga ki humne tab padhai kyun nahi ki....
    Han Yar.
    CSM ke liye toh karni hi hai.
    bhai aap, CSM aur IFOS ( M) , dono hi likhoge..

    Bhai Ab main isse zyada nahi kahunga kuch bhi... otherwise High Cut off claim karne waale mujhe Maar Daalenge..

    Sirf padhai par dhyaan lagaate hain abhi toh.

    Death is nothing , but to live defeated and inglorious , is to Die daily .
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  • Main toh sirf IFOS hi de raha hoon yaar..

    Yar mere toh 117 hi aa rahe hai :'( :'(
    IFoS pre hi clear nahi hona :s
    Bhai abhi Se tension mat lo... Is saal ka paper kaisa tha, ye hum sab log jaante hain....

    120-125+ waale Genuinely bahut kam mil rahe hain...

    Padhai karte raho bhai.. Kyonki clear toh hona hi hai Prelims... Aur agar abhi padhai nahi ki toh baad mein jaake behad zyada Regret hoga ki humne tab padhai kyun nahi ki....
    Han Yar.
    CSM ke liye toh karni hi hai.
    bhai aap, CSM aur IFOS ( M) , dono hi likhoge..

    Bhai Ab main isse zyada nahi kahunga kuch bhi... otherwise High Cut off claim karne waale mujhe Maar Daalenge..

    Sirf padhai par dhyaan lagaate hain abhi toh.

    :D
    Han yar.
    Ye dekho. One of my friend who got selected last year is undergoing IFoS training at IGNFA. Best Training.. literally Honeymoon. :p
    https://www.instagram.com/parveen_kaswan/
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  • I know bhai.. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy is the most Beautiful and Splendid training Academy of our country.

    Aisa lagta hai pata nahi kahaan kisi Paradise mein aa gaye ho..

    Death is nothing , but to live defeated and inglorious , is to Die daily .
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  • Among many such cases:

    Six Indian forest officers posted as IAS officers in Bihar

    Faced with acute shortage of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, the Bihar government has posted six officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) to function as IAS officers in some key departments.
    According to a notification issued by the personnel department here recently, Bettiah Conservator of Forest in Bihar's West Champaran district, Bharat Jyoti Choudhry has been made the director of social securities, while District Forest Officer (DFO) of Motihari in East Champaran district, P K Gupta has been asked to join as additional secretary in rural works department.
    Similarly the DFO of Sasaram in Rohtas district, Arvind Singh has been appointed as Director (Horticulture) in the Agriculture department and District Forest Officer, Muzaffarpur, Ashutosh Kumar has been appointed as Director, Primary Education.
    Another IFS officer, D K Shukla functioning as Director, Rural Development department has been transferred and made the special secretary in Urban Development department, sources in the state personnel and adminstrative department today said.
    The sixth officer of forest services Gopal Singh who completed his probation in Sasaram about two years back, is already attached to the chief minister's secretariat.


    Saurabh Kumar is a 2003 batch AUGMUT cadre Indian Forest Service officer. And very soon, this IFoS officers will work with IFS officers posted in Russia. Yes, Kumar has been appointed to the post of counselor (co-ordinations) in the Embassy of Moscow.

    Haryana: Despite IFS officers’ shortage, Hooda posted officer education department to a posted usually held by an IAS.

    Quite informative....
    All exams considered bloody tough in India-CLEARED

    CSE '16 rank- In 300s

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  • Gives an overview about what impact you can make as IFoS officer.

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  • I have done my post graduation from Indian institute of forest management and since 60% of our faculty comprises of senior ifos officers(25+ years in service) on deputation, I feel I can offer some insights.

    I can vouch for the fact that the quality of life enjoyed in the ifos is unlike no other service (unless being in a metro is something that is essential to your definition of a high quality life).

    Also, since the work is field based, it comprises of actual administration unlike the irs.

    If I had to describe the services I would say that it is like a specialized and niche version of IAS with particular emphasis on natural resource management. So if being outdoors and working with the grassroot population is your thing, you'll love the forest services.
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  • There is enough diversity too.

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  • A close friend of mine but of rural background has done b.a ...he is willing to do pg diploma in forestry or masters in it ..will he be able to apply for ifos after it ???
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  • IFoS seems good. Top bad with about 117 I'll miss it this time. Thinking of again attempting solely IFoS next year. But the years they are rolling by.
    Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing.
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  • handshake said:

    IFoS seems good. Top bad with about 117 I'll miss it this time. Thinking of again attempting solely IFoS next year. But the years they are rolling by.

    Yar I am also getting 117 :'(
    Nahi hoga kya clear IFoS pre :( :s
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  • Mushkil hai. I doubt it will drop below 120.
    Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing.
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  • edited July 11

    Empanelment in IFoS are much better than any other service (Except IAS). It beats even IPS in representation at Secretary, Add. Secretary and Joint Secretary. Refer: 7th Pay commission Report. If I had the choice, I would opt for IFoS.

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    WTF, why so less JS in IRS ?
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  • Cadre strength wise, IRS has 10K officers where as IFoS has only 3K.
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  • okie said:

    Cadre strength wise, IRS has 10K officers where as IFoS has only 3K.

    IRS officers don't get fast promotions like other services. Maybe thats the reason. Even IDAS, and IAAS officers are much more in number when their cadre strength is so low.
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  • Probably the best thing about IFoS is that it is a field job like IAS & IPS. Field jobs have their own perks and facilities which are unmatched by 9-5 office jobs such as IRS. You have a large staff working under you, bungalow, multiple vehicles, helpers, "opportunity", etc.

    My uncle is DFO of Maharashtra cadre. I saw his bungalow last year. Ohh boy ! It was simply amazing. I haven't seen such a large bungalow with fountains and with lush green environment even for DMs. He had 2 scorpio with orange beacon. Just imagine in IRS you will be living in 2bhk/3bhk flat and that too dozen IRS in the same building. WTF. :p You won't get vehicle and other perks of field job.

    If someone is getting cadres such as MP, UK, HP, Maha, Karnataka... IFoS it is.

    Hahaha.. i hope u r being sarcastic
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