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Career in Indian Forest Service

I think Indian Forest Service is a great Career option. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Indian Forest Service actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Indian Forest Service. I was Googling about a Career in Indian Forest Service and was lucky to find: Administration/Career-in-Indian-Forest-Service/hindi 

Jai Raj's professional point of view!

Jai Raj has 36 years of professional experience in Indian Forest Service. Jai Raj has worked in Indian Forest Service as Chief Conservator in Forest Department. In Jai Raj's own words, this is how Jai Raj got into Indian Forest Service: "After completing my graduation from Gandhi Faizan College, Shahjahanpur, I appeared for UPSC exam in 1983 and cleared for Indian Forest Service. I am presently the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Government of Uttarakhand. It is the super senior position in Forest Department in Uttarakhand." Jai Raj has a profile in a very interesting format on: 

Career Video on Indian Forest Service

In a video, Jai Raj has talked about various aspects of a Career in Indian Forest Service. Jai Raj started by explaining Indian Forest Service as: "Indian Forest Service (भारतीय वन सेवा) is one of the Civil Services of India and belongs to the All India Services group, with other two All India Services being the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS). The selection is done by the Union Government and after that the cadres are allocated to work for different state and central government departments. This service is important to maintain the national integrity and to maintain the federal structure." The video gave me so much food for thought.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Indian Forest Service is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Indian Forest Service. Jai Raj touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Nature
  • Sciences
  • Environment
  • Knowledge of Law

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Jai Raj then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Indian Forest Service:

  • Physical Endurance
  • Appreciation of Nature
  • Observation
  • Leadership
  • Communication

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Jai Raj believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Indian Forest Service:

  • Passion to Profession
  • Close to Nature
  • Immense Satisfaction
  • Work Life Balance

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Jai Raj believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Indian Forest Service:

  • Protection
  • Threat to Life
  • Challenging Situation

In the final section of the video Jai Raj talks about How a day goes in a Career in Indian Forest Service. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Indian Forest Service, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Indian Forest Service, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: