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Range Forest Officer (Category No: 191/2016) - Kerala PSC Notifications

Gazette Date: 26/07/2016Last Date: 31/08/2016
Category No:191/2016

Applications are invited online only by `One Time Registration' from qualified candidates to fill the vacancies of Range Forest Officer earmarked for Recruitment by transfer from approved probationers in the Kerala Ministerial Subordinate Service and Kerala Ministerial Service in Forest Department. The selected candidates shall be required to undergo Range Forest
Officers Course in any one of the Institution under the Director of Forestry Education, Government of India for a period as prescribed by the Government of India from time to time and one year practical training in the department. The selection will be subject to the decision of the Director of Forestry Education, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India in regard to the conduct of the Course. Candidates shall apply only through the online facility provided in the website of Kerala Public Service Commission viz, www.keralapsc.gov.in

1. Department : Kerala Forest Department
2. Name of Post : Range Forest Officer
3. Scale of Pay : ` 20,740-36,140 (PR)
4. No of Vacancies : 8 (Eight)

(The above number of vacancies are provisional subject to change according to the allotment of
seats by the Director of Forestry Education, Ministry of Forests & Environment, Government of
India).

Note: The Ranked List of candidates published by the Kerala Public Service Commission
in pursuance of this notification shall cease to be in force after one month from the date of commencement of training (Forest Range Officers Course) or 3 months from the date of coming into force of the ranked list whichever is later.

5. Method of recruitment : Recruitment By Transfer (from approved probationer in the Kerala Ministerial Subordinate Service or Kerala Ministerial Service in Forest
Department)

6. Age limit Must not have completed 40 (Forty) years as on 01.01.2016. Candidates born on or after 02.01.1976 are eligible to apply for the post with usual age relaxation to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Communities (for other conditions regarding age relaxation please see para 2 of Part II General Conditions)

7. Qualifications:

I] (1) Educational Qualifications:
Candidates must possess a Degree in Science or Engineering from a University, Institution or Deemed University recognized by Government of India or Government of Kerala with at least one of the following subjects:- Agriculture, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Application/Computer Science, Engineering (Agricultural/Chemical/Civil/Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical), Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science, Zoology (2) Minimum five years service in the Kerala Forest Ministerial Subordinate Service or Kerala Forest Ministerial Service and must be an approved probationer

II] Physical Qualification:
(a) Minimum physical standards as prescribed below
For Men
(i) Height – 163 cms
(ii) Chest – 79 cms (normal)
Chest expansion: 5 cm
For Women
Height – 150 cms
Minimum height and chest measurement for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates shall be relaxed by 5 cm and 2.5 cm respectively. The minimum chest expansion of 5 cm shall however be applicable for them also.

(b) Both the male and female candidates must possess the Medical Standards prescribed below.

1 . Ear : Hearing should be perfect
2. Eye: Must be certified to possess visual
standards specified below without glasses
(a) Distant vision 6/6 snellen
(b) Near vision 0.5 snellen
(c) Colour vision Normal
(d) Night Blindness Nil

3. Muscles and Joints No paralysis and all joints with free movements

4. Nervous system Perfectly normal. Free from any infectious diseases (Physical measurement will be taken by the Commission prior to the walking test and medical standard test. Candidates are well advised to ensure their physical measurement before they apply.)

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