THE INDIAN FOREST SERVICE, (INITIAL RECRUITMENT)
In pursuance of sub-rule (1) of rule 4 of the Indian Forest Service (Recruitment) Rules, 1966, and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, the Central Government, in consultation with the State Governments and the Union Public Service Commission, hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1)--These regulations may be called the Indian Forest Service (Initial Recruitment) Regulations, 1966.
4(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 1st July, 1966.
2. Definitions.-In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires.-
3. Constitution of Special Selection Board.-3(1) For the purpose of making selection to the Service the Central Government shall constitute a Special Selection Board consisting of Chairman of the Commission or his nominee, and
3(1) (a) for selection to the State Cadres-
(i) the Inspector General of Forests of the Government of India or such other officers as may be nominated by the Central Government in this behalf;
(ii) an officer of the Government of India not below the rank of Joint Secretary;
(iii) the Chief Secretary to the State Government concerned or a Secretary to that State Government nominated by him.
(iv) the Secretary to that State Government concerned dealing with forests or the Chief Conservator of Forests of that State Government.
"Provided that for purposes of selections under sub-rule (1) read with sub-rule (3A) of rule 4 of the Indian Forest Service (Recruitment) Rules, 1966, to the Cadre for the State of Punjab as it existed immediately before the 1st November, 1966, that is to say, before the reorganisation of that State under the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966 (31 of 1966), the Special Selection Board shall consist of the following:-
3(1) (b) for selection to the Cadre of Union Territories-
Provided that if for any reason it is not possible for representative of any Union Territory to attend the meeting of the Special Selection Board the officer at (iii) above shall represent that Union Territory.
3(2) The Chairman of the Commission or his nominee shall preside at all meetings of the Board.
3(3) The absence of a Member, other than the Chairman of the Commission or, as the case may be, the person nominated by him, shall not invalidate the proceedings of the Board if more than half the members of the Board (including the Chairman, or, as the case may be, the person nominated by him) had attended its meetings.
4. Conditions of eligibility.-4(1) Every officer of the State Forest Service who, on the date of constitution of the Service:-
4(2) Every officer of the State Forest Service who has completed four years of continuous service on the date of constitution of the Service shall be eligible for selection to the Service in the junior scale .
Explanation.- In computing the period of continuous service for the purpose of sub-regulation (1) (b) or sub-regulation (2), there shall be included any period during which an officer has undertaken:-
5. Preparation of list of suitable officers.-5(1) The Board shall prepare in the order of preference, a list of such officers of State Forest Service who satisfy the conditions specified in regulation 4 and who are adjudged by the Board suitable for appointment to posts in the senior and junior scales of the Service.
5(2) The list prepared in accordance with sub-regulation (1) shall then be referred to the Commission for advice, by the Central Government along with:-
5(3) On receipt of the list, along with the other documents received from the Central Government, the Commission shall forward its recommendations to that Government.
6. Appointment to the Service.-The officers recommended by the Commission under sub-regulation (3) of regulation 5 shall be appointed to the Service by the Central Government, subject to availability of vacancies, in the State Cadre concerned.
[MHA Notification No. 2/9/64(A)AIS(IV), dated 1st Sept.1966.]