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Indian Forest Service now requires GIS skill

New Delhi, India: Government of India (GOI) will expand the eligibility criteria for the Indian Forest Service examination, to include Indian Institute of Forestry Management graduates and other science and technology graduates, according to Jairam Ramesh, Environment Minister, GOI.
Now, specialisations in remote sensing and GIS will be introduced for IFS probationers, similar to the current wildlife specialisation. This decision was taken at a recent meeting chaired by Environment Minister, considering the recommendations of the J.C. Kala Committee to improve IFS recruitment over the next 20 years.
It was also decided that the examination, now conducted only in English, will soon be held in all other national languages too.
Source: The Hindu