Thursday 7 April 2022

JKSSB Forester Recruitment 2022 : 250 Posts Referred (Big Changes in Recruitment Rules)


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 Big News: JKSSB Forester Recruitment 2022 expected anytime , as 250 Posts re-referred to JKSSB with New Recruitment Rules. 

Update (As on 31st March, 2022): On 31st March, 2022, GAD has written to the Forest Department to Re-refer 250 Forester Posts to JKSSB for Direct Recruitment before 2nd April, 2022. This means Posts are available with JKSSB and now can be announced anytime.

If you are from J&K, then you might be aware of the fact, that Government is planning to advertise around 20,000 posts in coming 2 years. This means, that you have the Big opportunity to secure yourself with the Government Job. In 2022, JKSSB has advertised two Recruitment Notifications (viz Advt No. 01 of 2022 for 89 Posts and Advt. No. 02 of 2022 for 168 Posts.). These posts may not charm you, but in the coming months, you can expect some more Notifications with super bumper vacancies. So, if you are a serious Government Job aspirant, then keep checking our Website ( regularly as here we will update the information related to Government Jobs in J&K.

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So, in this context, Lets move on to the Today's Topic ie. JKSSB Forester Recruitment 2022 and the changes in its Recruitment rules.

Let me be clear very early, JKSSB Forester Advertisement is not yet announced, but is expected shortly, as posts have been re-referred to JKSSB for direct recruitment . A total 250 Forester Posts are referred to JKSSB for Direct Recruitment. In this post we will discuss the  Changes made in the Eligibility criteria for the recruitment of Foresters in J&K Forest Department. 

This post has all the Answer for your Queries, regarding the JKSSB Forester Recruitment. We will discuss the Tentative Advertisement Schedule, Then Eligibility criteria, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Syllabus and the all the Latest News on the Forester vacancy in J&K.

What NEWS is there on the Forester Recruitment in J&K?

First, see this Data related to JKSSB's previous Forester Recruitment advertisements.

1) JKSSB Advt. 03 of 2004 (Item No. 8) : 57 Posts (Forester)

2) JKSSB Advt. 08 of 2010 (Item No.: 340, 224): 224 Posts

3) JKSSB Advt. 01 of 2013 (Item No. 32,47): 26 Posts

So, you can see in the Last 18 years, JKSSB has advertised 307 Forester Posts through 3 Notifications, but will you believe that Recruitment Process for these posts is still not completed and not a single candidate gets appointment against these posts. 

Reason is JKSSB fails to conduct the Height Measurement Test / Walk test and Written test for these posts. Then, there can be some litigations against these Advertisements too. But all in all, it is a mockery of the FAST TRACK Recruitment process.

8th Oct, 2021: Then on 8th October, 2021, JKSSB has released a Notification, where in candidates who have applied for these posts are informed that they have their Walk Test / Height Measurement test starting from Nov, 2021. 

But again that could not happen too.

3rd Feb, 2022: Then again on 4th Feb, 2022, J&K Govt. releases an order stating that "All posts referred to JKSSB and JKPSC prior to 31st Oct, 2019 shall be withdrawn". This decision came as a shocking news to scores of aspirants who have applied for various posts, including Forester Post aspirants who have been waiting since 2004 for the completion of selection process.

This decision received a strong backlash from the Job Aspirants and Political parties, who urged the Honourable LG of J&K Shri Manoj Sinha ji, to rethink on this decision. 

8th Feb, 2022: On 8th Feb, 2022, J&K LG has assured that all the Withdrawn Posts shall be re-advertised and re-referred to recruitment agencies. He also informed that due to Reorganization of J&K, posts had to be removed due to implementation of new laws in Jammu and Kashmir, new domicile, reservation and recruitment laws but now they will be recruited under new rules. Otherwise these may invite Fresh litigations. So govt, has no choice but to withdraw these posts.

When JKSSB Forester Recruitment 2022 will be announced?

Anytime, we can expect the announcement of JKSSB Forester Posts. 

Because J&K Government is a hurry to fill these posts as these posts have been pending for recruitment from Last 20 years. So, they won't waste much time and fill these posts As soon As possible.

Here we can have  a look of Chronology of Events 

1) 11th Feb, 2021: JKSSB has returned the pending posts of Forest Department including Forestor to the Forest Department.

2) 14th Feb, 2022: GAD requested these posts to be re-referred to JKSSB with in a week's time.

3) 28th Jan, 2022: A proposal was sent to the Forest Department to amend the Recruitment Rules. 

4) 7th March, 2022:  Recruitment rules were updated and File gets cleared for the posts to be re-referred to JKSSB for advertisement.

5) 31st March, 2022: On this Date, GAD issued a communication to the  Department of Forests, Ecology and Environment for referring the 250 Forester Posts to JKSSB before 2nd April, 2022. This means, Posts are now with JKSSB, and they can announce it anytime. Here is the Copy of the Order given below.

So, we can expect the JKSSB Forester Recruitment 2022 to be announced anytime. 

JKSSB Forester Posts Eligibility Criteria (Big Changes in Rules)

Forester Post in the J&K Forest Department is one of those posts, for which candidates have been waiting for so long. These posts were advertised in 2004, 2010 and 2013 and later withdrawn. Then Government asked the Forest Department to Re-refer these posts to the JKSSB.

However the Recruitment Rules for these posts were not revised in the last 30 years and the even the previous recruitments were announced with these old recruitment rules. 

Now, in 2022, J&K Forest Department has made some Big Changes in the minimum qualification for direct recruitment for the post of Foresters in the Jammu and Kashmir Forest (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules,1991 notifled vide SRO-335 dated 28th November, 1991

The previous Rules were outdated and moreover there was No separate criteria for Female Candidates. In the revised rules, Female candidates are given due relaxation in Height Measurement / Physical Tests.

Here is the Revised Eligibility criteria for JKSSB Forester posts. 

JKSSB Forester Criteria



Old Criteria

New Criteria(Revised)

Educational Qualifications


10+2 or Equivalent with Science Subject

Same (No Changes)

Physical Standards(Height)

163 cms (Male and Female)

Males: 163 cm

Females: 150 cm


Physical Fitness test


25 Km Walk in 4 hours

Males: 25 Km in 4 hours

Females: 16 km in 4 hours


Chest Girth

Not Required

Males: 84 cm (Expansion: 5 cm)

Females: 79 cm(Expansion: 5 cm)


Fitness Certificate

Issued by CMO

Issued by CMO


 What is the Salary of Forester in Forest Department ?

A Forester in a Forest Department of J&K is a Non-Gazetted Post, with the recruitment done by JKSSB. The Salary of Forester gets revised over time, but as per the 7th Pay Commission, this is the Salary Structure of a Forester.

Pay Band (6th Pay Commission): Rs 5200- Rs 20200 (GP: Rs 2800)

Pay-Matrix (7th Pay Commission): Rs 29200 - Rs 92300 (Level-5)

Starting Salary: The Starting Salary of Forester in J&K Forest Department will be Rs 29500 during the Probation period. As per the Government Service Rules in J&K, an appointee will get only the Basic Pay + Rs 300 (Medical Allowance). It is only after the completion of Probation Period, an appointee will get Other allowances Like DA, TA and HRA.

Career Growth of Forester

A forester in the Forest Department of J&K has a lot of Career growth. If you start the job at an early age, then you can get 3 to 4 promotions. 

1) A Forest's First Promotion is Divisional Forest Officer (DFO)

2) A DFO get promoted as Range Officer Grade-II

3) A Range Officer Grade -II can progresses to Grade-I

4) A Grade-I Range Officer can be promoted to Assistant Conservator of Forests.

So, you can get at least 3 to 4 Promotions in your Career.

And therefore, you will get promoted to Gazetted cadre in J&K Forest Department.

Syllabus for JKSSB Forster Posts

JKSSB has till date announced, three Advertisements for Forester Posts,but they have not released the Syllabus. So as such, at this time, we have No information regarding the Syllabus for Forester posts. It is only after the Advertisement Notification, we can expect the JKSSB to release the Syllabus. 

However, it is expected that Some of the Components of Syllabus be 

1) General English

2) General Knowledge and Current affairs

3) General Knowledge about J&K

4) Geography of J&K

And  a few other Topics. 


All the updates and Upcoming News related to the JKSSB Forester Recruitment 2022, will be shared on this page. I suggest you, to keep checking this page, regularly for updated information on JKSSB Upcoming Recruitments.

If you have any Queries related to Forester vacancies in JKSSB, kindly ask us in the comments section below.

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  1. Forester posts kee notification kb tk aa sakhtii ha
    Any information??

  2. Kindly upload the syllabus

  3. In eligibility it's mentioned as 10+2 with science, a student who had opted for non-medical subject eligible

  4. Medical, non medical, both are science students