Probationers of the Indian Forest Service (2011-13 batch) were granted an audience today (August 11, 2012) by the Hon’ble President of India.
The President congratulated the Probationers on their success in the competitive examinations and reminded them that the Indian Forest Service was established in 1867 and is one of the oldest services in the country. The President said political developments of the 1930s led to constitutional transformation and growing self-governance in India. Forests was transferred to Provinces as their subject. The new Constitution in 1950 retained it as a State subject and subsequently through an amendment it was brought into the Concurrent list.
He wished the Probationers all success in their career and called upon them to contribute their services through commitment and dedication. He also extended a special welcome to two officers from Bhutan and lauded the efforts of Bhutan to maintain a balance between environment and development.