The Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh invites applications for filling 113 vacancies in the post of Forest Guard. For the same purpose, the official notification No. Ft. 440-13/80 (E-II) 2019 is hereby released on the official website. Eligible candidates can avail the application form either in offline or online mode. The deadline to apply is November 11,2019.
The direct recruitment for the forest guard post is done purely on a contractual basis in 12 circles or cities. The total number of vacancies are segregated among all these circles. This includes Dharamshala (18), Hamirpur (13), Kullu (13), Nahan (06), Rampur (09), Solan (06), Dharamshala (Wildlife) (01), Shimla (Wildlife) (03), Bilaspur (11), Mandi (04), Chamba (13) and Shimla (16) which is getting total up to 113.
Interested candidates can apply online after visiting hpforest.nic.in website -> click on the recruitment tab available in green left column -> After that click on the “HP Forest Department Invites Online Applications for recruitment of 113 Forest Guards on contract basis” -> Need to access the “user registration” link and fill the entire application form as per the guidelines. It must be noted that for people belonging to tribal areas or inaccessible/difficult areas, the application submission date offline is until November 15,2019.
Indian candidates who are not more than 30 years and not less than 18 years as on January 01,2019 can go for filling the application form. Provided the applicants name is registered in any employment /sub employment office of Himachal Pradesh and that their employment registration card must be valid. Himachal Pradesh Forest Department Recruitment is open for those who have cleared 10+2 or its equivalent from any recognized board of education. OBC candidates enjoys an upper limit age relaxation upto 5 years
The selection as the forest guard will be done on the basis of the physical test and written examination. Physical test will be organized over a time frame of 11 days, starting from December 02, 2019 till 13, 2019. Once clearing the physical ability test eligible candidates are called to write a written examination dated on December 22, 2019.
Physical tests will comprise of running, high jump, long jump. Male candidates will do 100 meters run in 14 seconds, 800 meters in 2.45 minutes, high jump of 1.25 meters, long jump of 4 meters. Females will run 100 meters in 17 seconds, 800 meters in 4.15 minutes, high jump of 1 meter, and long jump of 3 meters.
The written test for the candidates who qualify physical test will contain 85 objective type questions which has to be completed in 1 hour 15 minutes. After the completion of the examination and documents verification a final merit list of the selected candidates will get published. Certificate verification is scheduled for January 14 to 16, 2020, and declaration of merit on January 17 and 18, 2020.
After competing against 113 vacancies the finally selected candidates will be hired on a pay structure of Rs. 5910 + 2000 Grade Pay and 50% grade pay will be given as salary. Complete notification can be accessed at hpforest.nic.in and forp.hp.gov.in.