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Forests provide the basic life support system to all the living beings of mother earth including mankind. Forest ecosystems provide fresh air, water resources, fertile soil for sustenance of agriculture, bio-diversity, climate change mitigation and numerous other ecosystem services. Vast sections of rural society, including a majority of the tribals, are directly dependent on forests for their livelihood. The Karnataka Forest Department has the primary mandate of protecting the forests and wildlife, conserving the rich biodiversity of the state and ensuring that the ecological balance of the forest eco-systems is maintained. The Department is headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Head of Forest Force(HOFF). The Department presently has a total working strength of around 8000 executive personnel including Indian Forest Service Officers and officers/ field staff of various cadres. The total recorded forest area of the State is 43,382 sq. km. The State has a network of Protected Areas with 5 Tiger Reserves, 30 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 15 Conservation Reserves and 1 Community Reserve. The work carried out by the Department can be broadly classified into the following categories: regulatory, protection, conservation and sustainable management. As part of the regulatory functions, the department enforces provisions of various legislations such as Karnataka Forest Act 1963, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Forest (Conservation) Act 1980, Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act 1976, etc. and corresponding rules. Protection functions include, boundary consolidation, protection of forest areas from encroachment, illicit-felling, mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, undertaking fire prevention and control measures etc. The conservation functions include taking up of plantation works, soil-moisture conservation and watershed development works for water security, conservation of rare, endangered and threatened (RET) species and conducting awareness activities to sensitize all sections of the society on the importance of forests, wildlife and biodiversity. In territorial areas, the department is also involved in sustainable extraction and marketing of timber and other forest produce as per the specifications of the Working Plans. The Department is also engaged on a large scale in promoting agro-forestry through incentivization to support farmer’s income.

  • Shri. Manjunath Prasad N, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary, FEE
  • Shri. Brijesh Kumar Dikshit, IFS
    Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force (HoFF)
  • Shri. Prabhash Chandra Ray, IFS
    Principal Secretary (Forests)

News & Updates

Regarding Publication of Draft Seniority List of Assistant Conservator of Forests as on 01-01-2024


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Mangalore Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 27 Forest Watch Posts in Chamarajanagara Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 16 Forest Watch Posts in Kodagu Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 30 Forest Watch Posts in Shimoga Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Ballari Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 23 Forest Watch Posts in Kalburgi Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 32 Forest Watch Posts in Canara Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Belagavi Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 32 Forest Watch Posts in Mysore Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 07 Forest Watch Posts in Dharwad Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 33 Forest Watch Posts in Bengaluru Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 25 Forest Watch Posts in Chikkamagaluru Circle for the year 2023-24


Final List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Hassan Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 16 Forest Watch Posts in Kodagu Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 23 Forest Watch Posts in Kalburgi Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Ballari Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 07 Forest Watch Posts in Dharwad Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 32 Forest Watch Posts in Mysore Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 32 Forest Watch Posts in Canara Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 30 Forest Watch Posts in Shimoga Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Mangalore Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 27 Forest Watch Posts in Chamarajanagar Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 25 Forest Watch Posts in Chikkamagaluru Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Hassan Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watch Posts in Belagavi Circle for the year 2023-24


Provisional List of 1:1 (Post: Candidate) for Direct Recruitment to 33 Forest Watch Posts in Bangalore Circle for the year 2023-24


List of qualified and disqualified candidates in various tests conducted for direct recruitment of 25 forest watchers in Chikmagalur Circle, during the year 2023-24


Counselling Authority wise Priority lists to Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024, revised as on 06-03-2024


List of candidates eligible for original document verification upon qualifying in the medical test for direct recruitment of 30 forest watchers posts in Shimoga circle during 2023-24


Revised Priority list of employees for Contingent Transfer/Counselling vide Notification No. KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024- As on 03-03-2024


Revised Annexures to Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024, as on 02-03-2024


Counselling authority wise Priority list of employees to be counselled for contingent transfers/postings vide Notification No: KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 24/25-01-2024


Counselling Dates- Notification No: KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 24/25-01-2024 and 01-03-2024


Medical test and document verification for candidates who qualified in Physical test for direct recruitment of 32 no. of forest watcher posts in Mysore Circle during 2023-24


Supplementary notification dated- 01-03-2024, to Notification No: KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2023- Notification of counselling Date


List of qualified candidates in Physical Endurance Test dated:29-02-2024 for Direct Recruitment of 32 Forest Watcher Group D Posts in Mysore Circle for the year 2023-24


List of qualified & disqualified candidates in Physical Endurance Test dated:29-02-2024 for Direct Recruitment of 25 Forest Watcher Group D Posts in Chikkamagaluru Circle for the year 2023-2


Original document verification for direct recruitment to 33 Forest Watchers Group D posts in Bangalore circle for the year 2023-24


Details of objection and action taken on consideration of the objection regarding provisional ion list of forest watchers of Hassan Circle published on 14-02-2024


Corrigendum to candidates listed in 1:20 final list for recruitment of 25 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chikkamagaluru Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding submission of original documents by Sri. Keshavamurthy.V.C vide recruitment of Range Forest Officers vide notification no: B9/recruitment/CR-3/2017-18, dated: 24-03-2018


Corrigendum to candidates listed in 1:20 final list for recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Belagavi Circle for the year 2023-24


Corrigendum to Physical, medical test and document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Hassan Circle for the year 2023-24


Physical and medical test and document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 23 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Kalburgi Circle for the year 2023-24


Physical and medical test and document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Hassan Circle for the year 2023-24.


Physical and medical test and document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Mangalore Circle for the year 2023-24


Physical and medical test and document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 27 Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chamarajanagara Circle for the year 2023-24


Physical endurance/efficiency/medical test & document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 25 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chikmagalur Circle for 2023-24


Physical endurance/efficiency/medical test and document verification for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 32 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Canara Circle for 2023-24


Physical endurance/efficiency/medical test for candidates listed in 1:20 final list for direct recruitment of 30 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Shimoga Circle for the year 2023-24


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Ballari Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 33 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Bangalore Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 23 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Kalburgi Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 07 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Dharwad Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 27 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chamarajanagara Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 25 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chikkamagalur Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Hassan Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Mangalore Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 30 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Shimoga Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 32 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Mysore Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 16 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Kodagu Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 32 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Canara Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Final 1:20 list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Belagavi Circle for the year 2023-24 and publication regarding physical endurance tests.


Revised Annexures to Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024, as on 15-02-2024


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 32 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Mysore Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 30 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Shimoga Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 23 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Kalburgi Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 32 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Canara Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 25 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chikkamagaluru Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 16 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Kodagu Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Belagavi Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Hassan Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 20 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Ballari Circle for the year 2023-24


Regarding publication of 1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 33 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Bangalore Circle for the year 2023-24


1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 27 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Chamrajanagara Circle for the year 2023-24


1:20 Provisional list of candidates for direct recruitment of 7 no. Forest Watchers (Group-D) in Dharwad Circle for the year 2023-24


1:20 Provisional List for Direct Recruitment to 20 Forest Watcher Group D Posts in Mangalore Circle for the year 2023-24


Corrigendum to Notification pertaining to recruitment of 30 Forest watchers (Group D) for the year 2023-24 in Shimoga Circle


Revised Annexures to Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024, as on 07-02-2024


Revised Annexures to Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024, as on 06-02-2024


Invitation of Quotation for supply of CM medal


Revised Annexures to Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024, as on 31-01-2024


Notification regarding Contingent Transfers/Postings vide notification no.:KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD dated: 25-01-2024


Corrigendum to Notification pertaining to recruitment of 32 Forest watchers (Group D) for the year 2023-24 in Canara Circle


Notification regarding recruitment of Beat Foresters (Forest Guards) during 2023-24


Transfer Order of Range Forest Officers- XVI dated: 22-11-2023


Revised RFO Transfer Order-XV dated-17-11-2023


Order regarding Transfer and Posting of Range Forest Officers-XIV, dated: 16-11-2023


Regarding Ban on Inaguration of Governement works/ buildings etc during Model code of Conduct enforcement period


Instructions to candidates listed in final additional list pertaining to recruitment of 339 Forest Guards vide notification no: B9/recruitment/CR-1/2019-20, dated: 02-03-2020


Assigning RFO post to Leopard Task Force


Transfer of Range Forest Officers- Order (X)


Transfer of Range Forest Officers-VI dated- 15-09-2023


Wildlife Week Celebration-2023: Program List


Transfer of Range Foirest Officers- V, dated- 02-09-2023


Transfer of Range Forest Officers-dated 02-09-2023


About Mr. Vinod R. Pattara and Mr. Maruti Guruva have been instructed to give the original documents to the departmental custody as per the information mentioned in the application.


Tranfer of Range Forest officers- Dated-29-08-2023


Publication regarding submission of Original Documents- RFO recruitment regarding


e-Tender cum e-Auction Notification regarding disposal of Red sanders of seized/confiscated origin and Red sanders seized/confiscated by the Joint Commissioner of Customs, Mangalore


Transfer Order (including Modification Order) of Range Forest Officers- Dated-28-08-2023


Transfer of Range Forest Officers-dated 24-08-2023


Regarding earmarking of Circle/Division/Sub-Division/Range wise posts of Range Forest Officer to be newly created and filled in the year 2023-24.


339 Forest Guard Final Additional List


Regarding issues such as Punctuality, Unauthorized visits to the Head Office, Uniform, etc. in the Forest Department.


Posts to be filled under Contingent Transfers/Postings during 2023-24


COUNSELLING AUTHORITY WISE AND CADRE WISE PRIORITY LIST OF EMPLOYEES SHORTLISTED FOR CONTINGENT TRANSFER (I-QUARTER) DURING 2023-24 ALONG WITH COUNSELLING NOTIFICATION


Regarding Deputation of DRFO-cum-Surveyour for Demarcation of the FRL and Tree Enumeration in the Forest Land Falling under the Mekedatu Project.


Circle Authority wise revised list of sanctioned posts and employee details- notification Nos: KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD(I) & (II), dt: 19-05-2023(as on 30-06-2023)


Circle Authority wise list of sanctioned posts and employee details- notification Nos: KFD/HOFF/B9(MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD(I) & (II), dt: 19-05-2023


Supplementary Notification dated: 28-06-2023 to the notification No: KFD/HOFF/B9 (MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD (II), dated: 19-05-2023- regarding Contingent tr


Supplementary Notification dated: 28-06-2023 to the notification No: KFD/HOFF/B9 (MSC)/1/2020-PnR-KFD (I), dated: 19-05-2023- regarding General transf


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