Do you know the work profile & Salary of UK Forest Guard?

UKSSSC has invited applications of willing and desired candidates for the posts of forests guard in forests department. If you’re one of those individuals who love to face challenges and are really brave to handle critical responsibilities, a forest guard post can be the right post for you.


As you know, Uttrakhand is the most precious state concerning forests, natural resources, rivers, etc. So, Uttarakhand forests department is responsible for maintaining the forest area and their biodiversity. To handle the duties and responsibilities more appropriately, Uttarakhand has invited applications for forests guard who will be performing different duties and tasks under different departments.

Read: Uttarakhand Forest Guard Recruitment

Forest Guard Salary

Post NameForest Guard
Post NatureGroup-D/ Class-IV
6th CPC Pay Scale5,200 – 20,200
Grade Pay2,000
7th CPC Post LevelLevel – 3
7th CPC Basic Pay21,700
Min. Gross Salary Per Month in Rs30,500

As per official advertisement, Uttarakhand Forest Guard recruited on Level-3 Grade of UK service department with initial basic pay of 21700. The total salary of a newly recruited candidate is 30,500 per month.

This pay is including the Provident fund amount, Income tax etc. The net pay in the salary account may around 25,000 after the deductions from the date of appointment.


The Guard who take the Government Quarter for accommodation, the won’t get House Rent allowances. If they live in their own house or on rent, they will be eligible for the HRA. The rate of House Rent allowances will be as per Government rules.

Job Profile And Critical Roles

Hired candidates will be providing directions related to work and will supervise all the tasks under his guidance.

Being a forest guard, you will be taking control of expenditures, sales and supplies and other general management works.

The candidate will be serving as a conservator of forests wildlife management who basically is multitasking and performs all the assigned work with full dedication.

The primary and most important role of forests guard is to manage the national parks, wildlife, sanctuaries, etc.

Power, Responsibilities, and Challenges Associated With The Post

Being a Forest guard you will be the person sacrificing your comfort in protecting forests from various harms. You will have to be a brave person and play challenging roles in saving wildlife and sanctuaries. So before you apply and get hired, get familiar with some of the powers and critical responsibilities associated with a forest guard post:

  • Being a forest guard, you will be responsible for saving the forests from the potential threat, harms, and all other illegal activities.
  • He/she will be responsible for repairing all the boundary pillars, roads and buildings under the orders of the range officer.
  • He/she may also have to take responsibility for maintaining all the accounts related to revenue, expenditure, timber and other forests produce and submit their reports punctually to the higher authorities.
  • You will also have to report Divisional forests officer for disciplinary action for the serious misconduct of any subordinate.
  • Being a forest guard, you will be taking adequate measures to protect the forests in the absence of supervisor or senior officials.


How To Become A Forest Guard: Academic and Physical Eligibility

Not everyone is eligible to apply for this post.  The vacancy is only for those candidates who can handle the responsibilities and hold some required academic certificates. It’s an open opportunity for those candidates who have just cleared their 10+2 and who want to serve their lives in protecting nature and environment. Here are the two essential eligibility elements for all the Interested candidates.

  • Candidates must have cleared their 12th from a recognized board in any stream.
  • It’s mandatory that the respective candidate applying for the post of forest guard must be a domicile of Uttarakhand.

Physical Fitness Terms

All the candidates applying for the post must have at least 163 cm height and 5 cm chest. For females, the height should be at least 150 cm.

All the male candidates applying will have to run 25 km with 10Kg load at the back within 4 hours. Females will have to run 14km with 5 kg load on the back within four hours.

Shot put, long jump and high jump for males are respectively 5 m, 1.10m, and 4m. For females, its 3.50 m, 0.70m, and 2m.


So the candidates who wish to work in this department will have to fulfill all the eligibility terms as mentioned above. The eligibility terms are strict to be followed and there is no relaxation for anyone except the reserved category. Reservation is available as per the GOI and department norms.

That’s all about UKSSC Uttarakhand Forest Guard Salaries. Hope the post elaborated all the essential information to you. Keep following us to get more such updates.

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