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Indian Defence Estates Service

The management of cantonments is under the care of Defence Estate Service. The appointment on completion of probation is that of Executive Officer Class I or Class II of cantonments. The senior most position in this service is that of Director General Defence Estates.



Indian Defence Estates Service Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the Indian Defence Estates Service exam is the same as for other services. Once the candidate clears the civil services and gets allotment to the Indian foriegn service as per his rank, he has to go through specified training.

Indian Defence Estates Service Recruitment and Training

The IDES officers are recruited through Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC commission, all the selected candidates for All India Service, Group A and Group B are supposed to undergo orientation training. IDES comes under Group A services and the officers selected head towards NIDEM (National Institute of Defence Estates Management) at Delhi for the actual IDES training. The training at NIDEM is for 6 months and aims to learn the various departments of municipal control in Cantonment and Security Territory Management.

During the probation period the probationary IDES officers have to assume two months 'End of Probation Training' which includes the combination of practical knowledge gained in orientation training and field experience obtained in primary postings. The IDES officers also set for a tour to entire India for two weeks which is known as Bharat Darshan including Indian Navy, Indian Army and Indian Air Force setup and also attached to Indian Army in some of the distant areas that are imperative part of training.

Indian Defence Estates Service Exam 2016

The Indian Defence Estates Service exam 2016 notification has come and the last date of online application was on the 27th of may 2015. The date of prelims exam is 7th August 2016. The next exam will happen in 2017 around the same time.

Indian Defence Estates Service syllabus 2016

The syllabus for the civil services exam in 2016 and every other year is the same for the Indian Defence Estates Service as well as other services. There is no difference whatsoever.

Indian Defence Estates Service Ranks and Salaries

Service Hierarchy

Grade

Pay scales

Designation in Field

Designation in Headquarters

Junior time scale

8000-275-13500

Cantonment executive Officer (CEO) or Defence estates officer (DEO)

Deputy Asstt. DG in DG's office or Asstt. Director in office of the Director Defence Estates at Command headquarters

Senior time scale

10000-325-15200

Cantonment executive officer (CEO) or Defence Estates Officer (DEO)

Asstt. DG in DG's office or Deputy Director in office of Director Defence Estates at command headquarters

Junior administrative grade

12000-375-16500

Cantonment executive officer (CEO) or Defence Estates Officer (DEO)

Deputy Director in DG's office or Joint Director in of the Director Defence Estates at command headquarters

Selection grade

14300-400-18300

Cantonment executive officer (CEO) or Defence Estates Officer (DEO)

Deputy Director in DG's office or Joint Director in of the Director Defence Estates at command headquarters

Senior administrative grade

18400-500-22400

N.A.

Director Defence Estates at Command HQ or Addl. DG in DG's office or Director, NIDEM

Higher administrative grade

22400-525-24500

N.A.

Senior Additional DG in DG's office or Principal Director at command HQ

Director General Defence Estates

26000 (fixed)

N.A.

Director General Defence Estates