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Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)

The Indian Defence Estate Services (IDES) was formed in the year 1985. IDES is one of the Group ‘A’ Central Civil Service of India. The cadre controlling authority for IDES is the Ministry of Defence.

  • Cadre size: 134 posts (direct recruitment – 75%, promotion – 25%).

Department Organization

  • Hierarchy: Ministry of Defence - Director General Defence Estates - Principal Director: Command Headquarters (Northern, Eastern, Western, Southern, and Central) - Land Administration Municipal Administration of Cantonments - Defence Estates officers Cantonment Executive Officer (for each circle for each cantonment)

Functions of the Officers

  • Defence land management and audit.
    • Acquisitions, requisition, hiring and relinquishment of defence lands.
    • Handling litigations and court cases pertaining to defence lands including those arising out of acquisition.
    • Defending the title of the government in defence lands
    • Independent audit of defence land usage
  • Provide civil and municipal administration.
    • Construction and maintenance of roads, infrastructure, street lighting, public parks, libraries, public markets, schools, hospitals etc.
    • Supply of clean drinking water
    • Preparing and implementing town planning scheme
    • Formulation and execution of taxation policy including assessment, imposition, remission and refund of taxes
    • Registration of birth and deaths
    • Conducting election and census related activity in the cantonment area

Service Hierarchy

Grade

Pay scales

Designation in Field

Designation in Headquarters

Junior time scale

8000-275-13500

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

Deputy Asstt. DG in DG’s office or Asstt. Director in office of the Director Defense Estates at Command headquarters

Senior time scale

10000-325-15200

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

Asstt. DG in DG’s office or Deputy Director in office of Director Defense Estates at command headquarters

Junior administrative grade

12000-375-16500

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

Deputy Director in DG’s office or Joint Director in of the Director Defense Estates at command headquarters

Selection grade

14300-400-18300

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

Deputy Director in DG’s office or Joint Director in of the Director Defense Estates at command headquarters

Senior administrative grade

18400-500-22400

N.A.

Director Defense 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 Defense Estates

26000 (fixed)

N.A.

Director General Defense Estates