THE INDIAN DEFENCE ESTATE SERVICES (IDES)

THE INDIAN DEFENCE ESTATE SERVICES (IDES)

This service deals entirely with spacious, well planned, green landscaped  cantonments. In this service an IDES officers will begin his career in the Junior scale, as an Executive Officer in a Class I or a Class II Cantonment. In the senior Scale he would normally be sent to a Class I Cantonment as an Executive Officer of Assistant Director or Deputy Assistant Director General or Defence Estate Officer. Next promotion in the “Ordinary Grade” (similar to the JAG) will be as joint Director, the designation which he will retain in the Selection Grade as well. After the selection Grade the IDES Officers are first promoted as Directors (Level I) before they are made Directors (Level III). The latter post is in the Senior Administrative Grade. The top office is the Director General Defence Estates.