Telangana finance department has given clearance to fill up 2014 posts in forest department and TSPSC was entrusted with the job of recruitment. The finance department has approved of the final report sent by the forest department after division of districts.
The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has earlier asked the department to specify the number of posts in each category. Changes were made in the categories following the division of districts. Some posts were removed and some were lowered. While the Assistant Beat Officer posts were 1305 and Beat Officer posts were 552, in the final report, the Assistant Beat Officer posts were promoted and the number of Beat Officer posts were 1857.
Each forest beat was 20 kilometres was 20 kilometres earlier and it was reduced to 8 kilometre now.