The Officers belonging to the State Forest Services get subsequently recruited to IFS. Under the direction of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi, the Skill Upgradation Training Programme is imparted in the Academy to officers inducted into IFS from SFS since September 1996.
This is done to give an All India perspective of the service and update the knowledge and skill of the officers. The Academy has already conducted 18 such training courses. The contents of this module cover a wide area of forest management to update their knowledge and develop skills.