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Job Post : Indian Institute of Forest Management (Legal Officer) Bhopal: Apply 04th April, 2022

About IIFM Bhopal

The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), founded 1982, is an autonomous, Natural Resource Service training institute of Forestry located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India with financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and course assistance from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for mid career training of Indian Forest Service cadre and all State Forest Service cadre in India.

The institute’s objective is to fulfill the growing need for managerial human resource in the area of Forest, Environment, and Natural resources Management and allied sectors. The institute is headed by a director selected and appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

About the Job Opportunity

IIFM Bhopal invites applications from eligible candidates for the job role of Legal Officer to fill up 1 vacancy for the same, on a contract basis.

Duration of Engagement: Initially for a period of one year and extendable further based on performance.


  • To handle all legal matters received in this office as and when required.

  • To advice on all matters pertaining to Service, Administration, Departmental Enquiries and settled position of law.

  • To pursue with the Govt. Pleaders for the speedy disposal of the pending cases in the court of Law.

  • Prepare draft of affidavits and get approval of competent authorities and submit them in the prescribed time limit and monitor these cases constantly.

  • Study the judgements given against the Govt. & take steps to file appeal in the matter.

  • To prepare draft appeals in cases wherein it is found necessary and order so by the Competent authority in consultation with the Govt. pleader and monitor its progress till decision in the appeal.

  • Any other legal matters assigned to be performed in the prescribed time limit.

  • Assist in registering First Information Report in the Police stations.

  • To ensure timely appointment of Office in Charge in different in legal cases.

  • Any other judicial/quasi-judicial work assigned by CAO/Director.

  • Any other work assigned by the Institute from time to time.


  • Bachelor Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrollment as Advocate with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent with proficiency in Computer Applications.

  • Atleast 5 years’ experience as an Advocate or as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of an Institution / statutory corporation and/or legal associate/legal consultancy in an Advocate’s dealing in Govt. rules and regulations/CCS/ Drafting legal cases related to service matters etc. and having good knowledge in English/Hindi Language.

  • The candidate would have thorough knowledge of criminal, service, administrative, labour laws and Departmental Enquiries and related works so as to discharge legal responsibilities effectively.

  • Good legal and communication skills in Hindi and English language.

Age Limit:

Upto 45 years

How to Apply?

Submit your application online through the link given at the end of this post.

Uploading self-attested scanned copy of the certificates/testimonials and a brief write-up on work and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for further online interview.

Application Deadline

April 4, 2022

Other Details

  • For any query regarding the online submission process, mail to hr@iifm.ac.in

  • Click here for the official notification.

  • Click here to apply online for the post!

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