Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES) is an organised Group 'A' Central Civil Service. IDES Officers are appointed through the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

Administration Division looks after

  • Cadre management of IDES
  • Recruitment of CEOs Gp B and Assistant Defence Estates Officer Gp B through permissible channels
  • Establishment and service matters of Defence Estates Organisation including recruitments, promotions, transfers, training and other personnel matters
  • Budget formulation and its implementation
  • Implementation of  various  policies, guidelines and directions of the  Department of Personnel & Training and Ministry of Finance
  • Implementation of Official Language Act through Rajbhasha Cell
  • RTI matters

Recruitment and Career Prospects

Recruitment to the Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES) is made through the civil service examination conducted by the UPSC. After completion of the induction training at National Institute of Defence Estates Management (NIDEM) located at New Delhi, Probationers are initially posted as Chief Executive Officers in Cantonments. The post involves carrying out executive functions of Civic Administration and Land Management. The post also carries an appointment house, suitable transport and other infrastructural support for discharge of executive duties.