There are 24 different civil services available to be filled using the civil services examination. The Union public service commission conducts UPSC exam every year to find eligible candidates who can fill up the available positions in 24 different civil services. Nearly a million students take up the UPSC exam but only thousands of students clear the UPSC exam and successfully acquire the position available and different civil services. In UPSC civil services examination, the popular posts like Indian administrative services (IAS), Indian police services (IPS), Indian revenue services (IRS) and Indian foreign services (IFS). The candidates will be provided the opportunity based on the ranking system that every aspirant will take after completing all the three phases of UPSC examination such as preliminary exam, mains exam, and the final round interview. The ranking will be based on the calculation of marks that the candidate scored in all the three phases.
Under all India civil services, you will find the positions like Indian administrative service, Indian police service and Indian forest service.
Under group a civil services, there are Indian foreign service, Indian audit and accounts service, Indian civil accounts service, Indian corporate law service, Indian defence accounts service, Indian defence estate service, Indian information service, Indian ordnance factory service, Indian communication finance services, Indian postal service, Indian railway accounts service, Indian railway personnel service, Indian railway traffic service, Indian revenue service, Indian trade service, railway protection force.
Under group B civil services, there is armed forces headquarters civil service, DANICS, DANIPS, Pondicherry civil service and Pondicherry police service.
Indian administrative service is one of the all India services and it is considered as the permanent home of the government both the country and state. The Indian administrative service is totally accountable for creating and executing the policies in government.
IPS is the next all India services of the government and it was established in the year 1948 which is under the control of ministry of Home affairs. An IPS officer is responsible for safeguarding the public. Both the Central Government and state government have IPS officers and they are accountable for keeping up the peace in society. There are 4 branches in IPS namely crime branch traffic, new home guards and criminal investigation department.
The main responsibility of IPS officers is to protect the peace among the public and prevent criminal activities. There are other important roles like safeguarding the VIP security, gathering intelligence reports, investigation, border patrolling, railway policing, drug trafficking, corruption, counterterrorism and many responsibilities are incorporated. The IPS officers will also lead the central armed police force and connect with them regularly. An IPS officer will also work with Indian revenue services, Indian armed forces and Indian army as well.
Direct General of Forests is the highest position that any IFoS officer can avail in the Central Government. When it comes to State Government, the highest position is Principal Chief conservator of Forests. Indian Forest Service team works under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. While an IFoS officer is in duty, she or he will get the opportunity to supervise the functions in different departments that are related to Forests and Climate change.
Initially, The IFS officers should get trained at LBSNAA before joining the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi.
Being one of the popular Group A Civil Services, the IFS officers will maintain and supervise the foreign affairs in our country and the IFS officers have the opportunity to become High Commissioner, Ambassadors, Foreign Secretary, Permanent Representative of our country at UN. However, a candidate who has been selected as IFS Officers cannot take up the Civil services examination again.
It is also an eminent Group A Civil service where they initiate the training at NAAA at Shimla. This team of IA&AS Officers will be working under CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General). The main duties of the team includes Central Government’s Financial auditing, State Governments and Public Sector Undertakings.
This team will also come under Group A civil Service and they work under the Ministry of Finance. The Controller General of Accounts is the head of the team. The training will take place in two renowned institutes like Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad & Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF).
Indian Corporate Law Service is under Group A service and the main aim of this service is to manage the Corporate sector of the country. The probationary officers training will be conducted in ICLS Academy. The training academy is situated in Manesar Campus of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA). ICLS officers will acquire an all encompassing training that includes Economics, Law, Finance and accounting.
Ministry of Defence takes control of Indian Defence Accounts Service. Initially, the officers will be trained at CENTRAD Academy in New Delhi. After that, IDAS officers work with BRO – Border Roads Organization, Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) and Ordnance Factories. The IDAS officers will take care of Defence accounts auditing and they work under the Controller General of Defence Account.
The IDES officers will have training in National Institute of Defense Estates situated in New Delhi. The main aim of this service is to take care of cantonments and lands owned by the defence establishment.
Under Group A service, IIS officer is considered as one of the responsibile positions in Government of India. The main function include abridging gaps between Public and the Government. Ministry of information and Broadcasting takes over IIS and the candidates will be trained in Indian Institute of Mass Communication. IIS officers will work with different media belonging to the DD, AIR, PIB and more.
Indian Ordnance Factors Services is under Group A civil services which takes up the responsibility of handling a huge number of Indian Ordnance factories that developments defence machinery. Ministry of Defence heads the IOFS cadre and the candidates should utilize the training provided at National Academy of Defence production in Nagpur. The training will be conducted for fifteen months.
Indian Communication Finance Services was previously called Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service. Candidates will have to attend the training in National Institute of Financial Management in Faridabad. The main aim of the officers is to offer Accounting and Financial services to the Posts and Telecommunication Departments.
The Indian Postal Service officers will come under Group A civil Services and the candidates who gets selected will have to take up training at RAKNPA situated in Ghaziabad. IPoS officers are top grade officials in India Post and they run the India Post by taking the responsibility of several services like postal services, eCommerce, Banking, pensions and others.
Indian Railway Accounts Service officers will handle Indian Railways’ finances and accounts. Once the recruitment process gets over, the officers will have to undergo training for two years in the National Academy of Direct Taxes in Nagpur, Railway Staff College in Vadodara, and many training institutes.
The IRPS officer will undergo training in LBSCNAA and RCVP Noronho Academy of Administration, National academy of Direct Taxes, and many institutes to perform well as an IRPS officer in the Government sector. The final training will be at the National Academy of Indian Railways situated in Vadodara. When it comes to the IRPS officer, the job responsibilities include handling the Indian Railways Human resource.
The Indian Railway Traffic Service also comes under Group A Civil Service. The candidates who clear the Civil Services exam will undergo training in Railway Staff College at Vadodara, after which they will have to take up training in the Indian Railway Institute of Transportation Management in Lucknow. Revenue Generation, the relationship between railways and public and corporate sectors, is the primary job responsibilities and the management of Commercial Wings of Indian Railways.
The Indian Revenue Service is one of the most critical UPSC posts, and the candidates will get training at LBSNAA; after that, they will be trained in NADT, Nagpur, followed by the National Academy of Customs, Excise, and Narcotics and this will be the final training. Once the training for this UPSC post is over, the IRS officer will take up responsibilities like gathering taxes, and she or he will work under the Finance Ministry.
Being one of the prestigious UPSC posts, this job is also listed under Group A civil service, and the candidates will be trained in the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade at New Delhi. The primary job responsibilities include handline International Trade and Commerce for India, and the officers will work under the Ministry of Commerce.
The Railway Protection Force will work under the Ministry of Railways after getting trained in Jagjivan Ram Railway Protection Force Academy in Lucknow.
Here are the information about all Group ‘B’ Civil Services that you have always wanted to become
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service is the first service in Group ‘B’ civil service. The primary responsibilities include delivering fundamental support services to the Indian Armed Forces and Inter-Services Organizations. The officers in this cadre belong to the Defence Ministry, and the Defence secretary heads them.
DANICS is the acronym of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil services, and it is considered a branch of Indian Administrative Service. The post for the candidates will be Assistant Collector, and they will take care of the Administrative operations in the particular region in which they acquire a position. It can be Delhi or others.
Similarly, DANIPS is the NCT of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, which manages Delhi and the union territories of our Country.
To acquire a position, the candidates should take up the UPSC exam, and the recruitment process includes three stages.
Ans. Yes, IAS officers will get salary while taking up training in LBSNAA.They will get a stipend of 45000 but the facilities availed during the training will be billed and they will receive around Forty thousand.
Ans. IAS Officers will undergo two years of training Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussorie. It is specified that training approach tags along with the Sandwich pattern where the students will undergo institutional as well as field training.
Ans. Approximately two hundred IAS officers are selected every year and it is way too lesser when compared to the number of aspirants who take up the UPSC prelims exam.
Ans. Chief Secretary is the highest UPSC posts provided for the senior-most position in the Civil Services of India. The monthly salary is more than two lakhs.
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