What is Indian Administrative Services.
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was formed in the year of 1946. It is one of the three All India Services.(The other two are Indian Forest Services and Indian Police Services). The cadre controlling authority for IAS is Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, and Department of Personnel & Training. The selected candidates’ training ground is at LalBahadurShastri National Academy of Administration. I.P.S. is trained at Sardar Patel Academy situated at Hyderabad.
SardarVallabhbhai Patel is remembered as the “Patron Saint” of India’s civil servants for establishing modern all-India services. In an unprecedented and unrepeated gesture, on the day after his death more than 1,500 officers of India’s civil and police services congregated to mourn at Patel’s residence in Delhi and pledged “complete loyalty and unremitting zeal” in India’s service.
The IAS or Indian Administrative Service is the most preferred career in India. No other career or job can offer you the same power, perks, status, privileges, and job satisfaction as the IAS including the tremendous opportunity offered to contribute positively to the society. The IAS personnel enjoy the levers of power in the Indian administrative setup and occupy some of the most responsible positions in the government.
CANDIDATES ARE ALLOTTED TO THE VARIOUS SERVICES KEEPING IN VIEW THEIR RANKS IN THE EXAMINATION AND THE PREFERENCESEXPRESSED BY THEM FOR THE VARIOUS SERVICES AND POSTS.
|Indian Administrative Service (IAS)||Indian Foreign Service (IFS)|
|Indian Police Service (IPS)||Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’|
|Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’||Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’|
|Indian Defense Accounts Service, Group ‘A’||Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’ (IRS)|
|Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’||Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’|
|Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’||Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’|
|Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)|
Functions of IAS Officers
Public Service Commission
Provisions regarding the Public Service Commissions are provided in Articles 315 to 323 of the constitution of India. The Article says that there shall be a Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the Union and Public Service Commissions for the States (SPSC). The SPSC is created, like UPSC, directly by the Constitution; a Joint State Public Service Commission (JSPSC) can be created by an act of the Parliament on the request of the Legislature of the State concerned. The UPSC can also serve the needs of a State on the request of the State Governor and with the approval of the President of India. The UPSC is the central recruiting agency in India. It is an independent Constitutional body in the sense that it is directly created by the Constitution of India. The members of the UPSC and the SPSCs are to be appointed by the President and the Governor respectively. The Constitution visualizes the Union Public Service Commission to be the ‘Watchdog of merit system’ in India. The function of the UPSC is to advise, not to decide.
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
The candidates should not be aged less than 21 years and not more than 32 years. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the upper age limit is relaxable up to five years. In case of OBC the upper age limit is relaxable up to three years.
Number of attempts:
The candidates can apply to a maximum of six times. The candidates belonging to OBC category can apply for a total of nine times.
This restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in case of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe candidates.