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Indian Corporate Law Services ICLS

The government of India has introduced a new central civil services cadre called the Indian Corporate Law Services (ICLS) to create an army of experts who would be involved in corporate law making and its enforcement in the country and to meet the challenges of the growing Indian Industry. The ICLS officers are recruited through the Common Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission UPSC.


The ICLS Academy, located at Manesar Campus of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), has the responsibility for conducting the induction training for the Probationary Officers (POs) belonging to the Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS).

The recruits will be trained in subjects like management, law, accounting, business finance and economics before being deputed in various agencies under the ministry. Now the ministry gets officers through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations. UPSC recruits people from the field of law, chartered accounting and cost auditing.

Even though senior positions in the ministry are held by officers of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) cadre, junior or mid-level officers involved in ground-level enforcement, investigation and compliance are often short of sharp understanding and training. With the introduction of ICLS All lateral entry to the ICLS has been stopped. The Accounts and Legal Branches of ICLS merged.

How to Join Indian Corporate Law Service ICLS

A person wish to join Indian Corporate Law Service ICLS must appear for the civil Service Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. The successful candidates of preliminary examination will be required fill up the online main application form. The candidate should mention his first preferred choice of service as Indian Corporate Law Service ICLS Depending on the Rank in Civil Services Examination ( Mark Obtained in Main + Interview) , No of vacancies and Reservation if any, candidates will be allotted the preferred services mentioned in his main application.


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