Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

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About Indian Administrative Service IAS

The Indian Administrative Service IAS is the administrative civil service of the Government of India. Indian Administrative Service officers hold key posts in the Central and State governments and Public Sector Undertakings. The Administrative Service is one of the three All India Services. The controlling ministry is Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Department of Personnel and Training

How to Apply / Join for Indian Administrative Service IAS ?

A person wish to join Indian Administrative Service IAS 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 Administrative Service IAS. 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.

Strength

The present cadre strength of Indian Administrative Service stands at approximately 6077 posts (direct recruitment - 56%, promotion - 44%) (2011 )

Functions

An IAS Officer is responsible for the law and order and general administration in the area under his work. Typically the functions of an IAS officer are as follows :

To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry.

  • Implementation of policy requires supervision.
  • Implementation requires traveling to places where the policies are being implemented.
  • Implementation also includes expenditure of public funds which again requires personal supervision as the officers are answerable to the Parliament and State Legislature for any irregularities that may occur.

In the process of policy formulation and decision making, officers at various levels like joint secretary, deputy secretary make their contributions and the final shape to the policy is given or a final decision is taken with the concurrence of the minister concerned or the cabinet depending upon the gravity the issue.

Training

The officer trainees of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) undergo a two year training programme in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie which include one year practical training period in various districts of all the states of the country.

Career

Most IAS officers start their careers in the state administration at the sub-divisional level as a sub divisional magistrate. They are entrusted with the law and order situation of the city along with general administration and development work of the areas under their charge. The post of District Officer is also known as District Magistrate, District Collector or Deputy Commissioner. Since it is the most identifiable position in the IAS services, it is also the post which most people identify with IAS. At the top of the hierarchy of IAS officers at the Centre is the Cabinet Secretary followed by Secretary/Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, Director, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary. These posts are filled according to seniority.[8]

Position in the Government of India

Equivalent position in the State Government

Under Secretary Deputy Secretary
Additional District Magistrate
Deputy Secretary Joint Secretary
District Magistrate
Deputy Commissioner
Director Special Secretary
Head of Departments
Joint Secretary Secretary
Additional Secretary Pricipal Secretary
Fiancial Commissionar
Secretary Chief Secretary
CABINET Secretary No Equivalent
Constitutional Authority – Ranked 11th In the table of precedence.

An officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service will be liable to serve anywhere in India or abroad either under the Central Government or under a state Government.



Pay Scale of Indian Administrative IAS Officer

Name Of Post Scale of Pay Central ( deputation on Tenure ) Allowance
Cabinet Secretary Rs. 90000 ( Fixed) ---
Secretary to the Government of India / Special Secretary to the Government of India Rs. 80000 ( Fixed) ---
Additional Secretary to the Government of India Pay Band - 4 : Rs. 37400- 67000; and Grade Pay Rs. 12000 ---
Joint Secretary to the Government of India Pay Band - 4 : Rs. 37400- 67000; and Grade Pay Rs. 10000 ---
Director to the Government of India Selection Grade : ( Pay Band - 4 : Rs. 37400- 67000; and Grade Pay Rs. 8700 ) Ten percent of the Basic pay subject to the maximum of rupees four thousand per mensum
Joint Secretary to the Government of India Selection Grade : ( Pay Band - 4 : Rs. 37400- 67000; and Grade Pay Rs. 8700 ) or Junior Administrative grade ( Pay Band - 3 : Rs. 15600 - 39100; Grade Pay Rs. 7600 Ten percent of the Basic pay subject to the maximum of rupees four thousand per mensum
Under Secretary to the Government of India Junior Administrative grade : Pay Band - 3 : Rs. 15600 - 39100; Grade Pay Rs. 7600 or Senior Time Scale ( Grade Pay band - 3 : Rs. 15600 - 39100; and Grade Pay Rs. 6600 Ten percent of the Basic pay subject to the maximum of rupees four thousand per mensum

Scale of Pay in detail

Junior scale Grade – Pay Band – 3 Rs. 15600-39100 plus Grade pay Rs 5400
( with effect from the 1st of day of January , 2006 )

Senior Scales –

1. Senior Time Scale -

Pay Band – 3 Rs. 15600-39100 Plus grade pay Rs. 6600. ( Two additional increments shall be granted at the time of pay fixation on promotion.)

2. Junior Administrative Grade –
Senior Time Scale - Pay Band – 3 Rs. 15600-39100 plus Grade pay Rs 7600 Plus grade pay Rs. 6600. ( Two additional increments shall be granted at the time of pay fixation on promotion.)

3. Selection Grade

Senior Time Scale - Pay Band – 4 Rs. 37400-67000 plus Grade pay Rs 8700

( Two additional increments shall be granted at the time of pay promotion on the minimum of pay band plus grade pay ) ( with effect from the 1st of day of January , 2006 )

C) Super Time Scale –

Pay Band – 4 Rs. 37400-67000 plus Grade pay Rs 10000 ( with effect from the 1st of day of January , 2006 )

Above Super Time Scale –

Pay Band – 4 Rs. 37400-67000 plus Grade pay Rs 12000;

Apex scale : Rs 80000 ( fixed) ; Grade pay Nil

Cabinet Secretary Grade : 90000 ( Fixed ); Grade pay Nil ;

( For the post of Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India ) ( with effect from the 1st of day of January , 2006 )

Dearness allowances will be admissible in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time under the All India Service ( Dearness Allowance) Rules, 1972.

A probationer will start on the junior time scale and be permitted to count the period spent on probation towards the leave pension or increment in the time scale.

f) Provident Fund – Officers of the Indian Administrative Service are governed by the All India Service ( Provident Fund ) Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

g) Leave – Officers of Indian Administrative Service are governed by the All India Service(Leave) rules, 1955 as amended from time to time.

h) Medical Attendance – Officers of the Indian Administrative Service are entitled to Medical attendance benefits admissible under the All India Service Medical Attendance rules, 1954, as amended from time to time.

i) Retirement Benefits - Officers of the Indian Administrative Service appointed on the basis of Competitive examination are governed by the All India Services ( Death – cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 as amended from time to time