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INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS)

The Indian Administrative Service is popularly known as IAS. IAS was started by the British about 150 years ago. During 1947-1950 it was formerly known as ICS - Imperial Civil Service . IAS is the superior to all services in Civil Services. IAS is the administrative arm of the Civil Service and IAS is considered to be the head of the civil service of India. IAS is a part of permanent bureaucracy of India and is an indivisible part of the excecutive of the government of India. The modern Indian Administrative Service wad created under the article 312(2) in part XIV of the constitution of India. IAS is the service that places the officer right at the top of any government organization.


IAS Career Profile


IAS officers hold positions of power across all departments of administration and they are well known as specialists in administration and all the rights of administration lie with these officers.
They exert a direct or indirect control over all ministries and departments. For example- In Indian Revenue Service officers of this will head their departments but in the ministries,the secretary the joint secretary and the upper secretary are IAS officers and this is how they control the service.
All the important departments of the state government are generally headed by IAS officers.
In the framing of the policies and its implementation IAS officers have a direct role to play.
IAS officers Have a dynamic job and any other services will not give this much liverty and prestige .
The IAS officers handle affairs of the government At the district level, IAS is concerned with district affairs, including developmental duties. At the divisional level, the IAS officers look after law and order, general administration and various developmental works.


IAS Career Options


Members of the Indian Administrative Service hold various administrative posts like Sub-divisional Magistrate(SDM) ,District Collector or District Magistrate(DM), Heads of Departments, and Head of Public Enterprises at the state level. joint secretary in the state government or principal private secretary in government of India.


IAS Career Structure


Sub-Divisional Magistrate in a sub-division of a district (Entry)/Section Officer in Central Govt District Magistrate in a district or Joint Secretary in State Government or Undersecratary/Principal Private Secretary in Govt of IND
District Magistrate in a district or a Deputy Secretary/Senior Principal Private Secretary (Senior PPS) in the central government
Divisional Comisioner/Special Secretary of state government or a Director/Principal Staff Officer(PSO) of Central Govt
Divisional Commissioner in a division or Secretary in state government or position of Joint Secretary to Government of India
Principal Secretaries/Financial Commissioners in states, Additional Secretaries to the Government of India
Chief Secretary of States, Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of Government of India


IAS Career Progression


IAS officers at the beginning of their career receive district training with their home cadres followed by their posting. In state administration their initial role is as SDM ( Sub- Divisional Magistrate) and they are given charge of a district sub-division and they are entrusted with maintaining law and order and general development and administration work. IAS officers are assigned to various strategic posts in the state and also in local-self governments(Municipal Corporations) and Public Sector Undertakings after the completion of their training.
After this IAS officers get and administrative command role in a district as District Magistrate(DM) or Collector.
After this the officers may be promoted to ahead a whole state division as Divisional Commissioner.
After coming through the Apex scale IAS officers may go on to lead government departments or ministries and in these roles they represent the country at the international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
And if serving on a deputation they may be employed in intergovernmental organisations such as the International Monetary Fund(IMF), the World Bank(WB) , the Asian Development Bank(ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) , the United Nations(UN) or its agencies. IAS officers as mandated by the Election Commission of India also involved in the conduct of elections in India.


Promotion & Posting


The performance of IAS officers is assessed through a Performance Appraisal Report (PAR). The reports are reviewed to judge the suitability of an officer prior to a posting and/or promotion in the Union or State Governments. The report is compiled annually and is initiated by the officers themselves, designated as the Reporting Officer, who lists out their achievements, completion of assigned activities and targets for the year. The report is then modified and commented by the Reviewing Officer, usually the superior of the Reviewing Officer. Reports submitted for IAS officers are forwarded by the Reviewing Officer to the Accepting Authority, who will conduct a final review of the report.


Responsiblities of an IAS officer


The role of IAS officers is very venerable, demands a great deal of responsibility and reverence. It is also important that an officer is physically and mentally fit and healthy to handle the work pressure without giving in. The following are the roles and responsibilities that an IAS officer is deputed:


  1. Handling affairs of government that involve framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the concerned Minister
  2. Implementing policies through supervision and also traveling to the places where the approved policies will be implemented
  3. Implementing policies comprises disbursement of funds through personal supervision
  4. Answerable to the Parliament and State Legislatures for any violation of rules while on duty
  5. Functions and responsibilities differ at different levels of career
  6. Initially, IAS officers join the state administration at the sub-divisional level, resuming their services as sub-divisional magistrates, and look after law and order, general administration and development work in the area assigned to them
  7. The post of the District Officer also known as District Magistrate, District Collector or Deputy Commissioner is the highly respected and responsible post the IAS officers enjoy
  8. At the district level, an IAS officer deals with district affairs, including implementation of developmental programs
  9. The officers may also be appointed in the State Secretariat or they may serve as Heads of Departments or in Public Sector Undertakings
  10. They may serve in different positions from the State to the Centre and vice versa. This happens through deputation.
  11. At the Centre, IAS officers serve at the highest position as the Cabinet Secretaries, Secretaries/Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Directors, Deputy Secretaries and Under Secretaries. They are appointed to these posts based on seniority.
  12. At the Centre, the IAS officers play a key role in formulation and implementation of policies related to a particular area; for instance, finance, commerce, etc.
  13. During formulation of a policy and decision making, IAS officers serving at different levels i.e. joint secretary, deputy secretary give their valuable inputs
  14. The policy takes its final shape through a final decision the minister concerned or the cabinet, depending on the seriousness of the situation

IAS Recruitment and Training


The recruitment in this service is done through the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.


TRAINING

IAS probationers undergo 15 weeks training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) . Here after they are shifted to the two stages of training before serving the actual service.


Stage I -

The officers learn to expand the perfect proficient qualities in managing the huge arrays of tasks which has to be taken up for the first 10 years of service that is for 26 weeks. Then district training for several parts of administrative responsibilities of regional sorts, including location study of assignment for the academy. The duration is of 52 weeks where the officers experiences about the actual execution of the regional administration. The district training aims for the allotment of Cadres for the actual appointment.


Stage II –

The officers have to execute the district level tasks experiences acquired in a course of one year onsite training along with the skilled program learned in foundation training. On successful completion of probation for almost two years, the IAS officers are placed as SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate also known as District Magistrate or Sub-Collector). On this position the IAS officers lead the department with key responsibilities of Revenue, General Administration, Developmental Work, Law and Order as per their work assignment


Cadre Allocation Policy


The union government announced a new cadre allocation policy for the All India Services in August 2017, touting it as a policy to ensure national integration of the bureaucracy and to ensure an All-India character of the services. Under the new policy, the existing 26 cadres were to be divided into five zones by the Department of Personnel and Training of the officers Under the new policy, a candidate first selects their zones of preference, in descending order, then indicates a cadre preference from each preferred zone. The candidate indicates his second cadre preference for every preferred zone subsequently. The process continues till a preference for all the cadres is indicated by the candidate. The preference for the zones/cadres remains in the same order and no change is permitted
Officers remain in their allocated cadre or are deputed to the Government of India


ZONE:1

AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana


ZONE:2

Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.


ZONE:3

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.


ZONE:4

West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.


ZONE:5

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


Indian Administrative Service Eligibility


1. Nationality:

  1. Candidate must be a citizen of India
  2. Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
  3. Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to be settled permanently in India
  4. Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India
2. Educational Qualification:

Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:


  1. Candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognized universities
  2. Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results or those who are yet to appear for the qualifying examination are also eligible for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of passing the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination
  3. Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government or its equivalent are also eligible to apply
  4. Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However, they must submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination

3. Age Limit :

A candidate should be minimum of 21 years and maximum 32 years old as on August 01, 2018. But he/she must have been born not earlier than August 02, 1986 and not later than August 01, 1997. Necessary action will take to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services.
The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:


  1. 5 Years - Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
  2. 3 Years - Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  3. 3 Years - Defence Services personnel
  4. 5 Years - ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service as on August 01, 2018
  5. 5 Years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  6. 10 Years - Blind, deaf-mute, and orthopedically handicapped persons
  7. 5 Years - In the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2018 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment

4. Number of attempts:

Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:


  1. For General Candidates: 7 attempts (Up to 32 Years)
  2. Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits (Up to 37 Years)
  3. 3 Years - Defence Services personnel
  4. Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts (Up to 35 Years)
  5. Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

IAS exam


SYLLABUS


Salary of an IAS officer

Grade/Level on Pay Matrix Field Posting(s) Position in the State Government(s) Position in the Central Government Position in Indian Order of Precedence Base Salary (per month)
Cabinet Secretary Grade (Pay level 18) ----- ---- Cabinet Secretary of India 11 2,50,000
Apex Scale (Pay level 17) ----- Chief Secretary Secretary 23 2,25,000
Higher Administrative Grade (Above Super Time Scale) (Pay level 15) Divisional Commissioner Principal Secretary Additional Secretary 25 1,82,200-2,24,100
Senior Administrative Grade (Above Super Time Scale) (Pay level 14) Divisional Commissioner Secretary Joint Secretary 26 1,44,200-2,18,200
Selection Grade (Pay level 13) District Magistrate Special Secretary Director ---- 1,18,500-2,14,100
Junior Administrative Grade (Pay level 12) District Magistrate Joint Secretary Deputy Secretary ----- 78,800-1,91,500
Senior Time Scale (Pay level 11) Additional District Magistrate Deputy Secretary Under Secretary ---- 67,700-1,60,000
Junior Time Scale (Pay level 10) Sub-Divisional Magistrate Under Secretary Assistant Secretary ---- 56,100-1,32,000

Perks


  1. An IAS is often given a superb accommodation, usually a big Bungalow with its own Security guards, Gardeners, Servants and Cooks. All of these are given to him for a very low rent.
  2. He gets government cars, usually with Red lights.
  3. He also gets the facilities of free electricity and telephone bills.
  4. During official travels for duty they get the accommodation in very good Government Bungalows and Rest houses.
  5. Power and prestige is the greatest perks for an IAS.
  6. The security of the job is much more than that of a lucrative private sector job. In fact, it is very, very tough even for a chief minister to terminate an IAS officer’s job. They have their legal safe guards against that.
  7. They can apply for a study leave for 2 to 4 years in a reputed foreign university, the cost of which will be paid by the government.
  8. They shall get life time pensions and other retirement benefits.
  9. There are many more about these facilities and perks. It is impossible for a big private sector employee to get such.

Moreover, an IAS is behind the formation and implementation of the policies of the Central and the various State Governments. You can work for the good of the people and this is the greatest perk among all


Lifestyle


There are so many careers to choose, but IAS is something which brings about a very unique change in your lifestyle.
Your lifestyle gets completely altered because of the several perks you've been provided by the government.


JOB PRESSURE -

I will write about the job profile below; which will automatically gives you an idea about the pressures; after all you will be the one who is making the policies for a 127 billion country INDIA...
In the Government of India (i.e.. in the ministries) you will deal with the formulation of policies and supervise their implementation. In each Ministry you will supervise the allotment and utilization of funds by the field officers in your Ministry. You will also be asked to furnish information to the Parliament in response to queries relating to your Ministry. You will have to work late into the night and under much pressure when Parliament is in session. Sometimes, your work will entail visits to the States. Depending on your rank, you might even be the government nominee on the Board of Directors of some Public Sector Corporation. You will also at times be nominated to independently represent India at International forums or accompany the Minister for such meetings. From the rank of Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, you can sign international agreements on behalf of the Government of India.

However, more than half your career life will be spent in the State you are allocated, where you will look after law and order, general administration, revenue work and developmental functions. During the course of your two year probation you will be attached to various training schools, to the Secretariat and field offices and to a district collector’s office. Here you will do the work of a sub magistrate.
On completion of your two year’s probation you will be appointed as a Sub Divisional Magistrate(SDM). As S.D.M. you will look after law and order, general administration, revenue work and such developmental work as may be assigned to you. In the next three scales i.e.. Senior Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Selection Grade you will serve as District Magistrate, Chief Development Officer, Director of a department, Managing Director of a Public Sector Unit or a Senior officer in the State Secretariat. In other words, you could be a District Magistrate in your fifth year of service and remain a D.M. till you are promoted to the Super Time Scale in the 17th year of your service.
What your rank in the State Secretariat will be varies widely from State to State,. For example, in Jammu and Kashmir, young I.A.S. officers in the Junior Administrative Grade become Secretaries. In most States, however, I.A.S. Officers become Secretaries to the State Government when they reach the Selection Grade. In all States, supertime scale officers are Secretaries or Divisional Commissioners. Following this there are promotions in scale to the ranks of Principal Secretary and additional Chief Secretary. The highest post in the State is that of the Chief Secretary.


1. Status: -

We often do what we do and live how we live for the purpose of recognition, which then leads to prestige. This job by sheer virtue of what it entails gives you social prestige, your family prestige increases and what not.


2. Power:

you could change lives, you control fate of many, do good or settle scores . But one thing is for sure, it's were real power rests.


3. Pay/ Job Security :

to remove an IAS is the most difficult officer to fire. Their are provisions by law, citizens to be answered etc.


4. Salaries + Perks:

Enough to lead a life of fulfillment and then some.


5. Balance in Life :

Enjoy social status and diverse work responsibilities by the day and by the evening go to a elite party, enjoy with family and what not.


6. Life Objective Satisfaction :

As to what did I do in my life, why am I on earth, What's my life achievement and all such questions will be no longer for you.


7. Contacts:

In every field literally doctors, politicians, media, lawyers, judges, police, taxmen etc. You have the capacity to reciprocate.


8. Various Job Responsibilities:

Never get bored new task/challenge every day, every two years approx. get new job titles and work responsibilities


9. Post-Retirement :

: Pension plus re-appointment to Tribunals etc, Start Consulting, Join at Top management Private jobs etc.
IAS officer is the chief executive authority of any district that means it is the duty of an IAS officer to give practical shape to the projects on the paper. Without his approval no projects can be implemented in any municipal corporation or municipality.


Good things once you become an IAS


  1. You become a top civil servant in India you always dreamt to be
  2. People compliments you and your parents for it. Everyone connected with you (family, friends, teachers, school, coaching) feel proud of you
  3. You get the best facilities even at your first postings viz. big bungalow, servants and red-light vehicle
  4. You get the fastest promotions in your career and play variety of role in your career
  5. You suddenly become extraordinary person capable of doing any job for government
  6. You become the most famous person of your district and seen frequently on TV and Newspaper

Best Part:- If you're an honest officer.


  1. An IAS officer can work for society and create an Environment for creating wealth with infrastructure developments, by upliftment of people's awareness
  2. With honesty you can bring about peace in the society.
  3. You get a lot of people following, in some places they treat IAS officers as demigods.
  4. You get to work in diverse places ranging from remotest part of the country to most happening place in the country.
  5. Your work will be challenging and interesting, way way better than mundane IT jobs.

Good things once you become an IAS


  1. You become a top civil servant in India you always dreamt to be
  2. People compliments you and your parents for it. Everyone connected with you (family, friends, teachers, school, coaching) feel proud of you
  3. You get the best facilities even at your first postings viz. big bungalow, servants and red-light vehicle
  4. You get the fastest promotions in your career and play variety of role in your career
  5. You suddenly become extraordinary person capable of doing any job for government
  6. You become the most famous person of your district and seen frequently on TV and Newspaper

Bad Things once you become an IAS.


  1. Many people think that you joined civil services to make illegal money and enjoy power
  2. When you use power for public good, you make personal enemy for life
  3. Many people think that you won’t work unless they put political pressure
  4. You have little time for your friends and family
  5. You are posted at smaller places with minimum facility for most of your career. You get frequent transfers wherein you have to leave your family behind
  6. Most citizens are unhappy with you because they feel you are not doing enough for them
  7. Most government officers are unhappy with you because they think you are bossing over them

If you're not an honest officer.

  1. You've power and access to many things. Easiest way for the corruption and make lot of money
  2. A salary of around 60K+ impressive and comfort accommodation at low price, Govt provided car, Servants at home.
  3. Great job security, it is very difficult to impeach an IAS officer.
  4. You have little time for your friends and family
  5. You are posted at smaller places with minimum facility for most of your career. You get frequent transfers wherein you have to leave your family behind
  6. High level political contacts and you can get any job done across the country with ease.

Worst part:


CASE I :- If you're an honest officer.

  1. You get the tag of "Arrogant Babus".
  2. You have to upright be ready with your weapon of defending against all sorts of politics, demoralization etc
  3. It's said that an IAS officer on an average is in the same office only for 18 months. So be on your toes to go wherever you're posted. You will never know when you'll get a transfer call.
  4. Sometimes may you have to listen to the uneducated - people's representatives, who don't make any sense. Or even face humiliations from them.

Case II:- If you're not an honest officer.

  1. Lot of dishonest officers are facing the wrath already, they are now made to come to office early and work for long hours.
  2. With bureaucracy becoming transparent and people becoming aware of the duties of an IAS officer, tough to do the corruption.
  3. Not so easy job , it's always challenging and you have to keep yourself updated day after day.

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE(IFoS)

Indian Forest Service is one of the three All India Services of the government of India. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the cadre controlling authority of this service. This service is responsible for the implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to preserve the environment by maintaining strict vigil to sustain ecological balance that are critical for survival of all forms of life. IFoS officers work for conservation, protection and development of forests and wildlife along with an aim to enhance livelihood opportunities of forest dependent communities of rural and tribal areas.


HISTORY OF INDIAN FOREST SERVICE


India is one of the first countries to have stated specific management of forests . This service was started by British Government in India in 1864 and then it was known as Imperial Forest Department and Dr Dietrich Brandis, a German forest officer, was appointed Inspector General of Forests. Having recognised the need to have a premier forest service to manage the natural resourses of the country and to organize the affairs of the Imperial Forest Department, Imperial Forest Service was started in 1867. The British India Government also constituted Provincial Forest Service and Executive & Subordinate Services( which were quite similar to the present forest administrative hierarchy) when they realized the importance of a multi-tier forest administration in the federal and provincial Governments for effective management of forests resources. The subject of Forestry which was managed by the Federal Government until then was transferred to the Provincial List by the Government of India Act ,1935 and subsequently recruitment to the Imperial Forest Service was stopped. Then the Indian Forest Service Was constituted in the year 1966 under the All India Service Act 1951 by the Government of India.


IFoS CAREER PROFILE


Their services are placed under various State cadres and joint cadres. They have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments. The main purpose of the service is the implementation of the National Forest Policy.
IFS officers are independent of district administration and exercises administrative, judicial and financial powers in their own domain. Positions in state forest department such as Divisional Forest Officer (DFO),Conservator of Forests (CF) and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) etc. are held only by IFS officers. The highest ranking IFS official in each state is the Head of Forest Forces (HoFF).
They are also eligible for State and Central deputations as their counterpart IAS and IPS officers. Deputation of IFS officers to the Central Government includes appointments in Central Ministries at the position of Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary etc.; appointments in various Public Sector Units, Institutes and Academies at the position of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Regional passport officers, Managing Directors, Inspector General, Director General etc.


IFoS CAREER STRUCTURE


Probationary Officer/Assistant Conservator of Forest - Assistant Inspector General of Forests
Deputy Conservator of Forests - Assistant Inspector General of Forests
Deputy Conservator of Forests - Assistant Inspector General of Forests
Deputy Conservator of Forests - Assistant Inspector General of Forests
Conservator of Forests - Deputy Inspector General of Forests
Chief Conservator of Forest - Inspector General of Forests
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests - Additional Director General of Forests
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force) - Director General of Forests


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IFoS


The implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plant.
IFoS officers while in field postings in respective state cadres work for conservation, protection and development of forests and wildlife along with an aim to enhance livelihood opportunities of forest dependent communities of rural and tribal areas.


IFoS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

TRAINING

The probationers undergo a foundation training of 15 weeks at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA). After that they go to the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy(IGNFA), Dehradun for a more intensive training in a host of subjects important to Forestry, Wild-life Management, Biodiversity, Environment Protection, Climate Change, Forest Policies and Laws , Remote Sensing and GIS, Forest Dwellers and Scheduled Tribes. After completion of the training officers are awarded a Master's degree in Science(Forestry) of Forest Research Institute. The officers are taught more than 56 subject of life sciences in these 2 years. They are taught Weapon Handling, Horse Riding, Motor Vehicle Training, Swimming, Forest and Wildlife Crime Detection. They Also go on attachments with different government bodies and institutes such as Indian Military Academy, Wildlife Institute of India, Bombay Natural History Society etc. Officers also undertake extensive tour both in India and abroad.


DEPUTATION or POSTING


As per Rule 6 of the Indian Forest Service (Cadre) Rules, 1966 deputation of IFS officers broadly falls into two categories:
1. Central Deputation
2. State Deputation


Central Deputation:

For Central Deputation, there are two schemes devised for the purpose of regulating appointments in Government of India and organisations under its control.


IAS Recruitment and Training


The recruitment in this service is done through the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission. • Central Staffing Scheme
• Non-Central Staffing Scheme


State Deputation

An IFS officer may also be deputed for service under a company, association, corporation which is wholly or substantially owned or controlled by a State Government, a Municipal Corporation or Local Body. Appointment is done by the State Government.


Deputation under International Organisation:

An IFS officer may also be deputed for service under international organisation by Central Government in consultation with State Government


CADRE ALLOCATION POLICY


Under the new policy, a candidate has to first give his/her choice in the descending order of preference from amongst the various Zones. Subsequently, the candidate has to indicate one preference of cadre from each preferred zone. The candidate indicates his second cadre preference for every preferred zone subsequently. The process continues till a preference for all the cadres is indicated by the candidate. The preference for the zones/cadres remains in the same order and no change is permitted.
Officers continue to work in the cadre they are allotted or are deputed to the Government of India


Zone States
Zone-I . AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana
Zone-II Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Zone-III Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Zone-IV West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.
Zone-V Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

IFoS ELIGIBILTY


Educational Qualification

  1. Educational Qualification for Indian Forest Service (IFS/IFoS) Exam
  2. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following subjects/ disciplines.
  3. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  4. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Botany.
  5. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Chemistry.
  6. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Geology
  7. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Mathematics.
  8. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Physics.
  9. Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects as Zoology.
  10. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.
  11. Bachelor’s degree in Forestry.
  12. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Graduation should be from of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central orState 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.
Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally
qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination.
All candidates who are declared qualified for taking the Indian Forest Service
(Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Indian Forest Service Main Examination.
The applications for the Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of July/August, through online mode.


Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August of the respective year of Preliminary Exam.


But the upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable –

  1. up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  2. up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  3. up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:
  4. upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.
  5. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of the offer of appointment.
  6. up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of:-
    (a) Low Vision
    (b) Hearing Impaired (Partially deaf) and
    (c) Locomotor disability (sub-category : Leprosy cured and Acid attack)

IFoS EXAM


Prilims

both examinations(Civil Services Examination and IFoS examination) have same preliminary exam, however the cutoff for forest service is more than the civil service as the number of seats in forest service are lass compared to civil service.


Mains

Indian Forest Service mains examination has 6 papers
1 general english (300 marks)
2 general knowledge (300 marks),
3 optional subjects consisting of 2 papers (200*4= 800 marks) total marks =1400


Interview

Indian Forest Service interview is followed by a medical check-up and a physical test which requires all male candidates to complete a 25 km walk/run in less than 4 hours. For ladies the distance is reduced to 14 km. The test is usually conducted at the National Zoological Park in Delhi.
After selection for the IFS, candidates are allocated state cadres. There is one cadre for each Indian state, with the exception of three joint cadres: Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur-Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT).
Two-thirds of the strength of every cadre (for a state) is filled directly by IFS officers and the remaining are promoted from the respective states cadre officers
Interview marks = 300


SALARY


Pay structure of Indian Forest Service

Grade (Level in Pay Matrix) Position/Designation in State Government Position/Designation in Government of India Base Salary (monthly)
Apex Scale (Pay level 17) Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force) Director General of Forests 2,25,000
HAG+ Scale (Pay level 16) Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Additional Director General of Forests 2,05,400
HAG scale (Pay level 15) Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests ---- 2,00,000
(Above Super Time Scale) Senior Administrative Grade (Pay Level 14) Chief Conservator of Forests Inspector General of Forests 1,75,000
Super Time Scale (DIG/Conservator Grade) (Pay level 13A) Conservator of Forests Deputy Inspector General of Forests 1,50,000
Selection Grade (Pay level 13) Deputy Conservator of Forests (Selection Grade) Assistant Inspector General of Forests 1,18,500
Junior Administrative Grade (Pay level 12) Deputy Conservator of Forests Assistant Inspector General of Forests 78,800
Senior Time Scale (Pay level 11) Deputy Conservator of Forests Assistant Inspector General of Forests 67,700
Junior Time Scale (Pay level 10) Probationary Officer/Assistant Conservator of Forests Assistant Inspector General of Forests 56,100

PERKS


  1. Wonderful accommodation in cheap rates.
  2. Household helpers like butler, gardener and security guards.
  3. Official vehicles.
  4. Free electricity.
  5. Free phone call facility.
  6. Abroad study options.

LIFESTYLE


The problems and challenges faced are not from the wildlife itself, but most often from humans. Apart from the known illegal activities of poaching and felling of protected trees which the officers had to constantly check on, one of the biggest everyday challenge is to prevent encroachment of the forest land.
On the other hand, as chief protectors of the forest and its inhabitants, forest officers are also the chief negotiators who resolve conflict when a wild animal enters human settlements.

INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (IPS)

INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (IPS)


Indian Police Service (IPS)is one of the three all India Services. Earlier it was known as Indian Imperial Police. In 1948 It was changed to Indian Police Service. The IPS officers are high ranked crews who offer leadership to Police forces of central and states and also all india central armed police forces. The Police Division in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is responsible for cadre management and policy decisions such as cadre structure, recruitment, training, cadre allocation, confirmation, empanelment, deputation, pay and allowances, disciplinary matters of IPS Officers
In order to fulfill these functions efficiently, responsibly and systematically, the IPS service is divided into various functional departments such as
● Crime Branch
● Criminal Investigation Department
● Home Guards
● Traffic Bureau


HISTORY OF IPS


Senior police officers of the Imperial Police (IP) were appointed by the Secretary of State, on the basis of a competitive examination, before independence. The first open civil service examinations were held in England in June 1893. Top ten candidates were appointed in the Indian (Imperial) Police on probation. In 1907, the Secretary of State's officers were directed to wear the letter "IP" on their epaulettes in order to distinguish them from the officers not recruited by the Secretary of state through examination. Soon after India's freedom in 1948, the Imperial Police were replaced by the Indian Police Services (IPS).


IPS CAREER STRUCTURE


Director of Intelligence Bureau (GOI) , Director General of Police, Additional Director General of Police Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police (Selection Grade)Superintendent of Police, Additional Superintendent of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police(Probationary Rank: 3 years of service)Assistant Superintendent of Police(Probationary Rank: 2 years of service)Assistant Superintendent of Police(Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)


IPS CAREER PROGRESSION


IPS officer may allotted to a state police department or to the central police department. At the state level, officers move from being Assistant Commissioner to Deputy Commissioner to Additional Commissioner to Joint Commissioner to Special Commissioner.At the centre, officers move from being Additional Superintendent to Superintendant, Senior Superintendant, Deputy Inspector General, Inspector General, Additional Director General to Director General.


PROMOTION AND POSTING


Posting in State Armed Police
Every state has two main branches of police
● Armed
● Unarmed. Most of the policemen whome we see in the road and at the police station are Unarmed police. Armed Police is a paramilitary style organized force divided in companies and battalions. These state armed police (SAP) forces are also managed by the IPS officers in top levels. There are posts like Assistant Commandant (AC), Deputy Commandant (DC), Second-in – Command (2-I-C), Commanding Officer (CO) etc. At the higher levels these forces are administered by DIG (AP), IG(AP) and Addl. DG


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IPS


Indian Police Service officers serve the state & central as well. Their primary duty is to maintain peace among public. detecting and preventing crime; and traffic control, preventing drug, accident prevention, and management etc.
Their main role is
1. to lead and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories
2. To fulfil duties based on border responsibilities, in the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention, investigation, and detection, collection of intelligence, VIPsecurity, counter-terrorism, border policing, railway policing, tackling smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offences, corruption in public life, disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and protection of environmental laws etc. Leading and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau(IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories.
3. Leading and commanding the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) which include the Central Police Organisations (CPO) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve PoliceForce (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Vigilance Organisations and Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
4. To interact and coordinate closely with the members of other All India Services and with the Indian Revenue Service and also with the Indian Armed Forces primarily with the Indian Army.
5. To lead and command the force with courage, uprightness, dedication and a strong sense of service to the people. Endeavor to inculcate in the police forcesunder their command such values and norms as would help them serve the people better.
6. Inculcate integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to aspirations of people in a fast-changing social and economic milieu, respect for human rights, broad liberal perspective of law and justice and high standard of professionalism.


IPS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done in two ways
● Direct recruitment through the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
● Promoted DANIPS officers and State Police Services.

TRAINING
The training period is of 2 years in total. Probationers undergo foundation training at Lal bahadur Shastri Natuinal Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) in Mussoorie. After Mussoorie they go for Bharat Darshan with other services in groups. After that the probationers go for the second part of the training which is done in 2 phases at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy(SVPNPA) in Hyderabad. The IPS officers also have a certain amount of training in a district of their cadre in between the 2 phases of training at the IPS academy. Learning the Native Language of the cadre is part of the training of the IPS officer. It begins in the academy itself where they learn the basics. Once they join their cadre, they are expected to pass 2 levels of the exam and their promotions to the next level are dependent on that. IPS officers are given mid-career trainings to sharpen their skills and to make them familiar with policing and social trends around the globe. They also get trainings about ever changing threats like cyber security and international terrorism. They also get study leaves to pursue courses related to government, rural development, management etc in prestigious colleges in India or abroad (usually in UK or USA).


CADRE ALLOCATION POLICY


Cadre Allocation PolicyEditThe Union Government announced a new cadre allocation policy for the All India Services in August 2017, touting it as a policy to ensure national integration of the bureaucracy as officers and ensure All-India character of the services. Under the new policy, the existing 26 cadres have been divided into five zones in the new policy by the Department of Personnel and Training of Government of India.
Under the new policy, a candidate has to first give his/her choice in the descending order of preference from amongst the various Zones. Subsequently, the candidate has to indicate one preference of cadre from each preferred zone. The candidate indicates his second cadre preference for every preferred zone subsequently. The process continues till a preference for all the cadres is indicated by the candidate. The preference for the zones/cadres remains in the same order and no change is permitted. Officers continue to work in the cadre they are allotted or are deputed to the Government of India.

Zones under the new Cadre Allocation Policy

Zone-I - AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Zone-II - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Zone-III - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Zone-IV - West Bengal, Sikkim, AssamMeghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.

Zone-V - Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


IPS ELIGIBILTY


The eligibility criteria for the IPS exam are the same like other civil services but there are some physical criteria prescribed for the IPS officers. Once the candidate clears the civil services final exam and gets allotment to the IPS as per his rank, he has to go through the specified physical tests to make him/her eligible for service as a police officer.

Physical Criteria The physical criteria for eligibility of the IPS officer

Minimum
Height - Men - 165cm Women - 150cm Relaxable minimum height is 160cm (men) and 145cm (women) for candidates belonging to ST and races such as Gorkhas, Garhwalias, Assamese, Kumaonis, Nagaland Tribals, etc. Minimum Chest Girth - Men/Women: 84cm 79cm.
Myopia (including cylinder) should not exceed minus 4.00D Hypermyopia (including cylinder) should not exceed plus 4.00D The presence of Squint is a disqualification Spectacles are permitted Distant vision for better eye(Corrected Vision) should be 6/6 or 6/9 Distant vision for the worse eye(Uncorrected Vision) should be 6/12 or 6/9 Near vision should be J1 and J2 respectively High grade color vision is required and Binocular vision is needed Nationality:
Nationality

Citizen of India Subject of Nepal , Subject of Bhutan A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 for permanent settlement in India. Migrant from any of the following countries for permanently settling in India: Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam
Educational Qualification:

A candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree from any of the universities recognised by the UGC or possess an equivalent qualification.
Age Limits:

Candidate should fulfill the age limits mentioned below: Minimum age 21 years Maximum age 32 years as on 1st of August in the year of examination. Relaxable age limit is as follows: Up to max. 5 years for SC/ST candidates. Up to max. 3 years for OBC candidates. Up to max. 5 years for a candidate from the State of Jammu & Kashmir Up to max. 5 years for Defence Services personnel Up to max. 5 years for Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service.
EXAM:

IPS examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year
SYLLABUS


SALARY


PERKS

  • Rent free accommodation at minimal rates. Usually a king size bungalow with all facilities.
  • Security guards and domestic help.
  • Option for taking study leave abroad.
  • Official vehicles facility.
  • Free electricity or Phone call facility.
  • High level of job security.
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks of PSUs like Provident Fund leave,medical attendance etc
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits.
  • A very very handsome salary.
  • An official vehicle with beacons & siren.
  • Rent free accommodation.
  • Domestic helps.
  • Security guards.
  • Free electricity & phone call facility.
  • You can take study leaves for the maximum period of 2 years at a stretch with the entire cost being borne by the government.
  • Provident fund, leaves, medical facilities etc.

LIFESTYLE


A fearless and honest IPS officer normally does:

1) Gathers information about suspected criminal and nabs him down
2) Pursues undercover investigation against colourful politicians without fear of death.
3) Maintaining social law and order and helping fellow citizens.
4) Inspire people to do their job honestly
5) Carry out surprise raid on alleged gangster and work underground to crack their syndicates.
6) Carry out an encounter for those who are never willing to surrender.
7) Be in touch with common man and remain down to earth gentleman
8) Reaching the crime scene and investigate without prejudice
9) Not care about his own family. DUTY COMES FIRST.
10) Do not be a puppet to reigning politicians.


GOOD AND BAD THINGS


You get these things:

• Respect : Wherever you go, you are respected and has special status for you.
• Trust : Normal citizens believe and trust you that they will be safe and if any wrong happens , they will get justice.
• Power : If you try hard , you can bring the change in society.
• Contacts : You will meet different types of people being an officer , which helps you in emergency.
• Self Satisfaction : If you are honest and bring positive change in society , people will always remember you for that moreover , you will get satisfaction.

GROUP A (CENTRAL SERVICES)

1. INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE

Indian Foreign Service is a Group A Central Service of the Government of India. Foreign Secreatary of India is the administrative head of Indian Foreign Service.This service is responsible to conduct diplomacy and manage foreign relations of India. In addition, IFS officers serve at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office. IFS officer head the Regional Passport Offices in the country and hold positions in the President's Secretariat and several ministries on deputation.


HISTORY OF IFS


The origin of the Indian Foreign Service can be traced back to the British rule when the Foreign Department was created to conduct business with the "Foreign European Powers”. In fact it was on September 13, 1783, when the Board of Directors of the East India Company passed a resolution at Fort William, Calcutta (now Kolkata), to create a department, which could help "relieve the pressure” on the Warren Hastings administration in conducting its "secret and political business”. Subsequently known as the "Indian Foreign Department”, it went ahead with the expansion of diplomatic representation, wherever necessary, to protect British interests.
In 1843, Governor-General Ellenborough carried out administrative reforms under which the Secretariat of the Government was organized under four departments – Foreign, Home, Finance and Military. Each was headed by a Secretary level officer. The foreign department Secretary was entrusted with the "conduct of all correspondence belonging to the external and internal diplomatic relations of the government”.
From the very beginning, a distinction was maintained between the "foreign” and "political” functions of the Foreign Department; relations with all "Asiatic powers” (including native princely states of India during the British Raj) were treated as "political” and with all European powers as "foreign”.
Although the Government of India Act, 1935 sought to delineate more clearly functions of the "Foreign” and "Political” wings of the Foreign Department, it was soon realized that it was administratively imperative to completely bifurcate the Foreign department. Consequently, the External Affairs Department was set up separately under the direct charge of the Governor-General. The idea of establishing a separate diplomatic service to handle the external activities of the Government of India originated from a note dated September 30, 1944, recorded by Lt-Gen T. J. Hutton, Secretary, Planning and Development Department of the Government. When this note was referred to the Department of External Affairs for comments, Mr Olaf Caroe, the Foreign Secretary, recorded his comments in an exhaustive note detailing the scope, composition and functions of the proposed service. Mr Caroe pointed out that as India emerged to a position of autonomy and national consciousness, it was imperative to build up a system of representation abroad that would be in complete harmony with the objectives of the future government.
In September 1946, on the eve of India’s independence, the Government of India decided to create a service called the Indian Foreign Service for India’s diplomatic, consular and commercial representation overseas.
In 1947, there was a near seamless transformation of the Foreign and Political department of the British India government into what then became the new Ministry of External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations and in 1948 the first batch recruited under the combined Civil service examination system of the Union Public Service Commission joined the service. This system of entry has remained the staple mode of intake into the IFS to this day.


IFS CAREER PROFILE (IFS)


A Foreign Service Officer starts his career abroad as a Third Secretary and is promoted to Second Secretary when confirmed in service. Subsequent promotions are to the levels of First Secretary, Counsellor, Minister and Ambassador/High Commissioner/Permanent Representative. Officers can also be posted to Indian Consulates abroad where the hierarchy (going upwards) is Vice-Consul, Consul and Consul General.
The hierarchy at the Ministry of External Affairs includes 6 stages: Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary and Secretary.


IFS CAREER OPTION


Employment Opportunities
• Embassies
• High Commissions
• Consulates
• Permanent Missions
• Multilateral organizations like UN
• Ministry of External Affairs

IFS CAREER STRUCTURE


• At an embassy: in ascending order of rank
• Third Secretary (entry level)
• Second Secretary (promotion upon being confirmed in service)
• First Secretary
• Counsellor
• Minister
• Deputy Chief of Mission/Deputy High Commissioner/Deputy Permanent Representative
• Ambassador/High Commissioner/Permanent Representative
• At the Ministry of External Affairs: in ascending order of rank
• Assistant Secretary/Under Secretary
• Deputy Secretary
• Director
• Joint Secretary
• Additional Secretary
• Secretary
• Foreign Secretary of India (India's Top Dipllomat, Administrative Head of the Indian Foreign Service & Foreign Service Board)


RESPONSIBILITIES OF IFS


  1. To represent India in various countries and international organizations and protect India's interests, both at home and abroad on a wide variety of issues related to trade and investment, bilateral economic and political cooperation, cultural appreciation and interaction, media relations etc.
  2. To monitor closely and assess the emerging situation in the host country and country of concurrent accreditation and carry out detailed discussion, negotiations and diplomacy to promote India's strategic interests.
  3. To report all matters which may influence policy formulation and also the views of the host country.
  4. To promote India's commercial and economic interests as well as Indian exports, industrial collaboration, trade events and fairs.
  5. To protect national interests and develop and promote friendly relations with the state and its people.
  6. To provide consular facilities for non-resident Indians and foreigners staying in the country Liaison with media to manage relations in multilateral, domestic and international affairs.
  7. To represent the country in permanent missions, multilateral organizations like the United Nations.

IFS Officers on Home Posting

1. To deal with bilateral political and economic issues specific to a region Frame and implement policies, which govern India's relations with other countries .
2. They are responsible for managing international diplomatic protocol when foreign dignitaries visit India
3. To oversee activities of multilateral and regional organizations.
4. To handle legal disputes, protocol issues, interactions with the diaspora, press and publicity, administration etc.

IFS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through the Civil Service Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

TRAINING
The training of Indian Foreign Service is considered to be one of the most challenging and longest service trainings in India. The training takes 3 years to graduate from. In the begining the probationers undergo foundation training of 15 week at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) in Mussoorie. After that the probationers join the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi for a more intensive training in a host of subjects important in diplomacy, including international relations theory, military diplomacy, trade, Indian foreign policy, international law etc. They also get attached to different government bodies and defence and they take tour both in India and abroad. The entire training program lasts for a period of 36 months. After this the officer is assigned a compulsory foreign language(CFL). After a brief period of desk attachement in the Ministry of External Affairs , at the rank of Assistant Secreatary, the officer is posted to an Indian Diplomatic Mission abroad where her/his CFL is thr nativelanguage. There the officer undergoes language training and is expected to develop proficiency in the CFL and pass the examination before being allowed to continue in the service.


IFS ELIGIBILTY


Skills Needed

  1. Diplomatic acumen
  2. Leadership skills
  3. Good inter-personal skills
  4. Strong feeling of nationalism
  5. Decision-making ability
  6. Balance and poise
  7. Statesman like demeanor
  8. Excellent spoken and written communication
  9. Good understanding of international affairs
  10. Analytical and problem solving skills
  11. Ability to adjust in different cultures

1.Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2.Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:
o The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
o Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
o Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply.
o Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.


3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:
o 5 years - SC/ST
o 3 years - Other Backward Classes
o 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
o 3 years-Defence Services personnel
o 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
o 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
o 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons


4.Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:
o General candidates: 6 attempts.
o Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
o Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
o Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST


IFS EXAM


SALARY

1. Junior Scale – A newly posted officer pay scale would be
Pay Band Rs 15,600 –39,100 INR
Grade Pay – 5400 INR


2. Senior Scales – The Senior Scales are divided into 3 major categories:
i) Senior time Scale
Pay Band: 15600 –39100 INR
Grade Pay: 6600 INR
ii) Junior Administrative Grade
Pay Band: 15,600 –39,100 INR
Grade Pay: 7,600INR
iii) Selection Grade
Pay Band: 37,400 – 67,000 INR
Grade Pay – 8,700 INR



3. Super Time Scale– It would take about 20 years for an officer to reach this grade. Pay Band: 37,40 ade0 –67,000 INR
Grade Pay: 10,000 INR



4. Above Super Time Scale– Again Above Super Time Scale is divided into 3 major categories i.e.
i) The Super Super Scale: 37,400 –67,000 INR
Grade Pay – 12,000 INR
ii) The Apex Pay Scale: 80,000 INR (fixed)
Grade Pay: Nil
iii) The Cabinet Secretary: 90,000 INR (fixed)
Grade Pay: Nil



PERKS


it depends on the location an IFS Officer is posted whether in India or other foreign countries. For officers posted in foreign countries will get Special Foreign Allowance which depends on the Purchasing Power parity of that particular country.


  1. Wonderful accommodation of 2 or 3 BHK in cheap rates
  2. Car for commuting
  3. Household helpers and security guards
  4. Medical Treatment expenses
  5. Official vehicles
  6. Free electricity and water facility
  7. Free phone call facility
  8. Abroad study options
  9. Retirement benefits

2. INDIAN POST & TELECOMMUNICATION ACCOUNTS & FINANCE SERVICE (IP&TAFS)

INDIAN POST & TELECOMMUNICATION ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE SERVICE

Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) The Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service(IP&TAFS) is Group A Central Service of the Government of India. This service is responsible for prudent and management of the finances of the Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications. This service carries with it a definite responsibility for posting in throughout the country.


HISTORY OF IP&TAFS

This service was started in 1972. Its first batch was recruited in 1974 . At initial stage the batches were in very small number and it started increasing with the growth in telecom in India.


IP&TAFS CAREER PROGRESSION


At initial stage of service the officers are posted to work in the Department of Post or Department of Telecommunications as Assistant Chief Accounts Officer or Assistant Controller of Communication Accounts. IP&TAFS has also a Group B cadre and Assistant Accounts Officers, Accounts Officers and Senior Accounts are placed under this service with All India Service liabilities . These officers are selected through a Departmental Examination.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF IP&TAFS


Some the fundamental and primary responsibilities of IP&TAFS :

1. Assessment and Collection of License fee and Spectrum usage charges paid by Telecom Licensers.
2. Conducting Spectrum Auction.
3. Policy making in Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts.
4. Financial Management of Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications.
5. Internal Audit of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts.
6. Accounting of Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications.
7. Pension Management of DoT, DoP, BSNL and MTNL.
8. Human Resourse Development and Capacity Building of IP&TAFS, Group 'A'.


IP&TAFS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through the regular Civil Services Examination, cunducted by Union Public Service Commission.


Training

After selection the probationers undergo a foundation course lasting about 4 months at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) at Mussoorie. Which is followed by exact professional training in Financial Management at National Institute of Financial Management(NIFM), Faridabad which is a specialized training institute under the Ministery of Finance in Government of India. After that for further training in Telecom technologies and Postal procedures the officers are deputed for 10 months at National Institute of Communication Finance(NICF) at Ghitorni, New Delhi. During this classroom training the probationers are also deputed for on job field training in both telecom and postal side. After the completion of training the officers are posted to work in the Department of Post or Department of Telecommunications as Assistant Chief Accounts Officer or Assistant Controller of Communication Accounts.

The following table gives the details of the training undergone by the IP&TAFS probationers.

Module Institution Duration
Foundation Course Foundation Course LBSNAA, Mussourie 16 days
Professional Training Course National Institute of Finance Management, Faridabad 44 weeks
Department Training National Institute of Communication Finance, New Delhi 36 weeks

CADRE CONTROLLING AUTHORITY


Member Finance of Telecom Commission of India is Cadre Controlling Authority of IP & TAFS.


IP & TAFS ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

    Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  1. The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
    oCandidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  2. Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  3. Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.

  4. 3. Age Limit :

    Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:
    • 5 years - SC/ST
    • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
    • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
    • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
    • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
    • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons



    4. Number of attempts:

    The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:
    • General candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
    • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
    • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST


    IP& TAFS EXAM


    SALARY

    Sl. No. Name of the Post & Pay Scale The minimum qualifying service for promotion
    1 Junior Time Scale PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 +Grade Pay Rs. 5400 Min. service for promotion: On initial Recruitment
    2 Senior Time Scale PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 6600 Min. service for promotion: On completion of four years of approved service as on 1st January of the year
    3 Junior Administrative Grade PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 Min. service for promotion: On completion of 9 years of approved service as on 1st January of the year
    4 Selection Grade in Junior Administrative Grade PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000 + Grade Pay of Rs. 8700 Min. service for promotion: Junior Administrative Grade officers who have entered into 13th year of service on 1st January of the year of examination

3. INDIAN AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS SERVICE (IA&AS)

Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS) is a Group 'A' civil services of the Government of India. The IAAS is a central government service, under the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and is free of control from any executive authority. This service forms the middle and top level management of the organization, through which the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) exercises its mandate. The lower level comprises of Officers of Group B and below. The three levels together form the Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD).


HISTORY OF IA&AS


The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has its beginnings in 1858 – the year the British Crown took over the reins of governing British India from the East India Company. The first Auditor General (Sir Edward Drummond) was appointed in 1860 and had both accounting and auditing functions. Departments of Accounts and Audit were created (reorganized) in 1862.
The Government of India Act, 1919 provided for ‘Auditor General in India’ responsible for the audit of expenditure in India from the revenues of India. This Act is a landmark in the history of the Audit Department as the Auditor General came to be statutorily recognized. Through the Government of India Act of 1935, he was designated as the Auditor General of India and was appointed by the King of England, thereby cementing the independence enjoyed by the post in the years to follow. The Government of India Act, 1935 also laid down the provisions for appointment and service conditions of the Auditor General. The detailed accounting functions were specified in the Audit and Accounts Order of 1936. Post-independence, four categories of field offices existed within the Audit Department namely Civil, P&T, Railways and Defence Services.
A thorough revamping and strengthening of the department was undertaken by the first Auditor General of India Shri V. Narahari Rao under a five year scheme of strengthening the department. By 1947, the concept of a federal auditor for the provinces had to give way for the continuance of a single Auditor General for both the centre and the states. Under the constitution of free India, four major articles, i.e., Articles 148, 149, 150 and 151 defined the basic structure of the institution of the CAG of India.
Under these articles, the basic essence continues to remain the same – that the CAG of India is an independent constitutional authority who is neither part of the legislature nor executive, though appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister and can be removed only through a motion of impeachment. The CAG was both the audit and accounting authority for the Centre as well as the States.
The accounting functions were taken away in the case of the Centre in 1976 and handed over to the Controller General of Accounts (the Principal Accounting Authority of the GoI) while accounts of the States continue to be compiled by the CAG. Several entitlements functions in the States were also transferred from the CAG to State Governments between 1976 and 1989.
In terms of the provisions of the Constitution, CAG’s (DPC) Act, 1971 was enacted, detailing the Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service of the CAG of India. Over the years the Department’s functions and activities increased tremendously due to major developments in Government policies – centralized planning systems, increasing investments in developmental expenditure and sectoral outlays and the rapid growth of public sector enterprises. Some of the other major developments included the growth of revenue audit and performance audit of major schemes/programmes across the country which greatly increased the demand for a skilled workforce of the IA&AD. Various functional audit wings also continue in keeping with their historical convenience – Defence, P&T, Commercial, Science & Technology and Railway Audit which are managed by officers of the IA&AS.
The year 1984 saw the bifurcation of the existing offices into audit and accounts offices in the States by creating separate offices for accounting and entitlement functions. This separation ensured that the same office that compiles the accounts does not audit them further strengthening the independence of the auditor, thereby ensuring the highest standards of credibility and transparency. This was followed up by creating an office of the Director General (Inspection) to monitor the functioning of the IA&AD. Capacity building and skill development received impetus in 1986 with the creation of a Training Division in 1986.
The CAG set up an Audit Advisory Board in March 1999. In pursuance of Section 23 of the CAG’s (DPC) Act, Regulations on Audit and Accounts 2007 were made and notified. These regulations incorporate the present audit practices, explain various concepts and define the scope of audit. IA&AD carried out a comprehensive restructuring in 2012. The rationale for this was to have an integrated view in audit by bringing the audit of concerned ministries, their PSUs and Autonomous Bodies under one audit authority within IA&AD.


IA&AS CAREER OPTION

Assistant Accountant General - Assistant Director
Deputy Accountant General - Deputy Director
Senior Deputy Accountant General - Director
Senior Deputy Accountant General - Director
Accountant General - Principal Director
Principal Accountant General - Director General
Additional Deputy CAG - Deputy CAG


IA&AS CAREER STRUCTURE

Deputy Accountant General (DAG)/Deputy Director (DD) at field offices. The highest post of promotion is Deputy CAG of India (equivalent to Secretary to Government of India). The Hierarchy in IAAD is as follows:


Deputy Accountant General (DAG)/Deputy Director (DD)

Senior DAG/Director

Accountant General (AG)/Principal Director (PD)

Principal Accountant General (PAG)/Director General (DG)

Additional Deputy CAG (Seven Posts)

Deputy CAG (Six posts)

PROMOTION AND POSTING


  • After training, the Officer Trainees are posted as Deputy Accountants General (DAsG) or Deputy Directors (DDs). Subsequent to their promotion, they become Senior Deputy Accountants General (Sr. DAsG) or Directors
  • All officers below the rank of AG/PD are also called Group Officers as they are generally in charge of a group in the office
  • The state accounts and audit offices are headed by Accountants General or Principal Accountants General. They are functionally equivalent, only the designations vary
  • Major states have three Principal Accountants General (PAsG) or Accountants General (AsG), each heading Accounts and Entitlement (i.e., compiling state accounts, maintaining pension accounts, loan accounts, etc.), General and Social Sector Audit (GSSA) or Economic and Revenue Sector Audit (ERSA)
  • The equivalent officers at the Central level are Principal Directors (PDs) or Directors General (DsG)
  • The PDs, DsG, AsG and PAsG report to Additional Deputy CAG (also called ADAI, for historical reasons) or Deputy CAG (called DAI, again for historical reasons)
  • The Deputy CAGs are the highest-ranked officers in the service

IAAS Officers are also posted at overseas offices of CAG at London, Washington, Rome, New York and Kuala Lumpur. Moreover, they frequently audit various United Nations offices around the world in addition to Indian Embassies in different countries. In addition to the posting in IAAD, IAAS Officers are of high demand in government departments for deputation as Financial Advisers and other executive posts generally held by Indian Administrative service officers. They are also posted on deputation to various overseas offices of United Nations institutions, IMF and World Bank.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IA&AS


IA&AS is responsible for auditing the accounts of the Union and State governments and public sector organizations, and for maintaining the accounts of State governments.


IA&AS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through the regular Civil Service Examination , conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

TRAINING

The officers recruited to the IAAS are trained at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts (Shimla) for a duration of 1.5 years. The training is in two phases:
Phase 1:
It covers the theoretical background on concepts of government and commercial accounting and auditing.
Phase 2:
practical exposure is given to the officers wherein they are attached to institutes like the RBI, the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies. The trainees are given international exposure through attachment with the London School of Economics and Political Science.


IA&AS ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.

3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:


  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4.Number of attempts:

    The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:
    ∎ General candidates: 6 attempts.
    ∎ Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
    ∎ Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
    ∎ Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST


    IA&AS EXAM


    IA&AS examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year .


    SALARY

    Grade Pay Scale Designation in Field Designation in headquarters
    Junior time scale 8000-275-13500 Assistant accountant general Asstt. Director
    Senior time scale 10000-325-15200 Deputy accountant general Deputy director
    Junior administrative grade 12000-375-16500 Sr. Deputy accountant general Director
    NFSG of junior administrative grade 14300-400-18300 Sr. deputy accountant general Director
    Senior administrative grade 18400-500-22400 Accountant general Pr. Director
    Senior administrative grade 22400-525-24500 Principal accountant general Director general
    Senior administrative grade 24050-650-26000 ----- Addl. Deputy C&AG
    Senior administrative grade 26000 (fixed)) ---- Deputy C&AG

    PERKS


    IAAS are generally posted in Headquarters, that means state capital or any other office in case of big states( Gujrat has two office 1 Ahmedabad and 2nd Rajkot, but in most of the cases offices are located in state capital only) Entry level IAAS officers are posted on Assistant Accountant General post and entitled for Type IV quarter. (3 BHK) Assistant Accountant General is not entitled for personal car. They have to use their personal vehicle for office to home and vice-versa. But car is available for office work. (Office to Governor office visit, Office to Vidhan Sabha). Once they promoted to the rank of Accountant General car is available round the clock for them. (It usually take 7–8 years.) Economy Class Air Pass for every official visit or 2nd AC railway tickets in case of no air connectivity.LIFESTYLE OF IA&AS


    GOOD AND BAD THINGS


    Good Things

    IAAS, over its long history, has evolved as a premier central service, owing to several positives that the service offers. IAAS works under CAG of India, a constitutional body, which makes it aloof from any undue political interference.
    The service is good for people with professional bend of mind, as it’s a knowledge oriented department. Auditing some entity requires a thorough understanding of that entity. So one needs to constantly update oneself. Hence, the IAAS Officers are valued in the bureaucracy for their multi-faceted experience and expertise in the area of Audit, Accounts and finance.
    Not surprisingly, several of them have stints in key positions in the union ministries of Government of India.
    The service is known for most timely promotions amongst all the civil services. It is said that the entire government setup is similar to huge elephant. Owing to its mammoth size, people working under it, get to feel only a part of it. IAAS is one such service which offers to understand this elephant in entirety, as it works in close contact with all the departments of government, be it for accounting function or auditing.
    As years pass by, bureaucrats often complaint about monotone of their job. IAAS offers varied opportunities for its officers, to work in several domains such as Accounts, Entitlements and Audit. Within audit itself, the number of sectors covered, makes work refreshing and challenging.
    In a recently conducted survey by the Government of India, amongst 3 All India Services and 7 Central Services, IAAS emerged as the service with highest percentage of job satisfaction amongst its officers. It is known to be an employee friendly service. IAAS also allows an optimal work life balance, as also evident from the mentioned survey.
    • With increasing international exposure due to collaborative working framework of Supreme Audit Institutions of the world, auditing international bodies like the UN
    , WHO, and bilateral/ multilateral assignments with other countries, the IAAS officers get continuous exposure of international assignments.

    • IAAS Officers have been borrowed out to international organizations like the United Nations, IDI and various other countries for their expertise and skills.

    Indian Audit & Accounts Service, thus, offers very challenging and satisfying career avenues to the bureaucrats of this country.
    You can lead a quieter life. Not a lot of political interference in your work. This is an excellent option for people interested in accounting. According to a government survey, amongst all the three All India Services and the central services, the IAAS had the highest percentage of job satisfaction amongst its officers. You can even get overseas postings in the IAAS. All postings would be in metro cities or state capitals. You would hardly get any rural postings

4. INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE (CUSTOMS AND CENTRAL EXCISE - CGST)

The IRS-C&CE is a Group A Central Service of the Government of India. This service comes under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. This service is responsible administering Customs, GST(Good and Service Tax), Central Excise, Service Tax and Narcotics in India. The Customs & Central Excise/CGST department was established in the year 1855 by the then British Governor General of India, to administer customs laws in India and collection of import duties / land revenue. It is one of the oldest government departments of India.


HISTORY OF IRS-C&CE


This service was established in the year 1855 by British Governer General of India to administer customs laws in India and collection of import duties/land revenue. This service is one of the oldest government departments of India.


IRS-C&CE CAREER OPTION


Probationers > Assistant Commissioners (Customs) > Deputy Commissioners (customs) > Additional Commissioners (Customs)> Commissioners (Customs) > member (Central Board of Excise and Customs) > Chairman (Central Board of Excise and Customs) The Central Excise Officers start as Assistant Commissioner (Central Excise). After that, the hierarchy follows as: Deputy Commissioners (Central Excise) > Additional Commissioner (Central Excise) > Commissioners (central Excise) > Member (Central Board of Excise and Customs) > Chairman (Central Board of Excise & Customs).


IRS-C&CE CAREER STRUCTURE


Sr.No. Position / Pay Grade in the Government of India Level and Rank
1 Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner of Customs and CGST / Entry-level (Probationer)
2 Senior time scale Deputy Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Under Secretary to Government of India
3 Junior Administrative Grade Joint Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Deputy Secretary to Government of India
4 Selection Grade Additional Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Director to Government of India
5 Senior Administrative Grade Controller of Defence Accounts
6 Higher Administrative Grade Principal Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Additional Secretary to Government of India
7 Higher Administrative Grade + Chief Commissioner/Director General (Equivalent to) Special Secretary to Government of India
8 Apex Scale Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs and CGST CBEC Chairman/Member CBEC/DG Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (Equivalent to) Secretary to Government of India

PROMOTION AND POSTING


Probationers to the customs service begin their field training at Madras while the excise officers may start service in any metropolitan city. Custom officers are posted at international airports and ports like, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Goa, etc. They could be posted at international border post or and coastal towns.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IRS-C&CE


CBIC looks after Indirect Taxes & Customs.
Central Goods & Service Tax/Central Excise

  1. Collection of Goods & Service Tax.
  2. Collection of Customs Duty on Land Customs Station, Inland Container Depots (ICD's), Special Economic Zones (SEZ's) & Container Freight Stations (CFS's).
  3. Prevention of Smuggling through Land Customs Station & Border Check Points. Customs.


IRS-C&CE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


There are two streams of recruitment in the Indian Revenue Service
1. Direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
2. Indirect recruitment by posting Group B officers.
Initial posting would be Assistant Commissioners up to senior rank of Principal Chief Commissioners, Member/Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBITC)

TRAINING

IRS-C&CE probationer undergo foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) in Mussoorie. IRS-C&CE probationers then proceeded to the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics, Faridabad. They undergo a very dynamic training in specialized matters of conventional tax administration (Indirect Taxes) along with unarmed combat, weapons and explosives. Additionally IRS-C&CE officers undergo extensive training with Army and the National Police Academy and many other prestigious institutes of the country so that they are better prepared to excel in their multi-faceted role. NADT has signed an MOU with National Law School of India University in Bengaluru to award post graduate diploma in Business Laws to the officer trainees.
Finance Ministry has approved exchange of officer trainees to various countries across the world such as Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Australia, Malaysia, United States of America, Brazil, South Africa and OECD Nations for increasing exposure to the future administrators
There are various mid-career training programs (MCTP) for IRS officers with a view to keep them abreast of the latest developments _in the areas of governance, particularly taxation, finance and management. These include the Advanced Mid Career Training (AMCTP) which is conducted' in 3 phases. Phase I is for Joint/Additional Commissioners, Phase-II is for Commissioners/Principal Commissioners and Phase-III is for Chief Commissioners/Principal Chief Commissioners. The AMCTP generally consists of a 3-week domestic module held at premier Management Institutes in the country followed by "a 2 week International component at internationally acclaimed Universities, depending on their areas of expertise .


IRS-C&CE ELIGIBILTY


Eligibility Criteria


1. Nationality:

For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:
o A citizen of India
o A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidate should have any of the following credentials:
o A degree from a Central, State or Deemed University
o A degree received through Correspondence Education or Distance
o A degree from an Open University
o A qualification recognised by the Government of India as being equivalent to either of the above. The following candidates are also eligible, but have to submit proof of their eligibility from a competent authority at their institute/university at the time of the main examination, failing which they will not be allowed to attend the exam
o Candidates who have passed the final exam of the MBBS degree but have not yet completed their internship
o Candidates who have passed the Final exam of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), ICSI and ICWAI
o A degree from a private university
o A degree from any foreign university recognised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


3. Age Limit :

Age limits vary according to the caste reservations. The minimum age limit for a candidate is 21 years. The upper age limit for General category is 32 years.
The upper age limits are as follows
o For OBC : Upto 35 years
o For SC/ST : Upto 37 years.
o Upper age limit relaxation is provided to certain candidates who are backward with respect to other factors and physically handicapped people


4. Number of attempts:

o For General Category/ OBC Candidates: 6 attempts
o For OBC Candidates: 9 attempts
o For SC/ST Candidates: No restriction.


IRS-C&CE EXAM :

IRS-C&CE examination is a part of the Civil Services examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year


SYLLBUS

SALARY

Grade Field Designation (Commercial) Field Designation (Operational) Pay Scale
Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner ----- 8000-8275-13,500 INR (monthly)
Senior Time Scale Deputy Commissioner ----- 10,000-10,325-15,200 INR (monthly)
Junior Administrative Grade Joint Commissioner ------ 12,000-12,365-16,500 INR (monthly)
Selection Grade Additional Commissioner ------ 14,300-14,700-18,300 INR (monthly)
Senior Admin Grade Commissioner ------ 18,400-18,900-22,400 INR (monthly)
Higher Admin Grade Chief Commissioner/Director General ----- 18,400-18,900-22,400 INR (monthly)
Higher Admin Grade ------ Member CBEC/CBDT 24,050-24,600-26,000 INR (monthly)
Higher Admin Grade ------- Chairman CBDT/CBEC/CEIB 26,000 (fixed)

5. INDIAN DEFENCE ACCOUNTS SERVICE (IDAS)

Indian Defence Account Service is a Group A Central Service in the Government of India. This service is an extension of the Military Finance Department of the British Rule Era. This service was established to audit defence accounts and is responsible for accounting functions of the Defence Department. The Defence Accounts Department is headed by the Controller General of Defence Accounts who functions as internal Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officers to the three Services Chiefs. This service provides financial payments and accounting and internal audit functions of Army, Navy, Air Force, Ordnance Factories, Border Road Organisation, Defence Research and Canteen Store Department.


HISTORY OF IDAS


This service was formed in 1954. During the rule of British in India there was a department named Military Finance Department whose work was to manage the accounting functions of the Defence Department. In 1954 the Military Finance Department was extended by the Government of India and then Indian Defence Accounts Service was formed.


IDAS CAREER STRUCTURE


Assistant Controller of Defence Accounts
Deputy Controller of Defence Accounts
Joint Controller of Defence Accounts
Controller of Defence Accounts
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IDAS


To provide financial advice, payment, and internal auditing and accounting functions for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ordnance Factories, Canteen Stores Department, Border Road Organisation and other allied organisations.


IDAS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through Civil Services Examination,conducted by Union Public Service Commission.


TRAINING

The. IDAS probationers undergo foundation training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (Mussourie) for four months
• After this, Induction Training is imparted at CENTRAD, New Delhi.
• This is followed by Professional Training Course at National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad.
• Finally, there is a Departmental Training at National Academy Of Defence Financial Management Institute, Pune.
• The entire training lasts for a period of two years. After this, on passing the Departmental Examination, the probation are confirmed into the Junior Time Scale grade.


IDAS ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India

2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:


• 5 years - SC/ST
• 3 years - Other Backward Classes
• 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
• 3 years-Defence Services personnel
• 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
• 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
• 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:

• General candidates: 6 attempts.
• Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
• Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
• Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST


IDAS EXAM

The Indian Defence Account Service is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year .


SALARY

Grade Pay Scale Designation in Field
Junior time scale 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400 Assistant Controller of Defence Accounts
Senior time scale 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600 Deputy Controller of Defence Accounts
Junior administrative grade 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 7600 Joint Controller of Defence Accounts
Senior administrative grade 37400-67000 + Grade Pay 10000 Controller of Defence Accounts
Higher administrative grade 67000 (annual increment @3%) - 79000 Principal Controller of Defence Accounts Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts

6. INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE (INCOME TAX)

IRS-IT is a Group A Central Service in Government of India. This service functions under the Department of Revenue. IRS- IT is controlled by Central Board of Direct Taxes. This service is responsible for the collection of Direct Taxes(Income Tax& Wealth Tax) and administering following direct taxation act passed by Government of India.


● The Income Tax-Act 1961
● Expenditure Tax-Act 1987
● Various Finance Acts passed every year in Budget Session.
This service is also responsible for enforcing the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements and deals with various aspects of International Taxation. IRS-IT officers administer the Direct Taxes laws through the Income Tax Department which is one of the largest departments of the Government of India.


HISTORY OF IRS-IT


Administration of Income Tax in India had begun as early as 1860. In the initial years, provincial governments administered this tax. The organizational history of the Income Tax Department starts from the year 1922, when the Income Tax Act, 1922, gave specific nomenclature to various Income Tax authorities for the first time. In 1924, the Central Board of Revenue Act constituted a Central Board of Revenue -- the statutory body with functional responsibilities for the administration of the Income-Tax Act. Commissioners of Income Tax were appointed for each province and Assistant Commissioners and Income Tax Officers were placed under their control. Officers from the ICS manned top posts and the lower echelons were filled through promotions from the ranks. The Income Tax Service was established in 1944, which subsequently came to be known as Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax). The first batch of Income Tax Officers (Class-II) was directly recruited in the year 1944 through the 1943 examination conducted by the Federal Service Commission for IA&AS and Allied Services. The recruitment of Income Tax Officers (Class-I)started in 1945 with the recruitment of 18 officers through the IA&AS and Allied Services Examination of 1944. The service was then known as Income Tax Officers
(Class-I) Service.
After the Union Public Service Commission was constituted, the recruitment was done through the combined Civil Services Examination. In 1953, the Service was recognized as an independent Central Service and was named Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax). In the initial years, the officers were recruited in four different ways: - Officers directly recruited as I.T.O.Class-II) through the 1943 examination who got promoted to Class-I and were given weightage depending upon the evaluation by their Commissioners Officers directly recruited to Class-I through the 1944 examination Officers directly recruited as I.T.O.Class-II) through the 1943examination and later selected to Class-I. Weightage was given to them also and their seniority vis-a-vis direct recruits was adjusted Officers promoted to Class-I grade from the lower ranks In 1957, some Income Tax Officers (Class-I) were also recruited on an ad-hoc basis by a competitive examination from amongst officers of armed forces and the Income Tax Officers, (Class-II). With the passage of time, only two sources of entry to Indian Revenue Service remained- officers directly recruited through Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC and officers promoted from Income Tax Officers (Class-II) grade.


IRS-IT CAREER PROFILE


      A newly recruited IRS officer could rise up-to the post of Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax. Besides, at the apex level, he can also get selected as a Member or Chairperson of the CBDT. The intermediate grades in this career progression are Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Commissioner, Principal Commissioner and Chief Commissioner of Income Tax.
    • There are many scopes for worldwide cooperation in the work areas of exchange of information, transfer pricing, and taxation of cross-border transactions, the Government of India decided to create a network of Income Tax Overseas Units (ITOUs). Not just in the country, IRS officers also serve in such ITOUs which are part of the Indian Missions at select places abroad.
    • An IRS officer is also eligible to be selected or appointed as Member to the top bodies like Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Authority for Advance Ruling, Income Tax Settlement Commission and Income Tax Ombudsman.
    • Since they belong to civil service, IRS officers, at different levels, serve other Ministries/Departments /Organisations under Central Staffing Scheme and other deputations on the lines of officers of All India Services (Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service & Indian Forest Service) and other Central Services.

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is a part of Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance. The CBDT provides inputs for policy and planning of direct taxes in India, and is also responsible for administration of direct tax laws through the IT Department. The CBDT is a statutory authority functioning under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963. The officials of the Board in their ex officio capacity also function as a division of the Ministry dealing with matters relating to levy and collection of direct taxes. The CBDT is headed by Chairman and also comprises six members, all of whom are ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India.
    The Chairman and members of the CBDT are selected from the Indian Revenue Service(IRS), whose members constitute the top management of the IT Department. The Chairman and every member of CBDT are responsible for exercising supervisory control over definite areas of field offices of IT Department, known as Zones. Various functions and responsibilities of the CBDT are distributed amongst Chairman and six members, with only fundamental issues reserved for collective decision by the CBDT. The areas for collective decision by the CBDT include policy regarding discharge of statutory functions of the CBDT and of the Union Government under the various direct tax laws


    IRS-IT CAREER STRUCTURE


    Sr.No. Position in Government of India Level and Rank
    1 Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax / Entry-level (Probationer)
    2 Senior time scale Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
    3 Junior administrative grade Joint Commissioner of Income Tax
    4 Selection Grade Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
    5 Senior Administrative Grade Commissioner of Income Tax/Additional Director General
    6 Higher Administrative Grade Principal Commissioner of Income Tax
    7 Higher Administrative Grade+ Chief Commissioner/Director General
    8 Apex Scale Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax CBDT Chairman/Member CBDT/DG Central Economic Intelligence Bureau

    IRS-IT CAREER PROGRESSION


    POSTING

    After completion of training, the officers are designated as Assistant Commissioner (Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and may rise up to the level of Chief Commissioner with a few fortunate ones reaching the top post of Member/Chairperson (CBDT) Director General of Income Tax (Training) also supervises the functioning of seven Regional Training Institutes at Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad and 26 Ministerial Staff Training Units spread over the country.


    RESPONSIBILITIES OF IRS-IT


    • Set up and structure of Income Tax Department;
    • Methods and procedures of work of the CBDT;
    • Measures for disposal of assessments, collection of taxes, prevention and detection of tax evasion and tax avoidance;
    • Recruitment, training and all other matters relating to service conditions and career prospects of all personnel of the Income-tax Department;
    • Laying down of targets and fixing of priorities for disposal of assessments and collection of taxes and other related matters;
    • Write off of tax demand exceeding Rs.25 lakhs in each case;
    • Policy regarding grant of rewards and appreciation certificates.

    IRS-IT RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


    There are two streams of recruitment in the Indian Revenue Service
    1. Direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
    2. Indirect recruitment by posting Group B officers.
    Initial posting would be Assistant Commissioners up to senior rank of Principal Chief Commissioners, Member/Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) IRS-IT probationer undergo foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) in Mussoorie. IRS-IT probationers then proceeded to the National Academy of Direct Taxes(NADT) in Nagpur. They undergo a very dynamic training in specialized matters of conventional tax administration (Direct Taxes) along with unarmed combat, weapons and explosives. Additionally IRS-IT officers undergo extensive training with Army and the National Police Academy and many other prestigious institutes of the country so that they are better prepared to excel in their multi-faceted role. NADT has signed an MOU with National Law School of India University in Bengaluru to award post graduate diploma in Business Laws to the officer trainees. Finance Ministry has approved exchange of officer trainees to various countries across the world such as Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Australia, Malaysia, United States of America, Brazil, South Africa and OECD Nations for increasing exposure to the future administrators
    There are various mid-career training programs (MCTP) for IRS officers with a view to keep them abreast of the latest developments _in the areas of governance, particularly taxation, finance and management. These include the Advanced Mid Career Training (AMCTP) which is conducted' in 3 phases. Phase I is for Joint/Additional Commissioners, Phase-II is for Commissioners/Principal Commissioners and Phase-III is for Chief Commissioners/Principal Chief Commissioners. The AMCTP generally consists of a 3-week domestic module held at premier Management Institutes in the country followed by "a 2 week International component at internationally acclaimed Universities, depending on their areas of expertise .


    IRS-IT ELIGIBILTY


    1. Nationality:

    For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:
    ● A citizen of India
    ● A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

    2. Educational Qualification:

    Candidate should have any of the following credentials:
    ● A degree from a Central, State or Deemed University
    ● A degree received through Correspondence Education or Distance
    ● A degree from an Open University
    ● A qualification recognised by the Government of India as being equivalent to either of the above.

    The following candidates are also eligible, but have to submit proof of their eligibility from a competent authority at their institute/university at the time of the main examination, failing which they will not be allowed to attend the exam
    ● Candidates who have passed the final exam of the MBBS degree but have not yet completed their internship
    ● Candidates who have passed the Final exam of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), ICSI and ICWAI
    ● A degree from a private university
    ●A degree from any foreign university recognised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


    3. Age Limit :

    Age limits vary according to the caste reservations. The minimum age limit for a candidate is 21 years. The upper age limit for General category is 32 years.
    The upper age limits are as follows
    ● For OBC : Upto 35 years
    ● For SC/ST : Upto 37 years.
    ● Upper age limit relaxation is provided to certain candidates who are backward with respect to other factors and physically handicapped people


    4. Number of attempts:
    ● For General Category/ OBC Candidates: 6 attempts ● For OBC Candidates: 9 attempts ● For SC/ST Candidates: No restrictions


    IRS-IT EXAM

    IRS-IT examination is a part of the Civil Services examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year


    IRS-IT SYLLABUS

    SALARY
    Designation Pay Scale
    Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 80,000 (fixed)
    Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 75,500-80,000
    Principal Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 67,000-79,000
    Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 37,400-67,000 + grade pay of Rs. 10,000
    Additional Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 37,400-67,000 + grade pay of Rs. 8,700
    Joint Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 7,600
    Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 6,600
    Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs.5,400

7. INDIAN ORDNANCE FACTORIES SERVICE (IOFS)

Indian Ordnance Factories Service(IOFS) is a Group A Service of the Government of India. This service is responsible for the management of the Indian Ordnance Factories which provide the defence production capabilities of India. The officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service are Gazetted(Group A) defence-civilian officers under the Ministery of Defence.


HISTORY OF IOFS


This service was constituted in 1935 . At initial stage the administrative service of ordnance was known as the Indian Ordance Service and it had only European officers that time. Those were engineering graduates or military officers who had to undergo special training before joining the service. In 1939 there was only one Indian Officer and the remaining forty-four officers were of European origin. IFOS was reconstituted in its present form in 1954 with the cadre controlling of Ministery of Defence.


IOFS CAREER PROFILE


IFOS is a multi- disciplinary composite cadre consisting of Technical Engineers( Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics) , Technologists ( Chemical, Textile, Leather, Metallurgical) and NonTechnical/Administrative(Science, Law, Management and Arts graduates.) The doctors(Surgeons and Physicians) serving in Ordnance Factories Board(OFB) belong to aseperate service called Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service(IOFHS) and they are responsible for the maintance of health of the employees and the hospitals of OFB. They report directly to the IOFS officers . IOFS and IOFHS are the only two Civil Services under the Department of Defence Production.


IOFS CAREER STRUCTURE


Works Manager - Deputy Director
Deputy General Manager - Joint Director
Joint General Manager - Director
Addl. GM / General Manager / Principal Director / Regional Director / Regional Controller of Safety - Deputy Director General
Senior General Manager / Senior Principal Director - Senior Deputy Director General
Addl. Director General & Member of the Board
Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) & Chairman of the Ordnance Factories Board


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IOFS


OFS officers while at the Indian Ordnance Factories include product research & development, project management, materials management, production planning and control, quality control, supplies management, industrial safety, labour welfare, personnel management, industrial relations, management and maintenance of residential estates etc.
In discharging these functions, the IOFS officers interact extensively with:
•R&D organisations such as ARAI, BARC, BPRD, CSIR, ISRO, DRDO.
•Quality controlling agencies such as Bureau of Indian Standards, Directorate of Standardisation,[33] Directorate General of Quality Assurance (Army),[34] Directorate General of Naval Armament Inspection (Navy), Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (Air Force).
•Inter-Services Organisations such as Military Engineer Services, Defence Exhibition Organisation.
•Educational institutes such as the IITs, IIMs, Indian Statistical Institutes.
•Public Sector Undertakings of the Ministry of Defence: HAL, BEL, BEML, BDL, MDL, GSL, GRSE, Midhani; other Govt. PSUs; various Indian and foreign, private as well as government companies.
• Industrial and trade associations such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM.
• Ministries such as the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and others.
• Besides, in order to meet the day-to-day operational requirements of the organisation, fulfill various statutory obligations, and ensure the welfare of the workforce employed in the ordnance factories, these officers also interact with the officers of the Indian Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, State Armed Police Forces, Paramilitary Forces of India, Special Forces of India; and other bureaucrats from IAS, IPS, IFS, IFoS, IA&AS, IDAS, IRS, IRTS, etc.


IOFS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


IOFS is the only cadre in which officials are selected by all four methods - CSE, ESE, interviews and promotions
The recruitment in the Indian Ordnance Factories as a Group A officer is done by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) based on the performance in the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Engineering posts are filled through the Engineering Services Examination(ESE), while technologists are selected through interviews by UPSC
Posts in the non-technical streams are filled through the Civil Services Examination(CSE)
IOFHS officers are selected through the Combined Medical Services Examination, conducted by UPSC. All appointments to the Group A Civil Services are made by the President of India.


TRAINING

After the initial foundation training at LBSNAA the induction training program of probationary officers is of 64 weeks, comprising technical, managerial and administrative modules of theoretical, practical and field nature. Classes are held at specialised educational institutions across India. National Academy of Defence Production (NADP), Nagpur provides training to the IOFS officers in areas of technology, management, public administration as induction and re-orientation courses. Officer Trainees (OTs) are then sent on Bharat Darshan (Tour of India), which includes visits to the nuclear, defence, space, industrial and other technical installations of India. To understand the nuances of bureaucracy, they are familiarised with the functioning of district, state, national and international bodies, including the Parliament of India. Armed Forces attachment with the Army, Navy, Air Force and with the Police, Paramilitary and Special Forces for better understanding of needs of their customers. To get acquainted with the Indian legal system, they visit the Supreme Court of India. Thus, giving them exposure to all the three arms of the Government of India. Following which, they are sent for on-the-job training to various Ordnance Factories and are expected to apply the knowledge and experience gained. Examinations are held at the end of the training. The training concludes with interactions with the Members of Parliament, Ministers in-charge of the Home, Foreign and Defence ministries, Prime Minister, Vice-President and the President of India.

IOFS officers are allowed to continue their higher studies at various national institutions such as the IITs, IIMs, IISc, NITIE, NDC, DSSC and DIAT under the sponsored category. They are also trained at these institutes, at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Administrative Staff College of India and the Indian Institute of Public Administration, while in service. The officers are sent to countries which have friendly relations with India, such as the countries of erstwhile USSR, United States, UK, Sweden, Japan, Austria, Germany, Russia, France, Israel, Canada, Czech Republic, South Korea, Singapore etc.


IOFS ELIGIBILTY


Nationality
Candidates should be a citizen of India.
Educational qualification:

For disciplines: Mechanical engineering/Electrical engineering/Civil engineering/Automobile/ Electronics: Candidates are required to possess three-year diploma in the relevant discipline approved by AICTE.
For disciplines: Chemical/Metallurgy/Clothing Technology/Leather technology: Candidates are required to possess three-year diploma in the relevant discipline approved by AICTE. Or candidates should possess a BSc degree having general chemistry as one of the major subjects.
For discipline: Information technology: Candidates applying for this post should have passed "A" level competency certificate course or an equivalent qualification in computer science recognised by the government of India. For Non Technical stores and Non Technical (other than stores) - Candidates applying for this post should have acquired a graduate degree in engineering/technical/humanities/science/commerce/ law etc


Age limit:

Candidates applying for either of the trades should not be above 27 years. Candidates belonging to OBC category should not be above 30 years. For those belonging to SC/ST category, age relaxation of five years is applicable. Also, for physically handicapped persons, candidates will be provided age relaxation of ten years.


IOFS EXAM


Engineering posts are filled through the Engineering Services Examination(ESE), while technologists are selected through interviews by UPSC
Posts in the non-technical streams are filled through the Civil Services Examination(CSE)
IOFHS officers are selected through the Combined Medical Services Examination, conducted by UPSC.


SALARY

Grade Designation in the field Designation in Headquarters Pay Scale
Junior Time Scale Assistant Works Manager Assistant Director 56100
Senior Time Scale Works Manager Deputy Director 67700
Senior Time Scale (Non Functional) Deputy General Manager Joint Director 78800
Junior Administrative Grade (Functional) Joint General Manager Director 118500
Senior Administrative Grade Addl. GM / General Manager / Principal Director / Regional Director / Regional Controller of Safety Deputy Director General 144200
Higher Administrative Grade Senior General Manager / Senior Principal Director Senior Deputy Director General 182200
Higher Administrative Grade (+) Nil Addl. Director General & Member of the Board 205400
Apex Scale Nil Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) & Chairman of the Ordnance Factories Board 225000

8. INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE (IPoS)

WHAT IS MEANT BY INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE?


Indian Postal Service (IPoS) is a Group A Service of the Government of India. This service falls under the Department of Posts which is a part of the Ministery of Communication and Information Technology under the Goverment of India. This service is responsible to develop administrative control over the entire postal network of the country. Indian Postal network is divided into twenty two Postal Circles. These Circles are generally co-terminus with a state. Each Circle is headed by a chief Postmaster General. The Circles are furthur divided into Regions Comprising groups of field units known as Divisions( Potal/RMS Divisions). Each region is headed by a Postmaster General. There is a seperate wing called the Army Postal Service(APS) to take care of the postal needs of the Armed Forces. The APS is a separate circle called the Base Circle which is headed by the Additional Director General.


IPoS CAREER STRUCTURE


Probationer > Senior Superintendent of Post Offices or Railway Mail in large district towns and Divisional Headquarters > Assistant Post Master General > Director > Post Master General of a 'Circle' > Senior Deputy Director Generals who are equivalent to Additional Secretary in a Ministry or member of Post and Telegraph Board (a total 8 in number) > Chairman of the Board.
• Senior Superintendent of Post Offices
• Senior Superintendent Railway Mail Service
• Chief Postmaster
• Assistant Postmaster General


IPoS CAREER PROGRESSION


Probationer > Senior Superintendent of Post Offices or Railway Mail in large district towns and Divisional Headquarters > Assistant Post Master General > Director > Post Master General of a 'Circle' > Senior Deputy Director Generals who are equivalent to Additional Secretary in a Ministry or member of Post and Telegraph Board (a total 8 in number) > Chairman of the Board.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF IPoS


  • Managing and monitoring postal services and operations.
  • Optimising and expanding the postal network.
  • Administering post offices and mail offices.
  • Engaging in the upkeep and maintenance of post offices, letter boxes, mail vans, etc.
  • Customer relations and public grievance redressal mechanisms.
  • Marketing the services and products of India Post.
  • The IPoS officers can be sent to work on deputation to other central/state government ministries or departments, in the Deputy Secretary rank or above.
  • They can also be sent to work in PSUs as Chief Vigilance Officer.
  • They can also be sent overseas on assignments/deputations with United National Development Programme, Universal Postal Union, Asia Pacific Postal Union, etc.
  • They can also be sent to work on deputation in the officers’ cadre of the Army Postal Service.

IPoS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through the Civil Services Examination.

TRAINING
The indian Postal Service Officers go through their training in two phases.
●Phase 1-
The probationers of Indian Postal Service undergo foundation training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) in Mussourie, National Academy of Direct Taxes( NADT) in Nagpur and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy(SVPNPA) in Hyderabad .
●Phase 2 -
The skilled training program in Postal Management and Administration is conducted in Rafi Ahmed Kidwal National Postal Academy(RAKNPA) in Ghaziabad.


IPoS ELIGIBILTY

1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.

3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:

  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:


  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

Skills Needed

• Excellent administrative skills
• Ability to work in remote areas
• A helpful attitude is important
• Good networking skills
• Ability to work in a close-knit environment


IPoS EXAM


SYLLABUS

The syllabus is same for the Indian Postal Service as well as other civil services. There is no difference whatsoever

SALARY

Grade Pay scales
Junior Time Scale (Senior Superintendent of Post Offices/ Senior Superintendent Railway Mail Service) Rs.15,600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs.5400
Senior time scale 10000-15200
Senior Time Scale Rs.15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay Rs.6600
Junior Administrative Grade Rs.15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay Rs.7600
Junior Administrative Grade(including NFSG) Rs.37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay Rs.8700
Senior Administrative Grade Rs.37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay Rs.10,000
Higher Administrative Grade (Post Master General) Rs.67,000-79,000
Higher Administrative Grade + (Member, Postal Services Board Rs.75,500-80,000
Secretary To Govt. Of India/Chairman (PSB)/ Director General (Posts) Rs.80,000

LIFESTYLE


The normal working hours in administrative offices are from 9am to 5.30pm, five days in a week. However, a government servant like Indian postal services officer works 24x7, as per the call of duty. In addition to the administrative work at the office, there are field visits for inspections and supervision of the post office functions.


GOOD AND BAD THINGS


Excellent job variety, due to which IPS officers are preferred by other central government ministries to man important positions on deputation It requires special logistics management Opportunity to travel around the country Job cab get monotonous Being a government sector the job is transferable

9. INDIAN CIVIL ACCOUNTS SERVICE (ICAS)

Indian Civil Accounts Service is a group A ( central service).Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) is an accounting service that fundamentally deals with the accounting function of the civil ministries of the central Government. The Ministries that fall outside this categorisation ( Defence, Railways, Post and Telecommunications) have their own accounting services. This service serves under the Department of Expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance. It functions through Indian Civil Accounts Organisation and performs a essential role in conveyance of financial management solutions for the Government of India.This organisation furnishes payment services, supports the tax collection system, performs government accounting, financial reporting functions, preparation of budget estimates and carries out Internal Audit in civil ministries of the Union Government. The Departmentalised accounting arrangements in government, operational responsibility for accounting, reporting and internal audit function in civil ministries is with the ICAS officers.


HISTORY OF ICAS


The service was created in 1976 with the purpose of separating Auditing and Accounting functions of the Union Government. The initial intake into the ICAS was by deputing and transferring the personnel from Indian Audit and Accounts Department. Since 1977 ICAS are selected ( direct recruit) from the Civil Services Examination cunducted by Union Public Service Commission.


ICAS CAREER PROFILE


The organisation furnishes payment services, supports the tax collection system, performs government accounting, financial reporting functions, preparation of budget estimates and carries out Internal Audit in civil ministries of the Union Government. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in Ministry of Finance supervise the organisation and is responsible for administering this system. ICAS helps the government at various levels of decision making as well as by International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a number of countries for advising on financial management and accounting functions.
These units are supervised by the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts (Pr. CCA), Chief Controller of Accounts (CCA) or a Controller of Accounts (CA) in the respective ministries. Under the overall supervision of CGA. They serve the Secretary of the Ministry who is the chief accounting authority in the ministry. The Pr.CCAs / CCAs / CAs discharge their duties and responsibilities through the Principal Accounts Office (Pr. AO) at Ministry's headquarters and Pay and Accounts Offices (PAOs) at the field formation level.


ICAS CAREER STRUCTURE


● Assistant controller of accounts
● Deputy controller of accounts
● controller of accounts
●additional controller general of accounts
●controller general of accounts(equivalent to additional secretary to the government of india)

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ICAS


The primary task of an ICAS officer is to strengthen governance through excellence in public financial management. Some fundamental duties of an ICAS officer are: Deliver and administer an effective and credible system for budgeting, payment and accounting. Offer a world class, robust integrated financial information system. Create new standards of internal audit for improved transparency and accountability. Enforce all kinds of information and communication technology to achieve intended goals. Promote professional integrity through a dedicated workforce committed to service ethos.


FUNCTION OF ICAS


Indian Civil Accounts Organisation performs the important tasks of developing the accounting and reporting functions for the entire tax and non-tax receipts of the Government. The organisation manages the receipts and payment functions for around 90 % of the country's budget. It has developed and implemented policies to ensure accuracy in remittance and reporting of government receipts, from its initial deposit to its final credit in the government account. The organisation is responsible for expenditure and accounting of pension payments to Government employees of all Civil Ministries including Prime Minister and President of India. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) also consolidates the monthly and annual accounts of the Union Government on the basis of accounts submitted by Ministries and Departments. The organisation is able to leverage its core capability and experience in offering single point registration of implementing strategies. This organisation observes and monitors fund flow from the central government to the implementing the schemes and also reconciliation with accounting data. It also generates customized reports for the program managers on source, allocation and use of funds


ICAS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done through the regular Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)

TRAINING

Selected candidates are offered trainings at various places. At initial level, candidates must undergo training for a period of 10 months at National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad and National Academy of Direct Taxes (Nagpur). After that the NIFM also offers the candidates a post graduate diploma in public financial management. Finally they are sent to the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) from where the officers are given on-the-job training. Candidates are also sent abroad for training


CADRE ALLOCATION POLICY


The cadre management of Group 'A' officers of the Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) empower with the Controller General of Accounts. It covers the entire spectrum of personnel management of ICAS officers including their recruitment, transfers, promotions, training, both within the country as well as abroad, and periodical reviews of cadre strength and distribution.The respective Chief Controller/ Controller of Accounts controls the Group 'C' & 'D' staff of various Civil Accounts Units.


ICAS ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.

3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:

  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons
4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:
  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

ICAS EXAM

The Civil Accounts Services examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year .

SYLLABUS


SALARY

Sr.No. Name of Post/grade Pay Scale
1 Junior time scale Rs. 15,600-39,100 Grade Pay Rs.5,400
2 Senior Time Scale Rs. 15,600-39,100 Grade Pay Rs.6,600
3 Junior administrative grade Rs. 15,600-39,100 Grade Pay Rs 7,600
4 Selection Grade (Non-functional) Junior Administrative Grade (NFSG) Rs. 37,400-67,000 Grade Pay Rs. 8,700
5 Senior Administrative Grade Rs. 37,400-67,000 Grade Pay Rs 10,000
6 Principal Chief Controller of Accounts Rs.67,000-79,000
7 Additional Controller General of Accounts Rs.75,500-80,000
8 Controller General of Accounts ---

10. INDIAN RAILWAY TRAFFIC SERVICE (IRTS)

The Indian Railway Traffic Service is a group A Central Civil Service of the government of India. It is abberviated as IRTS. This service manages the transportaion department of the Indian Railways and this service is responsible for revenue/income generation in the Indian Railways. It functions under the Ministery of Railways. IRTS officers synchronize among different technical departments and they also form public interface of the Indian Railway. They plan freight movement, passenger transport and infrastructure planning they can be called the primary facilators of Railway services.
There are two wings in the traffic service
■ Operational
■ Commercial


HISTORY OF IRTS


For handling train train operations British government recognized the need for a seperate traffic department as the network started growing and traffic increased. The Traffic Service was created in 1889 which was further strengthened in 1906. At initial stage this service was known as Officers of the Superior Revenue Establishment of the Traffic,Transportation and Commercial Department of Indian Railways. It was named Indian Railway Traffic Service on 4th of March 1967.


IRTS CAREER PROFILE


IRTS officers go for Deputation in various ministries of Government of India.They are particularly sought after for their exceptional work ethic and result oriented functioning. IRTS officers are also preferred in projects related to infrastructure and marshaling of technical resources.
The opening up of Indian economy has brought a paradigm shift in the role of IRTS officers - from rail transport to logistics. They have been instrumental in raising the earnings of Indian Railways through efficient freight movement and improved passenger transport which are conducted 24x7 non-stop.


IRTS CAREER OPTION


● Assistant Director
● Deputy Director
● Director
● Excutive Director
● Advisor
● Additional Member
● Member Traffic
● Chairman Railway Board


IRTS CAREER STRUCTURE


Structure of the IRTS Officers are as follows -


Position in the Government of India Division Zone Railway Board
Junior time scale AOM/ACM/AO ATM Assistant Director
Senior Time Scale DOM/DCM/ARM DTM Deputy Director
Junior administrative grade Sr.DOM/Sr.DCM Dy.COM/Dy.CCM Director
Senior Administrative Grade ADRM/DRM CFTM/CTPM/CCM(PS) Executive Director
Higher administrative grade ----- PCOM/PCCM Advisor
Higher administrative grade ---- General Manager Additional Member
Apex Scale ---- ---- Member Traffic
Apex Scale+ ---- ---- Chairman Railway Board

RESPONSIBILITIES OF IRTS

Roles

• coordinates the production and sale of transportation output
• manages the customer interface of railways
Responsibilities

  • ensure smooth and fast transportation of freight and passengers
  • ensure optimum utilization of assets maximizing output with least inputs
  • coordinating with the service departments by looking after various assets of railways like track, wagons, engines, signals
  • combines the outputs of the various departments maintaining the assets - rolling stock and fixed infrastructure to produce a service output - passenger or freight
  • Coordinating the production and sale of transportation output.
  • Managing the customer interface of railways.
  • In the operations wing, ensuring smooth and fast transportation of freight and passengers.
  • In the commercial wing, an officer has to deal with the sales, pricing, service and marketing aspects of passenger and freight business.
  • An IRTS officer can also be sent on deputation to other ministries and departments under the Central Staffing Scheme.

IRTS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

Recruitment

There are two modes of recruitment in IRTS group A
● 50% Direct recruitment through the Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC.
● Rest 50% is by promoting the Group B officers of Operating and Commercial departments of the Zonal Railways

Training
After selection the IRTS probationers undergo foundation training at LBSNAA(Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administraion). After it the guidance program consisting of various levels is conducted
Operations and Commercial Training at • Indian Railways Institute for Transportation Management, Lucknow (IRITM)
Railway Foundation Course at National Academy of Indian Railway (NAIR), Vadodara.


  • Operations Training at Zonal Railway Training Institute (ZRTI), Udaipur
  • Marketing Management and Transport Economics at Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
  • Operations Research at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • Tourism and Hospitality management Training at Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)
  • Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Training at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Academy, Ghaziabad
  • Accounts Training at Centralised Training Academy for Railway Accounts (C-TARA), Secundarabad
  • Secretariat Training at Institute for Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), New Delhi
  • Ethical Governance Training at Initiatives of Change (IofC), Panchgani
  • Accounts Training at National Academy Of Audit and Accounts (NAAA), Shimla
  • Metro Rail Training at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), New Delhi
  • Military Logistics Training at Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
  • Appreciation program at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
  • Container Logistics Training at Inland Container Depot (ICD), Tughlaqabad
  • Signals and Tele-communications Training at Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications RISET), Secundarabad
  • P-Way, Works and Contract Management Training at Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN), Pune
  • Locomotive, Rolling Stock and Workshop Management Training at Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE), Jamalpur
  • Electric Traction and Railway Electrification Management Training at Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering (IRIEEN), Nashik
  • Infrastructure Security Management Training at Jagjivan Ram Railway Protection Force Academy (JRRPF), Lucknow
  • Railway Information Infrastructure Management Training at Centre for Railway information systems (CRIS), New Delhi
  • Parliamentary Procedures Training at Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST), New Delhi
  • Divisional attachments at 68 divisions spread across the length and breadth of the country
  • Industrial Field visits - Coal India, Aditya Birla Cements, TATA, Bhilai Steel Plant
  • Port Attachments - Paradip, Vishakhapatnam, JNPT, Mangalore, Krishnapatnam, Ennore etc.
  • Appreciation Visits to various Railway establishments situated in difficult terrains - Konkan Railways, K-K Line, Shimla-Kalka Toy Train, Nilgiri Railway, Udhampur-Srinagar, Pamban Bridge
  • Appreciation program at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun
  • Appreciation program at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun
  • Appreciation program at Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun

IRTS ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:

  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:

  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

IRTS EXAM

IRTS examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year .


SYLLABUS
SALARY
]
Grade Designation in Field (Commercial) Designation in Field (Operations) Designation in Railways Pay Scale
Junior time scale Assistant Commercial Manager Assistant Operations Manager ----- Rs.15,600-39100 +Grade Pay Rs.5400
Senior Time Scale Divisional Commercial Manager Divisional Operations ------ Rs.15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay Rs.6600
Junior administrative grade Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Senior Divisional Operations Manager ------ Rs.15,600-39,100 +Grade Pay Rs.7600
Selection Grade Senior Divisional Commercial Manager/ Deputy Chief Commercial Manager Senior Divisional Operations Manager/ Deputy Chief Rs.37,400-67,000 +Grade Pay Rs.8700
Senior Administrative Grade Chief Commercial Manager/ Chief Claims Officer Transportation Manager/ Chief Passenger Transportation Manager/ Chief Traffic Planning Manager Executive Director Rs.37,400-67,000 +Grade Pay Rs.10,000
Higher administrative grade Chief Commercial Manager Chief Operations Manager Additional Member/ Additional Advisor67000-3%-79000
Higher Administrative Grade + ---- ---- Member Traffic 80000

11. INDIAN RAILWAY ACCOUNTS SERVICE (IRAS)

INDIAN RAILWAY ACCOUNTS SERVICE (IRAS)


The Indian Railway Accounts Services (IRAS) is one of the Group A Central Services Of the Government of India. Primarily the IRAS officers are responsible for maintaining and managing the finances and accounts of the Indian Railways. At the Apex level, the Financial Commissioner for Railways represents the Ministry of Finance on the Railway Board and also functions ex-officio as Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Railways in financial matters. In this capacity, he is vested with full powers to sanction Railway expenditure subject to the general control of the Finance Minister. He has direct contact with the Finance Minister whom he keeps informed of developments in the Ministry of Railways.


HISTORY OF IRAS


Earlier, the finance of Indian Railways were initially commanded or overlooked by the railway branch of the Public Works Department which was directed by the Accountant General of Public Works Department. Later, a Financial Commisioner for Railways was appointed on the recommendations of the Acworth Commitee in 1921. But in 1924 railway finances were seperated from the general finances of the Government of India and from 1 april 1929 the responsibility for the compilation of accounts was taken over by the Financial Commissioner of Indian Railways from the Auditor General this was the beginning of IRAS.


IRAS CAREER STRUCTURE


● Designation in Field - Designation in Headquarters
● Assistant divisional accounts officer - Junior accounts
● officer/Workshop accounts officer
● Divisional accounts officer - Deputy Director
● Senior divisional accounts officer/Deputy Financial Advisor at CAO -
● Jr. Director
● Senior divisional accounts officer/Deputy Financial Advisor at CAO -
● Director
● Financial Advisor & CAO - Executive Director
● Coordinating Financial Advisor & CAO - Additional Member
● Financial Commisioner


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IRAS


The primary roles and duties of an IRAS officer is about handling the Accounts and Finance department and offering financial advice to the executive. Some of the other duties include:

● Managing and maintenance of accounts of the Indian Railways.
● Coordinating and scrutinizing all investment and expenditure proposals
● Preparation and allocation of the budget.
● Conducting periodical financial reviews.
● Engaging in fund raising and funds management.
● Maintaining accounts and book keeping for railways.
● Review stocks and inventory control.
● Recovering and settlement of claims and dues


IRAS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

The recruitment in this service is done through the regular Civil Services Examination, cunducted by Union Public Service Commission.

TRAINING
After selection through the Civil Services Examination the IRAS probationers are required to undergo a 2 year training program before initiation into service on various railway zones. In the 2 year training program the training happens at Railway Staff College , Vadodara and specialised training institutes where probationers get classroom training and then field training on zonalrailways, divisions, construction organisations and manufacturing units of the Indian Railways. Recently Railway Board has entered into an agreement with Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Calcutta for a 12-week executve general management program as a part of regular training of IRAS probationers. An 8-week Management Development Program(MDP) is also carried out at Management Development Institute(MDI) Gurugram/Gurgaon for IRAS probationers.


IRAS ELIGIBILTY

1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:


  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:


4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:


General candidates: 6 attempts.
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST


IRAS EXAM

Indian Railway Accounts Services examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Services Commission evey year.


SALARY
Grade Pay Scale Designation in Field Designation in Headquarters
Junior time scale 8000-13500 Assistant divisional accounts officer Junior accounts officer/ Workshop Accounts Officer
Senior Time Scale 10000-15200 Divisional accounts officer Deputy director
Junior administrative grade 12000-16500 Sr. divisional accounts officer / Dy. Financial advisor & CAO Jt. Director
Selection Grade 14300-18300 Sr. divisional accounts officer / Dy. Financial advisor & CAO Director
Senior Administrative Grade 18400-500-22400 Financial advisor & CAO Executive director
Higher administrative grade 22400-525-24500 Coordinating financial advisor & CAO Additional member
Higher Grade + 26000 (fixed) ---- Financial Commissioner

12. INDIAN RAILWAY PERSONNEL SERVICE (IRPS)

Indian Railway Personnel Service(IRPS) is one of the Group A Central Services of the Government of India. Primarily the officers of this service are responsible for managing the Human Resource of the Indian Railways. IRPS officers serve the Establishment Directorate and the Personnel department of the Ministry of Railways, at Zonal railway and divisional levels including the railway production units and workshops. While other services in the railway are concerned with the operational or material management of the train, the Personnel Service handles the human resource aspect. Importance of the service lies in looking at the problem not only from the government’s point of view but paying attention to the job oriented professional as well as personal needs of the employees to make them more effective and efficient as per the administrative need of the railway, since efficiency of the any organisation depends mainly on the nature of personnel it has.


HISTORY OF IRPS


The IRPS is considered as the youngest Civil Service in India. It was established in 1976. The first recruitment to the cadre was done by UPSC in the year 1980.Prior to that some officers of sister cadres had joined the service on option basis.


IRPS CAREER STRUCTURE


At the apex level of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, the Railway Board Member Staff is the highest level post, who also happens to be the Ex officio Secretary to Government of India. Currently he is assisted by two Additional members, additional member staff and additional member (IR), who are in the rank of Additional Secretary. Below them are a group of Executive Directors, Directors, Joint Directors and Deputy Directors who work at Railway Board level who are either drawn from the service or from the railway board secretariat service.
Similarly at the 16 Zonal Railway level the Personnel department is headed by a Principal Chief Personnel Officer (PCPO). PCPOs are also posted in the major production units/factories of Indian Railways. The role of Personnel Branch as it is called all over encompasses all those which are in any Human Resources Management department of any organisation including those of dealing with Labour Relations and Labour Legislations.


7th PC Level Grade Designation in Division Designation in Zonal HQ Designation in Railway Board
17 Apex There is no equivalent post in Division There is no equivalent post in Zonal HQ Chairman Railway Board / Member(Staff)
16 HAG+ There is no equivalent post in Division General Manager Additional Member
15 HAG There is no equivalent post in Division Principal Chief Personnel Officer Advisor
14 SAG Divisional Railway Manager/Addl. DRM Chief Personnel Officer Executive Director
13 NFSG Sr. Divisional Personnel Officer (Sr. DPO) Dy. Chief Personnel Officer Director
12 JAG Sr. Divisional Personnel Officer (Sr. DPO) Dy. Chief Personnel Officer Joint Director
11 STS Divisional Personnel Officer (DPO) Senior Personnel Officer JTS and STS officers generally are not posted in Railway Board
10 JTS Assistant Personnel Officer (APO) Assistant Personnel Officer JTS and STS officers generally are not posted in Railway Board

PROMOTION AND POSTING


Like other organized Group 'A' services of Indian Railway IRPS officers can be posted in General Management Ex-Cadre posts like Dy. General Manager, Add. Divisional Railway Manager, Divisional Railway Manager, General Manager etc. as per seniority and merit.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN IRPS


The recruitment in this service is done through the regular Civil Services Examination, cunducted by Union Public Service Commission.
The main functions and responsibility of Personnel Officers in the railway is to arrange recruitment, training of staff, promotion, demotion, transfers, disciplinary actions, retirement, settlement, selection etc. The personnel branch actually deals with the employee from the day he joins the service or even before which is not over even on his retirement.

  • Dealing with provisions of various laws and acts such as Industrial dispute Act, Factory Act, Workman Compensation Act, Payment of Wages, Minimum Wages and their implementation in the railways is another responsibility. The interpretation of rules and orders is also done in this branch.
  • All matters concerning the welfare of the staff such as provision of residential accommodation, canteens, holiday homes, consumer societies, schools, clubs, institutes, hospitals etc. also comes within its purview. Railway is one of the model employers with a large number of welfare measures being implemented to look after the staff and their families. Personnel officer is also the welfare officer in the railways.
  • Being responsible for the service, as well as personal issues of the employees, the personnel department works in close coordination with all other departments in the railways by functioning as consultant and adviser.


IRPS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done in two ways

  1. Direct recruitment through the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year.
  2. Indirect recruitment by promoting the Group ‘B’ officers who are already working for the IRPS division
  3. TRAINING
    After selection, the IRPS probationers undergo undergo a 93 week training program (including Civil Services foundation course of 15 weeks) at one of the training academies,
  4. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA),
  5. RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration at Bhopal
  6. Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Telangana at Hyderabad.

After this they go for the Railway Foundation Course at Railway Staff College, Baroda, now renamed National Academy of Indian Railways. Other special institutes authorized for on-field training at Railways Zones, Manufacturing Units, and Construction Units of Indian Railways


IRPS ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:


  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons
4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:


  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

IRPS EXAM


Indian Railway Personnel Service examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission.


IRPS SYLLABUS
SALARY
Grade Pay Scale Designation in Field (Commercial) Designation in Field (Operational)
Junior time scale 8000-13500 Assistant personnel officer -------
Selection time scale sr. scale 10000-15200 Divisional personnel officer Senior personnel officer
Junior administrative grade 12000-16500 Sr. Divisional personnel officer Deputy chief personnel officer
Selection Grade 14300-18300 Sr. Divisional personnel officer Deputy chief personnel officer
Senior Administrative Grade 18400-500-22400 Chief personnel officer Executive director
Higher administrative grade 22400-525-24500 Coordinating chief personnel officer Additional member
Higher Grade + 26000 (fixed) ---- Member staff

13. RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE (RPF)

The Railway Police Service (RPF) is responsible for the security of the railway tracks, personnel and equipment. The Director General is at the apex of the service. This post is equivalent to that of the Additional Secretary. It is a paramilitary force (Central Armed Police Force, CAPF) which has the authority to arrest and prosecute criminals. This is the only central armed police force (CAPF) which has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. The cadre controlling authority is the Director General, RPF and is under the Ministry of Railways.


HISTORY OF RPF


The Railway Protection Force originated in the year 1954. The origin of this force was 'Watch & Ward' and functioned under the administrative control of railway administration. Later on this force was renamed as Railway Protection Force Recruitment through the civil services exam was commenced in 1981.


RPF CAREER STRUCTURE


Director General of Police
Additional Director General (ADG)
Chief Security Commissioner (CSC)
Inspector-General (IG), RPSF
Additional Chief Security Commissioner (ACSC)
Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), RPSF
Deputy Chief Security Commissioner (DCSC)
Sr. Security Commissioner, Sr. Divisional Security Commissioner (Division)
Sr. Commandant RPSF
Divisional Security Commissioner (Division)
Security Commissioner RPF
Commandant RPSF
Assistant Security Commissioner (ASC)
ASC (Division)
Assistant Commandant RPSF/Adjutant


RESPONSIBILITIES OF RPF


  1. Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.
  2. Facilitate passenger-travel and security by removing all anti-social elements from trains, railway premises and passenger area.
  3. Remain vigilant to prevent trafficking in women and children and take appropriate action to rehabilitate destitute children found in Railway areas.
  4. Co-operate with other departments of the Railways in improving the efficiency and image of the Indian Railways.
  5. Act as a bridge between the Government Railway Police/local police and the Railway administration.
  6. Adopt proactively all modern teology, best human rights practices, management techniques and special measures for protection of female and elderly passengers and children, in the pursuit of these objectives.

RPF RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

The Recruitment of RPF Officers or Railway Protection Force is carried out in three ways, One is the regular Civil Service Exam conducted by UPSC commission every year, second though upgrading the RPF Inspectors as per the RPF Recruitment Rules of 1994 and third is through recruitment of Ex-Army Officers to 10% position of Group 'A' officers.
The trainee officers recruited through direct recruitment and though promotions are sent for probationary training at several national academies which includes JR RPF Academy - Lucknow which is among the central training institutes of Indian Railways.
The officers recruited through promotion from Group A are supposed to undertake foundation course and are trained in other different programmes with the trainee officers recruited in Civil Service Exams. The whole period of probation is almost two years and after completion the officers selected for Railway Protection Force are confirmed. Also the RPF Officers are provided with internal training during the service which is planned with Railways, DoPT and BPR&D.


RPF ELIGIBILTY

1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:



  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:



  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

RPF EXAM

Grade RPF Position Salary (monthly) Equivalent Position or Designation in the Government of India ( GOI)
Above Super Time Scale (Apex Scale) Director General of Police 80,000 (fixed) plus grade pay-Nil Director (GOI), Director General (GOI), Secretary (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI), Director General in CAPFs. Lieutenant-General (army commander, three-star rank
Above Super Time Scale (HAG)(Pay-Band-4) Additional Director General (ADG) 67,000-₹79,000 plus annual increment of 3%. Additional Director General of Police, Commissioner of Police (City),Special or Additional Director , Special or Additional Secretary (R) Cabinet Secretariat ADG in CAPFs. Lieutenant-General (three-star rank).
Super Time Scale (Senior Administrative Grade)(Pay-Band-4)(IG after 5 years of service as DIG) Chief Security Commissioner (CSC)Inspector-General (IG), RPSF 37,400-₹67,000 plus grade pay of₹10,000 Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police (City),Joint Secretary if empaneled as such (R) Cabinet Secretariat , IG of CAPFs. Major-General (two-star rank).
Super Time Scale (DIG/Conservator Grade)(Pay-Band-4)(DIG after 5 years of service as Sr. DSC/Sr. Commandant RPSF) Additional Chief Security Commissioner (ACSC)Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), RPSF 37,400-67,000 plus grade pay of 8900 Deputy Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police (City),Director (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI), DIG in CAPFs. Brigadier (one-star rank).
Selection Grade(Pay-Band-4)(After 8 years of service as DSC/Commandant RPSF) Deputy Chief Security Commissioner (DCSC)Sr. Security Commissioner, Sr. Divisional Security Commissioner (Division)Sr. Commandant RPSF 3u,400-INRy7,000 plus grade Pay of₹8700+ 15,600-₹39,100 plus grade Senior Superintendent of Police, Director (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI), Commandants of CAPFs. Colonel.
Junior Time Scale(Pay-Band-3) Assistant Security Commissioner (ASC)ASC (Division)Assistant Commandant RPSF/Adjutant 15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of₹5400 Deputy Superintendent of Police, Circle Officer, Senior Field Officer (R) Cabinet Secretariat. Lieutenant (pay grade).
Higher Grade + 26000 (fixed) ---- Member staff

14. INDIAN DEFENCE ESTATES SERVICE (IDES)

The Indian Defence Estates Service(IDES) is a Group A Central Service in Government of India. The officers of IDES work at the Defence Estates Organization(DEO) whose primary mandate is to administer and manage the civil affairs of cantonments and defence land in the country. Its Cadre Controlling Authority(CCA) is the Ministery of Defence. The officer manning the Directorate General are members of IDES. Defence General is the highest ranking in this service.


HISTORY OF IDES


Indian Defence Estats Service was started in 16 December 1926. At initial stage it was known as Military Lands and Cantonments Service. In 1983 it was renamed Defence Lands and Cantonments Service. The present form of this service was given is 1985.


IDES CAREER STRUCTURE


The IDES is a 3-tiered structure.
Top tier: Directorate General, situated in Delhi Cantonment. This is the headquarters. The Directorate General is headed by the Director General Defence Estates (head of the IDES). Here there is one Senior Additional Director General and four Additional Director Generals, in charge of specific divisions.
Middle tier: Six Directorates as Regional Headquarters, co-located with six Army commands. They are located at Pune, Lucknow, Jammu, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Jaipur. Each Directorate is headed by a Principal Director who is assisted by Directors and other staff.
Third tier (Field level): 62 cantonments each of which is headed by a Chief Executive Officer. There are also Defence Estates Officers in 37 Defence Estates Circles and four Assistant Defence Estates Offices.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF IDES


  1. Managing the defence lands.
  2. Administering the Cantonment Boards.
  3. Developing Cantonments and ensuring health care for all residents, quality schools for all children, social care system for the elderly, differently-abled and the underprivileged sections of society.
  4. Conducting regular survey of defence lands.
  5. Acquiring, hiring and requisitioning immovable properties for defence purposes.
  6. Conducting regular audits of defence land.
  7. Maintaining and updating accurate and digitised records of land.
  8. Preventing and removing encroachments and unauthorized constructions on defence land.
  9. Disposing defence land.
  10. Handling litigation regarding ownership of defence land.
  11. • Advising the Defence Ministry on matters regarding Cantonments and defence land

IDES RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


The recruitment in this service is done in two ways.
● 75% from direct recruitment from the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
● Rest 25% recruitment is done by promoting Group B officers.


TRAINING

Selected probationers undergo orientation training. After that they go for actual training of 6 months at National Institute of Defence Estates Management(NIDEM) in Delhi where they are supposed to learn the various departments of municipal control in Cantonment and Security Territory Management. During the probation period IDES officers have to assume to months training which includes the combination of practical knowledge gained in orientatiom training and field experiences obtained in primary postings. The IDES officers also set for a tour to entire India for two weeks which is known as Bharat Darshan.


IDES ELIGIBILTY


1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.

3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:



  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:



  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

IDES EXAM

Indian Defence Estates Services examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year.


SALARY
Serial number Post in Directorate Post in Directorate General Time Scale Pay Band Grade Pay
01 ------ Director General Secretary level post 80000/- (fixed) -----
02 Principal Director Senior Additional Director General Higher Administrative Grade 67000-79000 ------
03 Director Additional Director General Senior Administrative Grade 37400-67000 10000
04 Joint Director Deputy Director General Junior Administrative Grade (Selection) 37400-67000 8700
05 Joint Director Deputy Director General Junior Administrative Grade (Ordinary) 37400-67000 7600
06 Deputy Director Assistant Director General Senior Time scale 15600-39100 6600
07 Assistant Director Deputy Assistant Director General Junior Time Scale 15600-39100 5400

15. INDIAN INFORMATION SERVICE (IIS)

Indian Information Service (IIS) is the administrative civil service under Group A and Group B of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. The Indian Information Sevice is responsible for media management of the Government of India. Indian Information Service act as a vital communication link between the people and the Government by way of disseminating information and communicating various Government schemes and policies to the public and collecting and providing valuable feedback to the Government for policy formulation.


HISTORY OF IIS


As an organised Central Service Indian Infromation Service was established on 1 March 1960 named Central Information Service. In 1987 CIS was divided into two parts

●Indian Information Service(IIS) Group A
● Indian Information Service(IIS) Group B


IIS CAREER PROFILE


Most IIS officers work in various media units which are under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, for example - DD News, All India Radio , Press Information Bureau etc. During their possession in Press Information Bureau they are posted with various Ministries as spokepersons to handle the information of Ministry and communication needs and help in policy formulation. IIS officers are also posted as spokepersons to various constitutional bodies such as Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Election Commission of India, and statuory bodies such as Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) . An IIS officer also gets posted to a few foreign assignments under Prasar Bharti.


IIS CAREER PROGRESSION


After successful completion of the two years of probation, an IIS officer is posted to a media unit depending on the vacancy and requirement. During the various roles of his career, in Directorate hierarchy, an IIS officer progresses through following designations in ascending order of seniority-
• Assistant Director
• Deputy Director
• Joint Director
• Director
• Additional Director General
• Director General
• Principal Director General


RESPONSIBILITIES OF IIS


• Administering and coordinating the work of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) .
• Conducting the publicity work of the government.
• Controlling, supervising and guiding the news service units including DD News and All India Radio (AIR).
• Organising press advertising and visual publicity campaigns for spreading information to the people about the various policies and activities of the government through diverse media.
• Monitoring legal issues involved in the verification of titles, registration and circulation for newspapers in the country
• Planning and executing media strategies for the government.
• Officers can also be posted abroad especially in association with Prasar Bharati.
IIS officers can be posted to other departments/ministries on deputation. They can also act as Personal Secretaries in the Central Government on a co-terminus basis


IIS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


Selected probationers undergo orientation training. After that they go for actual training of 6 months at National Institute of Defence Estates Management(NIDEM) in Delhi where they are supposed to learn the various departments of municipal control in Cantonment and Security Territory Management. During the probation period IDES officers have to assume to months training which includes the combination of practical knowledge gained in orientatiom training and field experiences obtained in primary postings. The IDES officers also set for a tour to entire India for two weeks which is known as Bharat Darshan.


The recruitment in this service is done in two ways
● Direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination cunducted by Union Public Service Commission.
● Through promotion to IIS Group A from the Senior Grade officers of IIS Group B.

TRAINING
Probationers undergo foundation course of 3 months at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration(LBSNAA) After this they undergo professional training of 9 months at Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC) in New Delhi. During the training period there is also a 3 week training module for IIS trainees at Film and Television Institute of India(FTII) in Pune. After this an IIS probationer undergoes one year On-Job Training during which he/she is attached to various media units under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.


IIS ELIGIBILTY

1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Mains.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.

3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:



  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:



  • General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

IIS EXAM

SALARY
Grade Pay scales Designation in Field Designation in Headquarters
Junior time scale 8000-275-13500 Assistant Director, Inspector of Exhibition, Assistant News Editor, New Reporter/ Correspondent, Assistant Director (Monitoring), Field Publicity Officer, Assistant Regional Officer, Assistant Research Officer Assistant Director, PIB
Senior time scale 10650-325-15850 Assistant Press registrar, Campaign Officer, Public Relations Officer, deputy Director, Editor, Copy Tester, Research Officer, Senior Correspondent-cum-Editor, Regional Officer, Officer on Special duty, Talks officers, Senior correspondent, Public Relations Officer, Special Correspondent (abroad) Deputy Director, PIB
Junior administrative grade 12000-375-16500 Joint Director (News), Chief (Media), Director (Media), Deputy Press Registrar, editor-in-Chief, Special correspondent (abroad), Joint Director Counselor Director
JAG (NFSG) 14300-400-18300 Director Director
05 Joint Director Deputy Director General Junior Administrative Grade (Ordinary)
Senior administrative grade 18400-500-22400 Director, Registrar of Newspapers for India, Additional Director General (News), Special correspondent (abroad Deputy Director General, PIB
Higher administrative grade 22400-525-24500 Director General (News) Additional Director General, PIB
Higher administrative grade 26000 (fixed) 26000 (fixed) Director General / Principal Information Officer Director

16. INDIAN TRADE SERVICE (ITS)

Indian Trade Service is Group A Central Service in Government of India. This service is responsible to handle India's international trade & commerce. Officers of this service do policy formulation in the area of international trade, Trade Policy implementation and export promotions through various initiatives. Directorate General of Foreign Trade is the cadre controlling authority of the ITS.
The Department is functionally organized into the following nine Divisions
1. International Trade Policy Division
2. Foreign Trade Territorial Division
3. Export Products Division
4. Export Industries Division
5. Export Services Division
6. Economic Division
7. Administration & General Service Division
8. Finance Division
9. Supply Division


HISTORY OF ITS


As a specialised cadre to handle India's international trade this service was created in 1965 on the basis of the recommendations of the Mathur Committee(Study Team on the Import and Export Trade Control Organisation headed by Mr. H.C.Mathur, Member of Parliament ) Direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination started in 1985 and the first batch of ITS joined in 1986


ITS CAREER STRUCTURE


●Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade.
● Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade.
●Joint Director General of Foreign Trade / Director (Foreign Trade).
●Additional Director General of Foreign Trade / Development Commissioner (SEZ).
Appointments to other Organizations / Bodies. The ITS officers have the option to serve in different Departments / Ministries of Government of India on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme. Besides, ITS officers can apply in Autonomous Organizations / Subordinate Organizations / PSUs / U.N. Organizations / International Organizations like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, in various capacities on deputation.


IIS CAREER PROGRESSION


After successful completion of the two years of probation, an IIS officer is posted to a media unit depending on the vacancy and requirement. During the various roles of his career, in Directorate hierarchy, an IIS officer progresses through following designations in ascending order of seniority-
• Assistant Director
• Deputy Director
• Joint Director
• Director
• Additional Director General
• Director General
• Principal Director General


ITS CAREER PROGRESSION

Career progression chart for ITS officers


Grade Position/Role Years of service
Addl Director General of Foreign Trade (JS level) Policy makers in the area of international trade. Heads of Zones. Development commissioners at various special economic zones etc. 19th year onwards
Jt. Director General of Foreign Trade - Director scale Providing inputs for policy making at department of commerce and DGFT. Heading various field offices of DGFT. Handling responsibilities at various multilateral and international organizations. Part of key negotiation teams at international forums in the matter of trade. 14 year onwards
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade Field postings at DGFT field offices, implementing foreign trade policy of India, Export promotion activities, providing policy inputs for policy making in the area of international trade, Interacting with state governments, export promotion bodies, running training programs. At department of commerce, acting as key players in negotiation teams, as investigating officer for anti-dumping investigations and at various divisions of department of commerce. Part of policy making if posted at DGFT headquarters. 9th year to 14th year
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade Field postings at DGFT field offices, implementing foreign trade policy of India, Export promotion activities, providing policy inputs for policy making in the area of international trade, Interacting with state governments, export promotion bodies, running training programs. At department of commerce, acting as part of negotiation team at international level, as investigating officer for anti-dumping investigations and at various divisions of department of commerce 4th year to 9th year
Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade Probation, training and posting at field offices (RAs) of DGFT, Department of commerce Initial

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ITS

1. Policy formulation in the area of International trade
2. Trade Policy implementation
3. Export promotion through various initiatives
4. International trade negotiations and commercial diplomacy
5. Miscellaneous and allied responsibilities



ITS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

At present, there are two modes of recruitment to ITS
●through Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC every year.
● through promotion. Roughly 50% posts are meant for Direct Recruitment and 50% posts are meant for promotion quota.


TRAINING

Indian Trade Service probationers undergo Foundation Course Training at any of the National Academies. In addition, Direct Recruit ITS officers are imparted probationary professional training at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi for about 8 – 9 months. Also, a provision is being done for mandatory Mid Career Training for ITS officers.


ITS ELIGIBILTY

1. Nationality:

Candidate must be a citizen of India


2. Educational Qualification:

Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


      The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
      Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
      Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
      Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.
3. Age Limit :

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:


  • 5 years - SC/ST
  • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
  • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
  • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
  • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

4. Number of attempts:

The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:

  • 3General candidates: 6 attempts.
  • 3Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
  • 3Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
  • 3Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

ITS EXAM


Indian Trade Service examination is a part of Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Services Commission.


SYLLABUS


SALARY
Grade Designations Pay Scale
Junior Time Scale Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade Rs.15,600-39100 +Grade Pay Rs.5400
Senior Time Scale Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade/ Under Secretary Rs.15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay Rs.6600
Junior Administrative Grade Joint Director General of Foreign Trade/ Deputy Secretary Rs.15,600-39,100 +Grade Pay Rs.7600
Selection Grade Joint Director General of Foreign Trade/ Director Rs.37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay Rs.8700
Senior Administrative Grade Additional Director General of Foreign Trade/ Development Commissioner, Special Economic Zone/ Trade Advisor Rs.37,400-67,000 +Grade Pay Rs.10,000
Higher Administrative Grade Director General of Foreign Trade/ Senior Development Commissioner, Special Economic Zone 67000-3%-79000

17. INDIAN CORPORATE LAW SERVICE (ICLS)

Indian Corporate Law Service is a Group A Central Service in the Government of India. ICLS is the regulatory service for corporate sector in India. It functions under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. This service is responsible for the implementation of Companies Act 1956, Companies Act 2013 and The Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008. The mandate of this service is empower and regulate the corporate sector of India and to protect the rights of the investors (especially small investors)


HISTORY OF ICLS


This service was created in 1967. This service was created for the effective Implementation and administration of the Companies Act. The service was originally named Company Law Service. In 2002 it was renamed as Indian Company Law Service. Until 2004 this service was under the Ministry of Finance. Since then it started functioning under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs . It was renamed as Indian Corporate Law Service in 2008 and its recruitment was bought under the ambit of the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The first batch of officers recruited through Civil Services Examination was in 2009.


ICLS CAREER STRUCTURE


●Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade.
● Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade.
●Joint Director General of Foreign Trade / Director (Foreign Trade).
●Additional Director General of Foreign Trade / Development Commissioner (SEZ).
Appointments to other Organizations / Bodies. The ITS officers have the option to serve in different Departments / Ministries of Government of India on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme. Besides, ITS officers can apply in Autonomous Organizations / Subordinate Organizations / PSUs / U.N. Organizations / International Organizations like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, in various capacities on deputation.


IIS CAREER PROGRESSION


1. Junior Time Scale- Equivalent to (Assistant Secretary to Government of India) Pay Level-10 Entry level (Probationer)
Registrar of Companies
Official Liquidator
Registrar of Companies cum Official Liquidator
Assistant Registrar of Companies
Assistant Official Liquidator
Assistant Director
Bench Officer – Company Law Board


2. Senior Time Scale- Equivalent to (Under Secretary to Government of India) Pay Level-11 JTS officers with four year regular service in the Pay Band-3 plus grade pay ofRs. 5,400/-
Registrar of Companies
Official Liquidator
Deputy Registrar of Companies
Deputy Official Liquidator Deputy Director


3. Junior Administrative Grade- Equivalent to (Deputy Secretary to Government of India) Pay Level-12 STS with five year regular service in the Pay Band- 3 plus grade pay ofRs. 6,600/-.
Registrar of Companies
Official Liquidator
Joint Director
Secretary, Company Law Board


4. Selection Grade (Non Functional)- Equivalent to (Director to Government of India) Pay Level-13
Non Functional Upgradation,-{l) Whenever an Indian Administrative Services Officer of the state or Joint Cadre is posted at the Centre to a particular grade carrying a specific grade pay in Pay Band 3 or Pay Band 4 or Higher Administrative Grade, the officers belonging to the batch of lndian Corporate Law service who are senior by two years or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade shall be granted the same grade on non-functional basis from the date of posting of the Indian Administrative Services OIficer (IAS) in that particular grade at the Centre on the recommendation of the Departmental Screening Committee constituted in accordance with Service rules.
Officers in JAG with five years regular servioe


5. Senior Administrative Grade- Equivalent to (Joint Secretary to Government of India) Pay Level-14
JAG officers with eight years regular service in the grade Pay of Rs.7,600/- including Non- Functional Selection grade
Regional Director
Director of Inspection and Investigation Director


6. Higher Administrative Grade- Equivalent to (Additional Secretary to Government of India) Pay Level-15
SAG officers with three years regular service in the grade Pay of Rs-10.000/-- or officers with twenty-five years regular service in group'A'posts in the service out of which atleast one year's regular service should be in the Senior Administrative grade.
Director General of Corporate Affairs (DGCA)


RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ICLS

  • To administer the Companies Act, the LLP Act and a few other related acts.
  • As Registrar of Companies (RoC), the officers register the companies and partnerships floated. It is their duty to ensure that all the companies are filing their annual returns and balance sheets, and all other documents. The RoC can also carry out investigation and initiate prosecution against criminal and civil offences in this regard.
  • As Official Liquidators (OLs), the officers are responsible for liquidating the companies as ordered by the courts. They are responsible for taking control of the companies’ assets, recover debts, sell the company assets via public auction, settle creditors’ claims, etc.
  • As Regional Directors (RD), the officers are the heads of the Regional Directorates. The RD is the senior most ICLS officer in a region, there being seven Regional Directorates in India. The RDs supervise the work of the RoCs and the OLs.

ICLS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

Since 2009 there are two streams of recruitment to this service


  • Direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
  • Promotion to members belonging to Group B service.
  • TRAINING

    Probationary officers undergo training of 10 months at the ICLS Academy located in the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs in Manesar, Haryana this training includes both classroom training and field training and this familiarises the probationary officers with the provisions of the Companies Act, Limited Liability Partnership Act and other allied acts. This training also guides them about book keeping and accounts , Indian Penal Codes, concepts in Economics, Law and Management.


    ICLS ELIGIBILTY

    1. Nationality:

    Candidate must be a citizen of India


    2. Educational Qualification:

    Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:


    • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
    • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
    • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
    • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University they have passed the final professional medical examination.

    3. Age Limit :

    Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015. The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:

    • 5 years - SC/ST
    • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
    • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
    • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
    • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
    • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

    4. Number of attempts:

    The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:

    • General candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
    • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.
    • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

    ICLS EXAM

    The Indian Corporate Law Service is a part of the Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year .


    SALARY
    Grade Designations Pay Scale
    Junior Time Scale 1. Registrar of Companies
    2. Official Liquidator
    3. Registrar of Companies cum Official Liquidator
    4. Assistant Registrar of Companies
    5. Assistant Official Liquidator
    6. Assistant Director
    7. Bench Officer – Company Law Boards
    15600 – 39100 + Grade Pay 5400
    Senior Time Scale 1. Registrar of Companies
    2. Official Liquidator
    3. Deputy Registrar of Companies
    4. Deputy Official Liquidator
    5. Deputy Director
    15600 – 39100 + Grade Pay 6600
    Junior Administrative Grade 1. Registrar of Companies
    2. Official Liquidator
    3. Joint Director
    4. Secretary, Company Law Board
    15600 – 39100 + Grade Pay 7600
    Senior Administrative Grade 1. Regional Director
    2. Director of Inspection and Investigation
    3. Director
    37400 – 67000 + Grade Pay 10000
    Higher Administrative Grade Director General of Corporate Affairs (DGCA) 67000 – 79000
    LIFESTYLE
    GOOD AND BAD THINGS

    Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS) is a young Group A service. Recruitment of ICLS officers is through Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC since 2008. Previously, recruitment was only through lateral entry - interview of which was conducted by UPSC.
    At present, it is challenging, exciting, satisfying and at some times tiring to be an ICLS officer!



    Why is it challenging?

    After 2008, ICLS officers are generalists as opposed to CA/CS/lawyers. So we officers need to equip ourselves with specialist knowledge of all the 3 professionals - i.e CA, CS and lawyer and be better than all of them! So, being an ICLS officer is a learning experience everyday. Its not a typical government job with mainly file-pushing but needs great aptitude and willingness to acquire knowledge and build expertise! In my 4 months of professional training, this has been proven many times already. For instance, in the second month itself, all the Officer Trainees (OTs) had to compete in Moot-Court competition in National Law University (NLU)-Jodhpur. We were given a brief overview of the working of the courts, then we were divided into teams and were handed over bulky cases with a NLU student for each group to act as a facilitator. It was indeed an exhilarating experience, to research, to get to know court mannerisms and in finals argue before an ex-High Court Justice. Further, we are having extensive sessions on finance, accountancy, forensic auditing etc. Hence, we are expected to raise up to the challenge posed by corporate sector at every stage - and ensure effective compliance and regulation of the corporate sector.


    Why is it exciting?

    Corporate sector in our country is growing at a rapid pace, is becoming more and more complex, and is also one of the highest contributor to our economy. While IRS delves deep into taxation, the domain of ICLS officers is much wider. We deal with corporate governance in all its aspects. High profile cases like Satyam, Sahara have been investigated by ICLS officers. ICLS officers are involved in entire lifecycle of a company - from its birth to closure. The most exciting part though is - there is still a lot of unexplored areas. With the coming of MCA 21 and further digitisation, the routine work is being reduced more and more - giving more time for officers for Enquiry, Inspection and Investigations. There is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which is still in its early stages, there is Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF), IBC, Producer Companies etc. Also, in coming future it is expected that more and more ICLS officers will be posted in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), where presently 2 cadre posts are there, and in NCLT, and NCLAT etc. All this and more adds to the quantum and diversity of work of ICLS officers, making their work one of the most exciting among Central Group A services.


    Why is it satisfying?

    Though as an ICLS officer, one may not work at ground level (like All India Services), there is still satisfaction in being part of ensuring the corporate governance in our country, by protecting interests of small shareholders, preventing frauds, facilitating new businesses (even agriculture through Producer Companies), and all in all protecting and expanding the economy and economic security of our country. Further, there is intellectual satisfaction in doing work which makes you think, think hard of all permutations and combinations which a fraudster may have employed, break the modus-operandi


    GROUP B

    1. PONDICHERRY CIVIL SERVICE (PCS)

    The civil services examinations that are conducted in Diu and Daman, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry etc are called Pondicherry Civil Service
    After passing or clearing the examinations, students are then appointed in various places of India.


    RESPONSIBILITIES OF PCS

    They are responsible to take care of law and order, traffic control regulations, accident prevention strategies and various other areas. They have other duties to perform that involves:-Railway policing, drug trafficking, smuggling and deal with various other management.


    PCS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

    Recruitment in this service is done through the Civil Services Examination.
    Appointments are made on probation for a period of two years, which may be extended at the discretion of the competent authority. Candidates appointed on probation will be required to undergo such training and pass such departmental tests as the administrator of the Union Territory of Pondicherry may prescribe.
    The officer who has been declared to have satisfactorily completed the period of his probation may be confirmed in the Service. If his work or conduct has in the opinion of the administrator been unsatifactory, he may either discharge him from the Service or may extend his period of probation for such further period as the administrator may think fit.


    PCS ELEGIBILTY

    A graduate degree in any stream will be very helpful. The age must be 21 years on 1st of August. To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must be a citizen of India. Then after this, they are given training and then are posted in the various organizations.


    1. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first of August, 2014 that is he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August and not later than 1st august, 2014.
    2. The candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January, 1962 with an intention to settle permanently or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setteling in India.
    3. the physical requirements are: sitting, standing, writing, seeing, reading and writing, hearing, communication.
    4. physically handicapped candidates are exempted from payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for the appointment to the services/posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of the medical fitness for these services/posts.

    PCS EXAM

    There are preliminary exams that had to be given. It includes two papers, Paper1 and Paper 2. Those who get qualified have to appear for the final exam. The next step is to face interviews. Interviews consist of two test, mental ability and personality test.


    SALARY

    A civil servant officer is given a pay-scale of Rs 40,000 as their starting salary. The salary gets hiked with the increase in the position and experience. They can also earn Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000 a month.


    The scales of pay attached to the Service shall be as follows:


    Sl.No. Grade Scale of pay
    1 Junior Administrative Grade Rs. 3700-125-4700-150-5000
    2 Grade I (Selection Grade) Rs. 3000-100-3500-125-4500
    3 Grade II Rs. 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200-100-3500

    Sanctioned strength of Puducherry Civil Service: 62 ( JAG posts = 9; Grade-I, II = 37; Reserves like deputation, leave and training = 16)

    2. PONDICHERRY POLICE SERVICE (PPS)

    The Pondicherry Police is the law enforcement agency for the Union Territory of Puducherry in India. The Puducherry Police Service comes under the direct control of the Department of Home Affairs, Government of Puducherry. The force is headed by the Director General of Police(DGP).


    HISTORY OF PPS


    The Puducherry Police date back to the period of French colonial rule prior to 1954. Separate Armed and Indigenous (local) police units were maintained at that time. The modern force still retains the French kepi as a distinctive feature of its uniform.


    PPS CAREER STRUCTURE


    Director of Intelligence Bureau (GOI)
    Commissioner of Police (State)
    Director General of Police
    Joint Commissioner of Police or Inspector General of Police
    4Additional Commissioner of Police or Deputy Inspector General of Police
    Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police
    Deputy Commissioner of Police orSuperintendent of Police
    Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police orAdditional Superintendent of Police
    Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police
    Assistant Superintendent of Police(Probationary Rank: 2 years of service)
    Assistant Superintendent of Police(Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)


    RESPONSIBILITIES OF PPS


    The Pondicheey Police coordinates with other law enforcement agencies across the country to catch offender and criminals.


    PPS RECRUITMENT


    DANIPS officers are recruited directly through the rigorous Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year.Moreover, the cadre is augmented by promotion of non-gazetted officers to the DANIPS.


    PPS ELIGIBILTY


    Aspirants age should between 18-40 yrs. as on 01-08-2017 as per official notification. Moreover, age relaxation for SC/ST, OBC, PWD candidates will provide. For More details refer official notification. Finally, Selection of Candidates will based on Written Exam, Physical test and medical examination, Final Merit List. For Pondicherry Police Recruitment Bharti 2017 the police organization will conduct examination for sixty minutes which will be in objective type manner.


    PONDICHERRY POLICE SERVICE EXAM


    • Written Examination
    • Physical Standard Test
    • Physical Endurance Test
    • Medical Fitness


    Part- 1 Examination
    Subject Name Total No of Questions
    Mathematics 30
    Biology and Human Physiology 35
    Physical Science 35
    Total 100

    Part- 2 Examination
    Subject Name No of Questions
    Geography 30
    History 330/td>
    GK & Current Affairs 40
    Grand Total 200

    Physical Standard Test
    Test Name Height Chest
    For Males 165 cms 81 Cms and 5 Cms Expansion
    For Females 154 cms -----

    Physical Efficiency Test
    Stage For Male
    Stage 1st 800 Meters Race in 2 Min 50 Seconds
    Stage 2nd Long Jump 3.80 mts
    Stage 3rd Height Jump 1.20 Mts
    Stage 4th 100 Mts Run in 20 Seconds

    SYLLABUS
    Mathematics:

    Applicants must have good knowledge of Arithmetical and Numerical abilities, Simplification, Fractions, C.F, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Number Systems, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Discount etc.


    Physical Science:

    Mathematical Methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics , Electronics and Experimental Methods, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Mathematical Methods of Physics, Electromagnetic Theory, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electronics and Experimental Methods, Condensed Matter Physics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics


    Biology and Human Physiology:

    Bacteria, prevention and cure of various diseases and body parts, Living processes, Microorganism, Human body structure, Viral and diseases and their symptoms, Human habitats, plants and animals.

    History:

    Aspirants must have sound knowledge of importants Dates and events, Vedic, Maurya Dynasty, Guptas and Vardakas, Buddhism and Jainism, Advent of European powers especially the British and other related topics relating to Civilization, Aryan and Sangam Age, Sultanate and Mughal Period.


    Geography:

    Rotation and Revolution and their effects, Earth, Natural regions of India, Natural Calamities, Hill Stations, Location of Major Industries, Monsoon and Climate, Population distribution in India and other related topics.


    General Knowledge and Current Events :

    Historical events, Drama, Painting, Latest development in Science and technology, New developments in Trade National, National and International department.


    SALARY

    A civil servant officer is given a pay-scale of Rs 40,000 as their starting salary. The salary gets hiked with the increase in the position and experience. They can also earn Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000 a month.


    The name, number and scale of pay of duty posts in the grades of Pondicherry Police Service shall be as follows:


    Grade Sanctioned strength Scale of pay
    (1) Junior Administrative Grade �I (JAG � Group A) 1 Rs. 14,300-400-18,300
    (2) Junior Administrative Grade-II (JAG-Group A) 1 Rs. 12,000-375-16,500
    (3) Selection Grade (Group A) ----- Rs. 10,000-325-15,200
    (4) Entry Grade (Group B) ----- Rs. 6,500-200-10,500

    Sanctioned strength of Puducherry Civil Service: 62 ( JAG posts = 9; Grade-I, II = 37; Reserves like deputation, leave and training = 16)

    3. DANICS

    Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Delhi Police Service are centrally administered. Selected officers are appointed to police departments of union territories and also to Pondicherry Civil Services.


    Name, number and scale of pay of duty posts in the grades of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service:


    Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS)

    Grades and sanctioned strength of service

    Sr.No. Grades of Services Scale of pay
    1 Junior Administrative Grade I (Group A) Rs. 37400-67000+GP 8700
    2 Junior Administrative Grade II (Group A) Rs. 15600-39100+GP 7600
    3 Selection Grade (Group A) Rs. 15600-39100+GP 6600
    4 Entry Grade (Group B) (i) Rs. 9300-34800+GP 4800 (On initial appointment) (ii) Rs. 15600-39100+GP 5400 (On completion of 4 years of approved service subject to vigilance and integrity clearance)

    Sr.No. Specific posts Sanctioned strength
    1 Specific posts under the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi 309
    2 Specific posts under the Andaman and Nicobar islands administration 24
    3 Specific posts under the Lakshadweep administration 14
    4 Specific posts under the Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli administration 16
    4 Deputation, leave and training reserves 109
    Total 472

    4. DANIPS

    Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)


    Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS The acronym DANIPS stands for "NCT of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service". It is a federal police service in India, administering Delhi and the Union Territories of India.[3] It was earlier called the Union Territories Police Service. It is a civil service of the Government of India. Officers of the service are recruited directly through the Civil Services Examination and are responsible for the law & order and policing functions of the National Capital, Delhi and the Union Territories. They form a feeder cadre of the Indian Police Service.


    DANIPS CAREER PROGRESSION


    Almost all DANIPS officer start their career as ACP in Delhi police. They are entitled to promotion to IPS in 8 years of service but in current scenario it takes 20–23 years for promotion in IPS. So their Career graph looks like this After training Start ACP Delhi police After 10–11 years of service SP in UT or Addl.DCP in Delhi police After 17–19 years of service
    DCP of Delhi police Promotion to IPS after 20 yrs of service ( in current scenario) After promotion they are inducted into AGMUT cadre of IPS and posted as either SSP in Union territory or DCP (2 star DCP) of Police in Delhi After 30 yrs of service DIG in Union territory or Jt.commissioner in Delhi police Most officers retire at post of DIG or Jt.commissioner


    PROMOTION AND POSTING


    Officers of the Service are eligible for promotion to posts in the senior scale of the Indian Administrative Service in accordance with the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955. Officers of the Service are governed by Pondicherry Civil Service Rules, 1967 and such other regulations as may be made or instruction issued by Administratorfor the purpose of giving effect to those rules.


    RESPONSIBILITIES OF DANIPS


    DANIPS are responsible for the law & order and policing functions of the National Capital, Delhi and the Union Territories.


    DANIPS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


    DANIPS officers are recruited directly through the rigorous Civil Services Examinationconducted by Union Public Service Commission every year.Moreover, the cadre is augmented by promotion of non-gazetted officers to the DANIPS. Appointments are made on probation for a period of two years, which may be extended at the discretion of the competent authority.
    Candidates appointed on probation will be required to undergo such training and pass such departmental tests as the administrator of the Union Territory of Pondicherry may prescribe. If in the opinion of the administrator, the work or conduct of an Officer on probation is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient, the administrator may discharge him forthwith or may revert him to his substantive post, if any. The officer who has been declared to have satisfactorily completed the period of his probation may be confirmed in the Service. If his work or conduct has in the opinion of the administrator been unsatifactory, he may either discharge him from the Service or may extend his period of probation for such further period as the administrator may think


    DANIPS ELIGIBILTY


    IPS EXAM

    DANIPS examination is a part of the Civil Servies Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year.


    SYLLABUS


    SALARY

    Grade Position in the Delhi Government and Union Territories Salary
    Junior Administrative Grade-II(Group A)(Pay-Band-4) Deputy Commissioner of Police/ Superintendent of Police ₹37,400-₹67,000 plus grade pay of ₹8700
    Junior Administrative Grade-I(Group A)(Pay-Band-3) Deputy Commissioner of Police/Superintendent of Police ₹15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of ₹7600
    Selection Grade - vI(Pay-Band-3) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police/ Additional Superintendent of Police ₹15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of ₹6600
    Entry Grade (Pay-Band-3) Assistant Commissioner of Police (i) ₹15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of₹5400(ii) ₹9300-₹34800 plus grade pay of ₹4800

    5. ARMED FORCES HEADQUARTERS CIVIL SERVICES (AFHCS)

    The Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services was constituted in 1968 to provide continuity in the functioning of the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Army, Navy and Air), Defence Staff Headquarters and the Inter Service Organizations under the Ministry of Defence. The Service is contributing significantly in the functioning of Armed Forces Headquarters/InterService Organizations except those relating to technical and combat aspects in respect to the Armed Forces. Joint Secretary (Trg) and Chief Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Defence is the Cadre Controlling Authority and Head of the Department for AFHQ Civilian employees.


    HISTORY


    During World War II, in 1942, civilian employees under different departments and branches of the Armed Forces Headquarters responsible for providing static ancillary services were reorganized and consolidated under one head who was called the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The first CAO took over on 1 August 1942.[6] In 1987, the post of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), was upgraded to the level of a Joint Secretary(JS), under the Defence Secretary,


    AFHQCS in 1968 had four grades: 204 were in Group A, and 1472 in Group B. The highest grade was senior civil staff officer, a level analogous to deputy secretary.


    AFHCS CAREER STRUCTURE


    On being nominated to AFHQ Civil Service on the basis of UPSC examination, you begin your career as Section Officer. On completion of 8 years service, you are eligible for promotion as Civilian Staff Officer (Dy Dir) which is a Senior Group A post equivalent to Under Secretary to Govt Of India in main ministries.. Thereafter You are eligible for promotion to the grades of Senior Civilian Staff Officer, Director & Principal Director, last of which is equivalent to Joint Secretary to the Govt of India in terms of pay and allowances. During your career in AFHQ Civil Service, you serve in Integrated Service HQ of Army, Navy and Air Force.


    PROMOTION AND POSTING


    (a) Section Officers of the AFHQ Civil Service will be eligible for promotion to the grade of Deputy Directors on completion of 06 years approved service in the grade. In addition, there is upgradation (Non Functional Scale) to the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-3 on completion of 4 years approved service as Section Officer.


    (b) Deputy Directors of the AFHQ Civil Service will be eligible for appointment to the Joint Director grade and to other administrative posts on completion of 05 years of approved service in the grade.


    (c) Joint Directors of the AFHQ Civil Service will be eligible for appointment to the Director grade and to other administrative posts on completion of 05 years of approved service in the grade.


    (d) AFHQ Civil Service has 04 posts of Principal Director above the level of Director. These four posts are filled by promotions from amongst Directors with three years approved service.


    CADRE REVIEW COMMITTEE


    Cadre reviews are carried out from time to time for enhancing the career prospects of AFHQ Civil Service. The third Cadre Review Committee has been constituted in Jul 2013 to carry out the cadre restructuring/review of AFHQ Civil Service


    RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN AFHCS


    (a) General responsibility such as management, distribution and coordination of work including supervision of staff.
    (b) Analysis and Independent disposal of cases.
    (c) Initiating notes and proposals in relevant cases.
    (d) Keeping track of ongoing cases and subsequent follow up.
    (e) Submission of periodic Reports & returns including collation of data.
    (f) Responsibility of efficient and expeditious disposal of work and checks on delays.
    (g) Ensuring strict compliance with instructions regarding treatment and safeguarding of Classified documents and record maintenance.
    (h) Any other action which a Section Officer is authorized to take independently.


    AFHCS RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING


    1. 50% of the posts of Section Officers are filled by Direct Recruitment through the Civil Services Examination. Unfilled DR Quota vacancies will be diverted to promotion quota in the fourth year (after three years of carry forward). The remaining 50% are filled by promotion of Assistants.
    2. At Assistant grade level also recruitment is done by Direct Recruitment (50%) through Staff Selection Commission and 50% by Promotion from UDC grade.
    3. Conditions of service including leave, pension etc of officers of AFHQ are governed by the rules, regulations and orders of the Central Government issued from time to time. In addition, canteen facility is also available to the AFHQ Civilian Officers/Staff.


      AFHCS ELEGIBILTY


      A bachelor’s degree in any stream will be helpful. The Indian armed force headquartered service is the most crucial step and responsibility granted to the students in India. The age criteria of an Indian information service officer should be 18 years to 27 years. The Indian armed force headquartered service officer should work in accordance with maintaining the security of the railway boards, commissions and central vigilance.


      1. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first of August, 2014 that is he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August and not later than 1st august, 2014.
      2. The candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January, 1962 with an intention to settle permanently or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setteling in India.
      3. the physical requirements are: sitting, standing, writing, bending, manipulation by fingers, seeing, reading and writing, communication.
      4. physically handicapped candidates are exempted from payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for the appointment to the services/posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of the medical fitness for these services/posts.

      SALARY

      Sr.No. Designation and Group Pay grade-scales 1968 PayBand and Scale[after 6CPC]2008 Grade Pay (Rs)2008 level in Pay matrix 2016
      1 Senior Administrative Grade (2001) designation changed to Principal Director in October 2002.[ (Group`A’) AFHQ Civil Service has 4 posts of Principal Director - PB-437400-67000 10000 14
      2 Director(Group `A’)Directors of the AFHQ Civil Service eligible for appointment to Principal Director on completion three years service. - PB-437400-67000 8700 13
      3 Senior Civilian Staff Officer/Joint Director (2001) designation changed to Joint Director in October 2002. (Class I/ Group `A’)Joint Directors of the AFHQ Civil Service eligible for appointment to the Director grade on completion of 05 years of approved service in the grade. 1100-50-1400 PB-315600-39100 7600 12
      4 Civilian Staff Officer (2001) designation changed to Deputy Director in October 2002. (Group `A’) Deputy Directors of the AFHQ Civil Service will be eligible for appointment to the Joint Director grade and to other administrative posts on completion of 05 years of approved service in the grade 740-30-100-50-1150 PB-315600-39100 6600 11
      5 Assistant Civilian Staff Officer (2001) Designation changed to Section Officer in October 2002 Group `B’ 50% of the posts of Section Officers are filled by Direct Recruitment Section Officers eligible for promotion to the grade of Deputy Directors on completion of 06 years service.In addition, up-gradation (Non-Functional Scale) to the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-3 on completion of 4 years approved service as Section Officer 350-25-500-30-520-EB-20-800 PB-2( i) 9300-34800 (on initial appointment)(ii) 15600-39100(Non-functional scale/Grade Pay on completion of 4 years approved service) (i) 4800(ii) 5400(Non-functional Grade Pay) 8-9
      6 Assistant Section Officer(Group `B’, Non-Gazetted) Ministerial.Assistant Section officer grade done by Direct Recruitment (50%) and 50% by Promotion from UDC grade. 210-10-270-15-200-EB-15-450- 20-520 Group `B’, Non-Gazetted)PB-29300-34800 4600 7

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