Civil Services

Civil Service is the dream of many aspirants because of different reasons. Patriotism, job security, additional benefits, respect in the society are few of the reasons. There are several positions in the civil services that cover top high ranks to junior officer grade services. The civil servants are responsible for the development and empowerment of the country.

Civil service, the backbone of the Indian government machinery constitutes all the departments which runs the State administration. A highly competitive and challenging area, it involves a variety of jobs in different departments. Compared to private sector jobs this profession has job security. The prestige and power that comes along with these top-notch jobs is a definite reason for anybody to join this profession. The salary, allowances and facilities like healthcare, housing, conveyance etc. also make it a lucrative profession.

Entry into the IAS, IPS and the Central Services, Group A and Group B is through the All India Combined Competitive Examination for the Civil Services conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in different centers spread all over the country. However, recruitment to the Indian Forest Service is through a different procedure. Entry into the State Civil Services is through a competitive examination conducted by every state public service commission. Anyone thinking of taking up civil service, should have an idea how difficult it is to get in as lakhs of candidates apply for the 400 to 500 vacancies that may arise. So once you decide to appear in civil service exam, one should be prepared to slog endlessly.

The starting Basic payment to a junior officer is Rs.8000/- per month. Additional Secretary’s basic pay starts from Rs. 22,400/- per month and the Secretary or Cabinet Secretary get the remuneration of Rs. 26,000/- to 30,000/- per month at the time of joining. The Basic pay will be added with Dearness Allowance, Grade Pay, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance etc. Apart from the salary, the civil servants enjoy special facilities like subsidized accommodation, medical, telephone, transport, leave travel concession etc. Few of the benefits can be enjoyed even after the retirement. There is good scope of promotions which are time bound.

Posts under Civil Service:

Services/posts to which recruitment is to be made through the examination are:

(i) Indian Administrative Service.

(ii) Indian Foreign Service.

(iii) Indian Police Service.

(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A.

(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A.

(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group A.

(vii) Indian Defense Accounts Service, Group A.

(viii) Indian Revenue Service, Group A.

(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A' (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

(x) Indian Postal Service, Group A.

(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A.

(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A.

(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A.

(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A.

(xv) Post of Assistant Security Officer, Group 'A' in Railway Protection Force.

(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A.

(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A.

(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group "A" (GR.III)(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group B (Section Officers Grade)

(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.

(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.

(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

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