Postings of an IAS Officers :
Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
The IAS Officers handle affairs of the government. At the central level, this
involves the framing and implementation of policy. They also represent the
government in other countries and in International forums. They are even
authorised to sign agreements on behalf of the government. At the district
level, it is concerned with district affairs, including development functions.
At the divisional level, the IAS officers look after law and order, general
administration and development work. In IAS cadre you can be sub-magistrate,
district magistrate, joint secretary, deputy secretary etc.
Indian Police Service (IPS)
The IPS (Indian Police Service) is responsible for public safety and security. The IPS mainly takes care of law and order, which, at the district level, is a responsibility shared with the IAS; crime prevention and detection ; and traffic control and accident prevention and management. On completion of probation an IPS officer, begins his career as a Assistant Superintendent of Police of a sub-division. The Police service is divided into various departments like Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Home Guards, Traffic Bureau. They also offer there services to Central Policing Agencies like the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Cabinet Secretariat Security, the Border Security Force (BSF), and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).